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About Flights to Edinburgh

Summary info about Edinburgh flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$192

Best Round-Trip Price

$363

Fastest flight time

12h 25m
The best one-way flight price to Edinburgh from United States in the last 72 hours is $192 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Edinburgh Turnhouse).
The best round-trip flight price to Edinburgh from United States in the last 72 hours is $363 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Edinburgh Turnhouse).
The fastest flight to Edinburgh from United States takes 12h 25m (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Edinburgh Turnhouse).

Cheapest flights to Edinburgh airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Edinburgh airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Edinburgh

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Edinburgh

Los Angeles (LAX) to Glasgow Intl Airport (GLA)

Typically, flights to Edinburgh from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Glasgow Intl, which has an average price of $749

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO EDINBURGH FROM LOS ANGELESFebruary17% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Edinburgh costs on average just $629 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO EDINBURGH FROM LOS ANGELESDecember27% more expensiveIt costs about $960 for flights to Edinburgh from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO EDINBURGH FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember243% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Edinburgh from Los Angeles in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Edinburgh?

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 $10/person, which is 99% 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’t 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 $363.

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Edinburgh is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $722. Flights from United States to Edinburgh on a Friday will generally be more expensive and average around $803. 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 $697. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the evening when prices are $781 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 $159 per person, Carlisle Lake District 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.



Edinburgh flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Edinburgh found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Aug 23
JFK7:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
14h 10m
1 stop
EDI10:05 amEdinburgh Turnhouse
Sep 5
EDI6:50 pmEdinburgh Turnhouse
28h 10m
2 stops
JFK11:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Aug 23
JFK7:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
14h 10m
1 stop
EDI10:05 amEdinburgh Turnhouse
Sep 5
EDI6:50 pmEdinburgh Turnhouse
28h 10m
2 stops
JFK11:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Aug 23
JFK7:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
14h 10m
1 stop
EDI10:05 amEdinburgh Turnhouse
Aug 29
EDI6:50 pmEdinburgh Turnhouse
28h 10m
2 stops
JFK11:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Aug 30
JFK7:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
14h 10m
1 stop
EDI10:05 amEdinburgh Turnhouse
Sep 13
EDI2:05 amEdinburgh Turnhouse
20h 55m
2 stops
JFK11:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Aug 16
JFK7:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
14h 10m
1 stop
EDI10:05 amEdinburgh Turnhouse
Aug 23
EDI2:05 amEdinburgh Turnhouse
20h 55m
2 stops
JFK11:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Aug 9
JFK7:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
12h 25m
1 stop
EDI8:20 amEdinburgh Turnhouse
Aug 16
EDI2:05 pmEdinburgh Turnhouse
32h 55m
2 stops
JFK11:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Edinburgh

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Edinburgh, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
Sep 24
JFK7:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
31h 15m
1 stop
EDI3:10 amEdinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple Airlines
Sep 28
JFK7:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
42h 45m
2 stops
EDI2:40 pmEdinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple Airlines
Sep 13
JFK7:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
14h 10m
1 stop
EDI10:05 amEdinburgh Turnhouse

Which airlines fly to Edinburgh?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Edinburgh

Which airlines fly to Edinburgh?

For flights from United States to Edinburgh, most momondo users will book with popular airlines such as British Airways, Delta, United Airlines and Aer Lingus. Depending on what airport you fly from, you may have other airlines to choose from.

Virgin Atlantic Flights to Edinburgh

Virgin Atlantic operates around 21 flights into Edinburgh in any given week. The most common departure point for these flights was from Amsterdam Schiphol, with the best round-trip Virgin Atlantic deal found being $345 (Boston Logan Intl to Edinburgh). Users have rated Virgin Atlantic 8.0/10 in over 57 reviews on momondo.

Aer Lingus Flights to Edinburgh

Aer Lingus flight deals to Edinburgh start from $503 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a round-trip journey departing from Boston Logan Intl. Over any normal week, Aer Lingus flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Dublin is the most popular Aer Lingus departure point to Edinburgh so generally has the most availability. Aer Lingus is scored a 8.0/10 in 79 reviews.


