How to get from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík

Keflavík International Airport is located about 50 km away from Reykjavík and there are various ways to get to and from the airport.

Getting from Keflavík Airport By Rental Car

Most, if not all, of the bigger car rental agencies in Iceland offer pick up in Keflavík for a small fee. The fee is in fact usually so small that if there’s more than two of you, it is cheaper to pay the fee than take the bus to pick up the car in Reykjavík. So if you are renting a car anyway, you should keep that option in mind. Finding the way from Keflavík airport to Reykjavík is quite straight forward but you can see the way on a map on

Getting from Keflavík Airport By Bus

There is no public bus from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík but you can either take the Flybus and the Airport Express. They offer similar service for a similar price but the difference is that the Flybus offers service connected with every flight while the Airport Express say on their website that transfers must be booked in advance for a guaranteed departure. On the other hand, Airport Express offers complimentary pick up and drop off service for all major hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík while the Flybus charges 500 ISK extra per person for that service. If you are desperate for the internet after a long flight, The Flybus offers free WiFi on all their busses.

Getting from Keflavík Airport By Taxi

You don’t have to worry about being ripped off by Taxi drivers in Reykjavík like in some cities around the world. Taxis run by the meter between Reykjavík and Keflavík but sometimes they offer a fixed price which comes to about the same amount as the meter anyway. There is a taxi line outside the arrivals hall but you can also book one in advance. The average price for 1-4 people is around 15.000 ISK.

If you want to book an airport taxi transfer in advance, I recommend you contact a little company called Icelandic Taxi Tours. I’m a bit biased since it’s run by my dad but the service is reliable, he’ll go out of his way to help you with whatever you need and his car is big and comfy. He can also comfortably accommodate wheelchair users.

Alternative methods

If you are broke or you want to want to protest against the evil axis of organized tourism there’s two things you could try to skip spending money on a ride to Reykjavík.

First of all, you could try to hitchhike. Hitchhiking is pretty common and safe in Iceland but I don’t know how easy it is to get a ride on this particular route so you might have to walk a long way with all your luggage. Alternatively, you might want to try befriend whoever sits next to you on the plane and if he or she is a local, there’s a good chance their car will be at the airport or that they have a ride waiting for them when you land. People are nice, they might offer you a ride.

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10 thoughts on “How to get from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík

  1. Jasmine

    I’ll be in Iceland on a self drive tour around the country in May so this info (and the rest of the website) comes in handy. Thank you!

  2. Josh

    Hi, I just booked a solo travel to Iceland in September for two weeks. I somehow stumbled upon to this page and been reading your wonderful posts. Your insights will come very handy for my planning and I cannot wait!!

  3. Glenn

    I highly recommend not taking a taxi. It costs around $120 to get to Reykjavik from the airport when you could be spending less than $20 on the flybus. Big mistake, and now we have less money to spend on drinks!!

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    • Auður Post author

      It didn’t exist when I wrote this post. I don’t know anything about them except I’ve seen their buses and they seem to be a little on the older side (which doesn’t have to be bad). I haven’t seen them in a while though. I don’t actually know whether they are still in business but I don’t see anything on the website to suggest otherwise.

  5. Maggie

    A lot of car rentals have optional coverage for things like gravel protection, would you recommend getting that? Thank you!

    • Auður Post author

      I don’t know about the gravel protection, it depends on where you are going. I would personally take the SCDW basically just because if something happens it significantly lowers the amount you have to pay.


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