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Various routes to and from KEF Airport

Various routes to and from KEF Airport

Travelers flying through Keflavík Airport have a variety of transport options available. This guide reviews the main ways to travel between the airport and the capital area, ensuring all travelers can find a suitable option.

Bus Trips

Two bus companies operate scheduled trips between Reykjavík and Keflavík Airport: Flybus and Airport Direct. These buses run regularly around the clock in line with flight schedules. It is recommended to book tickets in advance.


Flybus operates from BSÍ to Keflavík Airport according to a timetable, departing the airport 40 minutes after each flight lands, with more frequent departures during peak hours. The shuttle stops at Aktu Taktu in Garðabær and Fjörukráin in Hafnarfjörður, and picks up and drops off passengers at various accommodations and bus stops across Reykjavík.

For information, passengers can visit the Flybus information desk in the arrivals hall or check Tickets can be purchased online, at the Airport Bus information desk, or from vending machines in the arrivals hall after exiting customs. Before departing Iceland, you can check-in your luggage at BSÍ through the BagDrop service.

  • Price: From 3,999 ISK
  • Duration: 45 minutes from BSÍ
  • More Information: Flybus website

Airport Direct

Airport Direct offers services between Keflavík Airport and Reykjavik Terminal, located at Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik, with one stop in Hamraborg, Kópavogur. Additional connections to hotels and bus stops are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the Airport Direct ticket office in the arrivals hall immediately after customs.


Taxis are available 24/7 at Keflavík Airport, usually lining up in front of the terminal. Travelers can easily find a taxi to their destination. Taxis can be booked online, by phone, or by contacting a taxi driver directly.

  • Price: Varies by destination. Typical fares between the capital area and KEF are approximately 20,000 ISK for a standard car.
  • Duration: 30-90 minutes, depending on traffic

Private Car

Guests who prefer to drive themselves to the airport have several parking options, suitable for different groups of travelers. Due to high demand during peak hours it is advisable to book parking spaces in advance.

P1 – Comfort parking

P1 offers premium spaces directly in front of the departure hall, ideal for dropping off or picking up passengers or staying briefly at the airport.

P3 – Standard parking

P3 is designated for long-term parking, offering the most economical rates, ideal for those leaving their cars for extended periods.

Premium Parking

Premium parking provides the most convenience, with specially marked spaces near the departure gate. Keys are dropped off in a key box in the departure hall, and staff park the car securely. The car is returned to the airport upon your arrival.

Strætó – Public bus

Route 55 runs daily between the capital area and Keflavík Airport. Bus tickets cannot be booked in advance and must be purchased on board. The bus does not align with flight schedules, operating from 7:30 AM to around 11 PM, making it suitable for daytime flights.

Passengers from the capital area are dropped off directly in front of the terminal. Incoming passengers to the capital area should use the Strætó stop at Kjóavellir, about 150 meters from the terminal.

  • Price: 2,280 ISK for adults
  • Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes from KEF to BSÍ
  • More Information: Strætó website

Car Rental

For visitors who wish to rent a car upon arrival, Keflavík Airport offers direct access to the services of four car rental companies: Avis, Bíleiga Akureyr, Budget, and Hertz. These companies have facilities inside the terminal, specifically in the arrivals hall. To ensure availability and facilitate travel planning, it is recommended that customers book a rental car in advance. This way, tourists can receive their keys immediately upon arrival and start their journey through Iceland. Rental cars are picked up at Kjóavellir, about a 5-minute walk from the arrivals hall. More information about location and accessibility can be found on the websites of each car rental company.

  • Price: Variable, depending on the type of car and length of rental
  • More Information: KEF website

Eco-Friendly Transport

Walking and cycling are not only beneficial for the environment and economy but also provide great exercise. However, walking to the airport requires time and patience due to its considerable distance from the capital area and surrounding municipalities. There is a walking and cycling path that connects the airport to Reykjanesbær. For those with light luggage, cycling can be a viable alternative. Cyclists can park their bikes in designated bike shelters.

The growing interest in eco-friendly transport has led to developments in the airport's approach area. Plans are in place to significantly improve facilities for cycling, with new facilities to be located near the arrivals area at P2 parking. These improvements will benefit travelers and airport staff living nearby.