The City of Reykjavík has signed an agreement with Strætó public bus service to begin operating night buses within the city as of February 24. Night buses from downtown Reykjavík were previously implemented as a pilot project but their operation ceased during the COVID-19 pandemic when overall ridership declined.
Four night routes will run from the city centre to the neighbourhoods of Breiðholt, Úlfarsárdalur, Norðlingaholt, and Grafarvogur on Friday and Saturday nights. The buses will only transport passengers away from the city centre, not towards it. Buses will leave the city centre at a specific time but will not be time-adjusted along the route, so travellers are encouraged to monitor the buses’ real-time location in the Klapp app or on straeto.is.
A single night bus fare will be ISK 1.100 [$7.60, €7.15] and specific tickets will be available within the Klapp payment system. Monthly and yearly pass holders can use their passes for night bus services.
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