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Night Bus Returns to Reykjavík after Two-Year Suspension

By Erik Pomrenke

Public bus in Reykjavík
Photo: Photo: Golli. Buses in Reykjavík are recognisable thanks to their bright yellow colour.

The Reykjavík night bus, or Næturstrætó, will be returning to service this Saturday, July 9.

Night service will include seven routes leaving from downtown towards the suburbs and neighbouring towns, but it will not be possible to take the night bus heading into downtown. A list of the routes can be found at Stræto’s website.

The Reykjavík night bus was suspended for two years in response to lower utilization of the service than hoped for. Residents of the greater Reykjavík area have been calling for the return of the night bus since its discontinuation, as it provided an affordable and safe alternative to taxis and driving for downtown nightlife. However, the return of service is only a trial run, and the usage will be reassessed in September.

The fare for the night bus will be the same as day fare, which can be seen below. As with day fare, travellers can pay with the Klapp card, Klapp ten, the Klappið app, cash, Strætó app, or Strætó card.

Individual night bus fares Price
Adults 490 kr.
Young people, 12-17 years old 245 kr.
Senior citizens, 67 years and older 245 kr.
Disabled * 147 kr.
Paid by credit card or cash 1,000 kr.

Fare table taken from Strætó.

However, the timetable for the Reykjavík night bus will differ from day service. Only departure times from Hlemmur and Lækjartorg B will be given, and passengers planning on catching the bus en route are encouraged to use the live bus tracking offered on the Klappið app, Strætó app, and Strætó website.

Strætó’s announcement comes in the wake of a taxi shortage in Iceland’s capital area.


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