Cheap Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh

Flight information East Midlands to Edinburgh

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Average flight time, total distance 230 miles

1h 10min

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Airlines that fly from East Midlands to Edinburgh

The only airline that operates direct flights from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh is Flybe.

Terminal Information

East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport enjoys a convenient location in Leicestershire in easy reach of Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby.

It is recommended that you arrive at the airport at least one hour before your flight to Edinburgh is scheduled to depart. Flybe has check in desks at the airport or online check in available in advance.

The single airport terminal has a number of facilities available in the departures lounge to enjoy whilst waiting for your flight. The small selection of shops in the departures lounge are Superdrug, Dixons, World Duty Free and WHSmith. A food court is located on the first floor and is home to a number of food and drink outlets including Castle Rock Taproom and Kitchen, Flat White and Burger King. A Grab and Fly snack shop is located near gates 1-5 for those needing to pick up a snack or coffee in a hurry.

The departure lounge which has been recently redeveloped is home to a number of facilities to make the wait for your flight more enjoyable with a children’s play area in the Food Court and comfortable seating in the Dwell Area.

A shopping bag allowance is in operation at East Midlands Airport. After taking advantage of the duty free shops at the airport you can take one standard shopping bag on board your flight with you in addition to your hand luggage.

Up to 60 minutes of free Wi-Fi is available at the airport and is then charged at an hourly or daily rate rate thereafter.

Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is located 8 miles from the city centre and excellent road and public transport links are available. Trams run regularly from the airport to the city centre and the Edinburgh Airlink Bus is available 24 hours a day. These both have a number of stops available at key points in the city such as Murrayfield, Haymarket, Princes Street and Waverley Bridge.

Car hire is available from Edinburgh Airport with car hire companies such as Avis and Budget operating from a dedicated car hire centre. Taxis from the airport operate from the taxi rank outside of the main terminal building.

Practical Information

Passengers travelling on domestic flights within the UK need to provide photographic ID, acceptable forms include a driving licence, passport and CitizenCard. If you are planning on using a different piece of ID it is worth checking with the airline to see whether it is accepted.

What to expect in Edinburgh

As you travel north you will quickly notice the temperature begins to drop and throughout the year Edinburgh is cooler than Leicestershire. As the UK’s most popular tourist destination after London, Edinburgh caters well for tourists with an array of attractions, things to do and high quality places to stay in easy reach of the city centre. Eating out in Edinburgh is approximately the same price as what you would face in Leicester or Nottingham with alcoholic drinks and coffee being slightly more expensive in Edinburgh. If you are travelling to Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe you will find the cost of hotels in Edinburgh increase.

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