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Departure Tue, 20 Aug Return Fri, 23 Aug
BHX Birmingham
EDI Edinburgh
return from £62
Departure Wed, 28 Aug Return Thu, 29 Aug
BHX Birmingham
EDI Edinburgh
return from £58
Departure Sun, 18 Aug Return Wed, 21 Aug
EMA East Midlands
EDI Edinburgh
return from £48
Departure Tue, 20 Aug Return Wed, 21 Aug
EMA East Midlands
EDI Edinburgh
return from £55
Flight route information
Find out further information on East Midlands and Edinburgh to help you prepare for your trip.
( East Midlands airports
  • ? Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 37 miles
  • ? East Midlands (EMA)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ? Sheffield (DSA)
    How far from city centre: 41 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: 224 miles

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Useful information for the flight from East Midlands to Edinburgh

How long is the flight from East Midlands to Edinburgh?

Flight duration is 1 hour and 10 minutes for direct flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh.

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

According to the time of year you are travelling to Edinburgh, make sure to pack for the weather. The city has a reputation for being misty and wet, but it can also be hot and sunny in summer, with long days, lasting almost until midnight! Be sure to bring layered clothing and rain-proof gear.

Which airlines fly from East Midlands to Edinburgh

A number of different airlines operate direct and indirect domestic flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh, including:

  • Flybe, an Exeter-based British low-cost carrier which is Europe's biggest independent regional airline.
  • British Airways, the national airline of the UK, based in London Heathrow.
  • Brussels Airlines, Belgian airline based in Brussels.
  • Lufthansa, the national airline of Germany.

How to find cheap flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh

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When are the best times to fly from East Midlands to Edinburgh

  • In August, Edinburgh transforms into a festival city. Thousands of performers and spectators flock to the city to enjoy the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world's biggest arts and performance festival, featuring theatre, comedy, cabaret, music performances, and much more.
  • December is a festive time to visit Edinburgh, with plenty of public Christmas events taking place throughout the city. This is soon followed by the world-famous Edinburgh Hogmanay New Year's celebrations with torchlight parades, candlelight concerts, and many parties.

Airports in East Midlands

One major international airport serves a number of cities in East Midlands: East Midlands Airport (EMA).

Useful information about East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is located near Castle Donington in Leicestershire. It is 20 miles distance from Leicester, 14 miles from Nottingham, and 12.5 miles from Derby.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus – Skylink bus services bring you to the airport from Derby, Nottingham, or Leicester, services run 24 hours a day, travel duration of about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • By train – various trains bring you to East Midlands Parkway train station, which is connected to the airport by an hourly shuttle bus.
  • By taxi or car – 20 minutes from Derby, 25 minutes from Nottingham, 30 minutes from Leicester.

Services: airport lounges, designated smoking areas, prayer rooms, free Wi-Fi service, aviation museum, fast-track security, long-stay airport parking, duty-free shopping, and a number of food and retail outlets.

Airports in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is served by one major international airport: Edinburgh Airport (EDI).

Useful information about Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is in Ingliston, approximately 10 miles west of the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bicycle – a cycle path brings you to the city, about 50 minutes.
  • By taxi or car – 25 minutes to Edinburgh city centre.
  • By train – tram to Edinburgh Park Station or Edinburgh Gateway Station, then a train to Edinburgh Waverley, connections every 15 minutes at peak times for a total journey time of about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • By bus – Airlink 100 service to Waverley Bridge, about 30 minutes, departures every 10 minutes between 5am and midnight. The N22 service runs the same route at night.

Services: 2 hours free Wi-Fi, designated smoking areas, multi-faith prayer rooms, disabled toilets, ATMs, tourist information counters, and a number of shops, cafes, and food outlets in the arrivals' area.

What to do and visit in Edinburgh

  • Spend some time at Edinburgh's amazing festivals. Aside from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which is the largest festival of its kind in the world, there is also the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival to enjoy. But that's not all. Other world-class festivals, including the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival await.
  • Stroll down the Royal Mile, and up to Edinburgh Castle, or hike to the top of the city's other iconic hill, Arthur's Seat. Here you can enjoy brilliant views over Edinburgh and the nearby sea.
  • Explore Edinburgh's labyrinthine network of underground passageways and learn about the city's medieval history, or explore the city's Gothic side with a ghost tour. Or follow a writers' tour, taking you to the spots that inspired famous novels in what was the world's first UNESCO City of Literature.
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Tartanflyer
Date 2019-07-11 Age 31-50 City Scotland

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

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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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Caz
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

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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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