Getting Around

The best way to travel around Reykjavik is on the excellent bus service that covers downtown and the outer suburbs from the central terminals at Hlemmur and Laekjartorg. Buses run from around 7am to 11pm on weekdays and less frequently on weekends. Passengers should pay the exact fare to drivers, as they are not permitted to give change. Bicycles are an extremely popular form of transport and the city has a network of cycle lanes. Car hire is recommended as there is little traffic congestion and local drivers are typically considerate. The Hreyfill taxi app is another option.


Keflavik International Airport

The airport is situated 31 miles (50km) southwest of Reykjavik.

Keflavik International Airport (KEF)


The airport is situated 31 miles (50km) southwest of Reykjavik.

Getting to the city

The Flybus service leaves Keflavik Airport 35 to 40 minutes after the arrival of each flight, stopping first at the BSI Bus Terminal and then proceeding to Hafnarfjordur and Gardabaer en route to Reykjavik.

There are onward transfers aboard smaller buses available to all major hotels, the Youth Hostel, Laugardalur camping area, and the domestic airport at the BSI Bus Terminal. Taxi companies also operate from a rank outside the arrivals hall.


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Car rental

Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Avis are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

There are a number of taxi companies operating directly outside the arrivals hall.


The terminal offers an exchange bureau, restaurants, a children's playground, duty free stores, baby-changing facilities and an information desk. The terminal is designed for easy access for the disabled.


Short and long-term parking is available. Short-term rates come at a cost of ISK 500 for the first hour and ISK 750 per hour thereafter, with daily rates at ISK 1,750 per day.