Flights from Edinburgh to London

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

Favourite airline: British Airways
42 % of flights on the route Edinburgh – London are booked with British Airways.
British Airways
42 %
39 %
Aer Lingus
7 %
Tip: book 6 months before departure
If booked 6 months before travel, flights cost only £61.00.
179 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Thursday
Choosing the right day of the week is worthwhile as prices of flights on this route are cheapest on Thursday.
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £156.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 15min
08h 20min
25h 40min
The favourite connection is non-stop
Flights from Edinburgh to London are most frequently booked as a direct flight.
Direct flights
01h 15min, from £38
87 %
1 stopover Belfast City
11h 45min, from £203
5 %
1 stopover Dublin
06h 00min, from £238
4 %

Useful information about the flight from Edinburgh to London

London, city of contrasts

From ancient architecture to modern skyscrapers, green parks and waterfronts to busy bars and restaurants, London has something to offer everyone.

The best time to visit

London is busy all year round so you won't be stuck for things to do no matter when you decide to travel. If you choose to visit in winter you may well enjoy cheaper fares, but it's worth noting that London is known for it's cold weather, so to get the most out of your stay you may wish to look into travelling in summer. That way you can enjoy a whole range of activities in the capital, from indoor excursions to the major museums and art galleries as well a stroll around the royal parks and an open top bus tour from which you can enjoy all of the major sites the city has to offer. You'll also find more festivals going on in London in Summer, from the Udderbelly comedy festival based near London's South Bank, to music festivals like Wireless, in Hyde Park. There's also the famous Notting Hill Carnival in August.

Tips before you travel

You'll also want to make sure you budget well for your trip, as London can be an expensive city, particularly if you plan on driving, as the congestion charge, applying to vehicles travelling through the centre of the city on weekdays, can cost around £11 per day.

Where to stay and how to get from A to B

It's very easy to get from the airport to your hotel as all of London's airports are well connected to the centre of the city, either by express train or the London underground. Once in central london you can change for the London Underground, local buses or hail a taxi the rest of the way. London underground, known as the tube, is also the quickest and cheapest way to travel around the city, and you can get a slight discount on normal fares too if you buy an Oyster card. When looking for places to stay, you'll find plenty of hotel ranging from budget to luxury, as well as hostels and guest houses with beds from as little as £20 a night.

Flight information: Edinburgh - London

Outbound and return from £38.48
Flight duration min. 01:10 / max. 01:55
Return flight duration min. 01:10/ max. 01:40
Distance 538 km
Flights per week 297
Departure airport Edinburgh (EDI)
Arrival airport London (LCY, LGW, LHR, LTN, STN, SEN) (LON)
Destination country United Kingdom
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