Reykjavík Transportation

  • Keflavík International Airport (Iceland)
    Keflavík International Airport (Iceland)
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  • Flybus (Iceland)
    Flybus (Iceland)
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  • Flugfélag Íslands airplane.
    Flugfélag Íslands airplane.
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    Getting around Reykjavik

    by sue_stone Written Jun 5, 2005

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    View to Perlan in Reykjavik

    Reykjavik is a pretty compact city. Most of the main attractions in town are all within walking distance. We spent half a day checking out the main attractions and found everything conveniently centrally located.

    The bus network can take you anywhere else you may want to go within the city. There are two main bus stations in town (not to be confused with the main BSI Bus Terminal), and a flat fare of 220 kroner is charged.

    The website link below gives you details of bus schedules and routes.

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    Transport from the Airport

    by sue_stone Written Jun 5, 2005

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    lava fields from the bus window

    Upon arrival in Iceland at Keflavik Airport, there are 2 main ways for the tourist to get into Reykjavik. One would be to catch a taxi....but this would cost the equivalent of around 80-100 pounds!! The other and much cheaper option is to catch the Flybus.

    The Flybus connects with all arriving flights, no matter how late - we arrived around 11.30pm, and there was a bus waiting for our flight. It departs from just outside the arrivals terminal. When we were there the cost was 1,150 Kroner each (around 10 pounds) and the trip took between 35-50 mins - we bought a ticket aboard the bus.

    The bus goes straight from the airport to the BSI (Bus Terminal) in the centre of Reykjavik. From here, if you are staying at one of the major hotels or guest houses you can then board a smaller bus and be dropped off at the door.

    If, like us, you are staying in private accommodation, you can either walk or catch a taxi from the bus terminal - nothing is too far away.

    To catch the bus back to the airport, there is a set timetable (see website). You can purchase a ticket inside the bus station.

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    Flying to Reykjavik

    by sue_stone Written Jun 5, 2005

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    View from the plane to Iceland

    Iceland has 2 airlines, both with flights from London (and other cities). Iceland Express (http://www.icelandexpress.com/), the 'budget' option, with flights between London and Reykjavik and Copenhagen, and Iceland Air (http://www.icelandair.co.uk/), the official carrier of Iceland, with flights from London, other European Cities and North America.

    We were lucky enough to get a cheap fair with Iceland Air, flying from London Heathrow airport, which is the closest and most convenient airport to us. Flying time from London to Reykjavik was 2.5 - 3 hours.

    One great thing about flying with Iceland Air was that there was no queues at check-in - at either end - which helped to make the airport experience a happy one.

    The Iceland Air staff wore funky retro style uniforms. They were very friendly and the flight was relaxing and food edible. Soft drinks were free of charge, but you had to pay for alcoholic drinks.

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    From Reykjavik airport to town

    by Dabs Written Aug 23, 2004

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    Getting to town from the airport is easy, virtually everyone who comes in uses the Flybus. The Flybus takes you from the airport to their central terminal and from there smaller minivans go to most of the major hotels. Check with the hotel you are staying at to see if it is covered.

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    Iceland Air

    by Dabs Written Aug 23, 2004

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    If you are lucky enough to be in one of Icelandair's gateway cities in the US (Baltimore, Boston, NY, Minneapolis, Orlando or Philadelphia), Icelandair has sometimes awesome prices on flights to Iceland that can also be combined with many other cities in Europe.

    Sign up for their Lucky fares on the attached website.

    We combined a short visit to Reykjavik with a stop in London, it was actually cheaper to combine the two cities than to just go to Reykjavik.

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    Bus fares august 2004

    by hat53 Written Aug 15, 2004

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    A one way ticket cost 220 Crowns. If you have to change busses during your trip, ask the bus driver, you will get and ticket for the connecting bus.
    If you will use the bus a lot, consider buying a 9 trips card or the Reykjavík card. These are sold at bus stations.
    Save you coins if you buy your ticket in the bus. You don't get any change. So if you are with 2 persons and you only have a bill of 500 Crowns, the trip will cost you 250 each.

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    In and around Reykjavik

    by seamandrew Written Feb 27, 2004

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    A walk in Reykjavik

    Getting around Reyjkavik really isn't all too complicated. The inner city is not very large so you should have no problem exploring by foot. There are no subways but they do have a reliable bus system. You can consider using it or call for a cab. The cab, while more convenient, is much more expensive. I recommend walking.

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    Buses

    by Redang Written Aug 23, 2008

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    Excursions

    For those who don't want to drive a car or prefer just some excursions:
    - Iceland Excursions: www.allrahanda.is
    - Reykjavík Excursions: www.bsi.is/index_en.html

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