Flights from London to Edinburgh

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

Favourite airline: easyJet
Most travellers looking for flights on the route from London to Edinburgh decide to book with easyJet.
20 %
British Airways
17 %
13 %
Tip: book 5 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 5 months before the flight. Pay only £55.00.
147 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 25 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
01h 15min
04h 55min
07h 35min
The favourite connection is non-stop
64 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Direct flights
01h 15min, from £63
64 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
12h 10min, from £147
16 %
1 stopover Belfast City
05h 40min, from £97
7 %

Useful information about the flight from London to Edinburgh

Cultural Scottish capital

Edinburgh is a timeless city anchored in tradition and resolutely modern at the same time. Counting numerous admirable buildings and monuments, it also provides a thriving cultural offer and nightlife to visitors eager to enjoy all the wonders of the capital of Scotland.

Low cost airlines will provide flights from Gatwick or Luton for example, flight time is 1 h 30 minutes and 1 h 15 minutes respectively, so somewhat quicker than driving or taking the train. 

When to go and things to do

The climate in Edinburgh is the most pleasant from May to September, but it can still get windy and wet at any time during the year. When it comes to events, the Scottish capital is renowned all around the world for its fantastic festival season. Starting in early August and running through mid-September, it is the occasion to enjoy no less than 10 festivals, including the famous Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festival. Additionally, Hogmanay is the Scottish celebration for the New Year and an event not to be missed.


Things to know before your trip

Visitors who plan on being in Edinburgh during festival season should book their accommodation as early as a year before travelling, since the city gets very crowded.

Regarding the cost of living in Scotland's capital, it is lower than London but about average for the UK. For instance, you can enjoy a meal for about £10 and a beer for around £3.50.


Edinburgh's public transportation and accommodation

Edinburgh Airport is located 10 miles from the centre of the city and several transport options are available. Visitors can take the tramway, which reaches central Edinburgh in 35 minutes and costs around £6.50 for a single or £9 for an open return ticket. Otherwise, the Airlink express travels to the city centre in 25 minutes and a single ticket is £3 or so (£7.50 for an open return ticket). The cheapest but slowest option is Lothian bus 35, which takes 1h 35 minutes but costs only approx. £2.50 for a single journey. While Lothian buses are affordable, with single journeys with no transfer available costing about £1.50, the inner city is easy to walk around and most sights and touristic attractions are located in a small area that can be enjoyed on foot.

Budget accommodation is available in Edinburgh with hostel rooms at about £15 per night per person. Double rooms in 3-star hotels start at around £100 during peak season. 


Flight information: London - Edinburgh

Cheapest outbound flight from £14.44
Outbound and return from £25.99
Flight duration min. 01:10 / max. 01:40
Return flight duration min. 01:10/ max. 01:55
Distance 538 km
Flights per week 297
Departure airport London (LCY, LGW, LHR, LTN, STN, SEN) (LON)
Arrival airport Edinburgh (EDI)
Destination country United Kingdom