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Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh

Favourite airline: e.g. Ryanair, Loganair
Flight tickets on the route East Midlands – Edinburgh are most frequently booked with Ryanair.
Ryanair
14 %
Loganair
14 %
Tip: book 4 weeks before departure
Save up to 36 % by booking flights 4 weeks before departure.
29 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
On this route, direct flights are £22.00 cheaper than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 05min
05h 05min
19h 35min
£189
£211
£300
Favourite connection: via Glasgow and London Heathrow
Stopover flights on this route are especially popular via Glasgow and London Heathrow, making up 67 % of bookings.
Route
bookings
2 stopovers Glasgow London Heathrow
19h 35min, from £300
67 %
Direct flights
01h 05min, from £189
33 %

Useful information about the flight from East Midlands to Edinburgh

The Jewel of Scotland

The Scottish capital Edinburgh has long been a draw for tourists from all over the world. It's a city with a wealth of culture and history, and it combines remnants of its medieval past with the grandeur of the Georgian era, as well as having a distinctly modern feel, which has been influenced by the contemporary avant-garde. 

When go to Edinburgh

The best time to visit Edinburgh in terms of the weather is between May and September, though it can be both wet and windy at any time of the year. The city is world-renowned for its festival season. There are ten official festivals between early August and mid-September, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival. New Year is a big deal in Scotland and "Hogmanay", as it's known locally, is a truly spectacular celebration, enjoyed by people of all ages.

Know Before You Go

Those who wish to stay in Edinburgh over the festival season in Summer are well-advised to book hotels or other accommodation in good time. Sometimes, it can be necessary to book up to a year beforehand as the city can get very crowded with visitors during this busy time. Edinburgh is cheaper to visit than London and prices are roughly at the UK average. A cheap meal will cost around £10 and a pint of beer about £3.50.

Local Information: Getting There, Accommodation and More

Edinburgh airport is located around 10 miles away from the city. The Edinburgh Tramway costs around £5 for an adult single and £8  for an open return, and takes about 35 minutes from the the airport to the city centre. Taking around 25 minutes, the Airlink Express bus service is the fastest of the public transport options, and fairly cheap at roughly £4 for an adult single and around £7 for an open return. At £1.50 or so for a single, the Lothian bus service is cheap but slow, taking one and a half hours. Travellers can find a place to stay in a hostel for about £10 and a 3 star hotel during peak season is around £100 for a double room. In terms of getting around, Edinburgh city centre itself is fairly compact, and most of the major sights and attraction can be reached on foot, though the previously mentioned Lothian bus services run regularly and cost approx. £1.50.

Flight information East Midlands - Edinburgh
Cheap direct flights
Flight details East Midlands - Edinburgh
  • Flight duration: min. 01:10 / max. 01:10
  • Distance: 372 km
  • Flights per week: 19
  • Return flight duration: min. 01:10 / max. 01:10