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Keflavik Airport

General information

Keflavik Airport is located in the western part of Iceland, close to the town of Keflavik and at some distance from the capital Reykjavik (50 kilometres / 31 miles). Icelandair is headquartered at the airport, the national flag carrier offers many connections to European and North American destinations. Most domestic flights depart from Reykjavik Airport, Iceland’s second busiest airport. 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 the capital of Iceland. The airport and Reykjavik are connected by Route 41 (Reykjanesbraut).

How many terminals does Keflavik Airport have?

Keflavik Airport consists of one large terminal, called Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal. The terminal is divided into two parts, namely Main Building and South Building.

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

From KEF Airport to Reykjavik 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 Reykjavik is about ISK 18000.-. Book your taxi at Keflavik Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From KEF Airport to Reykjavik City centre by Taxi
50 km
45 min
ISK 18000.-

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!

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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
  • Wizz Air
  • Air Canada
  • Scandinavian Airlines


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.


Aurora Hotel at Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport Terminal KEF, 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.


Courtyard by Marriott Reykjavik Keflavik Airport, Keflavík

Situated in Keflavík, 20 km from Blue Lagoon, Courtyard by Marriott Reykjavik Keflavik Airport features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar.


Konvin Hotel by Reykjavik Keflavik Airport, Keflavík

This hotel offers a free drop-off shuttle service to the neighbouring Keflavík International Airport between 04:00 and 10:00. WiFi and private parking are also free. A large breakfast buffet is available from 04:00.

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.


Kvosin Downtown Hotel, Reykjavík

Set on a square behind Reykjavík Cathedral and the Icelandic Parliament, this hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access and Nespresso coffee machines. Lake Tjörnin is 1 minutes’ walk away.


Hotel Cabin, Reykjavík

Located just 700 metres to Laugardalslaug geothermal swimming pool, Hotel Cabin is in the Reykjavik East district. The Sculpture and Shore Walk promenade is just 400 metres away from the hotel, while Reykjavík city centre is 1.5 km away.

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!


From Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon Admission with Transfers

Enjoy a shared transfer from the center of Reykjavík to the Blue Lagoon, one of the wonders of the world. Included is a return bus transfer to and from the Blue Lagoon and the spa package of your choice.


Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Experience one of the world’s great natural phenomena on a 4-hour evening bus tour of Iceland. Depart the bright lights of Reykjavik to search for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

Tour & transport

Keflavik Airport (KEF): Bus Transfer to/from Reykjavik

Hop onboard a shared shuttle bus transfer between Keflavik Airport (KEF) and BSI Bus Terminal or central Reykjavik. Enjoy the free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.


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