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Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham

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Flight DurationFlights between Edinburgh and Birmingham take, on average, 1 h and 17 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Edinburgh with Birmingham found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Turnhouse is the departure airport operating flights between Edinburgh and Birmingham
Arriving AirportFlights departing Edinburgh with Birmingham as destination arrives at Birmingham Intl

Cheap last minute flights to Birmingham

Latest deals and top flight routes from Edinburgh airports.

Departure Fri, 10 Dec Return Sat, 11 Dec
EDI Edinburgh
BHX Birmingham
return from £40
Departure Sun, 26 Dec Return Sun, 02 Jan
EDI Edinburgh
BHX Birmingham
return from £59
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Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 30% more expensive in Birmingham than in Edinburgh.

Mid-priced restaurant

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

Standard daytime start rate

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

Regular cappuccino

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

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

Opodo's digital flight search engine is a quick and easy way to find cheap flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham. Simply plug in your dates and destination, and Opodo instantly displays dozens of airfares on an easy-to-read page you can scroll through. You can organise the search results by flight duration, preferred airlines, or the cheapest time to go, so it's easy to find great deals for your trip. Opodo also display special deals for city breaks and future holidays outside of the dates initially selected (for those with a little more flexibility), and they provide free phone support to help you book the best ticket.

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 asked questions about flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham

😷 Is it safe to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Edinburgh. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Edinburgh to Birmingham is 40£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best 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, 27% cheaper than Edinburgh, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 33% more in Birmingham: 2.40 GBP against 1.80 GBP in Edinburgh. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.00 GBP in Birmingham, 33% less than the 15.00 GBP in Edinburgh. The price of the coffee is around 4% cheaper in Birmingham, with an average of 2.70 GBP, while in Edinburgh the coffee costs 2.81 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
The most popular months to book a trip from Edinburgh to Birmingham are October, April and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
The best time of the year to go to Birmingham when flying from Edinburgh depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, November is the top 1º month to fly to Birmingham from Edinburgh in terms of searches from our customer, followed by October and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, January and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Edinburgh -  Birmingham.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Edinburgh to Birmingham?
The total flight time between Edinburgh and Birmingham is of around 01:17 hours on average, considering an average distance of 403 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Birmingham compared to Edinburgh?
While in Edinburgh the temperatures can reach an average of 24.09 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 mm ,Birmingham's temperatures can go up to 27.42 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.11 ºC in Birmingham, compared to the -4.11 ºC average degrees reported in Edinburgh. During the winter period, Edinburgh can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Birmingham have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Edinburgh and Birmingham?
The main airport route flying between Edinburgh and Birmingham is: Turnhouse (EDI) to Birmingham Intl (BHX). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Flybe.
  • Loganair.
Airlines with indirect flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham are:
  • Flybe, stoping in Belfast for 120 minutes minimun.

Birmingham Intl - Latest customer reviews

4.0 /5
Reviews: 7
5.0 /5
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

5.0 /5
Date 2020-02-03 Age 31-50 City shropshire

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

5.0 /5
Date 2019-05-25 Age 51-70 City Lichfield

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

4.0 /5
Date 2019-01-13 Age Over 70 City UK

Loos were not as clean as Edinburgh airport

3.0 /5
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

3.0 /5
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

3.0 /5
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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