Thursday, April 27, 2017

Getting from Reykjavik to Keflavik

Are you one of those who likes using public transport when available? Then, you might definitely find this bit useful, as finding information online about your transport possibilities between Reykjavik and Keflavik in the tourist season of 2017 can be confusing at times.

I live in the North of Iceland, an hour drive from Akureyri and need to travel on business to Europe quite often. Since I like using public transport myself, here I´m sharing the latest update on getting between Reykjavik domestic airport to Keflavik area.

March 2017, the only 'public' possibility is taking a public bus line 55 and the company standing behind is called STRAETO. There´re a few stops in Reykjavik where this bus stops, but the most significant one and easiest to find is the one located between BSI Terminal and a road called Hringbraut.
The bus stand doesn´t have any special sign, so you really have to check the schedule at the bus stop making sure that the schedule stands for the bus number 55, thus ensuring that you're at the right spot.
It cost me 1760 isk / single ticket.

To view the schedule, please click here and note that the site is also available in English. The bus operates 7 days a week.

Now, when it comes to your end stop in Keflavik – you can choose from the following:

Midstod – a parking lot for buses close to NETTO shop, which is located quite centrally. If you´re staying with your friends living close by or at 1x6 guesthouse, it might be a good idea to get off there.

Hringbraut / Norðurtún
Hringbraut / Melteigur
Keflavik Airport 

Last but not least, this year, it seems that there´re 2 other competitors operating the route RVK-Keflavik airtport and here are the prices for their single tickets:
Flybus; 2,500 isk  BSI-Keflavik airtport
Grayline; 21 EUR  Grayline bus terminal - Keflavik airport

Please note that the prices refer to the cheapest version, I could find at the time of writing,

So good luck when supporting public transport services of Iceland and do let us know any useful information that might increase the quality of this post, based on your experiences from 2017.