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Cheap flights to Scotland

Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$911Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from$728From Las Vegas to Edinburgh
One-way from$239One-way flight from Las Vegas to Edinburgh

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Scotland right now?

Travel to Scotland is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for Scotland are based on the United Kingdom restrictions which are: Entry restrictions

The United Kingdom has reimposed national lockdown. From January 4, National lockdown in England is in effect. Traveling away from home, including internationally, is restricted from England except in limited circumstances such as for work or for education. Foreign nationals are subject to the ‘Stay at Home’ regulations. They should not travel abroad unless it is permitted. Different rules apply in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Travelers must follow all the rules that apply to them. From November 20, Scotland restricted cross-border travels within the UK, only essential travels—which includes health reasons, work and for study—will be allowed to enter and leave Scotland. People living within Level 3 or Level 4 lockdown areas in Scotland are also not permitted to leave their area, and banned from traveling overseas, though people in Level 0-2 are not. Travelers who have been in or transited through ared list travel ban country in the past 10 days are not allowed to enter The United Kingdom with the exception of British nationals, nationals of Ireland, residents of the UK. Certain areas of the UK and Crown Dependencies may have specific travel regulations. Check the relevant page for information related to travel to Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Shetland, and Orkney.

Entry requirements

All travelers entering the United Kingdom must present a completed "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" to immigration upon arrival. On January 18, all travelers to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, including UK nationals returning home, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR, antigen or LAMP test result taken within 3 days prior to departure. Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena), will not be in scope of the regulations. Children under the age of 11 will also not be required to complete pre-departure testing. Until January 21, travelers from Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia or Barbados will also not be in scope of the regulations.

Quarantine requirements

On January 18, travel corridors will be suspended, all travelers arriving in the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man are subject to 10-day self-isolation. Travelers can take a test on the 5th day of their arrival, if the test result is negative the self-isolation period will end as soon as they receive the result, they must continue to self-isolate while awaiting for the test result. If the test is positive they need to self-isolate for another 10 days. Count the 10 days starting from the day they took the test, or from when they first had symptoms if that is earlier. From February 15, British nationals, nationals of Ireland, residents of the UK who have been in or through a red list travel ban country in the past 10 days must quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days. They cannot use the Test to Release scheme. Note: The English, Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish governments may be applying quarantine requirements differently. Check for more information on travel to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

All other info

All travelers on flights to the UK must wear face coverings on aircraft and on public transport upon arrival thereafter. Passengers using taxis and private hire vehicles should also use a face covering for the duration of their journey. Drivers may refuse to transport passengers who do not follow guidance for safe travel. Review the UK government’s entry requirements, and read more about travel restrictions for the UK.

If you are planning to travel to Scotland from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.
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Cheapest Prices for Scotland flights by month

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, the cheapest month for flights to Scotland is February. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Scotland?

LAS - EDI
Price
$638 - $1,179
EDI
Temperature
44.6 - 66.2 °F
EDI
Rainfall
1.46 - 2.48 inches
Flying to Scotland in February is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Scotland, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being January.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Scotland?

The cheapest flights to Scotland are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Scotland?

Scotland flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. 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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