The municipalities in the capital area make decisions about the route system in consultation with Strætó. When planning the Strætó route system, we strive to utilize resources in the most efficient way that servea as many people as possible.
The Strætó route system consists of 27 routes in the capital area and 18 routes outside the capital area. The Icelandic Road and Coastal administration finances and plans Strætó outside of the capital area.
In the capital area, most routes operate on a 15-minute frequency during peak hours and at a 30-minute frequency outside peak hours. Routes 1 and 6 run at a 10-minute frequency during peak hours.
The buses usually drive from approx. 06:30 in the morning on Mondays-Fridays, from approx. 07:30 on Saturdays and from approx. 09:30 Sundays. Half of the bus routes run every day of the week until midnight.
On official holidays buses usually drive according to a Sunday schedule, unless its announced otherwise.
In the capital area there are 5 hubs where the schedules are synchronized so the buses should arrive on similar times and passengers can switch buses. These hubs are:
Other hubs like Hlemmur, Spöngin and Háholt, are big bus stops but the schedules are not as synchronized.
Mjódd is the biggest hub for the connection of provincial buses and city buses.