Cheap flights to Edinburgh, Scotland from $178

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BOS — EDI
Feb 28 — Mar 61

Flights to Edinburgh in 2024

Find the latest flights to Edinburgh in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,442,422 searches and data was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Average price

$661

Round-trip from

$506

One-way from

$178
High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From New York to Edinburgh Turnhouse
One-way flight from New York to Edinburgh Turnhouse (EDI)

Cheap flights to Edinburgh in February & March 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Edinburgh in February and March 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,442,422 searches and data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
The deals listed below are some of the cheapest flights available to Edinburgh in February and March 2024. If these prices don't match your budget, be sure to check back soon for more deals.
Mon 3/187:10 pmJFK - EDI
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1 stop31h 25mMultiple Airlines
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Mon 3/187:10 pmJFK - EDI
1 stop14h 10mMultiple Airlines
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2 stops20h 00mMultiple Airlines
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Tue 3/127:10 pmJFK - EDI
1 stop22h 05mMultiple Airlines
Tue 3/198:15 pmEDI - JFK
2 stops24h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$516
Mon 2/266:20 pmBOS - EDI
1 stop18h 50mMultiple Airlines
Wed 2/287:00 amEDI - BOS
2 stops39h 00mMultiple Airlines
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Sun 3/316:50 pmIAD - EDI
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2 stops40h 40mMultiple Airlines
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Edinburgh 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Edinburgh in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,442,422 searches and data were last updated on February 23, 2024.
The lowest fares on flights traveling to Edinburgh in February and March 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Sun 4/217:15 pmBOS - EDI
1 stop12h 40mMultiple Airlines
Mon 4/297:30 amEDI - BOS
1 stop15h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$356
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Deal found 2/22$374
Sun 4/217:15 pmBOS - EDI
1 stop12h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sat 4/276:30 amEDI - BOS
1 stop16h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$387
Tue 4/237:15 pmBOS - EDI
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Mon 4/297:30 amEDI - BOS
1 stop15h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$388
Sun 4/216:50 pmBWI - EDI
1 stop13h 05mMultiple Airlines
Sat 4/276:30 amEDI - BWI
1 stop16h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$413
Tue 4/237:15 pmBOS - EDI
1 stop11h 10mMultiple Airlines
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1 stop16h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$418
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Mon 4/297:30 amEDI - BOS
1 stop15h 30mMultiple Airlines
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1 stop15h 30mMultiple Airlines
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Sun 4/76:50 pmBWI - EDI
1 stop13h 05mMultiple Airlines
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1 stop16h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$434

Flights to Edinburgh departing soon

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Wed 2/289:45 pmORD - EDI
2 stops29h 45mScandinavian Airlines
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2 stops29h 35mScandinavian Airlines
Deal found 2/22$646
Thu 2/298:00 pmJFK - EDI
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Wed 3/2011:15 amEDI - JFK
1 stop28h 55mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 2/22$717
Tue 2/278:00 pmJFK - EDI
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Tue 3/54:20 pmEDI - JFK
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Deal found 2/22$740
Wed 2/2811:35 amORD - EDI
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1 stop29h 00mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 2/22$744
Sun 3/312:15 amEWR - EDI
2 stops28h 55mMultiple Airlines
Mon 3/116:45 amEDI - EWR
1 stop18h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$758
Wed 2/289:10 pmJFK - EDI
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Wed 3/67:40 pmEDI - JFK
1 stop25h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$766
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Sat 3/26:25 amEDI - JFK
1 stop14h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$769
Tue 2/278:00 pmJFK - EDI
1 stop38h 20mTurkish Airlines
Sun 3/311:15 amEDI - JFK
1 stop28h 55mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 2/22$780
Thu 2/2912:10 pmBOS - EDI
2 stops43h 10mMultiple Airlines
Thu 3/76:15 amEDI - BOS
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
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One-way flights to Edinburgh

