Five Reasons For Taking the Flybus:

Airport Transfer in Iceland from Keflavik to Reykjavik

April 22, 2022

Five Reasons For Taking the Flybus:

Airport Transfer in Iceland from Keflavik to Reykjavik

April 22, 2022

Arriving in Keflavik International Airport in Iceland is like touching down on another world. Black and mossy lava fields stretch across the landscape and often snow-capped mountains loom in the distance.

The Flybus airport transfer in Iceland is a cost-effective and reliable way to travel from Keflavik Airport to the bus terminal or your hotel in Reykjavik. Run by Reykjavik Excursions, Iceland’s oldest tour company, the Flybus transfer from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik has been shuttling passengers from the airport to the city centre for decades. It’s a proven, reliable way to get from airport to hotel. This is just one of many reasons to take the Flybus. We’ve rounded up the five best reasons for taking the Flybus so you know you’ve made the right decision when booking.

1. It’s Quick And Reliable

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From Keflavik Airport to the centre of Reykjavik, the Flybus takes between 45 minutes and an hour. A private taxi might get you into the city only five minutes faster. The Flybus ends at BSI bus station, which is just a five-minute walk from the stretch of shops and hotels on Laugavegur, considered the heart of the Icelandic capital. It also stops at the Viking Hotel in Hafnarfjordur en route, and if your hotel is a bit of a walk from the bus station, shuttles to your nearest bus stop can be arranged too.

The Flybus has been operating since 1979, and has seen decades of reliability. There’s a reason it is the most popular airport transfer option after all these years.

2. It’s Convenient

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This airport transfer schedule is very flexible, and lines up with flights arriving into the Keflavik Airport, so there’s always a bus ready to whisk you into the heart of Reykjavik as soon as you’ve had your passport stamped and collected your luggage.

Airport transfer tickets can be bought in advance online, and you don’t have to select a specific service and worry about a delayed flight missing your connection as buses arrive in line with the flight timetable. Even if your flight is delayed there will be a Flybus waiting for you and flexible tickets mean you can get on any Flybus at the airport. Or, you can buy tickets at the airport counter where friendly staff await, or even on the bus.

3. It’s Cheap

A bus transfer from the airport is much cheaper than taking a taxi. When you book in advance online, you can bag a Flybus ticket for just $27 each way, while a taxi might be as much as $170. Those travelling with young ones can take advantage of the discount for accompanied children, making this a great option for families. For a little bit extra, you can add a shuttle from the BSI bus stop to your hotel or the nearest bus stop to your accommodation, for the ultimate peace of mind.

Booking online in advance offers the best value ticket, but you can also buy tickets at the counter in the airport and on the bus itself at the last minute if you need to.

4. It’s Environmentally Friendly

Iceland is all about getting back to nature, and as an island filled with natural wonders and powered by geothermal energy, it’s a great place to visit for an eco-friendly holiday. So why not start your eco-break the right way, with an environmentally-friendly airport transfer. Taking the bus is always going to be the most environmentally-friendly airport transfer option as the more people on board the transport, the less carbon emissions per passenger. What’s more, Reykjavik Excursions has a strict Environmental Policy to ensure they’re reducing their carbon footprint.

5. It’s Comfortable

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The bus fleet is new and there is usually plenty of space to spread out across the bus. Large coaches run from the airport to the city, with complimentary Wifi and television screens giving you a glimpse of Iceland’s highlights to give you a flavour of your visit right as you arrive. So sit back, relax and watch the lava fields roll by from the big windows and you’ll be in the heart of Reykjavik before you know it.

How Long is the Ride From the Airport to the City Centre?

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Depending on traffic, the Flybus transfer can take between 45 minutes and an hour to reach the BSI bus stop. Smaller shuttle buses run from the BSI bus stop to central hotels and Reykjavik’s networks of bus stops, so in another five or ten minutes you can be right at your hotel door. Being a small country, Iceland’s roads don’t often get particularly busy so the journey taking any longer than an hour is rare. Though natural phenomena like snow storms and volcanic eruptions have been known to affect travel.

Which Hotel and Drop-off Locations Do You Offer?

A network of bus stops are scattered across Reykjavik, all serviced by private shuttles and tour buses. Most hotels have a convenient city bus stop mere footsteps from their entrance. The Flybus can drop you off at a number of these bus stops, or directly at some of the major hotels across the city. See our list of possible drop-off locations here.

