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Transportation Options from Keflavik Airport to Blue Lagoon

Known for its black rocky landscapes that sit above the steamy milky blue waters creating a setting like no other, the Blue Lagoon is, without doubt, a very popular destination for travellers visiting Iceland. A bath in the hot geothermal seawater offers a relaxing, transformational experience to the fortunate visitors.

If you’re looking to visit the Blue Lagoon, you’ll most likely be landing at Keflavik International Airport, which is only 22km away. You have two transport options to get to your destination from there, a taxi or bus. Taking a taxi from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon is the fastest transportation option, with the trip taking just 20 minutes. On the other hand, the bus is the cheapest available option from Keflavik Airport to Blue Lagoon, but the trip lasts around 50 minutes, excluding waiting times.

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Comparison of the options

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How to get from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon by bus

Taking a bus is the cheapest transport option from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon. Two coach operators offer direct transfers for that route: Destination Blue Lagoon and the Flybus, which is operated by Reykjavik Excursions. This is a 50-minute trip, with a fare of around €25 (ISK 3,500) per passenger.

How much is the bus from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon

A bus from Kef to Blue Lagoon costs €25 (ISK 3,500) per passenger for both coach operators, but the prices may differ on weekends and public holidays and it’s always best to book ahead to ensure a better price. There is also the option to get a return Reykjavik Flybus ticket at around €50 (ISK 6,900) per passenger.



Trip Duration

50 MIN

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Destination Blue Lagoon Buses are available at 08:30 and 16:30, while the Reykjavik Flybus is available at 08:45, 11:30 and 16:30 daily.

Where do I get the bus from?

Both the Destination Blue Lagoon buses and Reykjavik Excursions’ Flybus vehicles can be found at the orange Airport Direct Shuttle booth, which is located outside the baggage claim area of the Terminal building.


Taking a bus from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon is not a fast option but is a budget-friendly option – especially if you’re a solo traveller. The trip takes 50 minutes, and you may have to wait for other passengers to board and store their luggage.

Editor’s Note

Blue Lagoon is a popular destination for most travellers and it's possible for bus tickets to get booked out early. This is particularly common with Destination Blue Lagoon buses, so it's best to book a ticket ahead of time.

Useful Tips

Always check the latest timetables when planning your trip to avoid long wait times.
The buses are equipped with plenty of storage for luggage items of pretty much any size.
You can buy a bus ticket onboard, but you need to have the exact amount of cash available; not all bus drivers accept credit cards.

How to get from Keflavik Airport to Blue Lagoon by taxi

Taking a taxi is the fastest option for transportation from Keflavik airport to the Blue Lagoon. The trip takes only 20 minutes and taxis are convenient with no unnecessary stops, ensuring you get to your destination efficiently and without any hassle.

Taxi fare from Keflavik Airport to Blue Lagoon

Taxi fares are calculated based on the starting fare of 5.00 (ISK 695) and the fare for the subsequent kilometre travelled, which is 2.00 (ISK 280). However, the fares are higher at night, on weekends, and during the holidays. Although there is no set rate, a taxi from Keflavik Airport to Blue Lagoon should cost you around €87 (ISK 12,150) during the day and €104 (ISK 14,500) at night.

If you want to benefit from a competitive fixed rate to allow you for better budgeting, it’s recommended to book your Keflavik Airport to Blue Lagoon ride ahead with a top-rated company like Welcome Pickups.



Trip Duration

20 MIN

*Rates vary at night, on weekends, and public holidays.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Keflavik airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Taxis are available at the taxi ranks, which are accessible through the public part of the arrivals hall. Once outside the airport, you’ll find the taxi stand on your left.


Taxis are the most convenient transport option when travelling from Kef airport to Blue Lagoon. They are reliable, comfortable, and the fastest way to get to your destination. Taking a taxi will help you avoid stress, especially after a long and tiring flight.

Editor’s Note

Taxis are generally a more expensive option but can be economical if you have a group of 4 to split the fare.

Useful Tips

Expect your standard taxi fare to increase by 5% if travelling in moderate traffic and 10% for heavy traffic.
Taxis in Reykjavík accept major credit cards and cash payments alike. In any case, double-checking with the driver whether your preferred payment method is accepted can ensure a smooth experience.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Reykjavik. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How to get to Blue Lagoon from Keflavik airport?

Blue Lagoon is 20 minutes away from Keflavik airport and you can get there by taking a taxi or a bus. Consider taking an airport taxi if you want to arrive as fast as possible, although the bus is a more affordable transport option. There are two bus operators that offer direct transfers from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon: Destination Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik Excursions.

How much is a taxi from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon?

Taking a taxi is the most expensive transport option from KEF airport to Blue Lagoon, however, it’s also the fastest and most comfortable option available – especially if you’re travelling with heavy luggage and/or children. A regular taxi from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon costs approximately €87 (ISK 12,150) during the day and €104 (ISK 14,500) at night.

Can I get a bus from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon?

Yes, you can get a bus from Keflavik airport to Blue Lagoon. Two bus operators offer direct transfers to Blue Lagoon: Destination Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik Excursions; both can be found at the orange ‘Airport Direct Shuttle’ booth as you exit the Terminal’s baggage claim area.

What is the distance from Keflavik airport to the Blue Lagoon?

Blue Lagoon is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, and it’s about 21km (13miles) away from Keflavik Airport. Keflavik Airport is the country’s main hub for international transportation and it’s located 50km (31miles) southwest of downtown Reykjavik.

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