Explore one-way flight options to Edinburgh for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,442,422 searches and data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
If you're looking for options on one-way flights to Edinburgh, check out these fares. Book a round-trip flight to Edinburgh instead by using the search form above.
Mon 4/296:20 pmJFK - EDI
1 stop18h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$178
Tue 3/127:10 pmJFK - EDI
1 stop10h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$182
Wed 4/246:20 pmJFK - EDI
1 stop23h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/21$193
Thu 5/26:20 pmJFK - EDI
1 stop19h 25mMultiple Airlines
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Wed 5/11:30 amJFK - EDI
1 stop10h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$195
Tue 3/126:17 amORD - EDI
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Deal found 2/22$196
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1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
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Mon 4/226:20 pmJFK - EDI
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$197
Wed 5/81:30 amJFK - EDI
1 stop10h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/22$199

Direct flights to Edinburgh

Mon 8/198:15 pmEWR - EDI
Nonstop6h 50mLufthansa
Fri 8/309:40 amEDI - EWR
Nonstop7h 40mLufthansa
Deal found 2/20$703
Mon 8/199:29 pmJFK - EDI
Nonstop7h 15mJetBlue
Wed 8/2812:30 pmEDI - JFK
Nonstop7h 33mJetBlue
Deal found 2/21$703
Sun 4/148:05 pmEWR - EDI
Nonstop7h 00mLufthansa
Tue 4/239:40 amEDI - EWR
Nonstop7h 35mLufthansa
Deal found 2/22$717
Sun 8/189:29 pmJFK - EDI
Nonstop7h 15mJetBlue
Fri 8/3012:30 pmEDI - JFK
Nonstop7h 33mJetBlue
Deal found 2/21$723
Tue 8/2010:10 pmJFK - EDI
Nonstop6h 55mDelta
Wed 8/281:35 pmEDI - JFK
Nonstop7h 50mDelta
Deal found 2/21$733
Sun 4/148:05 pmEWR - EDI
Nonstop7h 00mLufthansa
Thu 4/259:40 amEDI - EWR
Nonstop7h 35mLufthansa
Deal found 2/20$735
Wed 7/3111:55 pmEWR - EDI
Nonstop6h 45mUnited Airlines
Thu 8/221:30 pmEDI - EWR
Nonstop7h 40mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$736
Sun 7/288:15 pmEWR - EDI
Nonstop6h 50mUnited Airlines
Fri 8/239:40 amEDI - EWR
Nonstop7h 40mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$738
Wed 7/319:29 pmJFK - EDI
Nonstop7h 15mJetBlue
Tue 8/2012:30 pmEDI - JFK
Nonstop7h 33mJetBlue
Deal found 2/20$738

Find flights to Edinburgh within your budget

Locate flights to Edinburgh that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,442,422 searches and data was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$413 - $724