Best first class flights to Edinburgh

Compare and see reviews for airlines with premium cabins that fly to Edinburgh
AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
DeltaPriceFrom $571First ClassRating
7.9
7.9

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

The food was just ok

1 / 10
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KLMPriceFrom $541First ClassRating
7.8
7.7

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

8.2

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Problems with the in-flight wi-fi (none) and the flight info (none). However, movies worked fine and the selection is exceptional.

1 / 10
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Air FrancePriceFrom $610First ClassRating
7.8
7.7

Boarding

7.6

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

7.4

Food

Reviews

More meals in flight - one meal is not enough for an 8hr flight

1 / 10
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      Airports near Edinburgh

      Below you will find all the airports in Edinburgh along with the distance from the city center

      Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

      Edinburgh Airport is located in the Ingliston area of the city, and offers excellent transport options into Downtown Edinburgh.

      Taxis

      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.

      Public Transportation

      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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      Popular routes to Edinburgh

      Most frequently searched flights to Edinburgh along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
      New York to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time6h 45m
      Cheapest price$374
      Chicago to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time7h 40m
      Cheapest price$505
      Boston to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time6h 20m
      Cheapest price$495
      Los Angeles to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time13h 15m
      Cheapest price$560
      Washington, D.C. to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time11h 25m
      Cheapest price$528
      Seattle to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time11h 35m
      Cheapest price$675
      San Francisco to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 55m
      Cheapest price$600
      Dallas to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 10m
      Cheapest price$938
      Minneapolis to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time10h 35m
      Cheapest price$664
      Orlando to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time8h 10m
      Cheapest price$586
      Portland to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time15h 10m
      Cheapest price$644
      Atlanta to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time10h 20m
      Cheapest price$878
      Denver to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time12h 20m
      Cheapest price$673
      Houston to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 10m
      Cheapest price$822
      Raleigh to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time13h 05m
      Cheapest price$624
      Philadelphia to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time11h 10m
      Cheapest price$622
      Charlotte to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time10h 01m
      Cheapest price$910
      Salt Lake City to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time16h 20m
      Cheapest price$1,035
      Ontario to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time15h 50m
      Cheapest price$673
      London to Edinburgh Flights
      Fastest flight time1h 25m
      Cheapest price$73

      How to travel around Edinburgh

      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.

      Taxis

      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.

      Cycling

      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.


      Visa requirements for visiting Edinburgh

      Citizens of the United States can visit Edinburgh for up to 6 months without a visa. However, you need to show your passport and travel documents to officers at the port of entry. For foreign nationals, please check the website.


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      Best things to do and see in Edinburgh

      Things to do and places of interest in Edinburgh

      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.

      • Come to Edinburgh in August for festival season. The city is bursting with events for several weeks, including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe Festival, the Comedy Festival, and more.
      • Visit Edinburgh Castle; perched on top of Castle Rock, the iconic building is the top attraction in Scotland. The castle and its esplanade offer unmatched views of the city below. Inside, you can explore some of the oldest structures in the city, including St Margaret’s Chapel, the National War Memorial, and the Half Moon Battery.
      • Take the children to the Edinburgh Zoo where they can see over 1,000 marvelous animals, including the UK’s only giant pandas.
      • Art buffs will be thrilled to tour 3 of Scotland’s National Galleries here in Edinburgh: the National Gallery on the Mound, the Portrait Gallery on Queen Street, and the Gallery of Modern Art on Belford Road.
      • Tour the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen of England’s official residence in Scotland. She usually visits around the end of June to participate in various official engagements.
      • Attend a performance in 1914-dated Usher Hall where countless concerts have delighted all kinds of audiences. Artists cherish the opportunity to perform here because of the venue’s amazing acoustics.

      Tips and tricks for visiting Edinburgh

      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.


      Why use momondo?

      It is quick and easy to find flights to Edinburgh on momondo. We search and return numerous flight options from various airlines and agents. You can then use our filters to narrow your search until you have found the most convenient flight to Edinburgh that suits you.

      momondo does allow users to show only those flights to Edinburgh which offer a flexible booking policy as well as other useful filters and features.

      Once all potential Edinburgh flight options are in front of you momondo lets you sort and filter flights based on preferences such as airline, price and flight times amongst many other options.

      If you are not ready to book a flight to Edinburgh now, use our insights above to find helpful tips or alternatively set up a price alert; this is where momondo will track prices on flights to Edinburgh and let you know when they change.


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