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Departure Mon, 20 Jul Return Sat, 25 Jul
BHX Birmingham
EDI Edinburgh
return from £63
Departure Sat, 01 Aug Return Tue, 04 Aug
BHX Birmingham
EDI Edinburgh
return from £56
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Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Edinburgh are 30% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 40% more expensive in Edinburgh than in Birmingham.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 40% more expensive in Edinburgh than in Birmingham.

Regular cappuccino

A coffee in Edinburgh costs roughly the same as in Birmingham.

Birmingham airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 62 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( East Midlands (EMA)
    How far from city centre: 34 miles
Edinburgh airports
  • ( Turnhouse (EDI)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( Glasgow Scotland (GLA)
    How far from city centre: 42 miles
  • ( Prestwick (PIK)
    How far from city centre: 63 miles
K Distance: 245 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Birmingham to Edinburgh

How long is the flight from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

The domestic flight duration from Birmingham to Edinburgh is just one hour. The direct flight path is 251 miles between the two cities and travel north across the UK before cross the Scottish border and landing at Edinburgh Airport.

Is there a time change from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

There is no time difference to consider when you travel on a cheap flight between Birmingham and Edinburgh. Both cities follow Greenwich Mean Time.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to Edinburgh?

The weather in the Scottish capital can be considerably colder than in Birmingham so warm clothes are essential in the winter months. No matter when you travel, comfortable walking shoes for exploring the area’s hilly terrain are a must and a light rain jacket can come in handy, even for trips taken in the summer.

Which airlines fly from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Cheap flights between Birmingham and Edinburgh are offered by one airline.

  • Flybe, a regional airline based in the United Kingdom with an extensive network of routes across the country as well as a range of European destinations and holidays.

How to find cheap flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Whether you are looking for the cheapest time to go or you have a specific date in mind, securing a cheap flight with Opodo’s search engine facility couldn’t be easier. Simply input your ticket requirements and then filter the list of deals using the refining tools. You can narrow your search by the time of departures or arrange the flights in order of costs, number of stop overs, airlines or payment method. If a city has more than one airport, you can also filter your selection by choosing the flight which is most convenient while still ensuring you are accessing the best airfares available.

When are the best times to fly from Birmingham to Edinburgh

  • July is the height of the summer in Edinburgh with the average daytime temperatures peaking at 18-19 degrees. The climate in July is ideal for city breaks exploring the iconic Edinburgh Castle and taking a hike up Arthur's Seat before the crowds arrive in August for the annual art's festival.
  • August is the busiest month in Edinburgh which sees thousands of comedians, actors and other performers descend on the city for the Fringe Festival. While this is the most popular time to visit, accommodation in high demand, the opportunity for artistic pursuits and the festive atmosphere are unrivalled.
  • December might have the shortest days but it is also when visitors to the city can bask in the holiday cheer. Princes Street Gardens are home to the Christmas market and the streets around Edinburgh's historic centre are festooned with fairy lights.

Airports in Birmingham

Birmingham has one airport which serves the city and the wider metropolitan area. It is one of the UK's major international hubs and the 7th busiest in the country.

Useful information about Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is situated 8 miles to the east of the city centre.

How to get to Birmingham Airport:

  • By rail –Trains between Birmingham and London call at the airport's dedicated railway station from where passengers can connect with the free AirRail link for onward travel to the terminal building.
  • By car – the M42 motorway serves Birmingham Airport. Drivers should exit at junction 6 and then follow the signs to the airport. The A45 connects the airport to Birmingham city centre.
  • By coach – National Express operates a coach service to the city centre and also to a number of locations across the country including Manchester, Leeds and London.

Airports in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has one airport which is located in the Ingliston area of the city. It is the biggest airport in Scotland and 6th most visited in the United Kingdom.

Useful information about Edinburgh Airport

The airport in Edinburgh is located 6 miles to the west of the city centre.

How to get from Edinburgh Airport to the city

  • By bus – Several local buses serve the city and the wider area. The most useful for visitors is the Airlink 100, an express service from the airport to downtown Edinburgh. N22 is the night bus service.
  • By car – The airport is served by the A8 which connects to both the M9 and M9 motorways.
  • By train – Edinburgh Gateway is the closest train station to the airport. From here, trams ferry passengers to the airport.

What to do and visit in Edinburgh

  • Visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle
  • Take in the views of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat
  • Browse the National Museum of Scotland
  • Stroll down Princes Street and marvel at the buildings
  • Go on a whiskey tasting tour and sample Scotland's most famous tipple
  • Dine on fresh seafood
  • Visit the post-modern Scottish Parliament building and even watch the politicians in action

Frequent questions about flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh

How can I find cheap flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh at eDreams?
Our search engines have found flights from 56€ for the route Birmingham - Edinburgh. At eDreams we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
Is Edinburgh expensive to visit compared to Birmingham?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Edinburgh costs an average of 3.00 GBP euros, 36% more expensive than Birmingham, with a fare of 2.20 GBP euros, while train tickets costs 29% less in Edinburgh: 1.70 GBP euros against 2.40 GBP euros in Birmingham. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP euros in Edinburgh, 29% more than the 11.60 GBP euros in Birmingham. The price of the coffee is around the same price in Edinburgh and Birmingham, with an average of 2.69 GBP euros.

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Date 2019-09-09 Age Over 70 City Scotland

Plenty seating and good information for boarding

5.0 /5
Date 2019-09-05 Age 31-50 City Glasgow

no issues with Glasgow airport

3.0 /5
Date 2019-07-10 Age 31-50 City Scotland

Airport professional and security quick. Remote gate old tired and cramped - not like rest of airport.

5.0 /5
Date 2019-05-29 Age Over 70 City scotland

check in delayed due to other delayed flights but did get off on time and landed 10 minutes early

5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-18 Age 51-70 City Scotland

No issues inside airport at all

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Date 2019-11-06 Age Over 70 City Kinghorn

Security is a pain, as some people take so long!

5.0 /5
Date 2019-07-30 Age 51-70 City Manchester

Clean with plenty of facilities.

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Date 2019-07-02 Age 51-70 City Edinburgh

Time of flight to Edinburgh was changed 3 times. I went to airport with 1 hr 30mins to spare and Security was closed. I had to pay for another flight at 3pm the following day. No apologies No concessions although I was greatly inconvenienced

3.0 /5
Adventure before dementia
Date 2019-05-23 Age 51-70 City Scotland

Smile maybe would help the process?

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