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Departure Sat, 25 Jul Return Tue, 28 Jul
EDI Edinburgh
BHX Birmingham
return from £56
Departure Sat, 08 Aug Return Sun, 09 Aug
EDI Edinburgh
BHX Birmingham
return from £59
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Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
40%

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

Edinburgh
£1.7
Birmingham
£2.4
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
30%

A meal in Birmingham is 30% cheaper than a meal in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
£15
Birmingham
£10.6
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
30%

A taxi fare in Birmingham is 30% cheaper than in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
£3
Birmingham
£2.2
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
1%

Coffee is 1% more expensive in Birmingham than in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
£2.69
Birmingham
£2.72
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
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
K Distance: 245 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Edinburgh to Birmingham

How long is the flight from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

1 hour and 15 minutes for direct flights.

What are the most common stopovers?

The most common stopovers for trips from Edinburgh to Birmingham are Amsterdam (AMS) and Dublin (DUB), as well as other airports depending on the flight paths for different airlines.

What documentation do I need to fly to Birmingham from Edinburgh?

As domestic flights, there is no immigration control and a valid form of photo ID is all you need. However, some airlines require you to show a valid passport to travel so please check the particular fare rules.

Which airlines fly from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

Several airlines offer indirect flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham, with one operating daily direct flights:

  • Flybe, Europe's largest independent regional airline, and the only one providing direct daily service between Edinburgh and Birmingham.
  • British Airways, the UK's London-based flag carrier national airline.
  • KLM, the Netherlands' national flag carrier airline, operating short- and long-haul routes all over the world from Amsterdam.
  • Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline, based at Dublin International Airport.

How to find cheap flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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When are the best times to fly from Edinburgh to Birmingham?

  • June is a brilliant time to stroll Birmingham's partially pedestrianised city centre or take a water bus along miles of Birmingham's canal network, as peak temperatures and long nights bring people out in droves to outdoor bars, cafes, and restaurants.
  • September brings a cooling down period after summer, but temperatures can still be balmy and, with students arriving back to Birmingham's many universities injecting the city with energy, it's a good time to see the best of Birmingham's night life and cultural scene.

Airports in Edinburgh

There is one international airport serving Edinburgh: Edinburgh Airport (EDI).

Useful information about Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is located roughly 10km west of the city centre, in Ingliston.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bicycle – Edinburgh has a network of cycle paths which you can follow directly from the city centre as far as the turn off to Ingliston underneath the A8 motorway. From there, it is less than 1 mile along Eastfield Road to the airport. There are bicycle parks at the airport.
  • By taxi or car – 25min from Edinburgh city centre.
  • By train – trains from Edinburgh Waverley run every 15min to Edinburgh Park (10min journey time) and Edinburgh Gateway (10-15min) railway stations, from where trams connect to airport departures.
  • By bus – the Airlink 100 service has a journey time of 30min from Waverley Bridge to the airport, leaving every 10min between 5am and midnight. The N22 service replaces it at night.

Services: designated smoking areas, free WiFi for 2 hours, prayer room, accessible toilets, plenty of shopping, food, and drinks both before and after security.

Airports in Birmingham

Birmingham is served by one major international airport: Birmingham Airport (BHX).

Useful information about Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is located in Solihull, just 13km east of Birmingham City Centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bus – routes X1 and X12 leave from airport bus stops K, J, and L, taking roughly 45min into Birmingham City Centre.
  • By train – 2min transfer from the airport via the free 'Air-Rail Link' to Birmingham International Station, from where direct trains to Birmingham depart seven times every hour, taking 10min to Birmingham New Street.
  • By taxi – 24/7, fully licensed black cabs depart from directly outside arrivals, taking 20min to the city centre.

Services: unlimited free WiFi, kids play zone, multi-faith prayer room, drinking fountains, business facilities, multiple shops and eateries, accessible toilets and special assistance.

What to do and visit in Birmingham

  • The old Custard Factory on Gibb Street gives you a feel for Birmingham's eclectic culture, offering a huge range of boutique shops during the day and plenty of clubs, bars, and a food truck gathering to keep you fed and entertained at night.
  • Visit one of Birmingham's many great museums, from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Old World masters at the Birmingham Museum to the intriguing Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and unique Cadbury World, detailing the story of Birmingham's most successful confectionery company.
  • Watch a premier league football match at Villa Park or take in an afternoon of cricket at one of the world's finest grounds, Edgbaston.
  • Watch a movie like you're back in the good old days at one of Birmingham's boutique cinemas, or catch a world-class concert at the O2 Academy or Symphony Hall.

Frequent questions about flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham

How can I find cheap flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham at eDreams?
Our search engines have found flights from 56€ for the route Edinburgh - Birmingham. 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 Birmingham expensive to visit compared to Edinburgh?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Birmingham costs an average of 2.20 GBP euros, 27% cheaper than Edinburgh, with a fare of 3.00 GBP euros, while train tickets costs 41% more in Birmingham: 2.40 GBP euros against 1.70 GBP euros in Edinburgh. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 11.60 GBP euros in Birmingham, 23% less than the 15.00 GBP euros in Edinburgh. The price of the coffee is around the same price in Birmingham and Edinburgh, with an average of 2.69 GBP euros.

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RMS
Date 2019-06-18 Age 51-70 City England

Security was over the top took 3/4 hr to get through made me go everything twice awful experience and this is not the first time last time I came through I nearly missed my flight. Needs sorting out staff not interested.

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Reviews: 3
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Rob
Date 2020-02-18 Age Under 30 City Derby

A young gentleman at Swissport in East Midlands airport check-in saved us from misery and ensured we were on the flight we had booked to be on

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Lesley
Date 2019-07-28 Age 51-70 City Nottingham England

Parking is so very expensive!

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Elaine
Date 2019-06-12 Age 51-70 City Derbyshire

The staff need to go on a customer care course. And for heavens sake sort out the sizing of what baggage allowance I’m actually allowed to take AND what will FIT into the contraption that measures it all! Horrendously stressful experience that ended in injury to my Neice’s Hands on the way outbound!

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Reviews: 8
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eray
Date 2020-02-03 Age 31-50 City shropshire

bought something at Edinburgh ( clothing) airport and didn't get duty free price??

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Blin
Date 2019-10-11 Age 31-50 City Cannock

Restaurants and bars were ridiculously expensive! Consequently I waited until I was at my destination for refreshments.

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Ramy
Date 2019-08-28 Age 31-50 City Birmingham

It’s not the best airport ever but not the worst to be honest it does look old though

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ManjyPanjy
Date 2019-07-22 Age 31-50 City Coventry

Birmingham Intl is easy to get to its well signposted and there are plenty of staff about if you need any help

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Bibi
Date 2019-05-26 Age 51-70 City

V dirty toilet

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Barman
Date 2019-05-25 Age 51-70 City Lichfield

No complaints regarding the airport the staff are helpful unlike the baggage company at Edinburgh

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Kimlet
Date 2019-01-13 Age Over 70 City UK

Loos were not as clean as Edinburgh airport

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Xxx
Date 2018-12-13 Age 51-70 City Coventry

Circuitous route to departures through shops was irksome and I find that overwhelming smell of perfumes etc physically nauseating

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