A resident of Hveragerði says that the bus fare pricing is out of proportion for those traveling to and from Selfoss.
Municipal buses started recently running between Reykjavík, Hveragerði and Selfoss, connecting two of the largest towns in south Iceland with the capital. However, as one south Icelander writes in Fréttablaðið Suðurlands, the arrangement of the bus fares pricing appears to be lopsided.
Trausti Steinsson lives in Hveragerði and works in Selfoss. He used to pay 350 ISK each way, to and from work, but now pays 700 ISK each way – or 1,400 ISK total. At the same time, the fare between Hveragerði and Reykjavík is 1,050 ISK and, between Selfoss and Reykjavík, 1,400 ISK.
This he considers both “unfair and unsupportable”. As he points out, the distance between Hveragerði and Selfoss is approximately 12 kilometres; between Hveragerði and Reykjavík, 45 kilometres.
Trausti calls upon the directors of Strætó to adjust the bus fares accordingly, in keeping them more in proportion with the distance traveled.