Cheap Flights to Edinburgh

Cheap round-trip flights to Edinburgh

Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at ₹35,098 for one-way flights and ₹16,803 for round trip, for the period specified. Be sure to select the 'Direct flights only' box above if you are looking for a non stop route. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap flights to Edinburgh

As one of the UK’s most important transport hubs there are no shortage of cheap flights to Edinburgh – and even more reasons to take advantage of them.

The airport at Edinburgh is the UK’s third busiest, in terms of passenger numbers, and it leads to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

The city itself is nonchalantly draped over craggy hills that overlook the sea. The Old Town is a delightful jumble of medieval tenements that align themselves along the Royal Mile. Turrets demarcate the skyline – as do the natural features of Castle Rock and the Salisbury Crags.

In contrast to this atmospheric jumble the New Town stands elegantly prim and proud with its neat lines of neoclassical geometry.

And, at ground level, there’s arts, music, theatre, nightlife and dining to enjoy – not to mention the Fringe Festival, and the small matter of Hogmanay.

When to book flights to Edinburgh

You’ll be hard pushed to find cheap flights to Edinburgh during August (thanks to the world’s largest arts festival taking place) and Christmas (thanks to Hogmanay).

Having said that with August also seeing the Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo it more than pays to take a more expensive flight sometimes!

The cheapest flights tend to come up between September and early December, so do book early for the very best prices.

How to find the best flight deals to Edinburgh

Here are three ways to use your Expedia search to bag a bargain.

  1. Use the ‘Nearby Airports’ option when you search for flights. This can be found under your search’s chosen departure location – it shows you what price tickets are from other airports that are close to you.
  2. If you are not tied to flying on a specific date you can reveal on which days the cheapest flights are available by using the ‘Show flexible dates’ feature. This can be located just above where your list of flight options that are returned from a search.

Airlines offering direct flights to Edinburgh include:

  • Flybe
  • easyJet
  • Loganair
  • British Airways
  • Ryanair

Getting to Edinburgh from the airport

Edinburgh Airport is well-connected to the city. It lies just seven miles from the centre.

Public transport options include trams and the express Airlink bus (both offering a 30-minute journey time) and Lothian bus services (whose journey time varies between 40 and 60 minutes). You can hop on any of these direct from the terminal.

You could also hire a car or take a taxi from the airport. For drivers just follow the A90 all the way into the heart of this historic city.

Unmissable Edinburgh

If you’re here during the Fringe there’s simply so much to see and do that you can’t help but miss some of the highlights.

We’ve assumed you’ve got Edinburgh’s major attractions firmly in your sights, so here are some lesser known gems to add to your bucket list.

You can scare yourself silly on a spooky candlelit tour of Edinburgh at night. Follow in the footsteps of the infamous 18th century bodysnatchers Burke & Hare, and venture deep down beneath the city in dark, haunted vaults.

Forget the shortbread, the real Scottish souvenir can be found at 21st Century Kilts on Thistle Street. Edinburgh designer Howie Nicholsby has given the traditional kilt a modern revamp.

The secret chamber of Lauriston Castle, known as the Laird's Lug, allows you to eavesdrop on conversations in the salon below. Watch what you say!

Edinburgh’s monument to Walter Scott allows you to climb up inside it for panoramic views of the city. Take a deep breath, there’s 267 narrow steps to ascend before you reach the top.

Edinburgh’s music scene is second to none, but the ‘reel’ deal can be found when the Scotch and Irish fiddlers play nightly at Sandy Bells on Forrest Road. The music thumps, the audience reel and you’re likely to need a lie-in come tomorrow!