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Price

Baltimore/WashingtonEdinburgh Turnhouse

BWI - EDI

BWIEDI

Baltimore/Washington

Sun 4/21

1 stop13h 05m

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Sat 4/27

1 stop16h 10m

$413

Boston Logan IntlEdinburgh Turnhouse

BOS - EDI

BOSEDI

Boston Logan Intl

Sun 4/21

2 stops18h 40m

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Tue 4/30

2 stops31h 50m

$560

New York John F Kennedy IntlEdinburgh Turnhouse

JFK - EDI

JFKEDI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Fri 3/15

1 stop29h 30m

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Wed 3/27

1 stop28h 55m

$596

Washington, D.C. Dulles IntlEdinburgh Turnhouse

IAD - EDI

IADEDI

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Thu 4/18

1 stop10h 25m

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Sun 4/28

1 stop23h 25m

$603

Washington, D.C. Dulles IntlEdinburgh Turnhouse

IAD - EDI

IADEDI

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Tue 4/23

1 stop10h 55m

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Tue 4/30

1 stop12h 10m

$624

Chicago O'Hare IntlEdinburgh Turnhouse

ORD - EDI

ORDEDI

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Wed 3/6

1 stop13h 45m

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Tue 3/12

1 stop30h 25m

$658

New York LaGuardiaEdinburgh Turnhouse

LGA - EDI

LGAEDI

New York LaGuardia

Mon 4/22

2 stops16h 26m

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Wed 5/1

2 stops17h 56m

$718

Dallas/Fort WorthEdinburgh Turnhouse

DFW - EDI

DFWEDI

Dallas/Fort Worth

Mon 4/29

1 stop13h 41m

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Mon 5/6

1 stop27h 05m

$722

Chicago O'Hare IntlEdinburgh Turnhouse

ORD - EDI

ORDEDI

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Mon 4/29

1 stop10h 30m

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Tue 5/7

Nonstop8h 30m

$724

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Average price of flights to Edinburgh by month

Plan your trip to Edinburgh by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Edinburgh is currently $192 while a round-trip flight costs $624. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Edinburgh (average of $705). Flying to Edinburgh in June will prove the most costly (average of $1,358). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$705

February

$747

March

$828

April

$849

May

$885

June

$1,358

July

$1,230

August

$1,016

September

$863

October

$813

November

$754

December

$782

Peak Season:

Travelers pack Edinburgh flights during the summer, when daylight is long and the city is full of excitement. It’s also a bit warmer as well. August also sees the Edinburgh International Festival, a four-week event of dance, music and theatre. On top of that, also in August, is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which has been running for more than 50 years. Taking place in front of Edinburgh Castle, it’s a fantastic event with close to a thousand dancers, musicians, drummers and pipers from all over the world. Make sure to book your flights to Edinburgh well in advance if you wish to attend any of these festivities.

Off Season:

There isn’t really an off season, but Edinburgh sees fewer tourists in spring and fall so travelers hoping to avoid the crowds can purchase Edinburgh flights and find hotel discounts during this time. For the best chances of finding cheap flights to Edinburgh avoid booking late for August and Christmas time. You can find the cheapest flights to Edinburgh from September to December, excluding Christmas time. Flights to Edinburgh can vary, so make sure to get your flight tickets sorted well before any events and busy periods.

Temperature and rainfall in Edinburgh by month

Plan your trip to Edinburgh by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

EDI

Temperature

39.2 - 59 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Edinburgh, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 59.0 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 39.2 F).

When is the best time to book a flight to Edinburgh?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight to Edinburgh. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.

If you plan well you can save a few dollars and find cheap flights to Edinburgh. Ideally it’s best to get your flight tickets booked as soon as possible, especially if you want to visit the Fringe or New Year’s celebrations. Being flexible and not having your heart set on one particular week will make it easier for you to find cheap flights to Edinburgh, but as a general rule try to book at least a minimum of 2-3 months before you fly, but aim to book much more in advance if you can to save the most on your flight tickets.

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When is the cheapest time to fly to Edinburgh?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip to Edinburgh. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Edinburgh should consider flying on Monday mornings, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travelers will want to avoid Saturday evenings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Edinburgh

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Edinburgh. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Edinburgh. Reviews last updated February 23, 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and KLM to Edinburgh have to say. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very good
1,557 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Entertainment

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

8.3
Very good
1,557 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,557 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Entertainment

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

8.1
Very good
11,897 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,557 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Entertainment

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

8.1
Very good
936 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,557 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Entertainment

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

7.8
Good
1,769 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,557 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Entertainment

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

7.7
Good
770 reviews
8.3
Very good
1,557 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Entertainment

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

I'm a long time SQ patron. For good reason. Had a similar trip last year and took another airline (at that time, price was the main factor). This time I took SQ as they had really good rates. No comparison. Dependable, reliable service and excellent aircraft. No issue with my special checked in item (a guitar that had to be handled differently) on my way to my destination (not this flight). In the previous mentioned other airline, they misplace my luggage upon arrival. After spending about an hour (with no effective help from that airline's agent), I managed to find it at another belt!

