Free app provided by Strætó bs. (the public transport authority for the Greater Reykjavík area) for Icelandic public transport including a journey planner, realtime and travel information and mobile payment.
The traveller can both plan his journey, pay for his trip (within the Greater Reykjavík area), view stop information and get real time updates on his journey.
The Strætó app provides comprehensive information to help plan your journey in the capital area and many other areas in Iceland. The other areas included are:
•The whole south coast, from Reykjavík to Höfn í Hornafirði including Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hvolsvöllur, Landeyjar (Ferry to Vestmannaeyjar), Skógar, Vík and Jökulsórlón.
•Western and northern part of Iceland, including Akranes, Borgarnes, Stykkishólmur (Ferry Baldur), Búðardalur, Hólmavík, Bifröst, Hvammstangi, Blönduós, Sauðakrókur and Akureyri.
•City buses for the city of Akureyri
The app features:
•Mobile ticketing for single fairs in the Greater Reykjavík area
•A journey planner for public transport options, between any two locations in the areas that are included in the list above, featuring all bus transport.
•Departure boards showing next scheduled buses at every stop in the areas that are included in the list above. Live bus times are shown in same areas where available.
•Buses location in real-time.
•News & Notices affecting public transport services.
•For the best experience allow the app to use your current location and your smart phone camera to be able to use the Mobile ticketing feature.
Ókeypis app með greiðslumöguleika, með virkni sem aðstoðar þig við að skipuleggja ferðir um höfuðborgina og eftirtalin svæði á landsbyggðinni:
•Allt Suðurlandið, frá Reykjavík að Höfn í Hornafirði, þ.m.t. Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hvolsvöllur, Landeyjar (ferjan til Vestmannaeyja), Skógar, Vík og Jökulsárlón. Einnig uppsveitir Árnessýslu.
•Vestur- og Norðvesturlandið, þ.m.t. Akranes, Borgarnes, Stykkishólmur (ferjan Baldur), Búðardalur, Hólmavík, Bifröst, Hvammstangi, Blönduós, Sauðárkrókur og Akureyri.
•Akureyri - innanbæjar
Í appinu er:
•Greiðslumöguleiki fyrir stök fargjöld á stór Reykjavíkursvæðinu
•Leiðavísir fyrir almenningssamgöngur með strætisvögnum, milli hvaða tveggja staða sem er á svæðunum sem eru listuð hér að framan.
•Rauntímakort biðstöðva, sem sýnir áætlaðan komutíma næsta vagns á öllum stoppistöðvum innan þess svæðis sem eru listuð hér framar. Rauntími vagna er sýndur á sömu svæðum þar sem það er mögulegt.
•Staðsetningu vagna í rauntíma.
•Ferðafréttir sem hafa áhrif á almenningssamgöngur.
Vinsamlega hafið í huga:
•Best er að leyfa notkun á núverandi staðsetningu og aðgang að myndavél snjallsímans til að hægt sé að greiða fargjöld með appinu.
Hvernig fílar þú Strætóappið? Við viljum vita hvað þér finnst.
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Ratings and Reviews
Good, but far from perfect
As a tourist, this app is great, especially from getting in and out of the airport (depending on the time of your flight, as these buses don’t go all night) for far cheaper than the tourist bus lines. But there’s part of the rub: when I was here about a year ago, the one solo ticket that I bought covered all of my transfers to the airport; right now (I’m sitting on the bus right now), the driver charged me extra, over 1,000 kroners. Still cheaper than the tourist buses, but still frustrating, as nothing in the app told me about this.
Other complaints: the “trip planner” and “live map” thing are both great, but there should be a way to integrate the two. If I’m in “trip planner” mode, then it should automatically show me the buses on that route. There should also be a way to show the driver my ticket without having to cancel out of “trip planner”.
In short, the app needs some more seamless integration, and also to be more straightforward about extra costs to get to the airport.
Works great but...
... Strætó can make it better to promote app adoption and ridership:
- add the ability to purchase multiple tickets at the same time for one person.
Having to do the same steps multiple times to get a week of rides is a pain. One adult buying tickets for multiple adults for the same ride just seems weird and it seems Strætó knows this because if more than 1 ticket is selected a “you’re buying X tickets for X people” type message pops up. O.o
- add night bus ticketing
- add the ability to add a non-Icelandic phone number. If this is already a thing, it didn’t work for a few different visitors I know. If it’s not a thing already, most travelers don’t bother to get a SIM with an Icelandic phone number, especially travelers from the EU since roaming isn’t a thing in the EU/EEA anymore.
I signed up for the subscription, which means every third month is free. Sounds like a deal, right? Except the app conveniently “forgets” or malfunctions and I have to reapply for a new subscription every months and a half.
A this month’s malfunction is preventing me from using my credit card to get a useable ticket so that I can go back and forth to school. Ridiculous.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.