Cheap Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh

Flight information Manchester to Edinburgh

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Average flight time, total distance 184 miles

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Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh

This information is correct as of July 2015

Airlines that fly from Manchester to Edinburgh

Flybe is the only flight operator with daily flights from Manchester Airport direct to Edinburgh Airport; flights depart from Manchester Airport’s Terminal 3.

Airport Information

Manchester Airport

Terminal 3 at Manchester Airport has great facilities to relax and enjoy while waiting to board your flight to Edinburgh. A range of retailers are located in the departure lounge for you to pick up any last minute purchases required for your trip. Boots and WHSmith have shops in the lounge together with somewhere to grab a snack from like Upper Crust or meals from Trattoria Milano.

For a more luxurious and hassle free passage through security clearance, there is a FastTrack Security service available at Manchester Airport for just £3.50 per person. By pre-booking the service you are able to jump the queues through security by passing through a dedicated lane that gets you into the departure lounge quicker.

For a seamless trip to Edinburgh from Manchester Airport there is The Escape Lounge offering VIP facilities including free food and drinks and an incredible view over the airstrips of the airport. Sit back and take in the view while you wait to board your flight to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Airport

When you arrive at Edinburgh Airport you can reach Edinburgh city centre which is 8 miles away by car hire, taxi, bus or tram.

There is a consolidated car hire centre at Edinburgh Airport from where you can hire cars from Thrifty, Sixt, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, National, Europcar and Alamo. The car rental centre is located at a convenient location with direct access to Edinburgh Airport’s terminal building and all companies represented in one place.

Taxis are located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park directly opposite the main terminal building at Edinburgh Airport.

The buses and trams to Edinburgh and other nearby destinations can be reached from the bus stop on the terminal forecourt which is located outside the main entrance to the airport.

Edinburgh Airport is a modern and contemporary building and there are information pods located throughout International and Domestic arrivals for your use.

If you are travelling on a flight with a late arrival there are several Edinburgh hotels near to the airport such as the Holiday Inn Express, Hilton and Travelodge.

Practical Information

Photo ID is required for passengers on domestic flights and documents accepted include a UK driving licence, passport (even if expired within the last 2 years) and a SMART card. Passengers under the age of 16 are not required to travel with photo ID on domestic flights.

What to expect in Edinburgh

The first thing you may notice when arriving in Edinburgh from Manchester is the slight dip in temperature throughout the year. Compared to Manchester you may find Edinburgh to be slightly cheaper though this may not be the case during the Festival in August when hotel availability decreases.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.