Flights from Edinburgh to London

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Edinburgh to London

  • There are 330 flights a week from Edinburgh to London
  • £26 was the cheapest return price from Edinburgh to London last month
  • The average flight time from Edinburgh to London is 1h 15min
  • 4 airlines fly direct from Edinburgh to London
  • London is served by 6 airports. These are London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted.
  • The most popular airline flying from Edinburgh to London last month was British Airways
  • Edinburgh to London is 331 miles

Airlines that fly from Edinburgh to London

Four airlines fly from Edinburgh to London: British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe and Ryanair. British Airways fly to London-Gatwick and London-Heathrow, and London-City with BA CityFlyer. Easyjet fly to Luton, Gatwick, and Stansted. Flybe fly to London-City, and Ryanair fly to London-Stansted.

Terminal Information - Departing

Edinburgh Airport only has one terminal with a good variety of shops and restaurants to keep you entertained. The airport also has a small spa, offering mini-treatments such as manicures, and an art gallery showcasing Scottish artists. There’s also a champagne and seafood bar, if you want to get your trip off to the right start.

If you’re visiting London on business you’ll be glad to hear that Edinburgh airport offers free Wi-fi for up to two hours, with plenty of plug sockets so you can get a bit of work done while waiting for your flight. If you prefer a quieter environment, you can book into one of the three lounges: Aspire, No.1 Traveller, and the British Airways lounge (you need to be a BA customer for the last one).

Terminal Information - Arriving

Flights to Gatwick generally arrive in the North Terminal. National Express and easyBus leave from both the North and South terminals. The Gatwick Express train departs from the South Terminal. There’s a free inter-terminal shuttle: just follow signs towards the North Terminal to catch it.

Flights from Edinburgh to Heathrow usually land at Terminal 5. The fastest way to reach the city is via the Heathrow Express train, and the cheapest is the Underground. Both stop at Terminal 5. Stansted, Luton and London City all have just one terminal building, making it easy to find buses and trains for onward travel.

Practical Information

You don’t need a passport to fly on domestic routes within the UK, but you will need to bring a form of official photographic ID (for example your driving license). Arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight is due to depart. If you’re flying during the school holidays give yourself extra time, as there are likely to be long queues at security.

What to expect in London

Try to get rid of any Scottish banknotes while you’re at Edinburgh Airport, as they can be notoriously tricky to offload once you reach London.

Although Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most expensive cities, you might still get a bit of a shock when you see the prices in London. Dinner for two in a restaurant is about 25% more expensive, while you’ll be shelling out about 40% more for a bottle of water. Surprisingly taxis aren’t much more expensive; the per mile rate is actually lower in London.


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