When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Bermuda?
The best time to find cheap flights to Bermuda is during the winter months (December to April). The temperature will have dropped slightly (although they’ll still be around 20 degrees Celsius), but there will be fewer tourists and better deals on airfare. Bermuda flights in the peak season of May to November will be expensive.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Bermuda?
Book your return flights as far in advance as possible, particularly if you aim to visit in the peak summer months. Cheap return flights to Bermuda are easier to find if you travel in the winter, but if you are flexible with your dates and can book your flights at least four months in advance, you will be able to find great deals on Bermuda flights.
Flying to L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA)
L. F. Wade International Airport (BDA) is the only airport serving Bermuda, and it lies about 11 kilometres from Hamilton, the capital city. It was renamed in 2007 after L. Frederik Wade, a former leader of the Progressive Labour Party (a Bermudan political party).
British Airways offers the only direct flight to Bermuda. It flies from London Gatwick Airport five days a week with no flights on Monday and Saturday. If you are travelling from other parts of the United Kingdom, you will be able to find indirect flights to Bermuda from airports such as London Heathrow, Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast and Edinburgh. Stopover locations include Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia or Atlanta with American Airlines, Air Canada and Delta Air Lines. Some indirect Bermuda flights may require a change in airline, but this is not always necessary.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
There is only one terminal at BDA. The airport has many amenities for passengers. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the airport as well as charging points for electronic devices. There is a duty-free shop in addition to food and drink shops upon arrival. The airport also has executive and business lounges. There are two-check in areas for departures, one for United States bound flights and the other for all other international travel. ATMs are available in the arrivals hall.
Getting to the City from L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA)
There are several travel options when trying to reach your final destination in Bermuda. Metered taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. There is a section to the left of the arrivals hall for pre-arranged transportation, such as hotel shuttles, limousines and pre-booked taxis. You can also take a public bus, which runs every 15 minutes at peak times. Buses 1, 3, 10 and 11 serve the airport and travel to both Hamilton and St George’s. Check with the information desk to find the correct route for your intended destination. Bus tickets will need to be bought with cash.
Why Visit Bermuda?
‘You can go to heaven if you want. I'd rather stay right here in Bermuda’, said American novelist Mark Twain. Once you’ve spent any time here, you’ll probably agree with his point of view. Famed for its Bermuda shorts – you’ll be hard pressed not to leave without at least one pair – and the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, the British Overseas Territory has charmed visitors for many a year.
The island is just 32 kilometres long and three kilometres wide with a stunning coastline that offers tourists the chance to enjoy incredible pink sand beaches, turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs that offer excellent scuba diving opportunities. The island also boasts a large array of forts to explore. If you visit just one, make it the Royal Naval Dockyard; not only is it the biggest, but it also has a fantastic museum. Replete with historic buildings, there is more to explore on this tiny island than just the beach.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British citizens do not need a visa for travel to Bermuda. Upon arrival, you will normally be granted a stay of up to 90 days in the country. Your passport only needs to be valid for your proposed length of stay in Bermuda; this is worth keeping in mind when opting for last-minute flights. The currency in Bermuda is the Bermudan dollar. It’s a good idea to take some cash with you for your arrival, but there are plenty of ATMs and banks on the island, particularly in the capital, Hamilton. US dollars are also accepted on the island.