Edinburgh Travel Guide

Millions of visitors a year book flights to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, where ancient architecture seamlessly blends with modern living. Examples are dotted throughout the city from the new Scottish Parliament building to the imposing Edinburgh Castle that sits high on the hilltop commanding every visitor’s attention. Most people who book a flight to Edinburgh make sure to book a tour of the castle well in advance to beat the crowds.

It may sound ironic that an ancient city with its winding medieval streets and gothic architecture would be one of the liveliest cities in Europe. Not only does it have a buzzing nightlife scene but every August four festivals including the world’s largest, “the Fringe”, take place there transforming the city into one big celebration. Beyond the city walls, visitors can explore the rural area of the Lothians: East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. All three areas provide a relaxing break to the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Midlothian is probably the most visited thanks to its Rosslyn Chapel being featured in the Da Vinci Code. Fans of the movie who are booking flights to Edinburgh should plan a stop to Midlothian as part of their visit.

With so much history to take in, and things to see and do, it may be difficult to figure out where to start when you get to Edinburgh. Here are some tips to help you plan your trip to Edinburgh and enjoy the smoothest possible visit to this historic city.

Getting to and around the city of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is roughly 7.5 miles from the city center and there are a few different transport options to get you there. You can get the Airlink 100 express and N22 night buses to Waverley Bridge. Normally it takes around twenty-five minutes. Lothian Bus No. 35 also covers the route but does stop off at different places on the way and continues on to Leith. You could also rent a car or take a taxi from the airport. Trams are also an option, and are frequent and normally very reliable. You can change at Edinburgh Park and Haymarket stations if you need to continue on to somewhere else.

Once you’ve settled in to your hotel, it’s time to explore. You’ll want to make sure you bring some sturdy shoes with you to Edinburgh. Walking is the best way to explore and your feet will thank you while you trip over the cobblestone streets. Biking is popular as well. If you can get past the ups and downs of the hills, there are plenty of bike paths and lanes to pedal on. It shouldn’t take you more than half an hour to get anywhere. Buses are extremely efficient. They blanket the city and there’s a night bus service if you’re out late. Make sure you have exact change on you for a bus ticket, or purchase a day ticket if you’re planning on riding around all day. Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off buses offer guided tours and stop at major attractions. Taxi cabs are also an option.

Tips for your stay in Edinburgh

  • There are many places in Edinburgh to enjoy the view. One of the more unusual is the Scott Monument, a huge black Victorian gothic monument to honor Sir Walter Scott, directly opposite Princes Street. You can pay to walk up to the top of the 200-foot tower; there are fabulous views of the city center from the top.
  • If you want to buy tartan while you’re in town, head for the Royal Mile. There are lots of kilt-maker shops and you can pick up anything from the genuine article, made in your own tartan.
  • Edinburgh is a very green city: there are plenty of parks and public spaces to enjoy within the city center. The Royal Botanic Garden is especially worth a visit. Founded in the 17th-century as a place to grow medicinal plants, today the Botanic is one of the most popular tourist spots. Entrance to the gardens is free, but there is an admissions charge to the glasshouses.

Finding Flights from Edinburgh

Whether a trip to Edinburgh has you yearning to visit other Scottish cities or you want to visit other beautiful destinations in Europe, Asia, and beyond, Cheapflights can help finalize your travel itinerary. Many of the airlines that fly into Edinburgh Airport also offer flights from the city to other nearby destinations. Airlines operating flights out of Edinburgh include Air France, Ryaniar, Flybe, Eurowings, Lufthansa and British Airways. If Edinburgh is the last stop on your trip, you can book a return trip to the U.S. on United, Delta or American Airlines. Cheapflights can help you find the top deals on flights from Edinburgh to the destination you want to visit.

