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Flights to Edinburgh: Overview

  • Main Airport: Edinburgh Airport
  • Popular Destinations in the UK: Manchester, London, Cardiff, Bristol
  • Popular Destinations in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Prague, Amsterdam
  • Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh Weaverly Train Station
  • Bus Companies: easyJet, Flybe, Ryanair, British Airways

Edinburgh operates as Scotland’s busiest airport with 12.4 millions passengers recorded in 2016. The airport is served by 33 airlines, both domestic and international, and is reachable from 130 destinations.

Scotland's ancient capital is a modern, confident city with one of the most exciting cultural calendars in Europe. Art, dance and theatre combine during August's Edinburgh Festival, while comedy lovers can watch leading stand-ups and see experimental stage shows at the Fringe. Travellers can find out more about the city and what to do there in our Edinburgh city guide.

Flights to Edinburgh from the UK: Airlines & Departure Airports

Which airlines serve domestic flights to Edinburgh? easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Flybe and BA CityFlyer each serve domestic routes to Edinburgh from within the UK.

Which airlines serve international flights to Edinburgh?

KLM, Air Berlin, Etihad Airways, Norwegian Air, Aer Lingus, Thomson Airways and many more airlines serves flight to Edinburgh from Europe and beyond.

What are the most popular flights to Edinburgh? The most popular domestic flight to Edinburgh arrives from London Stansted. While the most popular international arrivals come from Dublin, Amsterdam and Paris.

How many flights to Edinburgh are there a day? In 2016 Edinburgh airport was seeing over 333 flights a day.

Which airports have direct flights to Edinburgh? Edinburgh International Airport has direct links with both national and international airports including London, Bristol, Cardiff, Barcelona, Paris, New York and more.

Tips for booking a cheap flight to Edinburgh

How far in advance to book flights to Edinburgh? When it comes to finding the best price for flights to Edinburgh we recommend booking 8 weeks in advance.

What is the cheapest day of the week to travel? The cheapest month to fly to Edinburgh is in February. The most expensive flights to Edinburgh are in December.

Days of the week to travel? The cheapest day for flights to Edinburgh is Wednesday.

What are the cheapest airlines for flights to Edinburgh? Ryanair and easyJet.

Airport info and getting to the city centre

What are the main airports in Edinburgh? Edinburgh International Airport is the only airport for Edinburgh city. Nearby airports include: Glasgow International, Dundee, Newcastle and Aberdeen.

How to get from Edinburgh airport to Edinburgh city centre? Getting into town is simple, travellers can catch a direct tram service to the city centre, which takes around half an hour to reach Haymarket. Passengers can catch the Airport 100 bus link or the JET bus link provided by Stagecoach, while there are also CityLink buses to Glasgow.

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