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The best prices from London to Edinburgh are usually found in January or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Edinburgh (EDI)

LON - EDI
Price
£38 - £105
EDI
Temperature
7 - 19 °C
EDI
Rainfall
37 - 63 mm
Popular in August High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 49% potential price drop
Round-trip from £38 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.
What is the cheapest day to fly return 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.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London to Edinburgh?

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 £65 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £83 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Edinburgh (LON - EDI)?

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 in the midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from London to Edinburgh in August, September 2020

The best prices found for LON to EDI flights in August, September
3 Aug - 5 Aug
£51pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton
25 Jul - 31 Jul
£53pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton
27 Jul - 29 Jul
£55pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton

London to Edinburgh 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Edinburgh from London found for this year
7 Sep - 9 Sep
£49pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton
3 Aug - 5 Aug
£51pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton
25 Jul - 30 Jul
£53pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton

Direct flights to Edinburgh from London

Save time with London to Edinburgh direct flight deals
7 Sep - 9 Sep
£49pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton
3 Aug - 5 Aug
£51pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton
25 Jul - 31 Jul
£53pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton

Last-minute flights from London to Edinburgh

Late deals on return flights to Edinburgh from London, departing today and this week
25 Jul - 31 Jul
£53pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton
27 Jul - 29 Jul
£55pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton
27 Jul - 2 Aug
£57pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton

One-way flights to Edinburgh from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Edinburgh
09:50 - 11:10
easyJet
Direct
1h 20m
LTN - EDI
easyJet
03:05 - 04:25
easyJet
Direct
1h 20m
LTN - EDI
easyJet
15:55 - 17:10
easyJet
Direct
1h 15m
STN - EDI
easyJet

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about London to Edinburgh flights.

Flight FAQs

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.

Are flight prices decreasing from London to Edinburgh due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

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.

Can I find flights from London to Edinburgh for under £100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Edinburgh for under £100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on easyJet for just £49, but on average you can expect to pay £56.

Are there direct flights from London to Edinburgh for under £100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Edinburgh under £100. A good price for a direct flight from London to Edinburgh is less than £56.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Edinburgh for under £100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Edinburgh within the next 7 days for less than £100.

What days are direct flights available from London to Edinburgh?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Thursday, Friday.

How many flights depart from London to Edinburgh on average per day?

Travellers can expect 38 flights from London to Edinburgh Turnhouse on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 55% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 8% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 37% of flight departures

Is London weather warmer or cooler than Edinburgh?

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.

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. Looking for a cheap flight from London to Edinburgh? Compare all available flights with our handy search tool.

How long does is the flight from London to Edinburgh?

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.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from London to Edinburgh return?

Flying on easyJet is currently your cheapest option to Edinburgh, with prices starting at £38. easyJet is priced at 49% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from London to Edinburgh one-way?

£20 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from easyJet. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Ryanair, with prices from £27.

Alternative routes for London to Edinburgh

Destination information for Edinburgh

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from London to Edinburgh
Flight duration
1h 26m
Average temperature for August in Edinburgh
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Edinburgh
52.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Heathrow (LHR)
Luton (LTN)
Stansted (STN)
City (LCY)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Edinburgh

Hourly flight availability from London to Edinburgh

Morning 6 AM to midday 55% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 32% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from London to Edinburgh
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
23 daily flights
Friday
11 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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