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Flights to Scotland in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$1,194Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$639From Las Vegas McCarran to Scotland
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) to Scotland

Cheap flights to Scotland in September, October 2021

The best prices found for EDI flights for September, October
14 Oct - 21 Oct
$722pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
14 Oct - 21 Oct
$763pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
14 Oct - 21 Oct
$804pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

Scotland 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Scotland found for this year
2 Nov - 11 Nov
$650pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
KLM
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl
GLA
Glasgow Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
2 Nov - 11 Nov
$651pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
KLM
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl
GLA
Glasgow Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
2 Nov - 11 Nov
$666pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Finnair
 
1 STOP
GLA
Glasgow Intl
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Finnair
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

Cheapest Prices for Scotland flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Scotland found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$655
February
$638
March
$678
April
$741
May
$740
June
$960
July
$1,008
August
$840
September
$792
October
$726
November
$695
December
$702
Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Scotland. Flying to Scotland in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Scotland?

Average Edinburgh Turnhouse flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - EDI
Price
$638 - $1,179
EDI
Temperature
44.6 - 66.2 °F
EDI
Precipitation
1.46 - 2.48 inches
July is typically the best time to fly to Scotland, but there are other times where great deals are available. July tends to be the warmest period in Scotland so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. January is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Scotland?

The cheapest day to fly to Scotland is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Monday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Scotland?

Scotland flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

Best Time to Fly to Scotland

Peak season:

The best time to see Scotland is during the summer months. The country is crowded and Scotland flights and accommodations should be booked in advance, but the festivals and the celebrations are worth attending.

Spring can be a beautiful time of year to visit. The weather can be mild and the countryside is starting to turn green again. City breaks in Edinburgh and Glasgow are very popular and in more remote parts of Scotland the golden and red leaves can set the countryside ablaze.

Off season:

The winter months can be wet, cold and dark and they get most of the snow that falls on the UK too. However, this is when legendary and world-famous Hogmanay takes place. If you can manage the cold, find a cheap flight to Scotland and take part in the New Year’s celebration.

Overview

Scotland is a land of legends. From mountain-top castles to kings in kilts, the picturesque country never fails to romance visitors. Rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, bagpipes and festivals are year-round fixtures, and stories of the Loch Ness Monster and Braveheart are recounted on Scotland flights and immortalized in the country’s history. Along with England, Northern Ireland and Wales, Scotland makes up the United Kingdom but its people remain independent. The Scottish parliament was formed in 1999, creating a new set of laws specific to Scotland and free from London’s reign.

The Scots are passionate people who remain steadfast to their country’s culture and steep traditions. The whiskey flows fast during the popular summer festivals, when many travelers book flights to Scotland to take part in the highland games or head to Edinburgh for cultural celebrations.

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Scotland climate

Scotland is surrounded by water on three sides and is often buffeted about by stormy weather. As a general rule, the east coast is cool and dry and the west coast milder and wetter. The weather varies, even in a day, but in general July and August are the warmest months (up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit) and therefore peak season. May and June are nice too; weather is dry.

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Getting around Scotland

Public transportation in the central belt (Glasgow across to Edinburgh) is reliable and efficient, but getting around the more remote areas of the Highlands and Islands, it can take a lot of forward planning. Most train services are operated by FirstScotRail. Coach services are popular and reasonably priced. Rental car is an option. All the major car rental companies have branches here.

By boat: about 50 islands have ferry links. You can take a car on some of them. Book in advance however and be prepared for the weather to interrupt your journey.

Scotland has four main airports – Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick – and other smaller airfields around the country which are linked up by carriers such as British Airways, Loganair, Highland Airways and Eastern Airways.

 

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Scotland Travel Information

  • There is more to discover in Edinburgh, the capital, than the usual tourist stops of the castle, Old Town and Royal Mile. Arthur’s Seat is a wild crag in the Holyrood Park and gives a great view of the city. A ghost walk will take you under the streets to the vaults, where people used to live when the city got too crowded. A trip at Hallowe’en can be especially atmospheric. Apart from city-break season in spring and autumn, the Fringe festival in August is famous and the Hogmanay celebrations at New Year attract revellers from around the world.
  • Glasgow, the largest city, has lots for art lovers: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the UK’s most visited museum outside of London; Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s House for an Art Lover; the Burrell collection, more than 8,000 works of art (including medieval European, Oriental, ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome), in Pollok Country Park; Center for Contemporary Arts; Gallery of Modern Art and the Hunterian Art Gallery.  The People’s Palace is a social history museum, telling the story of Glaswegians. The Necropolis, behind Glasgow Cathedral, is a wonderful Victorian cemetery with views over the city. It is the final resting place of rich merchants and the higher up the hill you go, the richer and more ornate their headstones.  It has its own Bridge of Sighs.
  • National Parks include Loch Lomond and the Trossachs – Scotland’s first national park, the Cairngorms – a mountain range near Aviemore and Loch Ness, where Nessie the monster is said to reside.
  • Royal Scotland: Glamis Castle (the setting for Macbeth); Eileen Donan Castle, which sits on an island at the meeting points of three lochs, is in the northern Highlands; the ruined Urquart Castle is on the banks of Loch Ness; Inveraray Castle on Loch Fyne; Balmoral of course, summer home of the royal family; the Castle of Mey is the most northerly castle on the British mainland.

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