Flights to Edinburgh

Find cheap flights to Edinburgh to save you some spending money for your Scottish getaway

Edinburgh has long been a cultural hub of the UK, with so many historical and cultural attractions to visit, it’s no surprise it is the second most popular tourist destination in the UK.

With the drive from London to Edinburgh being over 7 hours, it is not at all uncommon to fly the distance. To help you get there we’ve put together the best flight deals and the need-to-know information to get your trip started.

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Edinburgh flight times:

  • From London: 1hr 10mins
  • From Belfast: 50mins
  • From Bristol: 1hr 10mins

Airlines that fly to London:

  • flybe
  • Easyjet
  • British Airways
  • Loganair
  • Ryanair

Edinburgh insider flight tips:

You can get to Glasgow from Edinburgh airport in under 1hr 30min, so you can fly in to Edinburgh if you find that flights are cheaper than to Glasgow airport. Both airports are well linked so there is no need to worry about getting around Scotland after you land.

How to get from the airport:

There are many transport links from Edinburgh airport, including busses and coaches, trams, trains, taxis, car hire and even bicycle hire.

  • Trams and Trains – Trams are a key link to Edinburgh, with trams running every 7 minutes to the city centre. The journey takes 30 minutes, and costs £8.50 for an Adult open return. The trams are also a key link to main train stations. If you want to travel further in to Scotland, you will want to get a tram to the station, and then a train on to your destination. You can get combined train and tram tickets.
  • Busses and coaches – There are plenty of busses to get you into Edinburgh, such as the Airlink 100, the Skylink 200 and 300, and night bus N22. Other busses include the Citylink Air (which goes to Glasgow), the 21A and the Jet 747.
  • Car hire – Edinburgh has a designated car hire centre connected directly to the terminal. The companies available are: Alamo, National, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Europcar, Avis, Enterprise and Sixt.
  • Bicycles – You can cycle from Edinburgh airport, with it being located just 1km north of the local cycle path network. Remember that most busses cannot carry busses and you should prebook trains to take bikes on with you.

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