Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Our cheapest offers for flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Here you can compare cheap flights from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) for one-way or return trips. The following offers were searched for and found on idealo during the last few days. Or start your own flight search to Edinburgh. Prices and availability may change at any time.

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Favourite airline: easyJet
The majority of passengers on the route Birmingham – Edinburgh prefer to fly with easyJet.
easyJet
56 %
KLM
21 %
Aer Lingus
18 %
Tip: book 4 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 4 months before the flight. Pay only £46.00.
124 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Friday
Choosing the right day of the week is worthwhile as prices of flights on this route are cheapest on Friday.
Direct flights are cheaper
Flights with a stopover are on average £259.00 more expensive than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
01h 00min
12h 10min
£45
£304
The favourite connection is non-stop
55 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
01h 00min, from £45
55 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
12h 10min, from £304
23 %
1 stopover Belfast City
07h 35min, from £328
20 %

Useful information about the flight from Birmingham to Edinburgh

A city of contrasts

Edinburgh consists of a medieval Old Town with cobbled streets and the New Town with its Georgian avenues, shops, gardens and relaxing cafés and restaurants. Scotland's capital is said to be built on seven hills and boasts some panoramic views from its peaks. The city is home to Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park. Edinburgh Castle sits on a hilltop and looms over the city. Edinburgh is also home to Scotland's crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny that was traditionally used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.

Best Edinburgh travel times

This city can be wet and windy all year round. However, the best weather is between May and September when days can be warm and sunny.

Preparatory travel information

Book accommodation a year in advance if planning to visit during the festival season. At Edinburgh Festival time the city is extremely busy.
The cost of living in Edinburgh can be less expensive than London. Prices are approximately average for the UK. An inexpensive meal in a restaurant or café will cost about £10 and a beer costs about £3.50.

Arriving in Edinburgh, getting around and hotels

Transport from Edinburgh airport to the city centre is straightforward. The airport is situated 10 miles from the city centre and the Edinburgh Tramway takes 35 minutes for the journey from airport to central Edinburgh. The price is about £5 for an adult single journey and £8 or so for an open return ticket. The Airlink express takes 25 minutes, at an approximate price of £4 for a single fare and an open return of £7 or thereabouts. There is a bus service but it is slow. The Lothian bus number 35 takes takes 1 h 35 minutes to travel from the airport to central Edinburgh. The cost is approximately £1.50 for a single journey. 

Flight information: Birmingham - Edinburgh

Outbound and return from £60.63
Flight duration min. 01:15
Return flight duration min. 01:15
Distance 403 km
Flights per week 52
Departure airport Birmingham (BHX)
Arrival airport Edinburgh (EDI)
Destination country United Kingdom
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