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Reykjavik Taxi

Reykjavik Taxi General Information and Tips


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Taxis in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is one of the best destinations for travellers visiting Iceland thanks to its diverse attractions and available activities. The city is denoted by a vibrant atmosphere, painted murals, unique architecture and colourful buildings. There’s something for every traveller in Reykjavik, from witnessing the Northern Lights and taking a dip in the famous hot springs, to exploring museums and going clubbing. To get around the city quickly and efficiently, we recommend taking a Reykjavik airport taxi to get to your destination.

There are a lot of taxi companies in Reykjavik that operate 24/7, so you can rest assured that no matter where you are, a Reykjavik taxi is only moments away. Taxis in Reykjavik may be of different models and makes, but they all use official taximeters to calculate your fare. It’s easy to identify the vehicles from their signature yellow roof sign, and they are readily available outside the airport, hotels and bus stations, near nightclubs, bars and popular shopping streets like Laugavegur. Considering how daunting trying to navigate through a new city’s public transportation system can be, taxis are generally the best transfer option as they guarantee you get around the city quickly and comfortably. 


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
87 €
104 €
21 MIN
117 €
140 €
46 MIN
silver and grey taxis outside Reykjavik's snowed down airport

Reykjavik Taxi Prices

Various companies provide taxi services in Reykjavik, with the taxi prices being considerably high. That is mostly due to the city’s size.

Here’s how your taxi fare will be calculated in Reykjavik:

Base fare: 5.00 (ISK 695)

Price per km: 2.00 (ISK 280)

There’s also 56 (ISK 7,800) for every one hour wait. Luggage items that fit into the trunk of the taxi are not charged but you should expect your fare to increase by 5% if travelling in moderate traffic and 10% for heavy traffic.

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How to get a Taxi in Reykjavik

Getting a taxi in Reykjavik is easy, as plenty of cabs are available at the designated taxi ranks, whilst you can also call or book your ride online. Taxi ranks can be found near all key attractions and popular tourists spots in the city, like stations, shopping malls and hotels. If you’re not near one, you only need to wait a short while for a free taxi to drive by, alternatively, you may request a Reykjavik taxi to pick you up. It’s worth noting it’s best to prebook a taxi if you’re travelling during peak hours, under bad weather conditions or if you are a bit further out of the city centre. 

Taxis are easily identifiable from their yellow taxi signs on the roof. The only exception to this is in October when the colour of the signs is changed to pink. The city has several taxi companies, but the most common ones are BSR and Hreyfil Baejarledidir. You can book a taxi by calling these companies on +354 561 0000 or +354 588 5522 respectively, or book your taxi online – many companies even offer apps for this purpose.

Book your Reykjavik Taxi Transfer in Advance

There’s nothing better than knowing a taxi will be waiting for you at your preferred location, at your selected time and at a fixed rate. You can easily pre-book your Reykjavik transfer online, and it’s an excellent option for travellers who like to plan a hassle-free trip. Contrary to booking in advance with other popular companies that may charge booking fees and have surcharges, Welcome guarantees you a competitive fixed-rate fare for your journey, whilst also providing a top-rated, personalised door-to-door service, no hidden fees and 24/7 customer support.

Tips for your taxi in Reykjavik

  1. Tips are not that common or expected when it comes to Reykjavik taxi services, however, you can always round up your fare at the end of the journey.
  2. Taxis accept all major credit cards, but you can also pay in cash if that is preferred. If you want to be on the safe side, it’s worth confirming the payment method with your driver before starting your journey.
  3. Ensure that the taxi driver resets the taximeter at the beginning of your trip.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Reykjavik

There are a couple of wheelchair-accessible taxis in Reykjavik, and you may be lucky to flag one on the street. However, as they’re not as widely available, it’s best to have their numbers to request your cab or pre-book it online. If you wish to book a wheelchair or mobility scooter accessible taxi with access ramps, large walkways, and spacious seating, you can contact Hreyfill and specify you need a fully accessible vehicle.

Reykjavik Taxi Safety and Complaints

The vast majority of Reykjavik taxi drivers are honest and friendly, so it’s pretty rare to have any issue with a driver. However, if you experience a rude driver, you’re overcharged or for any reason are made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe during your ride, we recommend keeping your receipt as it contains valuable information about the driver and taxi company. With those details, you can then call the taxi company or local authorities to report any issues. 

Frequently asked questions

Are taxis expensive in Reykjavik?

Taxis in Reykjavik are on the expensive side, but a taximeter calculates the final fare; the base fare is €5.00 (ISK 695) and the price per km is €2.00 (ISK 280). There are different taxi companies in the city, whilst there is also a good bus network if you’re travelling on a budget. In most cases, a bus may be all you need to get to your destination, but taxis remain the best transport option in the city as they provide convenient rides and 24/7 door-to-door services.

Are taxis safe in Reykjavik?

Taxis are safe in Reykjavik and they are widely available and easy to identify from the yellow taxi sign on their roof. The city’s taxi drivers are friendly and polite.

Can I book my Reykjavik transfer in advance?

Yes, you can book your Reykjavik transfer in advance with any of the taxi companies available in the city. If you’re after the peace of mind that a set fare offers and want to ensure a guaranteed on-time pickup, avoid hidden charges and have a friendly face meet you wherever you are, we’d recommend booking your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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