Edinburgh offers a number of public transportation options that can get you to the airport safely and on-time. Opt for the tram, which provides comfortable trips from the city center to the airport in approximately thirty minutes, or take the bus from your hotel to the airport. If you prefer more private accommodations, you can take a taxi cab. The international airport in Edinburgh does tend to be busy, but the security lines tend to run smoothly. You can log onto the airport’s website for live updates about security checkpoint lines, which make it easier to plan your journey.

Once you choose a destination, be sure to check out our Edinburgh airport guides for more detailed travel information and helpful tips.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is the busiest airport in Scotland, located less than 6 miles (9.3km) west of the city center. With trains and buses going into town at all hours, the airport is a convenient gateway to the UK’s Festival City. If you’re planning on booking a flight to Edinburgh during Fringe season do it as far in advance as possible.

The original terminal was built in the 1970s, however it has been upgraded in recent years and a program of expansion is underway. The arrivals and departure terminals are under one roof, albeit on different floors, so connecting to other flights is fairly hassle-free. However, the security check points are often over capacity at peak times.

There are several restaurants, book shops and an art gallery, and the facilities are generally clean and well-maintained. The airport is also well-signed, so you should have no trouble getting around the building.

What’s the weather like in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh features a mild climate, with average temperatures reaching around 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. In the winter, temperatures dip to the upper 30’s to mid-40’s. Conditions tend to be windy and foggy due to the city’s location between the coast and nearby hills. Rainfall is steady throughout the year, but you may run into more rainy days if you visit in October.

How long is the flight to Edinburgh?

If you are flying from New York to Edinburgh, a nonstop flight typically lasts around seven hours. Flights from Los Angeles require at least one stopover, and you can expect to spend approximately thirteen hours in the air. For a quick trip from London to Edinburgh, you can find a direct flight lasting about one hour and thirty minutes.

Which airlines fly to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Airport is a busy travel hub, offering both domestic and international flights. Airlines operating flights from the United States to Edinburgh include American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines. For travel from the U.K. or Ireland, you can find flights operated by British Airways and Aer Lingus. Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and Ryanair offer a host of flights originating from cities throughout Europe.

What should you pack for a flight to Edinburgh?

Weather in Edinburgh tends to be cool year-round, so you’ll want to pack a jacket and layers of clothes to keep warm. Some hotels and bed and breakfast locations may tend to be a bit drafty, so be sure to bring warm pajamas or lounge wear for bedtime. A rain jacket may come in handy if you’ll be hiking, and comfortable hiking shoes or boots are ideal for sightseeing and exploring outdoors. You may also want to consider galoshes just in case the weather is particularly rainy while you are visiting.

What are some things to do in Edinburgh?

From its museums and historic castles to its beautiful coastal spots, Edinburgh offers a wonderful variety of things to see and do. A trip to Edinburgh Castle should be at the top of your to-do list. It’s one of the country’s most-visited landmarks, and the structure has been both home to the royals and a target for enemy attacks. If you love the idea of visiting Scottish castles, you can also visit Holyroodhouse Palace, which still hosts the royal family to this day. Immerse yourself in the history of Scotland with a visit to the National Museum of Scotland, and finish your day with a trip to the Royal Botanic Garden. You can also spend a day shopping and sightseeing on the Royal Mile, which is home to many shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the Scotch Whiskey Experience. Last but not least, if you’re in Edinburgh to just have a good time, be sure to visit the many pubs that can be found in the city for a pint or two.

What does EDI mean?

EDI is a unique code, commonly called an IATA code, used in the aviation industry to identify airports. This code, along with many others, are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). A EDI flight refers to a flight to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Edinburgh?

Most people fly into Edinburgh Turnhouse (EDI) if they book a flight to Edinburgh. Turnhouse is conveniently located just 6.8 mi from Edinburgh’s city center. Turnhouse is the only Edinburgh airport and it handles 5 daily flights from New York. 12 airlines have flights from New York to Edinburgh Turnhouse on a regular basis.

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