Airlines that fly from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Flybe is currently the only airline offering flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh.
Terminal Information - Departing
Birmingham Airport only has one terminal. Once you pass security you will find plenty of places to shop, eat, and relax. Grab a sandwich on the go from Pret A Manger, enjoy a sit down meal at Giraffe, or kick your trip off in style at the Blanc & Noir champagne bar. You can pick up plenty of bargains in the duty free shops, or enjoy a quick manicure at Cloud Nails. If you’re travelling with children they’ll find plenty to keep themselves occupied at the SkyZone play area.
If you enjoy travelling in the lap of luxury, book into one of Birmingham Airport’s lounges. The No.1 Lounge costs £22.50 (£15 for children) if booked in advance. Prices in the Aspire Lounge start at £18.99 (£14.99 for children). Both lounges serve complementary food and drinks. The Aspire Lounge has free Wi-Fi and a charging area, so if you’re travelling to Edinburgh on business you can get a bit of work done.
Terminal Information - Arriving
Edinburgh Airport has one terminal, too, and this is where you will land. Onward travel options are well signposted, and are just a short walk from the terminal building. There are two taxi ranks (one for private hire cars, the other for black cabs) and a bus stop. You’ve got a choice of two buses into the city centre: the fast and expensive Airlink 100 (£4.50 for a single) and the slow but cheap Service 35 (£1.50 for a single). You can also catch the tram (£5.50 for a single), which has a terminal at Edinburgh Airport.
You don’t need your passport if you’re flying within the UK. You will need to show some form of officially recognised photographic ID, for example a driving license. If you have a smartphone you can use the Flybe app to download your boarding card. You don’t need to print anything, just show your phone.
We recommend arriving no later than an hour before your flight is due to depart. Allow extra time if you’re travelling to the airport during rush hour or during the summer holidays when the queues at airport security are likely to be longer.
What to expect in Edinburgh
Prices in Edinburgh are generally higher, with an average meal costing 10% more than it would in Birmingham. You might also accumulate some Scottish bank notes while you’re out and about. Although these are legal tender and can be used in England, some shops and bars are reluctant to accept them. It’s worth bearing this in mind when you visit the cash machine.
This information is correct as of July 2017
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