I am planning to book an early morning flight from Reykjavik to Berlin via Wow air, its departure time is 6:10 am.

How easy it is to reach Keflavik airport early, is it easy to get airport commute so early in morning?

I can see all Wow air Europe flights depart almost at similar times, so airport will be crowded, any idea at what should one plan to reach airport?


Correct above, its Keflavik airport not Reykjavik but its the main airport for International flights.


I booked Grayline pickup for 3am and it dropped me at airport by 3:50am. I had no problems and reached the boarding area well in time and even submitted my tax refund form.


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Super easy.

There are a ton of flights from 6am to 8am each and every morning. So the airport bus and other shuttle services all accommodate this.

For a 6am flight, I'd aim to get there at least 2 hours before departure. I might make it 1.5 hours if I was flying carry-on only. If flying during peak season (June-August), add 15-30 mins to be safe.

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    I used to arrive 2 hours in advance. 2-3 years ago that was fine, but Iceland has grown tremendendously in popularity at any time of year. I found the terminal very crowded and that was less than two weeks ago, in the last week of September. I would recommend 2½ hours.
    – gerrit
    Oct 2, 2017 at 23:36
  • @Kris: First shuttle [grayline or flybus] reaches airport earliest by 3:45. This will make it tight for me. Any service you want to sugest which can drop me at an earlier time to airport? Dec 12, 2017 at 17:13
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    I disagree, I was in KEF airport in late June for an early morning flight and getting through security was a breeze. And there are no traffic jams to speak of in Reykjavik.
    – JonathanReez
    Jul 1, 2019 at 5:45

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