Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh

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

Favourite airline: British Airways
95 % of flights on the route London Heathrow – Edinburgh are booked with British Airways.
British Airways
95 %
4 %
Tip: book 2 months before departure
Save up to 31 % by booking flights 2 months before departure.
75 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Sunday
On this route, flights are cheapest on Sunday when a ticket costs £62.00 on average.
Direct flights are cheaper
Direct flights on this route are £61.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
01h 25min
13h 25min
The favourite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 85 % of travellers will book a non-stop flight.
Direct flights
01h 25min, from £68
85 %
1 stopover Belfast City
10h 30min, from £219
7 %
1 stopover Dublin
06h 35min, from £232
4 %

Useful information about the flight from London Heathrow to Edinburgh

The stunning capital of Scotland

Edinburgh, also known as Festival City, is home to a wealth of cultural and historical attractions. Boasting a wide range of dining options, outdoor pursuits, evening entertainment and shopping experiences, there is plenty to see and do in this vibrant coastal city.

Best climate and festivals

The warmest months are from May until mid-September; however, there are often rainy and windy days throughout the year, so it's advisable to take protective clothing. There are a number of annual festivals held in Edinburgh, including the Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which are hosted in August. The popular Scottish International Storytelling Festival takes place in October, and the family friendly Imaginate Festival is hosted in the first week of June.

Basic tips and cost of living

Edinburgh is a popular tourist destination, and can become quite crowded over the festival months. It's a good idea to book accommodation up to a year in advance. The cost of living tends to be cheaper in Edinburgh than in London. For example, a monthly travel pass costs about £50 in Edinburgh, while in London it costs about £130. However, Edinburgh prices are about average when compared to other areas of the UK.

Local public transport and hotel prices

Edinburgh Airport is situated about 10 miles from the city centre. The 100 bus stops outside the main terminal building and provides services to the main rail station and the city centre. These depart every 10 minutes, and cost about £4.50 for a single fare. Edinburgh trams operate every 8-12 minutes. Single fares cost about £5 and the journey takes around 35 minutes. The taxi rank is conveniently situated on the ground floor of the airports' multi-storey car park. There is also a convenient car rental centre at the airport. 

The price of accommodation in Edinburgh can vary considerably. Cheap hostels are available from about £7 per person for one night, while 3 star hotel accommodation can cost from around £45 per room. The major tourist attractions can be easily reached on foot or via public transport. Taxi fares start at about £2.80, then cost around £2 per kilometre thereafter. Public transport costs about £1.50 for a single fare.

Flight information: London Heathrow - Edinburgh

Outbound and return from £67.93
Flight duration min. 01:20 / max. 01:40
Return flight duration min. 01:20/ max. 01:40
Distance 533 km
Flights per week 91
Departure airport London Heathrow (LHR)
Arrival airport Edinburgh (EDI)
Destination country United Kingdom
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