Official Guide to Edinburgh
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Flights to Edinburgh

Flights to Edinburgh arrive into Edinburgh Airport, which lies to the west of the city in Ingliston. Transport links from the airport are frequent, easy and fast. Find out more about how you can fly into Edinburgh in our guide below.

About Edinburgh Airport

Flights to Edinburgh come into Edinburgh Airport, which is the busiest airport in Scotland and the 6th busiest in the UK, with 11.13 million passengers passing through in 2015 (that's an average of 30,495 air passengers a day).

The airport hosts over 313 flights a day, with 32 airlines serving 173 routes to 122 destinations. No matter where you are in the world, flying to Edinburgh has never been so easy. 

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You can fly to Edinburgh from many destinations around the globe - take a look at our guide below for some of key routes. For a full list of all services available see the Edinburgh Airport website.

Flights to Edinburgh from the Rest of the UK

British Airways Landing

From London

Edinburgh is well served by all of London's main airports. London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted are served by flight operators such as British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair and Flybe. 

From Northern Ireland

Edinburgh Airport welcomes regular flights from both Belfast City and Belfast International airports, served by Flybe and Easyjet. 

From the Rest of the UK 

Flybe flies from Edinburgh to many other UK city airports, including Birmingham, East Midlands, Exeter, Liverpool, Manchester, Newquay, Norwich and Southampton. You can also fly from Bristol to Edinburgh with Easyjet. 

Flights to Edinburgh from Europe

KLM Landing

From Germany

Flights to Edinburgh from Germany are served by airlines such as Easyjet, Eurowings, Ryanair and Lufthansa. You can fly to Edinburgh Airport directly from many major German airports, including Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Stuttgart. The flight usually takes about 2 hours. 

From Ireland

It's a short flight from Ireland to Edinburgh. You can fly directly to Edinburgh from Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Wick and Ireland West Airport Knock with airlines Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Flybe. 

From France

Edinburgh Airport is served by many key cities and locations in France: Bergerac, Béziers, Lyon, Marseille, Grenoble, Bordeaux and Paris. Airlines such as Flybe, Ryanair, Easyjet, Air France, Transvania and Vueling operate these flights, and journey times vary between 1 and 2 hours.

From Norway

There are regular flights from Oslo to Edinburgh operated by Norwegian, Scandinavian and Ryanair. The journey time is around 1½ to 2 hours.

From Sweden

You can fly to Edinburgh in about 2 hours from Stockholm or Gothenburg with Ryanair, Norwegian or SAS.  

From The Netherlands

Amsterdam Schiphol has regular connections to Edinburgh, operated by KLM and Easyjet. Flight time is roughly 1½ hours. 

From Spain

Lots of destinations in Spain fly directly to Edinburgh, including Alicante, Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Santander. Flight operators include Jet 2, Ryanair, Vueling, Iberia, Easyjet and Norwegian.  

Flights to Edinburgh from the Rest of the World

Edinburgh Airport View

From the USA

You can fly directly from the USA to Edinburgh from New York or Chicago. United runs direct routes to Chicago O'Hare and New York Newark airports, while American Airlines and Delta fly to New York JFK. 

From Canada

Air Canada Rouge flys to Toronto twice a week from Edinburgh Aiport, with a flight time of roughly 7½ hours. 

From the Middle East

You can fly directly to Edinburgh from the Middle East. Qatar Airways runs a daily service to Doha, and Etihad flies daily to Abu Dhabi. At these key airports you can get connecting flights to destinations around the globe. 

You can find out more about the destinations and airlines that fly to Edinburgh on the Edinburgh Airport website.

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Getting to and from Edinburgh Airport

Tram Stop

Edinburgh Airport is highly accessible from all over Scotland, and visitors can get to and from Edinburgh Airport by bus, tram and taxi.

Bus

Airlink 100 to Edinburgh City Centre

A regular airport bus to Edinburgh city centre is operated by Airlink 100 and runs 24 hours a day - departing from Waverley Bridge. Departures are up to every ten minutes and depending on traffic, the average journey takes 25 minutes. 

Tickets cost £4.50 for an adult single, or £7.50 for an airport return, and can be bought at the airport information desk, at the bus stop, from the driver or online. Get more information about the route and other ticket types on Lothian Buses website.

Other bus routes

To Leith - Lothian Buses also runs service number 35, which departs from the airport and serves local stops through Sighthill, Gorgie, Edinburgh city centre and Leith. Find out more about the 35 route here

To Glasgow - The Citylink Air service runs regularly from Edinburgh to Glasgow city centre with departures every 30 minutes at peak times, seven days a week. The journey takes approximately 60 minutes and costs £11.40 for a single, or £18.60 return. You can buy your ticket online, at the VisitScotland information desk or from the driver on board. Find more information at citylink.co.uk.

To Fife - The Stagecoach Jet 747 service heads north from Edinburgh Airport and crosses the bridge over to Fife, serving stops at Ferrytoll Park & Ride, Inverkeithing Rail Station and Halbeath Park & Ride. Tickets cost £5.90 for a single or £11.00 for an open return, and are available from the bus driver. Find out more from Stagecoach Buses.

Edinburgh Trams 

Edinburgh Trams run frequently from Edinburgh Airport to York Place in Edinburgh city centre seven days a week, from early morning until late in the evening. Depending on the time of day, the journey to the city centre is approximately 40 minutes. Tickets from the airport cost £5.50 for a single, or £8.50 for a return.

The Edinburgh Tram route covers 14km from Edinburgh Airport to York Place in the city centre, with stops at Haymarket and Edinburgh Park stations that will connect you to bus and rail services along the way. Other popular stops include Murrayfield Stadium, West End and Princes Street. Find out more about the Edinburgh Trams on their website

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