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The best prices from London to Edinburgh are usually found in January or July, 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)

All the information you need to plan the best LON to EDI flight in 2021: compare London to Edinburgh flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Edinburgh.
LON - EDI
Price
£74 - £90
EDI
Temperature
7 - 19 °C
EDI
Rainfall
37 - 63 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£74

From London to Edinburgh

One-way from

£6

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 37% 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 £90 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £109 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 9% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from London to Edinburgh in July, August 2021

The best prices found for LON to EDI flights in July, August
21 Jul - 21 Jul
£28pp
LTN
London Luton
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
LTN
London Luton
22 Jul - 28 Jul
£28pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
26 Jul - 27 Jul
£29pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted

London to Edinburgh 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Edinburgh from London found for this year
20 Jul - 27 Jul
£26pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
20 Jul - 20 Jul
£28pp
LTN
London Luton
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
LTN
London Luton
17 Jul - 18 Jul
£28pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted

Direct flights to Edinburgh from London

Save time with London to Edinburgh direct flight deals
20 Sep - 22 Sep
£52pp
LTN
London Luton
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LTN
London Luton
20 Sep - 22 Sep
£52pp
LGW
London Gatwick
easyJet
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
easyJet
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
1 Sep - 2 Sep
£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
27 Jul - 27 Jul
£28pp
LTN
London Luton
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
LTN
London Luton
28 Jul - 30 Jul
£29pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
27 Jul - 31 Jul
£30pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted

One-way flights to Edinburgh from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Edinburgh
17:05 - 18:25
British Airways
Direct
1h 20m
LHR - EDI
British Airways
£6
Netflights
03:50 - 05:20
British Airways
Direct
1h 30m
LHR - EDI
British Airways
£7
Netflights
18:10 - 19:35
British Airways
Direct
1h 25m
LHR - EDI
British Airways
£9
Netflights

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">London</span> to <span class="emphasized">Edinburgh</span> 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.

Which airlines flying from London to Edinburgh Turnhouse have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like easyJet, British Airways, and Flybe flying from London to Edinburgh Turnhouse have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Edinburgh from London?

Edinburgh Turnhouse (EDI) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from London to Edinburgh. You should not have trouble finding flights to Turnhouse from London; the airport handles an average of 28 inbound flights from London per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 13 airlines have flights to the Edinburgh airport from London. It is only a 6.8 mi journey from Turnhouse (EDI) to Edinburgh’s city centre.

Can I find flights from London to Edinburgh for under £73 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Edinburgh for under £73. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ryanair for just £28, but on average you can expect to pay £37.

Are there direct flights from London to Edinburgh for under £73 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Edinburgh under £73. A good price for a direct flight from London to Edinburgh is less than £55.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Edinburgh for under £73?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Edinburgh within the next 7 days for less than £73.

What days are direct flights available from London to Edinburgh?

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

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

Travellers can expect 67 flights from London to Edinburgh Turnhouse on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 31% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 54% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 15% 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 and British Airways 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 Ryanair is currently your cheapest option to Edinburgh, with prices starting at £28. Ryanair is priced at 64% 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?

£6 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from British Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Ryanair, with prices from £10.

Alternative routes for London to Edinburgh

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Edinburgh

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from London to Edinburgh.
Flight duration
1h 27m
Average temperature for July in Edinburgh
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Edinburgh
44.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Edinburgh

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Edinburgh

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London to Edinburgh choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Ryanair
£25 £109 No cancel fee N/A
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easyJet
£49 £143 No cancel fee 86%
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British Airways
£50 £147 No cancel fee 70%
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Flybe
£59 £164 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Flybe. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Atlantic
£114 £197 No cancel fee 72%
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KLM
£212 £391 No cancel fee 75%
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Norwegian Air International
£234 £466 No cancel fee N/A
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Loganair
£120 £546 No cancel fee 79%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Loganair. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Eurowings
£309 £7,624 No cancel fee 87%
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United Airlines
£9,715 £16,752 No cancel fee 69%
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Weekly flight availability
from London to Edinburgh
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from London to Edinburgh.
Sunday
13 daily flights
Monday
53 daily flights
Tuesday
50 daily flights
Wednesday
48 daily flights
Thursday
30 daily flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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