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Flights to Edinburgh in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,834Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from$2,425From Auckland Intl to Edinburgh Turnhouse

Cheapest prices for Edinburgh flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Edinburgh found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,736
February
$1,514
March
$1,097
April
$1,740
May
$1,546
June
$1,666
July
$1,663
August
$1,653
September
$1,585
October
$1,520
November
$1,545
December
$2,036
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Edinburgh. Flying to Edinburgh in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Edinburgh?

Average Edinburgh Turnhouse flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - EDI
Price
$1,097 - $2,619
EDI
Temperature
7 - 19 °C
EDI
Rainfall
37 - 63 mm

Peak Season:

There are two main events that take place in Edinburgh, the Hogmanay celebration which sees in the New Year and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is the world’s largest arts festival. This takes place in August. You’ll struggle to find the cheapest flights for these events, but if you plan ahead and book as much in advance as you can you can steal a bargain. August also sees the Edinburgh International Festival, a four week event of dance, music and theatre. On top of that, also in August, is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It’s a fantastic event with close to a thousand dancers, musicians, drummers and pipers from all over the world. Make sure to book your flights to Edinburgh well in advance if you wish to attend any of these festivities.

Off Season:

There isn’t really an off season, but for the best chances of finding cheap flights to Edinburgh avoid booking late for August and Christmas time. You can find the cheapest flights to Edinburgh from September to December, excluding Christmas time. Flights to Edinburgh can vary from as little as £30 to as much as £500, so make sure to get your flight tickets sorted well before any events and busy periods.

When is the best time to book a flight to Edinburgh?

If you plan well you can save a few pounds and find cheap flights to Edinburgh. Ideally it’s best to get your flight tickets booked as soon as possible, especially if you want to visit the Fringe or New Year’s celebrations. Being flexible and not having your heart set on one particular week will make it easier for you to find cheap flights to Edinburgh, but as a general rule try to book at least a minimum of 2-3 weeks before you fly, but aim to book much more in advance if you can to save the most on tour flight tickets.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Edinburgh?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Edinburgh. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Edinburgh?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Edinburgh trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Edinburgh?

Flights from London (All airports) to Edinburgh – 1 hour 20 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh – 1 hour 05 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh – 1 hour 15 minutes

Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh – 1 hour 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Edinburgh?

The cheapest flights to Edinburgh are normally operated by Air France, Finnair, Flybe or KLM. As Edinburgh is a relatively popular destination for short breaks and vacations, there are normally competitive prices and cheap flights to Edinburgh throughout the year.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The airport is roughly 12km from the city centre and there are a few different transport options to get you there. You can get the Airlink 100 express and N22 night buses to Waverley Bridge. Normally it takes around 25 minutes.  Lothian Bus No 35 also covers the route but does stop off at different places on the way and continues on to Leith. You could also hire a car or take a taxi from the airport. Trams are also an option that are frequent and normally very reliable. You can change at Edinburgh Park and Haymarket stations if you need to continue on somewhere else.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Turnhouse (EDI), located 11.0 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Edinburgh.

Cheap flights to Edinburgh in June, July 2021

The best prices found for EDI flights for June, July
15 Jun - 21 Jun
$2,346pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
3 Jul - 10 Jul
$2,425pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
29 Jun - 6 Jul
$2,528pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

Edinburgh 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Edinburgh found for this year
15 Jun - 21 Jun
$2,346pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
3 Jul - 10 Jul
$2,425pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
29 Jun - 6 Jul
$2,528pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last minute flights to Edinburgh

Late deals on return flights to Edinburgh, departing today and this week
21 Jun - 28 Jun
$2,881pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
20 Jun - 27 Jun
$3,029pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 Jun - 28 Jun
$3,129pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

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