Keflavik Airport

General information

Keflavik Airport is located in the western part of Iceland, close to the town Keflavik and at some distance from the capital Reykjavik (50 kilometres). The main air carriers at Reykjavik Keflavik Airport are Icelandair and WOW air. The Jet Nest in front of the terminal building is one of the many sculptures at Keflavik Airport.


Where is Keflavik Airport situated?

Keflavik Airport is situated west of Reykjavik. The airport and Reykjavik are connected by Route 41 (Reykjanesbraut).

How many terminals has Keflavik Airport?

Keflavik Airport consists of one large terminal, called Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal. The number of passengers at Keflavik Airport has grown significantly in recent years, for this reason the current terminal was expanded in 2016.

Airport Map



The distance from Keflavik Airport to the centre of Keflavik is 50 kilometres. By car, it takes 40 minutes to get to the centre of Keflavik.

From KEF Airport to Keflavik City centre by Car
50 km
40 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Keflavik Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Keflavik Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Keflavik Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Keflavik Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Keflavik Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Keflavik is about ISK 17500.-. Book your taxi at Keflavik Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From KEF Airport to Keflavik City centre by Taxi
50 km
45 min
ISK 17500.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Keflavik Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Budget, Hertz, Avis, Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Keflavik Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Keflavik Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Keflavik Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Keflavik Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Keflavik Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Keflavik Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Icelandair
  • easyJet
  • Eurowings
  • Norwegian


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Keflavik Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Airport Hotel Aurora Star, Keflavík

This hotel is only 100 metres from Keflavík International Airport and 25 minutes’ drive from the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. WiFi and parking are free during your stay.


Nupan Deluxe, Keflavík

Located 200 metres from the Atlantic Ocean, this guesthouse is within walking distance of Keflavík's main street, Hafnargata. It provides modern rooms, free WiFi and free private parking. The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is within 20 minutes’ drive.

Hotels in Reykjavik

Looking for the best hotels in Reykjavik? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Reykjavik Residence Apartment Hotel, Reykjavík

Reykjavik Residence combines hotel services with self-catering apartments that offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and modern kitchen facilities.


Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, Reykjavík

This eco-friendly hotel is next to Öskjuhlíd Hill’s quiet woods and 1 km from Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. WiFi and gym access are free. A fridge, desk and satellite TV are standard in Icelandair Natura’s modern, soundproofed rooms.


Hlemmur Square, Reykjavík

Hlemmur Square is set in a 1930s art deco building on Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street. Guets can choose from modern hotel and hostel rooms or aparthotel units. Free WiFi access is available.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Keflavik Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


South of Iceland Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

Explore the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland on a 10-hour tour from Reykjavik. Experience diverse nature at its best with waterfalls and black sand beaches. Walk behind the cascades of Seljalandsfoss and go the glacier snout at Sólheimajökull.


Reykjavík: 2-Hour Northern Lights Cruise

Admire nature’s own spectacular light show on a 2-hour cruise from Reykjavik Harbor, sailing out towards the unknown in search of the Northern Lights. See their brilliant colors flashing across the evening sky, with views of Reykjavík in the background.

Tour & transport

Reykjavik: Quad and ATV Reykjavik Peaks Half-Day Tour

Discover the spectacular scenery just outside of Reykjavik on this half-day tour from Iceland's capital. Head straight from your hotel and hop-on a quad bike or ATV for a unique outback adventure, while taking in magnificent views over the countryside.


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