Between 5 and 12 services are provided every day by scheduled airline British Airways on the popular domestic flight route between Edinburgh (EDI) and London Heathrow (LHR). The flight time of just 1 hour and 25 minutes compares particularly favourably to the car journey by road along the M6, which would take a total of around 6 hours and 30 minutes. A direct flight would be the obvious choice here. This route is a favourite with business travellers or tourists planning a weekend break in London or the south of England. It is the most popular route out of Edinburgh Airport according to passenger numbers.
As per usual, the cheapest deals on this route are available for a midweek flight. The journey should be planned and booked well in advance as this will greatly increase your chances of purchasing a low cost air ticket. There are currently no low cost airlines operating between the two airports.
Onward travel on arrival at Heathrow Airport is fast and easy using the excellent public transport network at the airport. London-Heathrow is on the London underground's Piccadilly line, and there are also trains and coaches serving other cities and towns in the home counties.