Take the Bus- save a lot of money, and a LOT safer. (purchase multi-day pass- main bus terminal in Hamilton- all buses end up going there.
It's a personal choice, excellent transportation system. Perhaps just see for yourself when you get there and can judge what it will be like to ride a scooter.
As noted above...it's a parsonal choice. But if you're using '..economy..' as your primary criteria, you can't beat Bermuda'sexcellent public transportation system--buses and ferries. Buses and ferries will take you to--or near to--just about anywhere that you're likely to want to go in Bermuda. They're clean, well maintained, relatively convenient and economic. Busues and ferries also provide great 'raised platforms' to see Bermuda's incredible natural beauty--from both landward and seaward perspectives--as you go. Just about every minute, or every miles, of every route is a '..great ride..'. Most will find purchasing a one or multi-day TRANSPORTATION PASS works best for their purpose and provides '..hop-on/hop-off..' access to all public buses andd ferries. Some will find that purchasing and sharing booklets of fifteen(15) TICKETS will be less expensive. If Bermuda's public transport system has a '..flaw..' it is the same flaw that's endemic to all public transport systems...in that it must operate along fixed routes, on fixed schedules, with fixed stops.
BERMUDA--Handy Reference Map (Orientation, layout, relative locations)--
BERMUDA BUS INFO--(Routes, schedules, fares, etc)--
BERMUDA FERRY INFO--(Routes, schedules, etc)--
The usual caveat applies to rental motor scooters: '..NOT for everyone...' Blythe recommendations, "..if you can ride a bicycle; you can ride a motor scooter.." are as nonsensical as hysteric 'horror stories, "..you'll be killed, maimed and/or mangled..". Rental motor scooter are NOT the most economic mode of personal transport, even when two share the same 'double' scooter. BUT...rental scooters do provide you with the most convenient, flexible form of transport. You can travel about RESORT BERMUDA along your own routes, on your own schedule, stopping or detouring as mood, moment and opportunity present....and they're a whole lotta' FUN.
ELBOW BEACH CYCLES--
Taxis are a viable alternative mode of personal transport but they tend to be expensive, with gas prices in the range of $7-$8 per gallon and comparable operating and maintanence costs for owners. As a general rule-of-thumb, taxi fares in Bermuda will run approx. $1 per minute. Taxis are usually conveniently available in towns but for the most part you would need to telephone for and wait for one to be dispatched at more remote locations. And as is the case the world over, taxis disappear (like a lovely magician's assistant) when it rains.
So for economy and efficiency---public transport (hands down)....for convenience, flexibility and fun---rental motor scooters (hands down)...for the rest...taxis.
>>>(purchase multi-day pass- main bus terminal in Hamilton<<<
You may purchase the Bermuda public TRANSPORTATION PASS at any of several locations around Bermuda--
The TRANSPORTATION PASS is available for sale at--
--MAIN BUS TERMINAL--Hamilton--Washington St. (btwn: Church & Victoria Sts..next to City Hall)
--MAIN FERRY TERMINAL--Hamilton--Front & Queen Sts (waterfront at" 'Birdcage')
--BUS TERMINAL--Saint George's--Duke of York St, (above Somer's Wharf)
--VISITORS INFORMATION desk--downtown Hamilton--inside Dangelini's coffee shop, next to the main ferry terminal building, Front & Queen Sts.
--VISITORS INFORMATION desk--Dockyard complex--inside the '..gazebo..' GIFT SHOP, located near the landward-end of the King's/Heritage Wharf cruise ship pier & dry dock ramp.
The TRANSPORTATION PASS is **usually** (not always...supplies limited) at most branch offices of the Bermuda POST OFFICE, situated conveniently all over Bermuda--
BERMUDA POST OFFICE Branch Locations--(for Transportation Pass purchase)--
--BAILEY'S BAY--2 Wilkinson Ave, (at: intersection of Blue Hole Hill/North Shore Road/Wilkinson Ave., Hamiltom Parish (not '..City..'...closest site to airport.)
--CRAWL HILL--42 Radnor Road (near: North Shore Rd.) Hamilton Parish (not '..city..')
--FLATTS--65 Middle Road (near: Clarendon Rd., Smith's Parish
--DEVONSHIRE--2 Orange Valley Road (at: Middle Rd), Devonshire Parish
--HARRINGTON SOUND--19 Harrington Sound Road (near: White Crescent Hill) Hamilton Parish (not 'city')
--PAGET--108 Middle Road (near: South Road 'Y'..traffic light) Paget Parish
--MANGROVE BAY--3 Somerset Road (at: Beacon Hill Rd--Somerset Police Barracks) Sandys Parish
--SOMERSET BRIDGE--1 Middle Road (near: Somerset Bridge) Sandys Parish
--SOUTHAMPTON--2 Church Road (at: Middle Road), Southampton Parish
--SAINT GEORGE'S--11 Water Street (on: Custons Square...across from Robinson's drug store) downtown Saint George's
--SAINT DAVID'S--103 Saint David's Road (nr: Clarke's Hill Rd.) Saint David's Island, Hamilton Parish
--WARWICK--70 Middle Road (at: Saint Mary's Rds & Kyber Pass) Warwick Parish
In addition to the TRANSPORTATION PASS, you may also purchase booklets of fifteeen(15) BUS TICKETS and individual Bus and Ferry TOKENS at main bus and ferry terminals
The TRANSPORTATION PASS is **NOT AVAILABLE** for sale aboard public buses or ferries.
The TRANSPORTATION PASS is **NOT AVAILABLE** for sale at the Bermuda airport, to arriving air passengers.
Luggage is NOT allowed aboard public buses st the airport.
CASH fares (higher than Ticket fares) are allowed aboard public buses in COINS ONLY (US or BDA..NO BILLS accepted)
NO CASH fares are allowed aboard ferries--Transportation Pass or Tokens ONLY.
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