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Cheap Flights to Edinburgh

Popular in August High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price £106 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £47 From London to Edinburgh
One-way from £25 One-way flight from London to Edinburgh
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Edinburgh related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Edinburgh along with the rest of United Kingdom. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The United Kingdom has not implemented any entry restrictions, but is monitoring direct flights into the country from certain areas. Several airports have suspended certain services, closed terminals, and reduced transportation schedules, so check the details of the specific airport in advance. Additionally, many airlines have grounded their planes. The United Kingdom has announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers will be in effect starting on 8 June. Freight workers, medical professionals traveling to help with the fight against coronavirus, and travelers arriving from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are exempt from the quarantine requirement.. If you are looking to book a trip to Edinburgh and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Edinburgh flights by month

January
£71
February
£78
March
£73
April
£84
May
£81
June
£91
July
£91
August
£85
September
£86
October
£82
November
£89
December
£91
January is currently the cheapest month to fly to Edinburgh. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Edinburgh?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - EDI
Price
£71 - £116
EDI
Temperature
7 - 19 °C
EDI
Rainfall
37 - 63 mm

Peak Season:

There are two main events that take place in Edinburgh, the Hogmanay celebration which sees in the New Year and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is the world’s largest arts festival. This takes place in August. You’ll struggle to find the cheapest flights for these events, but if you plan ahead and book as much in advance as you can you can steal a bargain. August also sees the Edinburgh International Festival, a four week event of dance, music and theatre. On top of that, also in August, is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It’s a fantastic event with close to a thousand dancers, musicians, drummers and pipers from all over the world. Make sure to book your flights to Edinburgh well in advance if you wish to attend any of these festivities.

Off Season:

There isn’t really an off season, but for the best chances of finding cheap flights to Edinburgh avoid booking late for August and Christmas time. You can find the cheapest flights to Edinburgh from September to December, excluding Christmas time. Flights to Edinburgh can vary from as little as £30 to as much as £500, so make sure to get your flight tickets sorted well before any events and busy periods.

When is the best time to book a flight to Edinburgh?

If you plan well you can save a few pounds and find cheap flights to Edinburgh. Ideally it’s best to get your flight tickets booked as soon as possible, especially if you want to visit the Fringe or New Year’s celebrations. Being flexible and not having your heart set on one particular week will make it easier for you to find cheap flights to Edinburgh, but as a general rule try to book at least a minimum of 2-3 weeks before you fly, but aim to book much more in advance if you can to save the most on tour flight tickets.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Edinburgh?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Edinburgh. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Edinburgh?

Flights from London (All airports) to Edinburgh – 1 hour 20 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh – 1 hour 05 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh – 1 hour 15 minutes

Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh – 1 hour 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Edinburgh?

The cheapest flights to Edinburgh are normally operated by Air France, Finnair, Flybe or KLM. As Edinburgh is a relatively popular destination for short breaks and vacations, there are normally competitive prices and cheap flights to Edinburgh throughout the year.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The airport is roughly 12km from the city centre and there are a few different transport options to get you there. You can get the Airlink 100 express and N22 night buses to Waverley Bridge. Normally it takes around 25 minutes.  Lothian Bus No 35 also covers the route but does stop off at different places on the way and continues on to Leith. You could also hire a car or take a taxi from the airport. Trams are also an option that are frequent and normally very reliable. You can change at Edinburgh Park and Haymarket stations if you need to continue on somewhere else.

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