LON - EDI
£38 - £105
7 - 19 °C
37 - 63 mm
High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 49% potential price drop
From London to Edinburgh
One-way flight from London to Edinburgh
Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Edinburgh. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.
To save up to 38% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from London to Edinburgh from £84 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £108 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.
It’s typically best to fly out from London to Edinburgh in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 10% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.
Book a flight from London to Edinburgh and you’ll land at the Scottish capital’s only airport, which is less than a 30-minute drive from the city centre. There’s a regular express bus service – the Airlink 100 – or you can hire a car, take the tram or pre-book a taxi. In the city itself, Princes Street is the address to bookmark. This mile-long stretch is punctuated by the Scott Monument and lined with shops on one side, while the other serves up amazing views of Edinburgh Castle and the medieval Old Town. Edinburgh’s New Town, meanwhile, is the city’s artistic hub thanks to three national galleries within striking distance of each other.
Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Flybe, and Virgin Atlantic flying from London to Edinburgh Turnhouse have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.
At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London and Edinburgh for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.
Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Edinburgh for under £77. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ryanair for just £36, but on average you can expect to pay £47.
Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Edinburgh under £77. A good price for a direct flight from London to Edinburgh is less than £53.
There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Edinburgh within the next 7 days for less than £77.
Direct flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.
Travellers can expect 102 flights from London to Edinburgh Turnhouse on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 24% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 63% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 14% of flight departures
We forecast the temperature to be around the 23 °Cs in July, on average. The temperature in Edinburgh is generally colder than in London. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.
Flights from London to Edinburgh take around 1 hour and 20 minutes, although that figure can vary depending on where you set off from.
Popular airlines that offer London to Edinburgh flights include Ryanair, EasyJet, British Airways and Flybe. If you’re wondering which airline offers the best value, try searching for a cheap flight from London to Edinburgh at the top of this page and you can compare all four carriers.
You should have no problem finding London to Edinburgh flights as there are frequent departures. That said, if you’re looking to travel at popular times – like during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, or for Christmas and New Year – you may need to book well in advance to get your chosen dates.
You can book flights to Edinburgh from London Gatwick, London Luton, Heathrow, Stansted and London City airports.
The cheapest route between London and Edinburgh is flying from London Stansted Airport, although prices change all the time. Use our Search Flights function to get the best deals on flight tickets.
There’s loads to do in Edinburgh whenever you visit, but there are certain calendar dates worth making a special trip for. Do the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, visit the festive Christmas market in winter, or join the Hogmanay crowds on New Year’s Eve. Edinburgh may be Scotland’s most expensive city, but it’s still cheaper than London so you’ll get slightly more for your money while you’re here. Weather-wise, expect Edinburgh to be cooler than London, even in the summer months. And consider packing an umbrella if you’re booking London to Edinburgh flights in October, which tends to be the wettest month. Looking for a cheap flight from London to Edinburgh? Compare all available flights with our handy search tool.
Airlines like easyJet fly from London to Edinburgh in about 1h 15m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance from London to Edinburgh is about 307 mi. Generally, flights for this route are direct.
Flying on Ryanair is currently your cheapest option to Edinburgh, with prices starting at £36. Another option worth looking into is easyJet, starting at £49 return. Ryanair is priced at 51% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.
£19 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Ryanair. You may also be able to find cheap deals on easyJet, with prices from £26.
|Afternoon Midday to 6 PM||58% of flight departures|
|Morning 6 AM to midday||33% of flight departures|
|Evening 6 PM to midnight||8% of flight departures|
|Early morning Midnight to 6 AM||1% of flight departures|