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to Edinburgh?
For more information about updating your flight to Edinburgh or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Edinburgh that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Edinburgh, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Edinburgh now?
Head to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor to learn about the latest travel restrictions to Edinburgh before flying in. Everything from health authority information to quarantine requirements is constantly updated here to keep you well informed.
What is the name of Edinburgh's airport?
Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is the one and only airport in Edinburgh.
How far is Edinburgh Airport (EDI) from central Edinburgh?
If you’re staying in central Edinburgh, it’s a good idea to organise how you’ll get into the city before you touchdown. The downtown area is approximately 11 kilometres from Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
What airport is best to fly into Edinburgh?
Step off the plane at Edinburgh Airport and you’ll find yourself 11 kilometres from the downtown area. Glasgow Airport is another major airport in Edinburgh. It sits 80 kilometres from the city centre.
How many airlines fly to Edinburgh?
Edinburgh is serviced by 24 airlines from at least 118 airports across the globe.
Which airlines fly to Edinburgh?
The majority of flights to Edinburgh are offered by British Airways. The most well-known route takes off from London, and British Airways flies this route the most frequently.
How many nonstop flights are there to Edinburgh?
Arranging an amazing Edinburgh adventure is a walk in the park when there are 1155 nonstop flights each week to get you there.
Where are the most popular flights to Edinburgh departing from?
The most popular flights to Edinburgh set off from London, Ashford and Kennington airports.
How long is the flight to Edinburgh Airport?
If you’re heading to Edinburgh from London, you’re looking at a flight duration of 1 hour and 23 minutes. Those taking off from Ashford can expect to be travelling for 1 hour and 16 minutes. From Kennington it’s roughly 1 hour and 26 minutes away.
How to book the cheapest flight to Edinburgh?
Don’t leave locking in your flight to Edinburgh until the very last minute. That’s one trick well-versed jet-setters use to get the best deals. Booking in advance means more choices and cheaper flights. Don’t stop there, however. Do some research and find out if there is more than one airport at your destination. Fares often differ depending on which airport you pick. Make sure you compare prices across airlines as well. Last but not least, be prepared to book quickly if you find a great price. It might not be available for too long. With a bit of knowledge and some luck, the ideal fare can be yours.
How to survive the flight to Edinburgh?
If you’re poorly prepared, air travel can be daunting. But don’t hit the panic button just yet. Follow these useful tips for a comfortable start to your getaway in Edinburgh.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • Flying can be a comfortable experience if you carry the right stuff. Firstly, you’ll want some toiletry items, such as a toothbrush and hairbrush, a fresh set of clothes and a good book. Next, leave space in your hand luggage for your phone and charger, any medications and maybe a proper neck pillow too. Last, but definitely not least, be sure to bring your passport, travel documents and some cash.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Double-check that you don’t have a sharp object hiding in one of the zippers of your hand luggage. Other banned items include flammable or explosive products, such as aerosol cans and fuel, and liquids and gels in containers larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

What to wear on a flight:

  • The best way to ensure a comfortable flight is as simple as the clothes you wear. Prepare for changes in temperature by bringing layers. This will keep you nice and warm if the cabin starts to cool down. Shoes like flip flops and heels are best left in your suitcase. Instead, opt for flat, closed-toed footwear like sneakers. Your feet will thank you later.
  • A condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potential risk on long-haul flights. It results from blood clotting due to poor circulation and inactivity. Walking up and down the aisle and doing foot and leg exercises while seated is a great way to prevent this from happening. Wearing a high-quality pair of compression tights or socks also helps reduce the risk.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Edinburgh?
Being organised before you get to the airport will help make your trip to Edinburgh easy and painless. Check out our useful tips for a speedy journey through security:

  • Security personnel first need to see that you have a valid passport and matching travel documents before you’re allowed to proceed any further. Keep them within easy reach.
  • After that, both you and your hand luggage must be X-rayed. To speed things up, take off anything that might set the alarms off. Items such as your coat, belt and earphones will be required to go through the machine.
  • All electronic gadgets, including your laptop and phone, will also need to be scanned.
  • Can’t travel without your favourite hand cream? Not a problem. As long as it’s in a container no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a clear zip-lock bag, you can keep it with you in your carry-on luggage.
  • The right choice of footwear can save you several minutes. Boots and heavy shoes are often required to be removed and X-rayed separately. Slip-on shoes usually aren’t.
  • Take all prohibited items out of your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp objects like a pocket knife or tools, pack them safely away in your checked baggage. They won’t be allowed in the cabin.

Flights to Edinburgh information
Destination AirportEdinburgh
Destination Airport IATA codeEDI
Destination City NameEdinburgh
Flight Price₹10,372

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Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at ₹35,098 for one-way flights and ₹16,803 for round trip, for the period specified. Be sure to select the 'Direct flights only' box above if you are looking for a non stop route. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.