CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Edinburgh
London Luton Airport (LTN) to Glasgow Intl Airport (GLA)
Typically, flights to Edinburgh from London are cheaper when flying from London Luton to Glasgow Intl, which has an average price of $93
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO EDINBURGH FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||March||13% cheaper||Flying from London Heathrow Airport to Edinburgh costs on average just $115 in March|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO EDINBURGH FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||December||22% more expensive||It costs about $162 for flights to Edinburgh from London Heathrow Airport in December|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO EDINBURGH FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||December||182% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Edinburgh from London Heathrow Airport in December than any other month|
Edinburgh is a delightful city, steeped in history and full of interesting things to see and do. Nestled in the hills near Scotland’s coast, the capital city is densely packed with attractions. Because it’s such a desirable destination, if you want to visit during the summer months you should arrange your trip well in advance. Flights and rooms book up early and prices will be at their peak. During the winter months, you may have to deal with bone-chilling damp and daily high temperatures ranging from 43 – 44 degrees Fahrenheit, but the good news is that fewer tourists visit, so you can find good deals on accommodation and cheap flights to Edinburgh. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall could be a good compromise, with relatively warmer weather and a modicum of tourists. Plan your trip in the shoulder seasons and enjoy either the spring blossoms or the fall bloom of heather on the Scottish hillsides.
In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Edinburgh for $20/person, which is 98% cheaper than the average flight to Edinburgh. To find the cheapest price to Edinburgh from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
The month of March is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Edinburgh from United States, with most prices found around $635. If you aren\u2019t able to travel to Edinburgh during the month of March, then flying in January is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $667.
The ideal time to book your flight to Edinburgh is 44 days in advance when prices tend to average $767. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Edinburgh for as low as $345.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Edinburgh is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as $701. Flights from United States to Edinburgh on a Thursday will generally be more expensive and average around $758. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.
Our data shows that the cheapest United States to Edinburgh flights are usually those with departure times in the afternoon. Our users have found flights to Edinburgh in the afternoon for as low as $689. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the evening when prices are $778 on average. Flights to Edinburgh from United States in the evening are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travelers’ schedules.
Edinburgh has a lot of good places to hike, such as Calton Hill. Many locals as well as tourists enjoy hiking the mountains near Edinburgh, especially in the colder months for more of a challenge and some beautiful scenery. If you plan on hiking during your visit, consider booking your flight to Edinburgh for January, February, or March. This is when you’ll find pristine hiking conditions for either mountains or trails. During the warmer months, hikers around the Edinburgh area find that parks like Cairngorms National Park are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Edinburgh in May, June, or July.
Dundee Airport, Glasgow Intl Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Carlisle Lake District Airport or Newcastle upon Tyne Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Edinburgh.
With an average price of $606 per person, Dundee Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Edinburgh. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.
