Cheap Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh

Flight information Southampton to Edinburgh

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Average flight time, total distance 355 miles

1h 30min

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1 airport

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This information is correct as of February 2016

Airlines that fly from Southampton to Edinburgh

Flybe is the only airline providing direct flights from Southampton to Edinburgh.

Terminal Information

Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport is home to just one terminal. Passengers on domestic flights are advised to arrive around an hour before their flight’s scheduled departure time. However, if you’re using self-service check-in, this may speed up the process. Check with your airline for the most up-to-date information.

It’s a short journey from check-in, through security and into the departures lounge. Throughout the terminal, passengers will find a free Wi-Fi service, available for up to four hours. After the initial four hours, you can pay to extend the service. For anyone travelling without an internet-enabled device, there are PC stations both before and after security.

In the departures lounge there are various eating and shopping outlets to choose from. There’s Costa Coffee for quick snacks, The Glove Bar & Kitchen serving pub food and The Olive Tree café bar for drinks and light bites. Passengers will also find a WHSmith and a duty free store, offering a Shop and Collect service if you would rather leave your purchases in Southampton to be collected upon your return.

Any passengers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the departures lounge can pay to use the Priority Lounge. Here you’ll find unlimited Wi-Fi, refreshments and laptop charge points. The lounge is located upstairs from the standard departures lounge and you can pay either in advance or on the day.

Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport has just one terminal. The arrivals hall at the airport is home to Marks and Spencer Food, WHSmith, Starbucks and a Visit Scotland shop.

The airport offers a number of onward travel options. A car rental centre is located a short walk from the terminal building, taking the covered walkway from the domestic exit. Companies based at the centre include National, Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty, Europcar, Avis, Budget and Sixt. If you do choose to hire a car, you’ll find both the M8 and M9 motorways easily accessed from the airport.

A taxi rank is located close to the ground floor of the multi-storey car park opposite the terminal building and a journey into the city centre usually takes around 25 minutes. You can also choose to pre-book a taxi from the Edinburgh City Private Hire office, also located by the car park.

If you choose to take public transport from the airport into the city, there are both tram and bus routes. The tram station is located to the left as you exit baggage reclaim. A ticket into the centre costs around £5.00, trams leave every 10 minutes and the journey takes about 35 minutes. Alternatively, local buses stop outside the terminal building and there’s also an Airlink 100 shuttle bus offering a more direct route. Tickets for the shuttle costs £4.50 and buses travel to Waverley Bridge in the city centre.

Practical Information

British nationals don’t need a passport to travel on flights within the UK. However, if you don’t carry a passport, you will need some other form of photographic identification. The types of identification accepted vary from airline to airline so you’ll need to check before travelling.

What to Expect in Edinburgh

Prices in Edinburgh are generally a little cheaper than in Southampton. You can expect to pay around £45.00 for a mid-range three course meal for two and £1.50 for a one way journey on public transport. However, beer, wine and taxi travel can be a little more expensive in Edinburgh.

Temperatures in Edinburgh are usually a good couple of degrees cooler than in Southampton throughout the year. It’s also much more likely to be raining so be sure to pack an umbrella.

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