Public Transportation

Explore the city using our local bus service and you're sure to discover something that you wouldn't get to see on the usual tours! Whether you have a particular destination in mind or would just like to experience Reykjavík city like a local, using the local public transport service makes for an economical and interesting experience.

When it comes to public transportation (called Strætó in Icelandic) Reykjavík has an excellent bus system with regular services to and from all the city’s major towns and attractions. Reykjavik's Central Bus Station Hlemmur is located on the main shopping street Laugavegur in Reykjavík.

One way fares cost about ISK 350 (about 2,15 euros) and can be bought on the bus. Note that no change is given on the bus and you will need to have the correct amount. When you pay for your bus fare, be sure to ask for a transfer ticket, or ‘skiptimidi' in Icelandic. The transfer ticket is the fare for your second bus trip, as long as it is taken within 75 minutes of receiving the transfer ticket.

For more information, access to their convenient destination planner and free travel app,  visit strætó.is.

If you choose to explore Reykjavík by bus you might also want to consider investing in the Reykjavík City Card. The card gives you 24, 36 or 72 hours unlimited travel on the city busses as well as admission to major attractions and discounts at shops and restaurants.