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London to Edinburgh Flight Information

Flights Departing from

Flights arriving in

  • Edinburgh

One-way flight price

£26

Return flight price

£56

Airlines flying to this destination

EasyJet, FlyBE, British Airways

From airport Edinburgh to city centre

5.99 miles

Flight distance

331.7 miles

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Cheap flights London - Edinburgh

Information about flights from London to 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 lastminute.com. 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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Frequently asked questions

How long is the flight from London to Edinburgh?

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

How much is the cheapest flight from London to Edinburgh?

EasyJet offers one-way flights starting from £31.89. Round-trips with EasyJet start from £73.01.

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 to fly to Edinburgh from London?

The cheapest flights from London to Edinburgh are available in January.

How far is Edinburgh from London?

Between Edinburgh and London lie approximately 534 miles.

How many airports are there in London?

There are 7 airports in London: London, Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Southend, Luton and Stansted.

How many airports are there in Edinburgh?

There is 1 airport in Edinburgh: Edinburgh.

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

Edinburgh Airport is the only airport in Edinburgh, located 10 miles from the city.

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

In Edinburgh, a taxi ride costs about £3.00, in London it costs about £5.00.

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

A single ticket in Edinburgh costs at least of £2.00. In London, it is at least £2.00.

How many flights are there from London to Edinburgh?

According to our booking data, there are 2,047 flights per week on this route.

How many airlines fly from London to Edinburgh?

Flights from London to Edinburgh are operated by 4 airlines. EasyJet (£73.01), FlyBE (£88.73) and British Airways (£91.58) have the cheapest fares.

When is the first and the last flight from London to Edinburgh?

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

Which is the most expensive month to fly to Edinburgh from London?

Flights are most expensive in July.

Cost of living in London compared with Edinburgh

Food and drinks London Edinburgh Difference
Beer (0.5 litre) £2.00 £1.00 -50%
Coffee £3.00 £3.00 0%
Meal at McDonald's £6.00 £5.00 -17%
Water (0.33 litre) £1.00 £1.00 0%
Transportation London Edinburgh Difference
Monthly pass £150.00 £55.00 -63%
One way tube ticket £2.00 £2.00 0%
Taxi starting price (normal tariff) £5.00 £3.00 -40%
Clothing London Edinburgh Difference
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...) £32.00 £27.00 -16%
1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar) £67.00 £58.00 -13%
Salaries London Edinburgh Difference
Average monthly disposable salary (net) £2,325.00 £1,925.00 -17%