A practical way to reach Royal Naval Dockyard is on a government-operated Bermuda Breeze bus, routes 7 or 8. A blue or pink pole indicates a bus stop. If the pole is blue, the bus travels from Hamilton to Dockyard; if the pole is pink, the direction of the route is towards Hamilton from Dockyard. You must have exact fare in coins if you pay cash; bills are not accepted. Bermuda is divided into 14 zones. Trips up to three zones cost $3; longer trips are $4.50. The cost of a token is $2.50 for three zones and $4 for up to 14 zones. (292-3851, bermudabuses.bm) Visitors can also rent a scooter from Oleander Cycles, Bermuda’s No. 1 cycle livery, offering quality scooters at competitive rates. In Dockyard, Oleander Cycles is located on Camber Road. The company provides instructions and a practice area. The Dockyard location is open when the cruise ships are in port. (234-2764, oleandercycles.bm) Bermuda’s Sea Express ferry system provides residents and visitors a reliable, regular mode of transport. Ferries are an easy and convenient way to travel to Dockyard and affords passengers a perfect opportunity to see the island’s beauty from the water. The Blue Route serves Hamilton, Somerset and Dockyard ($4 in tokens or $4.50 in cash each way). There’s also a weekday route that services St. George’s to Dockyard ($4 in tokens or $4.50 in cash each way). (295-4506, seaexpress.bm) The most popular method of payment for visitors is the Transportation Pass, good for unlimited rides on the bus and ferry system. Passes are available for one day ($15), two days ($25), three days ($35), four days ($44), seven days ($56) or one month ($55). Passes for children ages 5 to 16 are available at half the cost; children under 5 ride free. Buy tokens, tickets or passes in advance at the Central Bus or Ferry Terminals in Hamilton or at the Dockyard Visitor Information Centre. The Dockyard Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is conveniently located in the gazebo adjacent to the cruise ship pier and bus and ferry stops. The Visitor Centre offers up-to-date information on Bermuda events, attractions, tours and transport. You can also pick up your public transportation passes for the buses and ferries. Wi-Fi and phone cards are also available for purchase. (296-9400) And when the cruise ships are in port — or there’s a special event going on — a free shuttle train circles throughout Dockyard from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., dropping and collecting riders at numerous stops. There is also a beach shuttle that runs while cruise ships are in port. The shuttle takes riders to and from Horseshoe Beach for $16 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the VICs and Ticket Booth.
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