By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Bermuda?

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Can I even rent a car in Bermuda?

Do you need a car in Bermuda? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Our Bermuda car hire advice really is as simple as it can be – you won’t want to get one, you won’t need to get one, and even if you did, is impossible to get one anyway.

Bermuda is simply as far as any destination can possibly get in terms of offering advice not to get a hire car, because there simply are no facilities for this.

Why should you rent a car in Bermuda?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Bermuda?

Bermuda Car hire summary

Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]



Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]




How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]




Free parking score

Total 39 - of which 23 have free parking. [full notes - parking]




Do you need a car in Bermuda?

Given that Bermuda is an extremely densely populated island, where nowhere is very far from anywhere else, it’s unsurprising that the Bermudan government simply haven’t allowed any car hire facilities to be developed at the island’s airport just on the edge of Hamilton.


Why not? Visiting Bermuda without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Bermuda public transport quick facts

Train score



Water travel score


Overall public transport score



Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Bermuda. 


The reasons for this should all be entirely self-explanatory – not only does Bermuda have an extremely limited road network, but the nature of how the roads, bridges and causeways have been developed simply means there is little space for any kind of road expansion, and many the roads are already extremely narrow.

Just because car hire in Bermuda isn’t possible, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the island has some sort of amazing public transport system, in fact far from it. Getting around is a simple question of using local buses, tour buses, taxis and of course you own two feet!

Verdict – no (not possible)


Car rental in - Bermuda Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Bermuda?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?

Is it worth hiring a car in Bermuda?

  • Based on value for money?

Should you rent a car in Bermuda?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Bermuda if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?


Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Bermuda if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?


What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Bermuda if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?



What is our final score for Bermuda on the Carornocar scale?


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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Would you hire a car in Bermuda?

Have you driven in Bermuda? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Bermuda?
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