Reykjavik is both the capital and largest city in Iceland. It’s well connected and includes a transportation network consisting of buses, taxis, and air flights.
Take the Bus
While the website for the BSI bus terminal describes itself as “Iceland’s Main Bus Terminal,” the fact is that this bus terminal is almost entirely the hub for Reykjavik Excursions. This company operates a number of tours and trips to points all over Iceland. However, they are also the primary bus service that connects Reykjavik to the Keflavik International Airport. Depending on the exchange rate, a round trip ticket will cost approximately $35. The round-trip tickets are a better deal than separately purchasing two, one-way tickets. The buses have Wi-Fi on board and include USB power outlets for each seat.
Free maps of Reykjavik, including bus routes and timetables, are widely available. Many buses depart from the bus station in Hlemmur.
Keflavik Airport is the airport for Reykjavik and is about a 40-minute distance by bus. Two bus companies operate out of the airport, including the Flybus and Graylines companies. The airport includes a duty-free store, ATM, and some interesting sculptures on the grounds.
Taxis in the capital are affordable and comparative, or cheaper, than taxis in cities like London. Taxis can be hailed on the street, or your hotel can call for one. Fares are regulated, and there should be a card on display inside the taxi that includes prices. You can also arrange to take a taxi for a tour of the Golden Circle.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Reykjavik.
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