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Flights from London to Edinburgh Starting at £6

Whether you’re going for a one-way or round-trip to Edinburgh, we’ve got you covered! Check out these different flight options from London below.

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Airlines Flying from London to Edinburgh

Which airline provides the cheapest flights from London to Edinburgh? Discover the option that best suits your travel needs before embarking on your journey.

From £6
British Airways
From £35
Ryanair UK
From £36
Norwegian Air Sweden
From £87
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA
From £91
Aer Lingus
From £166
Air France
From £168
Scandinavian Airlines
From £182
From £186
From £191
ANA airlines

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Alternative Routes from London to Edinburgh

Did you know that you can save money and time on an alternative route from London to Edinburgh? Check out some of the different available routes below.

  • Cheapest
    1h 15m
    London Stansted Airport - Edinburgh Airport
    Tue, Sep 17easyJet
  • easyJet
    1h 15m
    London Luton Airport - Edinburgh Airport
    Thu, Sep 12easyJet
  • easyJet
    1h 30m
    Gatwick Airport - Edinburgh Airport
    Sat, Sep 14easyJet
  • easyJet
    1h 30m
    Gatwick Airport - Edinburgh Airport
    Sat, Sep 14easyJet
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How do I find the cheapest flights?

  • When are flight tickets from London (LON) to Edinburgh (EDI) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from London to Edinburgh based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the cheapest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much are flights from London (LON) to Edinburgh (EDI) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around £89.
  • How long is the flight from London (LON) to Edinburgh (EDI)?

    It takes about 1 hour 50 minutes to fly from London (LON) to Edinburgh (EDI).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Edinburgh?

    • The distance from Edinburgh Airport to downtown is about 10km, by taxi about 30 minutes.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from London (LON) to Edinburgh (EDI)?

    Airlines with flights from London (LON) to Edinburgh (EDI): Finnair, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, Etihad Airways and Royal Air Maroc.
  • What's the most popular airline for direct flights from London (LON) to Edinburgh (EDI)?

    easyJet operates 64 direct flights from London (LON) to Edinburgh (EDI).
  • How many airports in Edinburgh (EDI)?

    There are 1 airport(s) in Edinburgh (EDI): Edinburgh Airport.

How to find a cheap flight from London to Edinburgh

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Flight Information from London to Edinburgh

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Flights from London to Edinburgh