The United Kingdom has reimposed national lockdown. From January 4, National lockdown in England is in effect. Traveling away from home, including internationally, is restricted from England except in limited circumstances such as for work or for education. Foreign nationals are subject to the ‘Stay at Home’ regulations. They should not travel abroad unless it is permitted. Different rules apply in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Travelers must follow all the rules that apply to them. From November 20, Scotland restricted cross-border travels within the UK, only essential travels—which includes health reasons, work and for study—will be allowed to enter and leave Scotland. People living within Level 3 or Level 4 lockdown areas in Scotland are also not permitted to leave their area, and banned from traveling overseas, though people in Level 0-2 are not. Travelers who have been in or transited through ared list travel ban countries in the past 10 days are not allowed to enter The United Kingdom with the exception of British nationals, nationals of Ireland, residents of the UK. Certain areas of the UK and Crown Dependencies may have specific travel regulations. Check the relevant page for information related to travel to Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Shetland, and Orkney.Entry requirements
All travelers entering the United Kingdom must present a completed "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" to immigration upon arrival. On January 18, all travelers to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, including UK nationals returning home, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR, antigen or LAMP test result taken within 3 days prior to departure. Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena), will not be in scope of the regulations. Children under the age of 11 will also not be required to complete pre-departure testing. Until January 21, travelers from Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia or Barbados will also not be in scope of the regulations.Quarantine requirements
On January 18, travel corridors will be suspended, all travelers arriving in the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man are subject to 10-day self-isolation. Travelers can take a test on the 5th day of their arrival, if the test result is negative the self-isolation period will end as soon as they receive the result, they must continue to self-isolate while awaiting for the test result. If the test is positive they need to self-isolate for another 10 days. Count the 10 days starting from the day they took the test, or from when they first had symptoms if that is earlier. From February 15, British nationals, nationals of Ireland, residents of the UK who have been in or through a red list travel ban country in the past 10 days must quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days. They cannot use the Test to Release scheme. Note: The English, Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish governments may be applying quarantine requirements differently. Check for more information on travel to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.All other info
All travelers on flights to the UK must wear face coverings on aircraft and on public transport upon arrival thereafter. Passengers using taxis and private hire vehicles should also use a face covering for the duration of their journey. Drivers may refuse to transport passengers who do not follow guidance for safe travel. From March 8, passenger traveling abroad will need to carry a new travel declaration form stating that their trip is permitted under UK national lockdown rules. The form must be downloaded, signed before travel, and carried or downloaded onto a mobile phone. Passengers who do not have a valid form may be denied boarding. Review the UK government’s entry requirements, and read more about travel restrictions for the UK.
If you prefer to fly direct from the US to Edinburgh, you can do so with United, American Airlines, Delta, or Norwegian Air International. Many major airlines offer flights that include one or more stops.
Edinburgh Airport is located in the Ingliston area of the city, and offers excellent transport options into Downtown Edinburgh.
Taxis are located on the ground floor of the car park opposite the main terminal. A trip into the city center takes about 25 minutes and costs around £15 GBP.
Airlink bus 100 provides fast and frequent service from stop D at the airport to the city center. It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with buses every 10 minutes during the day. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes and the adult fare is £4.50 GBP one-way, or £7.50 GBP return. You can also take Skylink 300 from stop F. This bus service runs to the city center and further for a fare of £4.50 GBP in about an hour. The night bus, N22 departs from stop D and travels into the city between 00:45 am and 04:15 am, 7 nights a week. Travel time is 28 minutes and the fare is £3.00 GBP. Finally, you can ride the tram from the airport fare zone, which departs every 7 minutes to the city center. The trip takes 30 minutes and the adult fare is £5.50 GBP.
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Most hotels are within a 10-minute walk from the city center and many of the attractions are located in the adjacent Old and New Town areas, so you’ll find Edinburgh easy to get around on foot. If your feet get tired, there is an efficient network of public transport at your disposal. Driving in the city can be tricky, with narrow, winding, hilly roads. Don’t forget to drive on the left. Here are your options for Edinburgh transportation.
Buses and Trams
Edinburgh’s bus network covers all parts of the city, with over 50 routes during the day, and 12 night bus routes. The buses and the single tram line’s ticketing is integrated, and an adult fare is £1.60 GBP per ride, or you can purchase an unlimited day pass for £4.00 GBP.
Edinburgh’s taxis offer 2 distinct types of services; black cabs, and private taxis. Black cabs can be either hailed down on the street or at a taxi rank, while private taxis must be pre-booked. Fares vary depending on the time and day of the week.
Edinburgh is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the UK with an extensive network of free cycle routes throughout the city. There are several shops renting bikes, but no bike-share program available to the public yet.
The city has so much to offer that you may find it difficult to choose how to spend your time, when you travel to Edinburgh. These attractions are worth a spot on your itinerary.
The weather in Edinburgh is highly variable, and may shift from sunny, to rainy, or calm to stormy several times each day. Always dress in layers and have rainproof gear with you when out and about.
Avoid annoying the Scots by NOT referring to their country as England! Scotland is not a part of England, but a separate nation that joined with England in a union in 1707 to form Great Britain.