December 2, 2022

How to get to Reykjavik from the airport

In this article, we will look at how to easily get from Iceland's main airport "Keflavik" to the center of the island's capital - Reykjavik, using various transport, we will tell you how to buy tickets and where you can do it.
What transport to get to Reykjavik from the airport and not overpay
The main airport on the island is Keflavik. This is a modern, comfortable and simple airport terminal with well-organized navigation. The airport is located 50 kilometers from the main city of Iceland - Reykjavik.

All our travels in Iceland start from the Airport, usually we meet the whole group there. But if you arrive in Iceland earlier, or want to stay longer in Reykjavik, then this article will be useful to you.

How to get to Reykjavik from airport by public transport

Buses from Keflavik to Reykjavik have Wi-Fi, are spacious and modern with comfortable seating and space for luggage.
From the airport to the center of Reykjavik can be reached by bus. The transport is very modern and comfortable, usually there are no crowds on the buses and you can easily take a seat. The roads in Iceland are excellent, so you can get to your destination quickly and easily.

Airport Direct (24-hour shuttles)

  • Where to find buses: the bus stop is located next to the exit from the terminal..
  • Cost: One way 3390 Isl. kroons (approx. 24 euros, children 13 euros)
  • Travel time: 45 minutes - 50 minutes
  • Where to buy a ticket: Tickets can be bought at the Airport Direct ticket office, which is located in the arrivals hall directly in front of you when you exit through the customs gate, on the airport website, or on the website of the carrier company.


In the morning and afternoon, you can also easily get from the airport to Reykjavik on the Fly Bus company buses (white buses with a blue and yellow Flybus sign). There is free wifi in the salon. The bus runs from the terminal to Reykjavik Central Bus Station.

  • Where to find buses: the bus stop is located next to the exit from the terminal.
  • Cost: One way 25 euros, round trip 46 euros
  • Opening hours: from 04:45 to 22:15 every 35 - 40 minutes. The arrival time of the bus is indicated on the board in the arrivals hall.
  • Travel time: 45 minutes
The Flybus stops at Aktu taktu in Gardabar and at Fjörukráin in Hafnarfjörður, as well as at some hotels, guesthouses and bus stops.

Passengers can request information at the airport information desk located in the arrivals hall. Flybus tickets can be bought from vending machines at Keflavik Airport and on the airport's website, as well as on the company's website.

The schedule can be viewed here

City bus N°55

A city bus runs from the airport every hour, it goes to the Umferðarmiðstöðin station (near the bus station).

Travel time - 50 minutes - an hour.
The fare for adults is 13 EUR, for children - 5 EUR (12 - 17 years old) and 2 EUR (6 - 11 years old). For more information about the movement of this bus, see here.

How to get to Reykjavik by taxi

If you are not a fan of public transport, you can use the services of a taxi or an individual driver.
Private transfer

Anyone who wants to get to the city quickly and without unnecessary throwing can use the services of transfers. The driver with will be waiting for you in the airport hall, or at the exit with a nameplate. You can order a transfer on the KiwiTaxi website.

Cost: from 150 EUR for two passengers (depending on the car class)


Taki will be the fastest, but not the cheapest option. The taxi rank is located next to the exit of the terminal and is hard to miss.

Cost: about 100 EUR per car (1-3 passengers)

Where can I leave my luggage in Reykjavik? Luggage Lockers in Reykjavik

Walking with things is always inconvenient, so we are sharing several places where you can leave things in Reykjavik
Places to leave your luggage in Reykjavik:

  1. Reykjavik bus station
Map here

2. Boxes for storing things closer to the center
Map here

3. Luggage storage in Port

Map here
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