Introduction of Flights from London to Edinburgh
Airlines operating London to Edinburgh flights
Three airlines currently operate flights from London to Edinburgh: British Airways, easyJet and oneworld.
Earliest and latest flights from London to Edinburgh
The earliest flight to Edinburgh from London is the BA8700 by British Airways, which departs at 07:00 and arrives at 08:15. The latest is British Airways BA8718, which sets off at 20:55 and touches down in Edinburgh at 22:10. Both flights depart from London City Airport.
Lowest price for flights from London to Edinburgh
If you’re able to book ahead, you can find return flights from London to Edinburgh for as little as £47. Otherwise, expect to pay between £75 and £129. To find the cheapest flights, remember to visit Trip.com.
Average flight time / distance
The distance from London to Edinburgh is approx. 332 miles (534 km). Direct flights take around 1 hour and 20 minutes. Figure 1 Edinburgh Airport, which handles almost 15 million passengers each year and connects the world to the wonders of Scotland’s capital city.
Airports in Edinburgh
Located 9.5 miles (15.3 km) from the city centre, Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is Edinburgh’s only airport. It has a single runway and one passenger terminal, along with currency exchange booths, waiting lounges and prayer rooms, along with various retail outlets, cafes and restaurants. There are several ways to get to the city centre from the airport, including: Train. Tickets cost £6 and the journey time is approx. 35 minutes. Bus. Running every 15 minutes, the Airlink 100 Express Bus takes 30 minutes. A single ticket costs £4.50. Taxi. Journey time with City Cabs is approx. 20 min and the fare is around £20. Ride hailing services. Uber also operates from Edinburgh Airport. Fares are between £17 – £24.
Airports in London
If you’re looking for flights from London to Edinburgh, you have plenty of choices for your point of departure. There are a total of five airports in the capital that offer direct services to Edinburgh. Most can be connected to the centre of London via road, rail and underground transport networks, so you have plenty of options available for getting there and back again.
Situated near Hounslow in West London, Heathrow is home to 5 terminals, along with facilities that include a range of retail outlets, currency exchange, restaurants and duty-free shopping. Free Wi-Fi is available in all terminals, along with baby changing facilities, baggage storage, lost property and charging stations. There are a number of ways to reach Heathrow from Central London, each with varying journey time and cost: Train: 20 min, £5.50 Taxi: 30 min, £45–£55 Tube: 45 min, £6 Bus: 50 min, £17
Located to the south of London, Gatwick has a wide selection of facilities and outlets for retail, food and beverages, spread out across 2 terminals. Uniquely, Gatwick lays out a range of therapeutic offerings for passengers, including oxygen treatment and a relaxing Sensory Room. There are a number of ways to reach the airport from London city centre: Train: 50 min, £20-40 Taxi: 1 hour, £60-£90 Bus: 1 hour 45 min, £6–£8
Around 42 mi (68 km) northeast of Central London, Stansted has one main terminal, supported by the Stansted Airport Track Transit System (TTS). Other facilities include meeting rooms, prayer rooms, shopping outlets and complementary Wi-Fi throughout the airport. Depending on the time and money you have available, there are three main ways to reach Stansted from London city centre: Train: 50 min, £19.90 Taxi: 1 hour 10 min, £40–£60 Bus: 50 min, £3.50
Located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Luton, Luton Airport has a single runway, with passenger facilities including currency exchange, 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, duty free shopping and a selection of other retail and F&B options. With drop-off at the terminal, bus stops, taxi ranks and a short-term car park, Luton Airport offers a number of ways to connect with London city centre. Train: 46 min, £18.40 Taxi: 1 hour 30 min, £45 Bus: 2 hours, £5
London City
Connected to the rest of London via the Northern Line and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services, this is the capital’s most central airport. London City facilities include free Wi-Fi, shopping and beauty products, pre-booked parking and special assistance for disabled travellers. From central London, you have a number of ways to get here: Tube: 20 min, £5 Train: 21 min, £1–£5 Taxi: 22 min, £55 Bus: 42 min, £4
Destination Edinburgh: Recommended Attractions in Edinburgh
With its blend of history, culture and timeless charm, Scotland’s capital city is a captivating place to visit. Take in the views from a castle on an ancient volcano, sip a wee dram of authentic scotch whiskey, waddle along with penguins or come face to face with Tyrannosaurs – it’s all here, in our top 10 of the city’s most popular attractions:
1. Edinburgh Castle
Home to the Scottish crown jewels, the Stone of Destiny, St. Margaret’s Chapel, the Royal Palace and the Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle is Scotland’s most popular paid-for tourist attraction.
2. Edinburgh Zoo
A short trip from the city centre, Edinburgh Zoo is a great day out, where you can meet the UK’s only panda family and waddle along with the daily penguin parade.
3. National Museum of Scotland
Covering everything from typewriters to tyrannosaurs, this free museum is the UK’s most popular attraction outside of London. A treasure trove of Scottish curiosities that’s not to be missed.
4. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Covering 70 acres and home to more than 100,000 flowers, trees and other plants from around the world, Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens give visitors an unforgettable day out in the great outdoors.
5. The Royal Yacht Britannia
Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction welcomes more than 390,000 tourists every year. Check out the Royal Deck Tea Room for some regal refreshments, or explore the deck and cabins to uncover countless nautical treasures.
6. The Scotch Whisky Experience
Celebrating everything scotch, this attraction lets visitors try their hand at making whiskey, explore the largest collection of whiskies in the world and take part in a curated tasting session.
7. The Scott Monument
Scale the 287 steps to the top of this nineteenth-century gothic monument to one of Scotland’s most famous writers, and you’ll be greeted with great views of the city below.
8. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
From optical illusions and holograms to historic photographs and the Vortex Tunnel, this is an eye-catching, photogenic and fun day out for all the family to enjoy in Edinburgh.
9. Scottish Parliament
Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Holyrood in Edinburgh’s Old Town, this prize-winning architectural marvel is the centre of modern Scottish power and one of Edinburgh’s top attractions.
10. The Museum of Childhood
Featuring a puppet theatre, dressing up area, games and a wide collection of toys spanning decades of imagination, this is a fun and nostalgic day out for all the family to enjoy.