Transportation to and from Keflavik Airport

Car

What is the distance from Keflavik Airport to the centre of Reykjavik?

The distance between the airport and the centre of Reykjavik is 50 kilometres / 31.1 miles. By car, it takes you a bit more than 40 minutes.

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

Bus services

Flybus to Reykjavik

Flybus takes travellers to the capital of Iceland, the bus leaves about 35 to 40 minutes after each flight arrival. The final stop in Reykjavik is BSI Bus Terminal, from here you can reach the centre on foot or by taxi. Furthermore, you can travel from BSI Bus Terminal to other parts of the beautiful country. The journey from Keflavik Airport to the bus station takes 50 minutes.

Flybus tickets
Tickets can be purchased at Keflavik Airport and online through the Flybus website. Prices are listed below; children up to 11 years of age can travel for free. Flybus is able to bring you directly to your hotel as well, this extra service is named Flybus Plus and slightly more expensive (single 3,950 ISK, return 6,950 ISK).

You can also reach the capital of Iceland by public transport, bus number 55 of Strætó runs ten times a day between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik. The bus route is mainly used by Icelanders, much less by foreign tourists. The advantage is the lower price (1,840 ISK), the disadvantage the longer journey time (1 hour and 20 minutes). Travel time from the airport to bus stop Fjörður is 50 minutes, here you can change to bus line 1 to Hlemmur with the same ticket. MR station in the centre of Reykjavik can be reached in half an hour.

Please consult website and timetable Flybus and website Strætó for more information. You can book Flybus tickets to the city centre through GetYourGuide.

Prices Single Return
Adults 2,950 ISK 5,500 ISK
Youth, 12 up to 15 years 1,475 ISK 2,750 ISK

Be well prepared before arrival ⇒ buy tickets for the Flybus airport service and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik.

Tickets

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Full-Day Trip

€ 90

Visit the stunning Snæfellsnes peninsula on the west side of Iceland. In addition to the national park you’ll see the village of Arnarstapi, take a walk over dramatic landscape, and enjoy lunch by the shore. Take in caves, waterfalls, volcanoes, and more.

From Reykjavik: Full-Day Horse Riding & Golden Circle Tour

€ 147

Spend a day in the Icelandic countryside on this combined tour. You’ll start out with a horse riding tour in the morning and explore the Golden Circle in the afternoon. See Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring area.

Golden Circle Full Day Tour

€ 49

Take a full-day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. Travel by bus to Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Strokkur, with commentary from a knowledgeable guide.

Activities

Reykjavik Quad Bike Twin Peaks Tour

€ 199

Ride a Quad Bike on the off-the-beaten paths of Reykjavík’s outback and experience panoramic views across the city and bay area from the peak of Hafrafell and Úlfarsfell Mountains.

South of Iceland Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

€ 75.90

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.

Iceland: Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

€ 60

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).

Tours and transport

Reykjavik: Quad and ATV Reykjavik Peaks Half-Day Tour

€ 137

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.

Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

€ 81

Set off on a fantastic whale watching boat to spot some of the Atlantic Ocean's most magnificent mammals. You’ll be on the lookout for minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and more. If you don’t see a whale, you’ll get to go on another trip for free!

Reykjavik: Puffin Watching Boat Tour

€ 50

Take in the natural beauty and wildlife of Iceland on this puffin-watching boat trip. Depart from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik on an hour-long tour and see these amazing and adorable birds up close in their native habitats.

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