How Can I Book My Flybus Transfer?

We recommend booking your Flybus transfer online in advance to guarantee your place on a bus as soon as you arrive at the airport. You’ll be issued a digital ticket which you can show the driver on board. The Flybus schedule is connected to every passenger flight going through Keflavik Airport, so there will always be a Flybus waiting for you on arrival. Your ticket is valid on all Flybus services that day, so you don’t have to worry about delays or hold-ups.

You can also buy Flybus tickets at the counter in the arrivals lounge of Keflavik Airport, or on the bus if you really don’t mind leaving things to the last minute. For your return journey, you can book a specific bus back to Keflavik Airport from the city centre. Shuttles can take you from your hotel to the BSI bus stop and buses run to the airport every hour or half hour depending on the time and day of the week. You can see the full schedule of return airport transfers on our main Flybus page.

Can I Add The Blue Lagoon to My Transfer?

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Keflavik Airport is only a ten-minute drive from the Blue Lagoon – one of Iceland’s top attraction. This geothermal spa allows you to bathe in the milky blue waters of a bath-warm water in the heart of the Reykjanes peninsula’s moon-like lava fields. Adding a trip to the Blue Lagoon to your airport transfer is an economic and convenient way to tick one of Iceland’s most popular attractions off your bucket list.

The spa-like atmosphere and hot-tub-like waters of the Blue Lagoon are the perfect tonic to a long flight, so booking a tour like the Blue Lagoon Transfer from Keflavik Airport allows you to slip into the silica-rich water and unwind just a few minutes after you land.

If you’ve got an evening flight, perhaps pair an airport transfer from Reykjavik with a stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way. It’s a great way to while away the hours before a long flight home and the Keflavik Blue Lagoon Comfort Transfer is the perfect way to say goodbye to the ethereal landscape and natural wonders of Iceland.

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So, there you have it; the five reasons why a Flybus Airport transfer is the best option to get from Keflavik Airport to the centre of Reykjavik. It’s quick, convenient, comfortable and eco-friendly. The easy online booking system means you can arrange your transfer before you arrive, and you can pair it with a trip to the Blue Lagoon. Book your Flybus airport transfer with Reykjavik Excursions for peace of mind before you travel.

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Five Reasons For Taking the Flybus:

Airport Transfer in Iceland from Keflavik to Reykjavik

April 22, 2022

Five Reasons For Taking the Flybus:

Airport Transfer in Iceland from Keflavik to Reykjavik

April 22, 2022

Arriving in Keflavik International Airport in Iceland is like touching down on another world. Black and mossy lava fields stretch across the landscape and often snow-capped mountains loom in the distance.

The Flybus airport transfer in Iceland is a cost-effective and reliable way to travel from Keflavik Airport to the bus terminal or your hotel in Reykjavik. Run by Reykjavik Excursions, Iceland’s oldest tour company, the Flybus transfer from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik has been shuttling passengers from the airport to the city centre for decades. It’s a proven, reliable way to get from airport to hotel. This is just one of many reasons to take the Flybus. We’ve rounded up the five best reasons for taking the Flybus so you know you’ve made the right decision when booking.

1. It’s Quick And Reliable

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From Keflavik Airport to the centre of Reykjavik, the Flybus takes between 45 minutes and an hour. A private taxi might get you into the city only five minutes faster. The Flybus ends at BSI bus station, which is just a five-minute walk from the stretch of shops and hotels on Laugavegur, considered the heart of the Icelandic capital. It also stops at the Viking Hotel in Hafnarfjordur en route, and if your hotel is a bit of a walk from the bus station, shuttles to your nearest bus stop can be arranged too.

The Flybus has been operating since 1979, and has seen decades of reliability. There’s a reason it is the most popular airport transfer option after all these years.

2. It’s Convenient

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This airport transfer schedule is very flexible, and lines up with flights arriving into the Keflavik Airport, so there’s always a bus ready to whisk you into the heart of Reykjavik as soon as you’ve had your passport stamped and collected your luggage.

Airport transfer tickets can be bought in advance online, and you don’t have to select a specific service and worry about a delayed flight missing your connection as buses arrive in line with the flight timetable. Even if your flight is delayed there will be a Flybus waiting for you and flexible tickets mean you can get on any Flybus at the airport. Or, you can buy tickets at the airport counter where friendly staff await, or even on the bus.

