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When to find the cheapest flights to Edinburgh

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easyJetoutbound: 08-Jun-2020
direct (1h25m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 09-Jun-2020
direct (1h15m)
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KLMoutbound: 09-Sep-2020
1 stop (6h45m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 11-Sep-2020
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KLMoutbound: 11-Feb-2021
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KLMreturn: 14-Feb-2021
1 stop (7h20m)
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British Airwaysoutbound: 03-Oct-2020
direct (1h30m)
British Airways
British Airwaysreturn: 10-Oct-2020
direct (1h30m)
British Airways
easyJetoutbound: 18-May-2020
direct (1h35m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 24-May-2020
direct (1h35m)
easyJet
KLMoutbound: 18-May-2020
1 stop (4h25m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 24-May-2020
1 stop (10h10m)
KLM
British Airwaysoutbound: 04-May-2020
direct (1h40m)
British Airways
British Airwaysreturn: 11-May-2020
direct (1h30m)
British Airways
British Airwaysoutbound: 11-Feb-2021
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British Airways
British Airwaysreturn: 15-Feb-2021
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Lufthansaoutbound: 12-Feb-2021
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Lufthansa
Lufthansareturn: 15-Feb-2021
1 stop (20h30m)
Lufthansa
Aer Lingusoutbound: 11-Feb-2021
1 stop (8h)
Aer Lingus
Aer Lingusreturn: 15-Feb-2021
1 stop (5h40m)
Aer Lingus
Virgin Atlanticoutbound: 10-Apr-2020
direct (1h40m)
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlanticreturn: 13-Apr-2020
direct (1h40m)
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Virgin Atlanticoutbound: 04-Apr-2020
direct (1h40m)
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British Airwaysreturn: 05-Apr-2020
direct (1h30m)
British Airways
Flybeoutbound: 01-May-2020
direct (1h40m)
Flybe
Flybereturn: 08-May-2020
direct (1h40m)
Flybe
Flybeoutbound: 08-Apr-2020
direct (1h40m)
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Flybereturn: 12-Apr-2020
direct (1h40m)
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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: 08-Jun-2020
direct (1h25m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 09-Jun-2020
direct (1h15m)
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KLMoutbound: 11-Feb-2021
1 stop (10h)
KLM
KLMreturn: 14-Feb-2021
1 stop (7h20m)
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easyJetoutbound: 27-Dec-2020
direct (1h50m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 03-Jan-2021
direct (1h55m)
easyJet
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easyJetoutbound: 18-May-2020
direct (1h35m)
easyJet
easyJetreturn: 24-May-2020
direct (1h35m)
easyJet
Ryanairoutbound: 20-Nov-2020
direct (4h40m)
Ryanair
Ryanairreturn: 27-Nov-2020
direct (4h45m)
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Ryanairoutbound: 05-Feb-2021
direct (3h20m)
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Ryanairreturn: 12-Feb-2021
direct (3h25m)
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Ryanairoutbound: 12-Feb-2021
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Ryanairreturn: 16-Feb-2021
direct (3h15m)
Ryanair
KLMoutbound: 07-Jul-2020
direct (1h40m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 13-Jul-2020
direct (1h25m)
KLM
Brussels Airlinesoutbound: 05-Sep-2020
1 stop (13h25m)
Brussels Airlines
Lufthansareturn: 12-Sep-2020
1 stop (5h)
Lufthansa
Virgin Atlanticoutbound: 07-Dec-2020
1 stop (12h13m)
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlanticreturn: 14-Dec-2020
1 stop (13h10m)
Virgin Atlantic
KLMoutbound: 08-Apr-2020
1 stop (4h45m)
KLM
Air Francereturn: 15-Apr-2020
1 stop (3h55m)
Air France
Brussels Airlinesoutbound: 03-Oct-2020
1 stop (26h10m)
Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airlinesreturn: 10-Oct-2020
1 stop (5h30m)
Brussels Airlines
KLMoutbound: 07-Apr-2020
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KLMreturn: 14-Apr-2020
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British Airwaysoutbound: 23-Apr-2020
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British Airwaysreturn: 26-Apr-2020
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British Airways
Ryanairoutbound: 06-Oct-2020
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Ryanairreturn: 13-Oct-2020
direct (2h15m)
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Jet2outbound: 03-Oct-2020
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Jet2return: 10-Oct-2020
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Ryanairoutbound: 14-Sep-2020
1 stop (12h40m)
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Ryanairreturn: 21-Sep-2020
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Lufthansaoutbound: 24-Oct-2020
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United Airlinesreturn: 31-Oct-2020
3 stops (21h30m)
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Lufthansaoutbound: 28-Feb-2021
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Brussels Airlinesreturn: 07-Mar-2021
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Air Franceoutbound: 01-Sep-2020
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United Airlinesreturn: 15-Sep-2020
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Air Franceoutbound: 30-Apr-2020
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Etihad Airwaysreturn: 12-Jun-2020
2 stops (27h35m)
Etihad Airways
Emiratesoutbound: 01-Nov-2020
1 stop (38h15m)
Emirates
Emiratesreturn: 15-Nov-2020
1 stop (22h40m)
Emirates
KLMoutbound: 10-May-2020
2 stops (32h17m)
KLM
Air Francereturn: 18-May-2020
2 stops (22h20m)
Air France