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 $12/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 cheapest month to fly to Edinburgh from United States is in March. Flight prices, which tend to average around $635, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you don’t want to visit Edinburgh in March, then you should wait until January to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $667.
The ideal time to book your flight to Edinburgh is 44 days in advance when prices tend to average $767. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Edinburgh outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United States to Edinburgh for $477.
The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Edinburgh is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as $703. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Thursday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Edinburgh on Thursday is $760.
According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Edinburgh is in the morning. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Edinburgh in the morning for as low as $641. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. In the evening is when there is more demand to fly to Edinburgh, so prices are often more expensive at around $757 per ticket.
Locals of Edinburgh and tourists both agree that Calton Hill is a great place to go for a hike and to take in the scenery the area has to offer. Hiking in the area is often enjoyed most when the weather begins warming up and the chance for rain is low. Considering this, it would be recommended to fly to Edinburgh during May, June, and July to take advantage of the warmer weather and go for a hike.
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 $785 per person, Glasgow Prestwick 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.
Currently, United Kingdom travel restrictions include travel to Edinburgh. Entry restrictions
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 country 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. Review the UK government’s entry requirements, and read more about travel restrictions for the UK.If you are planning to travel to Edinburgh at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
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.