3. It’s Cheap

A bus transfer from the airport is much cheaper than taking a taxi. When you book in advance online, you can bag a Flybus ticket for just $27 each way, while a taxi might be as much as $170. Those travelling with young ones can take advantage of the discount for accompanied children, making this a great option for families. For a little bit extra, you can add a shuttle from the BSI bus stop to your hotel or the nearest bus stop to your accommodation, for the ultimate peace of mind.

Booking online in advance offers the best value ticket, but you can also buy tickets at the counter in the airport and on the bus itself at the last minute if you need to.

4. It’s Environmentally Friendly

Iceland is all about getting back to nature, and as an island filled with natural wonders and powered by geothermal energy, it’s a great place to visit for an eco-friendly holiday. So why not start your eco-break the right way, with an environmentally-friendly airport transfer. Taking the bus is always going to be the most environmentally-friendly airport transfer option as the more people on board the transport, the less carbon emissions per passenger. What’s more, Reykjavik Excursions has a strict Environmental Policy to ensure they’re reducing their carbon footprint.

5. It’s Comfortable

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The bus fleet is new and there is usually plenty of space to spread out across the bus. Large coaches run from the airport to the city, with complimentary Wifi and television screens giving you a glimpse of Iceland’s highlights to give you a flavour of your visit right as you arrive. So sit back, relax and watch the lava fields roll by from the big windows and you’ll be in the heart of Reykjavik before you know it.

How Long is the Ride From the Airport to the City Centre?

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Depending on traffic, the Flybus transfer can take between 45 minutes and an hour to reach the BSI bus stop. Smaller shuttle buses run from the BSI bus stop to central hotels and Reykjavik’s networks of bus stops, so in another five or ten minutes you can be right at your hotel door. Being a small country, Iceland’s roads don’t often get particularly busy so the journey taking any longer than an hour is rare. Though natural phenomena like snow storms and volcanic eruptions have been known to affect travel.

Which Hotel and Drop-off Locations Do You Offer?

A network of bus stops are scattered across Reykjavik, all serviced by private shuttles and tour buses. Most hotels have a convenient city bus stop mere footsteps from their entrance. The Flybus can drop you off at a number of these bus stops, or directly at some of the major hotels across the city. See our list of possible drop-off locations here.

How Can I Book My Flybus Transfer?

We recommend booking your Flybus transfer online in advance to guarantee your place on a bus as soon as you arrive at the airport. You’ll be issued a digital ticket which you can show the driver on board. The Flybus schedule is connected to every passenger flight going through Keflavik Airport, so there will always be a Flybus waiting for you on arrival. Your ticket is valid on all Flybus services that day, so you don’t have to worry about delays or hold-ups.

You can also buy Flybus tickets at the counter in the arrivals lounge of Keflavik Airport, or on the bus if you really don’t mind leaving things to the last minute. For your return journey, you can book a specific bus back to Keflavik Airport from the city centre. Shuttles can take you from your hotel to the BSI bus stop and buses run to the airport every hour or half hour depending on the time and day of the week. You can see the full schedule of return airport transfers on our main Flybus page.

Can I Add The Blue Lagoon to My Transfer?

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Keflavik Airport is only a ten-minute drive from the Blue Lagoon – one of Iceland’s top attraction. This geothermal spa allows you to bathe in the milky blue waters of a bath-warm water in the heart of the Reykjanes peninsula’s moon-like lava fields. Adding a trip to the Blue Lagoon to your airport transfer is an economic and convenient way to tick one of Iceland’s most popular attractions off your bucket list.

The spa-like atmosphere and hot-tub-like waters of the Blue Lagoon are the perfect tonic to a long flight, so booking a tour like the Blue Lagoon Transfer from Keflavik Airport allows you to slip into the silica-rich water and unwind just a few minutes after you land.

If you’ve got an evening flight, perhaps pair an airport transfer from Reykjavik with a stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way. It’s a great way to while away the hours before a long flight home and the Keflavik Blue Lagoon Comfort Transfer is the perfect way to say goodbye to the ethereal landscape and natural wonders of Iceland.

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So, there you have it; the five reasons why a Flybus Airport transfer is the best option to get from Keflavik Airport to the centre of Reykjavik. It’s quick, convenient, comfortable and eco-friendly. The easy online booking system means you can arrange your transfer before you arrive, and you can pair it with a trip to the Blue Lagoon. Book your Flybus airport transfer with Reykjavik Excursions for peace of mind before you travel.

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