Public bus service

IRCA operates the public bus service around the country.  This includes 25 driving routes during winter and 28 during summer with three more routes being developed. The goal is for Icelandic public transport to be one comprehensive and coordinated route system.

IRCA manages bids of contracts for routes between communities around the country. The goal is to establish a comprehensive route system of public buses all over the country.

Driving routes

25 driving routes

  • Suðurnes
  • Westfjords and northwest Iceland
  • Westfjords
  • North and northeast Iceland
  • East Iceland
  • South Iceland

3 driving routes during summer

  • Westfjords
  • East Iceland

3 driving routes – development project

  • Westfjords
  • West Iceland

Development of passenger numbers

There has been a decrease in the number of passengers on national transport over the last 10 years.

In the last 2 years, there has been a big drop in the number of passengers. The same situation applies to other operators in public transport, i.e. parties on behalf of the municipalities.

Number of passengers by routes

The routes with the highest number of passengers are the routes in the southwest corner: