Bermuda is a fantastic place for a vacation of any kind, whether it’s a weekend jaunt or an extended holiday.
Depending on where you are in the United States and what time of year it is you can actually get really inexpensive airfare—because since it’s an island there are only two ways to get there, by water and by air!
Most of the major international airlines have flights to Bermuda from major U.S. cities, either direct or connecting through an East Coast hub if you’re from the landlocked U.S. interior or the West Coast. You can be sure that US Airways, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, and United will all have flights to Bermuda. Another airline which has recently announced flights to Bermuda is AirTran, a smaller “boutique” airline which has made a pretty good splash with its brand-new all-Boeing fleet of mid-sized planes with great fares and flight amenities. With flights out of Baltimore and Atlanta, AirTran has very cheap flights to Bermuda, but they will be ending for the year in November.
Checking out flight comparison websites is also a nifty way of searching for the best flight deals and options available when you plan on travelling by air. You will be able to compare prices from the larger and more established air carriers with those of the smaller lowcost and budget airlines and find which ones would best suit your preferences and budget for the trips. There is also a good possibility you might get discounts and promotional fares if you book your flights to Bermuda months ahead in advance.
The best way to find cheap flights to Bermuda is by comparing quotes and using travel sites such as Expedia.com. These sites will basically collect data from airlines and travel wholesalers and group them based on price for you to choose from. You can also try websites which allow you to bid on the cheapest flights such as Priceline.com. Make sure to book your flight at least 10 days in advance; 3 weeks or 21 days is even better, since flights only get more expensive the closer they get to the departure date.
Bermuda vacations has two seasons, low and high, which correspond to the local weather. High season corresponds to the U.S. spring and summer, spanning from about April until November. Temperatures during high season are warmer and more “tropical,” though rarely above 85 F. Bermuda is actually in a more temperate latitude, being almost directly parallel with the eastern coast of North Carolina. Low season is cooler, with temperatures averaging in the low 70′s F, and a refreshing wind blowing in off the ocean. Low season typically goes from November until March. Although local accommodations and tourist activities will be less in Bermuda during low season, airfare from the U.S. is paradoxically more expensive, since airlines cut down on flights due to lower traffic.
Below you will see some information obtained through Expedia.com detailing the low end of the spectrum for flights to Bermuda in the months of May and December to put them solidly in the high and low season. These prices are not set in stone and can vary greatly. Check online for better deals once you have your actual itinerary planned, as new offers come available all the time. Prices below are for e-tickets and include all fees and taxes except for baggage fees and any entry taxes upon entering Bermuda. We have selected a few major U.S. cities as jumping-off points, since any other departure cities will most likely route through these anyway. The cheapest airline will be listed first, then the next, and so on. All flights are round trip and based on a single traveler. Fare price has been rounded up or down to the closest whole dollar amount.
MAY 2011 (arbitrary flight dates from May 5-11, 2011):
New York City (JFK) cheapest fare: $344. JetBlue, US Airways, American Airlines, Delta
Atlanta (ATL) cheapest fare: $340. Air Tran, US Airways, Delta
Chicago (ORD) cheapest fare: $401. US Airways, Delta, American Airlines
Los Angeles (LAX) cheapest fare: $500. AirTran, Delta, US Airways, Delta
Miami (MIA) cheapest fare: $472. American Airlines, Delta, Continental, US Airways
Baltimore (BMI) cheapest fare: $292. AirTran, US Airways, Delta, American Airlines
NON US CITIES:
London, UK (all London airports) cheapest fare: $2224. Virgin Atlantic, Continental, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta
Toronto, Canada (YYZ) cheapest fare: $435. US Airways, Delta, Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental
DECEMBER (arbitrary flight dates: December 5-11, 2011):
New York (JFK) cheapest fare: $372. American Airlines, Delta
Atlanta (ATL) cheapest fare: $416.00. US Airways, Delta, American Airlines, Continental, United
Chicago (ORD) cheapest fare: $527. United, American, US Airways, Continental, Delta
Los Angeles (LAX) cheapest fare: $657. United, US Airways, Continental, Delta, American Airlines
Miami (MIA) cheapest fare: $603. United, American Airlines, US Airways, Continental, Delta
Baltimore (BMI) cheapest fare: $437. American Airlines, US Airways, United, Continental, Delta
NON US CITIES:
London, UK (all London airports) cheapest fare: $1050. Air Canada, Delta, British Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic
Toronto, Canada (YYZ) cheapest fare: $438. US Airways, Delta, Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental