Bermuda Driving Advice, Car Rental in Bermuda

Driving in Bermuda
Until late 2016, Bermuda was one of the few places in the world where it was illegal for a foreign visitor to operate any motor vehicle except a 50cc scooter. From early 2017 it has been possible for visitors with a foreign driving licence to rent an electric minicar, varying from a tiny  Renault Twizy to a rugged Hummer HXT which can achieve 90 miles per charge.

Bermuda drives on the left and has 450km of paved roads running across the length of the islands. Roads are in good condition but may be narrow in places. The distance from Dockyard/King’s Wharf at the far west side of Bermuda to St George’s on the far east side is around 35km and would probably take around an hour and a half (top speed limit is 35 kmh) using Middle Road which becomes South Road at the intersection near Paget March Nature Reserve. Harbour Road running along Hamilton Harbour is a renowned scenic drive on the island, but is a narrow road and has been the location of numerous accidents so drive with care.

Driving style is generally laidback, though you may get a small amount of traffic congestion at rush hour times.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

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None of the big multinational companies have outlets on Bermuda but there are some local companies who are starting to rent electric cars to visitors and large hotels can also arrange this. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on




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