How to get from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik Centre
Have you booked a flight to Iceland and wondering how to get from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik? You are in the right place, we will help you choose the most suitable option for your airport transfer to Reykjavik, to help you arrive in Reykjavik center stress-free.
To omit any confusion, Reykjavik airport and Keflavik airport are in different locations, Reykjavik airport is for domestic flights and Keflavik is for international travel.
Main airlines that fly to Keflavik Airport include: WOW Air, Air Berlin, EasyJet, Air Greenland, Icelandair, Austrian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines System, Delta Air Lines, Deutsche Lufthansa, Edelweiss Air, Corendon Airlines, Germanwings, Iberworld Airlines S.A, Primera Air Scandinavia
Main airlines that fly to Reykjavik Airport include: Air Iceland connect and Eagle Air Iceland.
Airport Bus Transfer
Bus Travel, Reykjavik Excursions and Gray Line are all reputable companies that offer transfers from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik centre.
Bus Travel Airport Transfer
Round The World Magazine have personally used Bus Travel and would recommend booking with this company for a reliable and cheap airport transfer from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavik centre.
Bus travel allows you to book either the transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) or from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) to Reykjavík. The bus that will collect you will be operated by a third party company, Gray Line who will be waiting directly outside of the airport in the bus pick up location point. This airport transfer provides direct hotel pick ups and drop offs.
Facilities – The bus is comfortable, spacious, has wifi, plug sockets, a toilet and lots of baggage storage space.
Time Schedule – The airport transfers provided by Bus Travel run every 30 minutes, 24 hours per day and you can pick your suitable time by booking on their website.
Bus travel also offer some great unique tours and experiences in Iceland including, the Glacier Lagoon with boat tour, a premium Golden Circle tour, Fjords & the cave experience, Secret Lagoon tour, premium Snæfellsnes Peninsula trip and the Reykjavik radio bus tour plus many more, just check out their website for the full list of exciting trips they offer.
You can book transfers from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik direct with Gray Line on their website or at the booth in Keflavik airport. They offer comfortable coach transfers from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik hotels or to the main bus terminal. They also provide an option for a private transfer from Keflavik to Reykjavik city.
Reykjavik Excursions offer the flybus which operates in connection with all arriving and departing flights at Keflavík International Airport (KEF). This company offer 2 options, the flybus and flybus+. These options vary in price, depending on whether you wish to be dropped off at the bus terminal or direct to your hotel door.
Minibus or Private Shuttle
Shuttle Direct – Offer a cheap private shuttle starting as little as €30 for a return trip from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik centre. Transfer options include, a low cost scheduled coach service, a shared shuttle service, an economy private transport, an executive private car transfer or a premium first class service for a return journey from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik centre.
Airport Direct – Offer a coach service that provides a direct transfer from Keflavik Airport to a Reykjavík bus terminal with two centrally located downtown stops. You can pay additional fees to be collected from or dropped off direct to your hotel. This company also provides an airport direct premium option which uses a smaller bus for a quicker and easier airport transfer experience.
Rent a car
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For those feeling a little more adventurous and maybe on a tight budget, taking the public bus from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik could be an option.
Public buses in Iceland are called Strætó and are a bright yellow color to make them stand out. Tickets can be purchased using coins or pre-paid using the Strætó app, which can be downloaded on google play or the app store on smart phones.
According to the Strætó website the number 55 bus runs from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik centre with various stops along the way.
If you require any additional information regarding the public bus from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik city centre, check out the Strætó website.
There are plenty of options to travel from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik centre, private shuttles, shared shuttles, rental cars or even the public bus, but if you prefer to take a taxi to Reykjavik from the airport, there are plenty of taxi companies in Iceland who would be willing to give you a ride. Check out this list of taxi companies in Iceland for further information. Bare in mind that this is likely to be the most expensive transport option in Iceland.
Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon transfer
Keflavik airport is only a 20 minute drive to the famous Blue Lagoon, so it’s common for people to visit the Blue Lagoon direct from Keflavik airport after they land, or on their way to Keflavik airport before their departure flight. Many companies offer a transport from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon or from the Blue Lagoon to Keflavik airport including Bus travel, Gray Line and Reykjavik Excursions.
Uber has yet to send in an application to the Icelandic Transport Authority. The inhabitants of Reykjavik are not particularly happy about the possibility of having Uber available in Reykjavík, as in many other places, taxi companies in Iceland have condemned the idea.
It takes roughly 45 minutes to get from Keflavik Airport to the centre of Reykjavik. A little longer if your transport is shared and requires multiple drop offs.
Transfer time from the Blue Lagoon – KEF Keflavik Airport: 15-20 min.
Transfer time from Reykjavik – Blue Lagoon: 45-60 min.
Reykjavik airport and Keflavik airport are in different locations, Reykjavik airport is for domestic flights and Keflavik is for international travel. Keflavík International Airport is the largest airport in Iceland and is also known as Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport.
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