Favourite airline: KLM
Flight tickets on the route Birmingham – Edinburgh are most frequently booked with KLM.
KLM
27 %
Aer Lingus
26 %
flybe
13 %
Tip: book 7 weeks before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 7 weeks before departure and save up to 32 %.
49 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
On this route, direct flights are £45.00 cheaper than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 15min
14h 25min
07h 15min
£74
£119
£284
Favourite connection: via Amsterdam
The most popular flights on this route are via Amsterdam and are booked by 30 % of all travellers.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
11h 50min, from £120
30 %
1 stopover Dublin
04h 05min, from £124
27 %
1 stopover Belfast City
14h 25min, from £119
15 %
Return from £74.00
For the best flight deal, book the outbound flight on 08/07/19 and return flight on 22/07/19.

£74
Cheap
£74
Expensive
£122

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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