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When to find the cheapest flights to Edinburgh

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Jet2outbound: 18-Nov-2019
direct (3h15m)
Jet2
Ryanairreturn: 30-Nov-2019
direct (3h15m)
Ryanair
Vuelingoutbound: 28-Jun-2019
1 stop (10h05m)
Vueling
Ryanairreturn: 01-Jul-2019
direct (3h10m)
Ryanair
Flybeoutbound: 21-Nov-2019
direct (1h10m)
Flybe
Flybereturn: 25-Nov-2019
direct (1h10m)
Flybe
KLMoutbound: 02-Sep-2019
1 stop (11h30m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 09-Sep-2019
1 stop (24h10m)
KLM
Ryanairoutbound: 05-Jul-2019
direct (1h20m)
Ryanair
Ryanairreturn: 12-Jul-2019
direct (1h25m)
Ryanair
Flybeoutbound: 05-Jul-2019
direct (1h45m)
Flybe
Flybereturn: 12-Jul-2019
direct (1h45m)
Flybe
Ryanairoutbound: 23-Jan-2020
direct (3h10m)
Ryanair
Ryanairreturn: 26-Jan-2020
direct (3h15m)
Ryanair
British Airwaysoutbound: 23-Jan-2020
1 stop (20h)
British Airways
Vuelingreturn: 26-Jan-2020
1 stop (13h40m)
Vueling
easyJetoutbound: 04-Jul-2019
direct (1h20m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 11-Jul-2019
direct (1h20m)
easyJet
KLMoutbound: 29-Sep-2019
1 stop (8h)
KLM
KLMreturn: 04-Oct-2019
1 stop (6h)
KLM
British Airwaysoutbound: 03-Aug-2019
direct (1h20m)
British Airways
Flybereturn: 06-Aug-2019
direct (1h50m)
Flybe
Ryanairoutbound: 21-Jul-2019
1 stop (11h15m)
Ryanair
Ryanairreturn: 03-Aug-2019
1 stop (4h35m)
Ryanair
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Edinburgh guide: how to get there, what to see

Edinburgh city centre
Edinburgh Airport (EDI): 5 mi from city centre

Flights to Edinburgh: practical information

Cheap airlines to Edinburgh

Direct flights to Edinburgh are easy to find from England, Wales and Ireland thanks to the close proximity of Scotland. As far as airlines go, low cost is definitely the most affordable way to reach Edinburgh Airport (EDI). EasyJet and Flybe offer direct and cheap Edinburgh airline tickets from London, Manchester and Birmingham.

When to book flights to Edinburgh

Edinburgh's mild climate makes it an excellent city jaunt twelve months a year but when it's festival time, it pays to book your flights to Edinburgh early.

  • Peak season: July, August, New Year's Eve.
  • Low season: Some hotels and tourist places close from November to Easter.

Flight duration

Flights to Edinburgh from London take 1h 25min.

Experience Edinburgh: what to do, what to see

Once you arrive for your holidays in Edinburgh you'll easily want to see/do everything! Walk along the Water of Leith, catch live folk music at a pub in the Old Town and visit Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano outside the city centre.

Essentials in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle: This stronghold has seen the likes of kings and queens, armies and battles. Today it's the most popular attraction in all of Scotland, not only for its history but for its views. On a clear day and you can see as far as Fife.

Rosslyn Chapel: Now popular thanks to The Da Vinci Code, this 15th century chapel is a monument to the art of the masons and their stone carvings which are rich in symbolism. Many believe there are hidden tunnels underneath the church adding to the mystery of this place.

Festivals: August is peak festival time in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is iconic but for something more alternative, the Fringe Festival delivers. Comedy theatre and avant-garde everything, it's the largest art festival in the world!

Whisky: No one knows for sure when the Scotsmen started producing whisky but nowadays their "water of life" is known around the world. Hire a car in Edinburgh and follow the Whisky Trail to tour a distillery.

Find more information on edinburgh.org.

Accommodations in Edinburgh

As far as hotels in Edinburgh go, there are plenty of choices from luxury suites to cosy bed & breakfasts. Edinburgh certainly has enough rooms for all its visitors but when August and September roll around, it can be much harder to find something last minute at a reasonable price.

