Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Edinburgh to Birmingham

  • Edinburgh to Birmingham is 250 miles
  • There are 45 flights a week from Edinburgh to Birmingham
  • The average flight time from Edinburgh to Birmingham is 1h 5min
  • The most popular airline flying from Edinburgh to Birmingham last month was Flybe
  • 1 airline flies direct from Edinburgh to Birmingham
  • £70 was the cheapest return price from Edinburgh to Birmingham last month

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Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham

This information is correct as of June 2015

Airlines that fly from Edinburgh to Birmingham

Flybe are the only airline currently offering flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham.

Terminal Information – Departing

Edinburgh Airport only has one terminal. It’s undergone quite a bit of expansion over the past few years and now has a good range of shops and eateries to keep you occupied. There’s a small art gallery specialising in work by Scottish artists, a spa where you can get a few mini-treatments, and a champagne and oyster bar. The airport also has two lounges that you can book into if you feel like you need a bit more peace and quiet.

Business travellers will appreciate Edinburgh Airport’s generous Wi-Fi offering, with free internet for all passengers for up to two hours. There are plenty of plug sockets scattered around the departure lounge so you can even plug in and finalise that presentation.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Birmingham Airport only has one terminal, so there’s less confusion on arrival. The free Air-Rail Link shuttle bus takes passengers to Birmingham International Rail Station, where you can get a ticket in to the city for just £3. The express service is a bit more expensive at £7, but is a lot faster as it doesn’t call in at local stations. Alternatively you can take the 900 bus (£2) or a taxi (£22).

Practical Information

You don’t need a passport to fly within the UK, but you will need some official photographic ID: your driving license is fine for this. Many English establishments can be reluctant to accept Scottish bank notes, so visit the ATM when you arrive in Birmingham rather than while you’re in Edinburgh.

You should aim to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before departure time, and no later than an hour before your flight is due to take off. Give yourself extra time if you want to check in some baggage. The queues at airport security can be quite long and slow moving, especially during weekends and school holidays, so it’s worth taking this into consideration too.

What to expect in Birmingham

Birmingham is less expensive than Edinburgh, with an average three course dinner for two costing just £35. Even if you’re visiting for business you should try and fit in a few of our top 6 things to see and do in Birmingham.

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