Cheap flights from London to Edinburgh
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The best prices from London to Edinburgh are usually found in January or November, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday
£42 - £100
7 - 19 °C
37 - 63 mm
|Most popular in||August||High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£100||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||£42||From London to Edinburgh|
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Cheap flights from London to Edinburgh
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.
How long is the flight from London to Edinburgh?
Flights from London to Edinburgh take around 1 hour and 20 minutes, although that figure can vary depending on where you set off from.
Which airlines operate flights from London to Edinburgh?
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.
How frequent are flights between London and Edinburgh?
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.
Which airports serve London and Edinburgh?
You can book flights to Edinburgh from London Gatwick, London Luton, Heathrow, Stansted and London City airports.
Which direct flight route between London and Edinburgh is cheapest?
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.
What is there to do in Edinburgh?
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.
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How many flights depart from London to Edinburgh on average per day?
Travellers can expect 426 flights from London to Edinburgh Turnhouse on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 0% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 28% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 44% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 27% of flight departures
How long does the flight from London to Edinburgh take?
A typical direct flight can take about 2 hours, covering about 197 miles.