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Cheap flights to Edinburgh, UK

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Arriving On Flights to Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, comprises ancient and modern attractions and creates a leisurely yet appealing holiday destination. Those wishing to visit this part of the UK can purchase flights to Edinburgh. These flights will take tourists into Edinburgh International Airport, Scotland's busiest airport. Tourists can get to and from the airport using the dedicated Airlink Express service, which runs on a regular basis. The buses, like the airport, offer Wi-Fi connectivity, and can be distinguished by their blue livery. Lothian Buses service 35 takes tourists on Edinburgh flights straight into the city centre.

Getting Around Edinburgh

Edinburgh is compact, and the majority of its attractions can be reached on foot. The public transportation system comprises mainly of buses. Lothian and First are the two main bus companies in operation in the city. Lothian buses are burgundy and cream in colour. The company offers an all-day ticket to allow tourists on Edinburgh flights to explore the city without the expense of a tour bus. First buses offer tourists a chance to visit the east and west of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Coach Lines operate service 13; ideal for visiting the National Gallery of Modern Art. A suburban railway network is available; trains leave from Waverley station.

Attractions in Edinburgh

Tourists who have booked cheap flights to Edinburgh hoping to explore the city on a budget may wish to purchase the economical Edinburgh Pass which offers tourists £155 worth of entries into 27 of Edinburgh's main tourist attractions, in addition to many other benefits. The majority of tourists to Scotland book cheap flights to Edinburgh to see the city's famous landmarks. Edinburgh Castle is a magnificent royal fortress located at one of the highest points in the city. St Giles' Cathedral, the historic City Church of Edinburgh, is a must-see attraction for those who have purchased airfare to Edinburgh. Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden houses an interesting array of plants and is the ideal location for a picnic in the sunshine.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Edinburgh

Princes Street is Edinburgh's main shopping street. It is home to notable chain stores and tourist-orientated shops. The Royal Mile also features a range of shops selling Scottish souvenirs. Number One Restaurant is a spacious, comfortable restaurant, which serves up fine cuisine using quality Scottish produce. The restaurant should be high on the agenda for tourists arriving on flights to Edinburgh. Tourists will find a variety of nightclubs to suit all tastes and ages in the city. Opal Lounge and The Hive are very popular.

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Flight information for Edinburgh, UK and Key facts for your journey:
The Airlines...
  • From London 36 major airlines serve the Edinburgh area
  • From Birmingham 1 major airlines serve the Edinburgh area
  • From Cardiff 2 major airlines serve the Edinburgh area
The Journey...
  • The flying time from London to Edinburgh is typically 1 hours and most direct flights leave around 8:25a local time.
  • London is 329 mi from Edinburgh
  • The flying time from Birmingham to Edinburgh is typically 1 hours and most direct flights leave around 7:00a local time.
  • Birmingham is 249 mi from Edinburgh
  • The flying time from Cardiff to Edinburgh is typically 2 hours and most direct flights leave around 6:15a local time.
  • Cardiff is 315 mi from Edinburgh
On Arrival...
  • Edinburgh is 6 mi from Turnhouse Airport (Edinburgh, UK).
  • Turnhouse Airport (Edinburgh, UK)
    • Right now, 53 airlines operate out of Turnhouse Airport.
    • Turnhouse Airport offers nonstop flights to 111 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,526 domestic flights and 1,295 international flights depart from Turnhouse Airport.