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How to get to Bermuda

Bermuda – officially, the Islands of Bermuda – is a British Overseas Territory located in the North Atlantic Ocean around 1,070km (665mi) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, and about 1,759km (1,093mi) northeast of Cuba.

Although usually referred to in the singular, Bermuda consists of more than 150 islands, with a total area of 53.3sq km (20.6sq mi). Eight of the larger, populated islands are connected by bridges. The largest island, Main Island, is sometimes called Bermuda.

The most convenient route to Bermuda is by air to L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), previously known as Bermuda International Airport, located on St David's Island, about 15km (9mi) northeast of the capital, Hamilton.

The airport receives daily non-stop flights from cities in North America, Europe and from islands in the Caribbean.

Bermuda is also a major port of call for cruise liners. Although well north of the West Indies, it is often grouped with Caribbean destinations.


Flight times to Bermuda

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), Bermuda.

From United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bermuda.

Atlanta to Bermuda is 2 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Boston to Bermuda is 2 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Charlotte to Bermuda is 2 hrs 35 min, direct flight
New York to Bermuda is 2 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Miami to Bermuda is 2 hrs 45 min, direct flight

Chicago to Bermuda is 5 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Bermuda is 5 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Houston to Bermuda is 6 hr 14 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Bermuda is 8 hrs 51 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Bermuda is 8 hrs 51 min, connecting flightˆ
Seattle to Bermuda is 8 hrs 21 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, American Airlines, WestJet and Delta Air Lines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bermuda.

Toronto to Bermuda is 2 hrs 40 min, direct flight

Montreal to Bermuda is 5 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Bermuda is 8 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: British Airways offers the most convenient daily direct flight from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bermuda.

London to Bermuda is 7 hrs 30 min, direct flight

Manchester to Bermuda is 11 hrs 39 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, American Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines offer the most convenient scheduled flights.

Adelaide to Bermuda is 27 hrs 11 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Bermuda is 23 hrs 31 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Bermuda is 23 hrs 21 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Bermuda is 24 hrs 21 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Bermuda is 30 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: American Airlines offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Bermuda.

Auckland to Bermuda is 22 hrs 21 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bermuda.

Singapore to Bermuda is 25 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Arab Emirates: Etihad, Emirates, British Airways, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways offer the most convenient flights to Barbados.

Abu Dhabi to Bermuda is 17 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Dubai to Bermuda is 17 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From Ireland: Aer Lingus and British Airways offer the most convenient flights to the Abaco Islands.

Dublin to Bermuda is 10 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France, British Airways and American Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bermuda.

Paris to Bermuda is 11 hrs 51 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Lufthansa, American Airlines, Easyjet, British Airways, Eurowings, Condor Flugdienst, Virgin Atlantic and Flybe offer the most convenient flights to Bermuda.

Berlin to Bermuda is 12 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Bermuda is 13 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Bermuda is 13 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Bermuda is 13 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Bermuda is 11 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), previously known as Bermuda International Airport, is located on St David's Island, about 15km (9mi) northeast of Bermuda's capital, Hamilton, and around 5km (3 miles) southwest of St George's.


Public transport

Taxi: Metered taxis are available from the taxi rank outside the terminal building.

Shuttle: Hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement; likewise minibuses, such as Bee Line Transport (tel: +1 411 293 0303; www.beelinetransportltd.com) – one of several operators available.

Bus: Frequent buses (tel: +1 441 292 3851; www.gov.bm) serve the airport departures area, with routes that traverse the island.

Note: These public buses are not always practical for travellers with lots of luggage or for the physically disabled. The fare to most destinations from the airport is BD$3.50


Car rental

Visitors to Bermuda are not permitted to hire cars. However, it is possible to hire scooters, and several operators in St George's and Hamilton offer these services, including Elbow Beach Cycles (tel: +1 441 296 2300; www.elbowbeachcycles.com) and Oleander Cycles (tel: +1 441 297 0478; www.oleandercycles.bm).


Terminal facilities

Money: There are ATMs on both floors of the terminal building.

Food: A selection of snack bars, as well as a sports bar and a bistro café serve a selection of dishes within the terminal building.

Shopping: Several shops at the airport, include duty-free outlets selling liquor, tobacco, cosmetics, perfumes and toiletries. There are also stores offering magazines, books, souvenirs, jewellery and clothing.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the terminal. Mobile phone charging facilities are also available.

Other: An executive lounge is available to first-class passengers in the U.S Departures area, and a British Airways Business Lounge is located in International Departures. A number of larger hotels and resorts offer meeting and conference facilities.


Disabled facilities

Assistance for disabled passengers is available when boarding and disembarking aircraft.


Entry requirements

All visitors must hold return/onward tickets, plus proof of sufficient funds, and all visitors must hold passports which are valid at least six months after entry. No visa is required for a stay of up to six months.


How to get around Bermuda

The public bus system offers an inexpensive way to explore Bermuda. Ferries also offer an enjoyable way to get around Great Sound Harbour.

Electric minicars, scooters and bicycles are all available for hire and also offer a fun way of getting around the island. Taxis are available but can be expensive when not travelling in a group.

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Latest update: How to get to Bermuda: 1 May, 2020


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