How to Reach Reykjavik
The Easiest Way to Reach Reykjavik
- By Plane: Keflavík International Airport- Is the international airport, close to about 50 kms southwest of Reykjavik. It operates flights like- Icelandair, WOW air, SAS, German Wings, Delta Air lines, Easy Jet. To reach the Reykjavik city centre from the airport one can take either of the following options:
- By Taxi: Costs about ISK 14000 for 1-4 passengers; Gray line airport express- Costs ISK 2090 and takes about 45 minutes of travel time.
- By Flybus: Costs ISK 1950 and takes 45 minutes of travel time; Reykjavik Airport- Is the domestic airport just about 2 km from the city centre. Flights operating from the airport are Eagle Air and Air Iceland.
- By Bus: Buses are available only from West Iceland, South Iceland and Akureyri for Reykjavik.
- By Road: As any Reykjavik travel guide will tell you, there are only two main routes to enter Reykjavik, however be aware of the heavy traffic during weekends and holidays along the routes. Reykjanesbraut (Road 40) enters the city from the west linking it to Southwest Iceland and Keflavík International Airport; The Ring Road (Road 1) enters the city from both east and north.
- By Sea: A number of cruise liners stop by at Sundahöfn which is 3 kilometers east from the city centre. However there are no defined cruises for Reykjavik exceptionally.
- On Foot: Reykjavik is a fairly large town yet most of the attractions are close by, making it easier for one to walk them up. Another reason to walk is the lovely sidewalks and pathways throughout the city – extremely scenic!
- By Bus: Reykjavik is well connected with public bus systems called Strætó, cost for a single ride is ISK 350. Reykjavik tours are also made easy by the Reykjavik welcome card- allows unlimited access to the buses. There are no night buses, with last one leaving at 11:00 pm. You could also buy different passes for the bus: 3 months (red pass) ISK 21000; 1 month (green pass) ISK 9300; 3 days ISK 2000; 1 day ISK 800.
- By Taxi: Highly comfortable mode, but at the same time the most expensive too. The fee starts anywhere from ISK 700 followed by ISK 400/km. It is highly recommended if you wish to travel till late night as the public transport shuts at 11:00 pm.
- By Bicycle: Reykjavik sightseeing might just be best experienced on a bicycle. Reykjavik has dedicated defined paths for cyclists and hence one of the most convenient and affordable way to travel. Bicycles can be rented at the locations: Bike company; Borgarhjol; Puffin Scooters; Reykjavik Bike; Season Tours.
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Modes of Transportation in Reykjavik
Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Reykjavik. The most preferred mode of transport in Reykjavik is Car.
Average distance: 11.91 km Average time: 24.23 min
Car 67.74%Driving 18.14 min Walking 0.52 min Overall average time for 13.77 kms 18.67 min
Bike 3.23%Bike 25 min Overall average time for 7.5 kms 25 min
Walking 22.58%Walking 32.86 min Driving 5.29 min Bike 1.43 min Overall average time for 4.09 kms 39.57 min
Bus/Trolleybus 3.23%Bus 28 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 32 kms 33 min
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