Cheap Flights from London to Edinburgh

Flight information London to Edinburgh

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Average flight time, total distance 331 miles

1h 10min

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British Airways


1 airport

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Airlines that fly from London to Edinburgh

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

Terminal Information - Departing

Flights to Edinburgh from Heathrow depart from Terminal 5. This is an extra stop on the tube and Heathrow Express, so pay close attention on your way to the airport. There are some great shops in the airport to browse. Bring back some tasty treats from Fortnum & Mason, pick up a souvenir at Harrods, or do a bit of window shopping in Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

Flights from Gatwick depart from the North Terminal. If you’re coming on the Gatwick Express you will need to take the inter-terminal shuttle. There’s always time for a bite at Gatwick, as most of the eateries aim to have food in front of customers within 15 minutes of ordering.

There is only one terminal at Stansted Airport. There’s a good range of places to eat, and there’s a champagne bar if you feel like starting your trip in style. There’s a large World Duty Free and a few fashion stores to browse too.

At Luton Airport there’s one terminal, packed with great places to grab a bite to eat: Pret A Manger if you’re on the go, Frankie and Benny’s if you have time to relax and Krispy Kreme if you fancy something sweet. There’s a good range of shops, as well as a nail bar offering express manicures.

City Airport is mostly used by business travellers. There’s free Wi-Fi so you can get some work done before you fly. City is a silent airport so you won’t be interrupted by any service announcements. There are five coffee/sandwich shops to choose from and some basic shops.

Terminal Information - Arriving

Edinburgh Airport has only one terminal. There are two taxi ranks outside the airport (one for private hire cars, the other for black cabs) and a bus stop which is served by the Airlink 100 (£4.50 for a single) and the local 35 service which takes a lot longer but is far cheaper (£1.50 for a single). The infamous tram (£5.50 for a single) also offers direct transport into the city centre from the airport.

Alternative route - from London to Edinburgh

If you're looking for a more scenic route, you can take a train from London to Edinburgh using the Skyscanner app!

Practical Information

You don’t need a passport to travel within the United Kingdom. If you’re flying to Edinburgh you only need to bring a valid piece of photo ID (such as your driving license). We recommend arriving at the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight is due to depart. This gives you plenty of time to get through security, and leaves room for any unexpected delays en route to the airport.

What to expect in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the most expensive city in Scotland, but it’s still cheaper than London. Don’t expect to get too much bang for your buck, however. There are plenty of trendy cocktail bars and high end restaurants that are happy to charge similar prices to what you see down south.

Edinburgh is usually a few degrees chillier than London: you can chalk that one up to the brisk North Sea winds. Even if London is sweltering through a summer heat wave, pack a cosy jumper.

This information is correct as of July 2017

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