How to Get to Keflavik Airport from Reykjavik
Are you a tourist, a visitor, or you recently just moved to Iceland, and you need information on how to commute from places to places in Iceland?
Do you need particular transportation information on how to commute from Reykjavik to the Keflavik airport easily without stress?
If your answers to these questions are a resounding ‘Yes’, then, you are reading the right article.
Transportation Around Iceland
First off, Iceland is not a large country, as it covers about 40,000 sq. mi. in area sizeand this makes commuting from one part of Iceland to another a very straight forward affair.
Transporting yourself around Iceland entails that you travel either by road, through the sea, or by air (there are some domestic flights from Egilsstadir to places such as the Westman Islands, Hofn, Akureyri, Husavik, and Isafjordur), but majorly, most trips around Iceland are done via road transportation.
Kindly note that there are no railway means of transportation in Iceland, so for those of you who love to ride the train, you have to switch the love to any of the above-listed means of transportation while you are in Iceland.
Transportation from Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport
Journeying from Reykjavik, which is Iceland’s capital city, to Iceland’s international airport, the Keflavik airport, is a 50km (which is approximately a 45/50 minutes) journey, and you can make this trip via the following means of transportation:
Different Ways Of Getting To Keflavik AirportFrom Reykjavik
The Flybus/ Flybus+is an affordable, comfortable, and reliable means of transportation in Iceland, and this is one of the reasons why it is a popular transport option in Iceland.
The second reason why Icelanders love to journey via the Flybus/Flybus+ is the Free Wi-Fi feature available on the bus.
The third reason is the special fare discount given to children who are boarding in the company of adults. For children from ages 1-11 years, the discount is 100% which means that fare is free for them!
For children between the ages of 12-15 years, the discount rate is 50% of the bus fare.
Little wonder why the Flybus/Flybus+ is much loved in Iceland!!
The Flybus/Flybus+ shuttle is one of the options you have to transport yourself from Reykjavik directly to the Keflavik airport. This shuttle which is operated by Reykjavik Excursions runs throughout the day, so you don’t have to worry about missing this bus.
To get on the Flybus, you can check out the schedule,and get your open tickets (with no specified timing) either online or at tourist offices, and you can join the bus at Reykjavik City Center (BSI) or you can order for a pick up from your hotel or wherever you are in Iceland (this feature is open to Flybus+ only)
Renting a car is another excellent means of transporting yourself from Reykjavik to the Keflavik airport in Iceland, because not only is the rental fee on the low side,you don’t have to spend a long time dealing with registration.
The rental carcompanies in Iceland work every hour of the day and every day of the week and they have offices where you can run in, get registered quickly, and before you know it, you are on your way to the Keflavik airport!
And the fun part is that you don’t have to bother about returning the car to the office where you picked it in Reykjavik, as there is a drop-off point for most of the rental agencies at the Keflavik airport.
To rent a car in Reykjavik, find your way to any hotel in Reykjavik, or to the Reykjavik City Office, or make your bookings online.
Note: for those who don’t have a map or have a forehand knowledge of the road, make sure you ask for a vehicle with a working and accurate GPS or Road Map feature fitted in it.
We highly recommend renting with Avis.
Private Transfer Services
Asides from the Reykjavik Excursions, there are other private transfer services that you can board from Reykjavik to the KEF such as the Gray Line Iceland, Airport Express, IceRelax, and Snaeland Travel.
These transport agencies offer different but amazing pickup services from your location in Reykjavik to the Keflavik airport, and they have their vehicles stationed at different bus stops at Reykjavik, hence you shouldn’t find it difficult to get on any of these.
To compare prices or to make your ticket bookings, kindly visit their respective websites.
One of the cheapest ways to transport yourself from Reykjavik to the KEF airports is by riding with Iceland’s public bus service,Stræto.
Stræto bus service is cheap (around US$10), but it takes more time to get to Keflavik airport from Reykjavik (90 minutes), as there are possibilities of passengers’ stops at bus stops along the road to the airport.
If you are in a haste to catch a flight, this medium is not for you, but if you have a lot of free time on your hands, you can join the Stræto bus ride for a scenic and enjoyable ride to the KEF airport.
Stræto bus service works 9 times a day, and you can get on the Stræto No. 55 bus at central Reykjavik bus terminal, and to know what time you can get a the Stræto bus from Reykjavik to KEF airport, kindly check through thistimetable.
If youworking on a tight budget, it is not advisable that you choose this means of transportation.
Although, getting a taxi to transport you from your location in Reykjavik to the Keflavik airport is very easy and stress-free, and the customer service from the taxi drivers is highly commendable,but this service costs a lot more than other means of transportation in Iceland.
But if you are financially buoyant, and you would love to ride in a taxi to the airport, there are lots of taxi services you can contact for a pickup from your Reykjavik location.
Hitchhiking a ride is a common concept in Iceland, and you can get to the Keflavik airport from Reykjavik by hitchhiking a ride with anyone going to the airport.
It might take a long time for you to get a ride to hitch to the airport, but this doesn’t mean that it is not possible to get one.
For those of you who would love to engage in a little walking exercise in Iceland, trekking from Reykjavik to the KEF airport might not be a bad idea, just bear it in mind that you might spend at least 8 hours on this expedition. Lol!!!
But if you are carrying heavy luggage and you are in a hurry to get out of Iceland, this medium is not advisable.
Journeying from Reykjavik to Keflavik airport is easy, fast, and convenient provided you read through this article thoroughly, to get the best means of transportation that would suit your timing and budget.
To be on the safe side, it is important that youbrowse through the sites of the above-listed transport agencies, to know what each of them has to offer so that you can easily decide on the one to go with.