Cheap flights from London to Edinburgh

London to Edinburgh Flight Information

Return flight price

Mon 18 Dec - Sun 24 Dec



One-way flight price

from £43

Flights Departing from

Flights arriving in

  • Edinburgh

Airlines flying to this destination

EasyJet, FlyBE, Ryanair

From airport Edinburgh to city centre

5.99 miles

Flight distance

331.7 miles

Information about flights from London to Edinburgh

Cheap flights London - Edinburgh

Considered to be one of the world's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh is an ideal getaway for anyone with a fascination for Scottish history and culture. The capital of Scotland fuses the ancient and the modern seamlessly, so flights to Edinburgh promise a diverse cultural experience. Dominated by the imposing fortress of Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh offers an enormous number of historic sites to visit. Fortunately, flights from London to Edinburgh take just 1.5 hours, making this an affordable and accessible destination. There are many cheap flights from London to Edinburgh, so you can experience all the attractions easily with an intensive programme of sightseeing.

If you love live performances, festivals and comedy acts, then there is no better time to book flights to Edinburgh than during the Fringe Festival in August. This huge display of performing arts brightens up city streets, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the festival as they tour the city's most iconic landmarks. Any visit to Edinburgh must begin with a tour of Edinburgh Castle, which stands majestically at the top end of the Royal Mile. Stroll down this famous street to get access to Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residential palace in Scotland. If you plan to book flights from London to Edinburgh, don't forget to visit Princes Street, where you will find the city's main shopping area and the impressively ornate Scott Monument. August is a particularly busy time to visit the city, so book cheap flights from London to Edinburgh early to avoid the rush.

When you book flights from London to Edinburgh you will discover that the airport is situated some distance from the city centre at Newbridge. However, Edinburgh Airport is well connected by bus, taxis and trams, so it is extremely easy to reach the historic city centre on flights to Edinburgh. After departing flights from London you can hop onto an Airlink bus or tram, which provide regular and reliable services to major points in the city, including Princes Street. Once you arrive in the city centre, you can reach most major attractions on foot, but if you wish to travel further afield, Edinburgh also provides a comprehensive system of buses. 

Flights from London are incredibly quick and affordable, with plenty of flight deals available throughout the year. If you want to experience Edinburgh during good weather, then the summer months are the perfect time to visit. You can search for the best deals on cheap flights from London to Edinburgh on We make it quick and easy for you to find the best deals instantly all in one convenient place, so you can ensure that you will find affordable flights from London on your preferred departure date.

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How long does a flight from London to Edinburgh take?

The average flight time from London to Edinburgh is about 1 hour, 27 minutes.

How much is the cheapest flight from London to Edinburgh?

Ryanair offers the cheapest flight from London to Edinburgh. A one-way ticket is £13.62, a round-trip is £22.97.

When is the best time to book a flight?

If you book a flight from London to Edinburgh 3 months in advance, it is 26.03% cheaper than booking one week in advance. Booking within the last month before departure will save you 14.52% compared to booking one week in advance.

Which is the cheapest month for flights from Edinburgh to London?

Flight prices drop in January.

How far is Edinburgh from London?

The distance between London and Edinburgh is approximately 534 miles.

Which airports does London have?

London has 7 airports: London, Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Southend, Luton and Stansted.

How many airports does Edinburgh have?

You can find 1 airport in Edinburgh: Edinburgh.

Which airport is the closest to Edinburgh's city centre?

There is one airport in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh Airport, and located 10 miles away from the city centre.

How much does a taxi cost in Edinburgh? How much is it in London?

The average price of a taxi in Edinburgh is £3.00. In London, the average price is £5.00.

How much does a single ticket for the public transport in Edinburgh cost? How much does it cost in London?

A single ticket for public transport in Edinburgh is £2.00. In London, you pay £3.00.

How many flights are there per week from London to Edinburgh?

According to our booking data, there are 2,047 flights per week from London to Edinburgh.

Which airlines fly from London to Edinburgh?

There are at least 5 airlines that fly from London to Edinburgh, the cheapest are Ryanair (£22.97), EasyJet (£73.01) and FlyBE (£88.73).

When is the earliest flight from London to Edinburgh? When is the latest flight?

The first flight leaves from London at 06:15, the last flight at 21:55.

When are flights from Edinburgh to London most expensive?

The most expensive month is July.

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