Cheap Flights to Edinburgh in 2019

Cheap Flights to Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is located at Islington, about 9 km west of the city center. Edinburgh is known for Edinburgh Castle, and the Edinburgh International Festival. It is the UK's second most visited tourism destination. Summer is the most popular time to visit Edinburgh because the temperatures are warmer. August is festival season, which also makes it the busiest and most expensive time to visit. Hogmanay, the city's New Year celebration is also a very busy time.  Winter is quite chilly, but spring and fall can be nice times to visit.

You can find the cheapest flights to Edinburgh with Skyscanner's flight search feature. Simply enter "Edinburgh" and the dates you want to travel and you will see the lowest fares available. If you want to fly to Edinburgh for the cheapest rate and have some flexibility in your travel dates, the check out our cheapest month tool to see which month has the lowest airfares. November to March is generally the cheapest time to fly to Edinburgh, and weekday flights tend to be cheaper than weekends. Book at least 8 weeks prior to departure. If you know when you want to fly, sign up for price alerts from Skyscanner. You will get notifications when the price for your chosen flight rises or falls to help you get the best deal when planning your trip.

Edinburgh Airport is served by 33 airlines, including Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Etihad, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, KLM, Ryanair, SAS, United Airlines, and easyJet. The airport serves more that 12 million passengers annually. Check out other airlines that fly to Scotland here.

Transportation from the Edinburgh Airport is excellent. The Airlink 100 express bus runs from the airport into Edinburgh and leaves every 10 minutes for a 30 minute journey to Waverly Bridge. Several other buses provide connections to other locations around Scotland and they all stop on the forecourt outside the terminal. The railway station is on the airport perimeter and can be accessed by a tram running every 7 minutes. Nine major car rental companies are set up in Edinburgh Airport at a combined rental center. Taxis are located on the ground floor of the multi-level car park opposite the main terminal building.

International Currency Exchange has 5 branches at the Edinburgh Airport. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and coffee shops spread throughout the terminal building. Most restaurants are in the after security area, with only Costa and Starbucks in the before security area. The airport has a bicycle parking shelter area and there are bicycle routes to and from Edinburgh.

The views down the royal mile from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace are good any time of year. Walk around the old town neighbourhood and enjoy the architecture and colours. Take a ghost walk and combine the chill in the air with chills of a different sort! Stop in for a spirit at the Edinburgh Gin Distillery or one of the many pubs dotting the city. Book a hotel near the Royal Mile and spend some time in the heart of Scotland!


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