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Flights to Edinburgh: Overview

Main Airport Edinburgh Airport
Popular Destinations in the UK Manchester, London, Cardiff, Bristol
Popular Destinations in Europe Berlin, Paris, Prague, Amsterdam
Nearest Train Station Edinburgh Weaverly Train Station
Avg Flight Price £ 41.99
Bus Companies
  • easyJet
  • Flybe
  • Ryanair
  • British Airways

Edinburgh operates as Scotland’s busiest airport with 12.4 millions passengers recorded in 2016. The airport is served by 33 airlines, both domestic and international, and is reachable from 130 destinations.

Scotland's ancient capital is a modern, confident city with one of the most exciting cultural calendars in Europe. Art, dance and theatre combine during August's Edinburgh Festival, while comedy lovers can watch leading stand-ups and see experimental stage shows at the Fringe. Travellers can find out more about the city and what to do there in our Edinburgh city guide.


Main airlines and routes flying to Edinburgh from the UK



Flights to Edinburgh from the UK: Airlines & Departure Airports


Which airlines serve domestic flights to Edinburgh? easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Flybe and BA CityFlyer each serve domestic routes to Edinburgh from within the UK.

Which airlines serve international flights to Edinburgh?

KLM, Air Berlin, Etihad Airways, Norwegian Air, Aer Lingus, Thomson Airways and many more airlines serves flight to Edinburgh from Europe and beyond.

What are the most popular flights to Edinburgh? The most popular domestic flight to Edinburgh arrives from London Stansted. While the most popular international arrivals come from Dublin, Amsterdam and Paris.

How many flights to Edinburgh are there a day? In 2016 Edinburgh airport was seeing over 333 flights a day.

Which airports have direct flights to Edinburgh? Edinburgh International Airport has direct links with both national and international airports including London, Bristol, Cardiff, Barcelona, Paris, New York and more.

Tips for booking a cheap flight to Edinburgh


How far in advance to book flights to Edinburgh? When it comes to finding the best price for flights to Edinburgh we recommend booking 8 weeks in advance.

What is the cheapest day of the week to travel? The cheapest month to fly to Edinburgh is in February. The most expensive flights to Edinburgh are in December.

Days of the week to travel? The cheapest day for flights to Edinburgh is Wednesday.

What are the cheapest airlines for flights to Edinburgh? Ryanair and easyJet.

Airport info and getting to the city centre


What are the main airports in Edinburgh? Edinburgh International Airport is the only airport for Edinburgh city. Nearby airports include: Glasgow International, Dundee, Newcastle and Aberdeen.

How to get from Edinburgh airport to Edinburgh city centre? Getting into town is simple, travellers can catch a direct tram service to the city centre, which takes around half an hour to reach Haymarket. Passengers can catch the Airport 100 bus link or the JET bus link provided by Stagecoach, while there are also CityLink buses to Glasgow.


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Local Time 03:54
Scottish Pound
Population 435,700
Region Scotland
Languages English

How expensive is Edinburgh?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Edinburgh costs about the same as the rest of the country.


Prices in Edinburgh are on average around the same compared to other cities in the United Kingdom.

Public Transport

Public transport in Edinburgh costs around 29.9% less than national average.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Edinburgh is about 22% less expensive on average than in the rest of United Kingdom.

Flights to Edinburgh

via London Stansted Edinburgh
duration: 02:10 hrs
first: 20:05
last: 20:05
earliest: 22:15
last: 22:15
  • London Stansted
  • Edinburgh


22/05/2016 20:05 - 22:15 £33.19
via Manchester Edinburgh
duration: 02:05 hrs
first: 19:30
last: 19:30
earliest: 21:35
last: 21:35
  • Manchester
  • Edinburgh


20/05/2016 19:30 - 21:35 £54.20
via Manchester Edinburgh
duration: 02:05 hrs
first: 07:40
last: 19:30
earliest: 09:45
last: 21:35
  • Manchester
  • Edinburgh


14/05/2016 07:40 - 09:45 £50.31
24/05/2016 19:30 - 21:35 £35.38