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All flight tickets to Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

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easyJetoutbound: 04-Jul-2019
direct (1h20m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 11-Jul-2019
direct (1h20m)
easyJet
Flybeoutbound: 21-Nov-2019
direct (1h20m)
Flybe
Flybereturn: 25-Nov-2019
direct (1h20m)
Flybe
easyJetoutbound: 02-Mar-2020
direct (1h50m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 12-Mar-2020
direct (1h50m)
easyJet
Flybeoutbound: 21-Nov-2019
direct (1h10m)
Flybe
Flybereturn: 25-Nov-2019
direct (1h10m)
Flybe
easyJetoutbound: 06-Sep-2019
direct (2h55m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 10-Sep-2019
direct (3h)
easyJet
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Vuelingoutbound: 08-Nov-2019
1 stop (15h55m)
Vueling
Ryanairreturn: 15-Nov-2019
direct (4h45m)
Ryanair
Ryanairoutbound: 23-Sep-2019
direct (3h20m)
Ryanair
Ryanairreturn: 04-Oct-2019
direct (3h20m)
Ryanair
Ryanairoutbound: 23-Jan-2020
direct (3h10m)
Ryanair
Ryanairreturn: 26-Jan-2020
direct (3h15m)
Ryanair
Vuelingoutbound: 23-Jul-2019
direct (2h50m)
Vueling
Ryanairreturn: 25-Jul-2019
direct (2h55m)
Ryanair
Finnairoutbound: 07-Oct-2019
1 stop (11h55m)
Finnair
Finnairreturn: 14-Oct-2019
1 stop (14h10m)
Finnair
easyJetoutbound: 13-Aug-2019
direct (1h55m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 25-Aug-2019
direct (1h45m)
easyJet
Aer Lingusoutbound: 22-Aug-2019
direct (1h20m)
Aer Lingus
Aer Lingusreturn: 22-Aug-2019
direct (1h20m)
Aer Lingus
Ryanairoutbound: 19-Jul-2019
direct (3h20m)
Ryanair
Flybereturn: 25-Jul-2019
1 stop (5h45m)
Flybe
Ryanairoutbound: 28-Sep-2019
direct (2h55m)
Ryanair
Brussels Airlinesreturn: 30-Sep-2019
1 stop (19h15m)
Brussels Airlines
Flybeoutbound: 25-Oct-2019
direct (55m)
Flybe
Flybereturn: 27-Oct-2019
direct (55m)
Flybe
Vuelingoutbound: 13-May-2020
1 stop (12h30m)
Vueling
Vuelingreturn: 20-May-2020
1 stop (13h)
Vueling
United Airlinesoutbound: 28-Apr-2020
1 stop (13h05m)
United Airlines
Lufthansareturn: 27-May-2020
1 stop (16h11m)
Lufthansa
Singapore Airlinesoutbound: 12-Feb-2020
2 stops (21h55m)
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlinesreturn: 26-Feb-2020
2 stops (36h50m)
Singapore Airlines
Ryanairoutbound: 12-Aug-2019
direct (2h45m)
Ryanair
Brussels Airlinesreturn: 14-Aug-2019
1 stop (8h40m)
Brussels Airlines
United Airlinesoutbound: 12-Sep-2019
2 stops (19h50m)
United Airlines
United Airlinesreturn: 19-Sep-2019
1 stop (12h45m)
United Airlines
Brussels Airlinesoutbound: 12-Sep-2019
1 stop (25h45m)
Brussels Airlines
Air Canadareturn: 19-Sep-2019
direct (6h40m)
Air Canada
Etihad Airwaysoutbound: 30-Nov-2019
2 stops (37h05m)
Etihad Airways
Etihad Airwaysreturn: 07-Dec-2019
2 stops (30h)
Etihad Airways
KLMoutbound: 26-May-2020
1 stop (8h)
KLM
KLMreturn: 02-Jun-2020
1 stop (6h35m)
KLM
Lufthansaoutbound: 29-Nov-2019
1 stop (32h45m)
Lufthansa
Lufthansareturn: 04-Dec-2019
1 stop (17h50m)
Lufthansa
Virgin Atlanticoutbound: 12-Sep-2019
2 stops (16h53m)
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlanticreturn: 19-Sep-2019
1 stop (12h44m)
Virgin Atlantic