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Departure Mon, 08 Jul Return Mon, 15 Jul
BHX Birmingham
EDI Edinburgh
return from £59
Departure Tue, 30 Jul Return Tue, 06 Aug
BHX Birmingham
EDI Edinburgh
return from £58
Departure Wed, 17 Jul Return Wed, 24 Jul
EMA East Midlands
EDI Edinburgh
return from £55
Departure Tue, 30 Jul Return Fri, 02 Aug
EMA East Midlands
EDI Edinburgh
return from £54
Flight route information
Find out further information on Birmingham and Edinburgh to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
30%

Trains in Edinburgh are 30% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£2.5
Edinburgh
£1.7
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
10%

The average meal is 10% more expensive in Edinburgh than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£12
Edinburgh
£13
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
10%

A taxi fare in Edinburgh is 10% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£3.5
Edinburgh
£3
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
3%

Coffee in Edinburgh is 3% cheaper than in Birmingham.

Birmingham
£2.71
Edinburgh
£2.64
( 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
L 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
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jumbo
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

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Libby
Date 2019-03-18 Age 51-70 City Scotland

No issues inside airport at all

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Niven
Date 2018-03-13 Age 31-50 City UK

All smooth

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eddie
Date 2017-07-11 Age 51-70 City scotland east kilbride

flight delayed should have arrived at east midlands at 7 30 arrived at 8 55 didnt expect delay on a internal flight was late for my daughters going away party not very happy about it.

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

Smile maybe would help the process?

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Shonz
Date 2017-09-11 Age 31-50 City Scotland

For first time it was not good

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