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About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city and one of its council areas. It is situated in Lothina, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Moreover, it was the first city to be called the UNESCO city of Literature. It hosts many internationally-known events, such as the Edinburgh International Children's Festival, Hogmanay New Year's Eve celebrations, or the Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. These events and city landmarks attract visitors from different parts of the world. Explore the city yourself with cheap flights to Edinburgh on eSky.

Why visit Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is the UK's second-most popular city after London. The city is filled with historic sites that will give you a chance to step back in time. Book your cheap flight to Edinburgh with eSky and explore Scotland's capital city, famous for its landmarks, such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the neo-Gothic St. Mary's Cathedral, or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Old Town houses a number of bars and restaurants where you will experience the city's vibrant nightlife. During your visit to Scotch Whisky Experience on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, you will learn some important information about famous Scotch whisky. Visit the city's museums, such as the National Museum of Scotland, the Writers Museum, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, or the National Library of Scotland and go on a Harry Potter tour to see some famous filming locations: cross Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands on the Jacobite Steam Train or visit the iconic Alnwick Castle that appeared in the Harry Potter films. There are many hills to climb in Edinburgh, which is a really good idea when the weather is fine. Try to scale Arthur's seat that provides a birds-eye view of the city, which is undoubtedly worth the effort. The plethora of things to do and see in Edinburgh is the reason why it is one of the most popular destinations in the UK. With eSky, you can explore the city on a budget thanks to our bargain flights to Edinburgh. Use our travel search engine to find cheap flights to Edinburgh and other promotions.

Cheap direct domestic flights to Edinburgh

Direct domestic flights to Edinburgh are operated from a number of British airports, including Birmingham, Belfast, Southampton, Cardiff, and Nottingham. You can get great deals on flights to Edinburgh with the eSky travel search engine. Belfast offers the shortest flights. It takes 50 minutes fo fly from Belfast to Edinburgh with easyJet and 55 minutes with Flybe. The prices of cheap tickets to Edinburgh start at EUR 68. If you are departing from Nottingham and Cardiff, you will arrive at the Edinburgh International Airport 1 hour and 10 minutes later and your cheap flight to Edinburgh will cost you EUR 72. To fly from Birmingham to Edinburgh, you will pay a little more, about EUR 10, and your trip will be 10-15 minutes longer. For Southampton, it is another 20 minutes more. Prices of cheap flights to Edinburgh may vary depending on the season but the information above represents average airfares when flying domestic on budget airlines. There are so many domestic non-stop flights to Edinburgh, which makes it easy to find cheap flights to Edinburgh, no matter what part of Britain you live in.

Best time to visit Edinburgh with the eSky price calendar

If you can be flexible on your travel dates and do not need to book flight tickets to Edinburgh right away, use the eSky price calendar to compare the prices of flights to Edinburgh throughout the months and see what time is the cheapest to fly to Edinburgh. Choose where you will depart from and where you will head for and click "Search" to find below-average price tickets to Edinburgh. Avoid booking your air tickets during summer and bank holidays as probably there will be no cheap flights to Edinburgh. Great deals on flights to Edinburgh can be found off-season.

Track changes in the prices of cheap flights to Edinburgh

If you have not found your ideal flight with the eSky travel search engine or airfare calendar, try another tool that will help you find cheap flights to Edinburgh that is the eSky price alert. If you are keeping an eye on a particular flight to Edinburgh but you expect the price to go down, set a price alert to find flights to Edinburgh at a reduced price. Once the price of the flight to Edinburgh you are following changes, you will get notified by email. It is good to start monitoring the prices of flights to Edinburgh a couple of months ahead of your trip to be able to spot a real bargain. Leave us your email address and start tracking your selected cheap flight to Edinburgh.

How to prepare for your cheap flight to Edinburgh?

With so many tourist attractions the city offers, before booking your cheap flight to Edinburgh, prepare your itinerary so that you make the most of your visit. Make a list of must-see places and check the weather forecast before your cheap flight to Edinburgh. Keep in mind that the weather is very unpredictable so make sure you pack a raincoat, a hoodie, comfortable waterproof boots, and an umbrella. Have the latter with you every time you go out. Most probably you will fly on Flybe or easyJet as they offer the most of cheap flights to Edinburgh, so read carefully how much baggage you will be allowed to bring. As these are budget airlines, they offer extremely cheap flights to Edinburgh. The most inexpensive tickets include cabin bag only, but if you get prepared for your cheap flight to Edinburgh, you will travel on a budget. Not only a cheap flight to Edinburgh will save you money. A great way to discover Edinburgh on the cheap is with the Edinburgh City Pass. It is valid for one, two, or three days and entitles you to free entry to 17 places and comes with the Inside Edinburgh Guide with a map and local tips and offers.

The airport in Edinburgh

Your cheap flight to Edinburgh will arrive at the Edinburgh International Airport which is Scotland's busiest airport and the sixth-busiest airport in the UK with 14.3 million passengers handled and 130,016 aircraft movements in 2018. The most popular destinations include London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bristol, Paris, Belfast, Birmingham, Tenerife, and Copenhagen. Currently, as many as 59 airlines operate out of Edinburgh International Airport. The airport consists of one runway and one passenger terminal. Edinburgh International Airport has everything a passenger may need to run errands, including shipping and courier service, cash machines, dry cleaning service, and the Aspire Lounge. The airport's food and beverage facilities include restaurants, cafes, and bars, with some of them offering great value for money and kid-friendly menus. The airport also offers a selection of top-brands shops with fashion, accessories, cosmetics, and journey essentials. The airport is well connected to Edinburgh by Lothian buses, Edinburgh Trams, and a light rail links.

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