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When is the best time to fly to Edinburgh?

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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.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Edinburgh?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Edinburgh for $26/person, which is 96% 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.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Edinburgh?

The cheapest month to fly to Edinburgh from United States is in February. Flight prices, which tend to average around $423, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you don’t want to visit Edinburgh in February, then you should wait until January to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $432.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Edinburgh?

The ideal time to book your flight to Edinburgh is 0 days in advance when prices tend to average $675. 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 $362.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Edinburgh?

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.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Edinburgh?

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.

Is there a good place to hike near Edinburgh?

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. Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Edinburgh for May, June, and July, when they can visit Cairngorms National Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

Is there an alternative airport near Edinburgh?

Dundee Airport, Glasgow Intl Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Newcastle upon Tyne Airport or Aberdeen Dyce Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Edinburgh.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Edinburgh?

With an average price of $222 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.


What are the current travel restrictions for Edinburgh?

Currently, United Kingdom travel restrictions include travel to Edinburgh. The United Kingdom has not implemented any entry restrictions, but is monitoring direct flights into the country from certain areas. Several airports have suspended certain services, closed terminals, and reduced transportation schedules, so check the details of the specific airport in advance. Additionally, many airlines have grounded their planes. All travelers entering the United Kingdom must present a completed "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" to immigration upon arrival. The United Kingdom announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers which started on June 8. Freight workers, medical professionals traveling to help with the fight against coronavirus, and travelers arriving from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are exempt from the quarantine requirement. From July 10, travelers from the following places will not be required to self-isolate upon arrival, unless they’ve visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominica, the Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Mauritius, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Réunion, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, South Korea, Spain, St. Barthélemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Vatican City, Vietnam. Ireland is already exempt as part of the common travel area, as are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The 14 British Overseas Territories are also exempt. 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.


Edinburgh flight deals found on momondo

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Oct 31
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Boston Logan Intl
21h 55m
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EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Nov 7
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
21h 10m
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Boston Logan Intl
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Sep 9
EWR
Newark
20h 10m
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Edinburgh Turnhouse
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EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
24h 05m
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Newark
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BOS
Boston Logan Intl
20h 55m
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EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
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EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
19h 10m
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BOS
Boston Logan Intl
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Sep 9
EWR
Newark
21h 30m
3 stops
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Sep 16
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
32h 40m
3 stops
EWR
Newark
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Sep 9
EWR
Newark
20h 10m
2 stops
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
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EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
34h 10m
2 stops
EWR
Newark
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Sep 8
EWR
Newark
20h 10m
2 stops
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Sep 17
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
34h 10m
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EWR
Newark

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Edinburgh Turnhouse
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Boston Logan Intl
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Edinburgh Turnhouse
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Boston Logan Intl
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Edinburgh Turnhouse

Which airlines fly to Edinburgh?

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

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.


How to get from the airport to Edinburgh city center?

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
London to Edinburgh Flights
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How to get around in 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.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to 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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Additional info and tips about visiting 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.

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