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Flights London to Edinburgh

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Flight Time Flights from London and Edinburgh take around 1 h and 29 m minutes, however this flight time can depend on other factors too
Cheapest flight The cheapest price available for flights from London to Edinburgh that have been booked by our customers in the last 72 hours
Airport of Departure London City is from where you'll depart for flights from London to Edinburgh
Airport of Arrival Outbound flights from London to Edinburgh arrive at Turnhouse

Last minute flights to Edinburgh

Latest offers from all London airports.

Departure Thu, 07 Jul Return Wed, 13 Jul
LON London
EDI Edinburgh
return from £43
Departure Wed, 27 Jul Return Wed, 27 Jul
LON London
EDI Edinburgh
return from £43
Route information
From its sloping fairy-tale medieval core to a vibrant cultural scene, Edinburgh is a year-round destination.
Currency exchange rates and cost of life
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Edinburgh are 30% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Edinburgh is 20% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Edinburgh is 40% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Edinburgh is 9% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Edinburgh airports
  • ( Turnhouse (EDI)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( Glasgow Scotland (GLA)
    How far from city centre: 42 miles
  • ( Prestwick (PIK)
    How far from city centre: 63 miles
K Distance: 332 miles

Travelling to and from the airports

Flights from London

Diverse, cosmopolitan and steeped in history, London is truly a world-class destination, visited by millions of people from around the globe each year. Due to its colossal size and status as one of the biggest cities in Europe, it has five major airports that combined make one of the busiest airport networks in the world.

London to Edinburgh flights can leave from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or London City airports. Low cost airlines tend from fly into Stansted, Luton and Gatwick, while Heathrow is the largest airport and one of the busiest in the world. London City Airport is the smallest with one runway. Being centrally located, it is primarily used by business travellers.

Travel to London airport

Flights to Edinburgh from Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow or London City airports run frequently. For those heading out west to Heathrow, the Heathrow Express from Paddington (15-20 minutes) or the slower underground Piccadilly line are the most practical. Gatwick, in the south, is connected via the Gatwick Express or local Thameslink train services that run from London Victoria Station. Luton is north west, served by a combined train service from St Pancras International Station (approximately 35 minutes) and shuttle bus from London Luton Parkway station, while Stansted Airport in the north east can be reached by train from Liverpool Street. London City Airport is already situated in the centre of the city.

Arriving in Edinburgh

Dramatically sited across a series of hills, Edinburgh's UNESCO-listed medieval centre is teeming with interesting sights and history. The city's main attraction, the stone-walled Edinburgh Castle, offers stunning views of the city and a rich heritage to explore, such as the Royal Palace. Edinburgh's other key sight is the Royal Mile, a network of atmospheric cobbled streets where treasures such as Mary King's Close, the gothic St Giles' Cathedral, shopping, cosy pubs and restaurants are found. If you fancy a "wee dram o' whisky" head to The Scottish Whisky Experience, a perfect introduction to this fine smoky malt. In summer, the city hosts the Edinburgh Festival, an energetic programme of performance, comedy and music.

Travelling to the city centre

Cheap flights from London to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Airport, 8 miles from the city centre. Drivers reach the city via the A8 Glasgow Road. The Airlink 100 bus connects with Waverly Bridge, which is close to Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations (approximately 30 minutes). If you arrive at night, the N22 night bus runs to the city centre. There is also the Lothian bus, which stops at RBS World Headquarters, the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the city centre and Ocean Terminal. Alternatively, a frequent tram service links the airport to the city and can be picked up at Edinburgh Park, Haymarket, Murrayfield Stadium and Princes Street.

Is COVID-19 disrupting flights from London to Edinburgh?
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If I want to book flights from London to Edinburgh at eDreams, how can I find them?
Using our flight search engines, you can find flights from 43 for the route London - Edinburgh. At eDreams, wel always aim at providing our customers with the cheapest option, allowing you to adjust according to stopovers, airports, dates and many more filters.
Is Edinburgh more expensive than London to visit?
Comparing taxi prices, a ride in Edinburgh costs an average of 3.00 GBP euros, 37% cheaper than London, with a fare of 4.80 GBP euros, while train tickets cost 31% less in Edinburgh: 1.80 GBP euros against 2.60 GBP euros in London. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 15.00 GBP euros in Edinburgh, 25% less than the 20.00 GBP euros in London. The price of a coffee is approximately 9% cheaper in Edinburgh, with an average of 2.95 GBP euros, while in London the coffee costs 3.24 GBP.
What would be the best time to book a flight from London to Edinburgh?
The most popular months to book from London to Edinburgh are May, April and June.
When would be the best time to travel from London to Edinburgh?
A great time of the year to visit Edinburgh from London really depends on lots of personal preferences, especially the price. Regarding popularity, August is the best month to fly to  Edinburgh from London in terms of searches from our customers, followed by May and June. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds January, November and December are the months with fewer searches for London -  Edinburgh.
What is the duration of a flight from London to Edinburgh?
Flight duration from London to Edinburgh is around 01:29 hours on average, at an average distance of 535 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
What is the weather like in Edinburgh compared to {origin}?
The average temperature in London is 29.01 degrees in summer, with precipitation around 9.0 mm ,Edinburgh's temperatures reach 24.09 during the hot season, with 3.0 average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -4.11 degrees in Edinburgh, compared to the -3.09 average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Edinburgh have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
From which airports can you fly from London to Edinburgh?
The main route from London to Edinburgh is: London City (LCY) to Turnhouse (EDI). The following airlines fly this route:
  • Flybe.
  • ITA Airways.
  • You can also find London - Edinburgh flights between Luton International (LTN) to Turnhouse (EDI) which are flown by the following airline(s): Easyjet.
The airlines that fly indirectly from London to Edinburgh are:
The airlines that fly indirectly from London to Edinburgh are:
  • Air France, stopping in Paris for 60 minutes at least.

Turnhouse - Latest customers reviews

2.2 /5
Reviews: 4
3.0 /5
Date 2018-06-07 Age 31-50 Location edinburgh

parking too expensive

3.0 /5
Date 2018-04-19 Age 51-70 Location UK

Flight delayed but no explanation given.

2.0 /5
Date 2018-07-25 Age 31-50 Location

Just a quicker and more efficient service. Bags need to be organised quicker perhaps more staff needed for these tasks.

1.0 /5
Date 2019-08-13 Age Location

not enough number of staff and too slow job

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