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"The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round" Bus Tip by starship

Bus, Hamilton: 2 reviews and 5 photos

  Beautiful Pink Bermuda Bus
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  • Beautiful Pink Bermuda Bus - Hamilton
      Beautiful Pink Bermuda Bus
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  • Hamilton's Bus Depot - Hamilton
      Hamilton's Bus Depot
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  • Pink Pole ~ Buses Heading to Hamilton - Hamilton
      Pink Pole ~ Buses Heading to Hamilton
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  • Blue Pole ~ Heading Away From Hamilton - Hamilton
      Blue Pole ~ Heading Away From Hamilton
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Bus transportation is one of the three most used methods of traveling to Hamilton and all around the island. The color of Bermuda's buses is so unsual you cannot fail to notice them!! They are Pink and Blue!! Even though we did not use the bus to travel to Hamilton, it is very obvious that many people, both locals and tourists, do.

There is a fairly large, covered bus terminal in Hamilton located just next to City Hall, and this centralized location is advantageous to both the local workforce as well as for tourists for coming into and leaving the city.

The Facts

The Bermuda bus routes are divided into 14 zones of about 2 miles each. The bus fare depends on how many zones you will be traveling through at any given time. Don't be caught without the right currency when taking a pink bus --- for paying bus fares in cash, you will need to tender the exact fare in coins. Paper money or "Notes" are never acceptable. The only other form of acceptable payment is tokens.

Bus passes are sold at different venues in varying lengths of time: a 1day, 2day, 3day, 4day pass or weekly pass. There are two important benefits to buying passes: They are the best value when you intend to ride more than once or twice a day and are good for any number of zones; AND the passes and tokens also work for Bermuda Ferries!! Our 2-day pass cost us $20 per person (2011 price). Note: 2011 prices - adult fare for a 3 zone trip is $3 or a 14 zone trip is $4.50.

Know Your Poles

It is very IMPORTANT to know that bus stops are marked by shelters and/or metal poles. If the pole is pink, this indicates that the stop is for buses heading into Hamilton; whereas if it is blue, the stop serves buses heading away from Hamilton. NOTE: some of these poles are nearly hidden by foliage as seen with the blue pole in the photo below.

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2013
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