Transportation Between KEF Airport and Reykjavík City (Centre)?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 6, 2012 7:12 AM Last Post By: ruslendingur
Jun 10, 2012 5:17 AM
Transportation Between KEF Airport and Reykjavík City (Centre)?I could not find the information on public transportation between KEF Airport and Reykjavík in the book (7th edition published May 2012) either in Reykjavík (P. 70-118) or Transport (P. 335-342). Did I miss something?
Any information is greatly appreciated.
Jun 10, 2012 5:23 AM
1Just in case it could be useful, this is the info about transport available on the web of the airport.
Jun 10, 2012 9:04 AM
2In my copy of 7th ed. (May 2010), it's hiding in the bottom corner of page 103 (+GETTING AROUND - To/From the Airport+) and continuing a little ways into the next page. It mentions FlyBus and notes that a taxi (about 9500 kr) would be an expensive alternative.
Just follow the link that anillos_de_saturno provided, though, as the airport's information page also links to Grey Line's Airport Express service (priced simiilarly to FlyBus).
Jun 10, 2012 11:17 AM
Jun 11, 2012 8:02 AM
4Use FlyBus - this IS public transportation between Reykjavik and Keflavik. But if you a group of 4-6 people than taxi might be a more convenient option.
PS. Keflavik is another city not Reykjavik's suburb.
Jul 6, 2012 3:13 AM
5Watch out for Iceland Excursions (Grayline Iceland) which organises transfers to/from Keflavik Aiport to direct hotels/hostels/apartments. I definitely don't recommend services of this company. Thanks to them I had to pay a lot of many for a taxi to the airport, because there was no bus for us and we have no time to organise any other way of transport.
I booked the tickets for transfer few months before but on the day when we had to take plane from Keflavik there were no bus for us. We supposed to have transfer at 6:30. My husband was standing outside our block of apartments from 6:30 until 7:05, but no one came to take us to the airport. I called Iceland Excursions office at about 7:05 - the employee said that the driver was at Welcome Apartments at 6:34 and because there was noone there he left away. She also said that there will be no other bus to take us to Keflavik. Of course that is all not true - like I've written my husband was standing for over half an hour on the street and there was no bus during that period. In my opinion if a company advertise that gives a transfer from/to hotel the bus should appear near the main entrance to that hotel not somewhere else in the city.
I don't know either what is the purpose for giving this company all my personal data like e-mail address and phone number (it is necessary during registration and you can't buy tickets whitout giving data). If the driver really was on our street and he saw that there is noone waiting for the bus he should make a phone call to the office and someone from the office should definitely contact with us. To make matter worse Iceland Excursions employee said that there will be no other bus to take us to the airport.
I would definitely not recommend the service to anyone. I've written a letter of complaint to them, but they responded that they won't give me refund for unused tickets because the driver went inside the entrance of the building corridor and reported back that no one was there only some luggage in the hall. They have written to me that he waited there but was instructed by his supervisor to continue his route to pickup other passengers in the area.
Watch out for these cheaters because there is no way for a driver or any other stranger to get inside the Welcome Apartments building - it is not a hotel or a hostel but it's an apartments house without open reception desk and if you want to get inside you have to know a 4number door code or have a key.
You can imagine how lossy and upset we were because of lack of responsability of this company.
Jul 6, 2012 7:12 AM
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