Reykjavik Transport Guide

Reykjavik has a good public transport system with regular buses around town. It’s also a fairly walkable city, but if you’d prefer to drive or take a taxi, you can do that too.

How to get around Reykjavik

The Strætó city bus system makes getting around the centre of town really easy. You can also use these buses to get to the outer suburbs of Mosfellsbær, Seltjarnarnes, Kópavogur, Garðabær and Hafnarfjörður. Buses run from around 7am until midnight every day, except Sunday when they start at 10am. If you are visiting for a while, it’s a good idea to get a Reykjavík Tourist Card because it includes a free bus pass. Because it’s so easy to walk around the city, cars are generally unnecessary. However, it might be worth hiring a car for all the just-out-of-town attractions. Just be wary of other drivers here. Many of them chat on their phone while driving. There are also plenty of taxis available on the streets around bus stations, pubs and bars, although beware that they can be quite costly.