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Edinburgh to London flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Edinburgh and London take, on average, 1 h and 36 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Edinburgh with London found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Turnhouse is the departure airport operating flights between Edinburgh and London
Arriving AirportFlights departing Edinburgh with London as destination arrives at Heathrow

Cheap last minute flights to London

Latest deals and top flight routes from Edinburgh airports.

Departure Wed, 03 Nov Return Thu, 11 Nov
EDI Edinburgh
LON London
return from £21
Departure Wed, 17 Nov Return Thu, 18 Nov
EDI Edinburgh
LON London
return from £21
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Find out further information on Edinburgh and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 60% more expensive in London than in Edinburgh.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in London costs roughly the same as in Edinburgh.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi in London costs roughly the same as in Edinburgh.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 8% more expensive in London than 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
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 332 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Edinburgh to London

How long is the flight from Edinburgh to London?

Flight paths and times may vary with different airlines. But in general, direct flights for trips from Edinburgh to London take about 1 hour and 20 minutes, whereas flights with stopovers are more likely to take 4-5 hours.

What are the most common stopovers?

There are frequent, direct flights from Edinburgh to London every day, however there are also flights with stopovers, the most common being Belfast City Airport (BHD) and Ronaldsway Airport (IOM) on the Isle of Mann.

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

A valid form of photo ID is generally sufficient. Some airlines may require you to show a valid passport for domestic flights from Edinburgh to London.

Which airlines fly from Edinburgh to London?

Many airlines offer cheap daily flights from Edinburgh to London, including:

  • British Airways, Britain's national carrier, based at London Heathrow Airport.
  • EasyJet, a popular, low-cost British airline, operating in over 30 countries.
  • Ryanair, Ireland's busiest airline and Europe's largest low-cost carrier.
  • Flybe, the biggest independent regional airline in Europe, based in Exeter.
  • Aer Lingus, the Dublin-based flag-carrier national airline of Ireland.

How to find cheap flights from Edinburgh to London?

The easiest way to book cheap flights from Edinburgh to London for city breaks or holidays is to use Opodo's online flight search engine tool. Acting as an online travel agent, Opodo displays hundreds of available tickets from various airlines within a matter of seconds. You can arrange the results by flight duration, cheapest airfares, number of stopovers, or flight time to make sure you see the best deals for your trip. If you need extra help, Opodo also has a free phone help line.

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

  • June may not be the cheapest time to go, but it's the best season to enjoy London's many public parks and open-air pubs.
  • December is also a special time in London, when business slows down and the entire city gets into the holiday spirit with countless festivals, markets, and events.

Airports in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has one major international airport: Edinburgh Airport (EDI).

Useful information about Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is located in Ingliston, 6 miles west of the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – the Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway railway stations are connected to the airport departures lounge by a tram service.
  • By bus – Airlink 100 service, 30 minutes from Waverley Bridge, runs every 10 minutes between 5am and midnight; the N22 night service runs somewhat less regularly.
  • By car or taxi – 25 minutes to the city centre.
  • By bicycle – the airport is just 0.5 miles from Edinburgh's cycle path network; there are bicycle parks at the airport.

Services: 2 hours free WiFi, prayer room, smoking areas, high-street and tax-free shopping, groceries, a range of cafes, restaurants, and bars.

Airports in London

Several of London's 6 airports are landing points for direct flights from Edinburgh, most importantly: London Stansted, London Heathrow, and London Gatwick.

Useful information about London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is located in Essex, 42 miles north-east of central London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bus – express bus runs every 30 minutes to Liverpool Street.
  • By train – Stansted Express to Liverpool Street, runs every 15 minutes, journey time approximately 45 minutes.
  • By taxi – 1 hour to central London.

Services: free WiFi, smoking areas, accessible toilets, prayer room, and a wide range of shops, bars, cafes, and eateries.

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow (LHR) has 4 terminals and is located 17 miles south-west of central London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bus – 45 minutes to Victoria Coach Station.
  • By taxi or car – 40-45 minutes to reach central London.
  • By train – Heathrow Express runs every 15 minutes to Paddington station, and takes 15 minutes.
  • By tube – Piccadilly line.

Services: open 24/7, designated smoking areas, accessible toilets, multi-faith prayer rooms, a huge range of shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is in Surrey, about 30mi south of London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bus – 90 minutes to Victoria Coach Station, departing every 30 minutes.
  • By train – 35 minutes to London Victoria on the Gatwick Express, departing every 15 minutes.
  • By taxi – 35 minutes to Croydon, 1 hour to central London.

Services: open 24/7, ATMs, prayer room, accessible toilets, smoking areas, and a full range of shops, cafes and restaurants.

What to do and visit in London

  • Head up the London Eye, the Shard, or the Monument for amazing aerial views over London.
  • Stroll along the river Thames, from St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Tate Modern gallery, to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace.
  • Visit one of London's many world-class museums, most of which are free, including the amazing British Museum.
  • Take a breath of fresh air at Hyde Park or Hampstead Heath, or take a day trip to lovely Richmond Park.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Edinburgh to London

😷 Is it safe to travel from Edinburgh to London 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 London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Edinburgh to London is 21£. 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 London expensive to visit compared to Edinburgh?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, the same as in Edinburgh, while train tickets costs 56% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 1.80 GBP in Edinburgh. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in both London and Edinburgh. The price of the coffee is around 8% more expensive in London, with an average of 2.99 GBP , while in Edinburgh the coffee costs 2.78 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Edinburgh to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Edinburgh to London are May, June and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Edinburgh to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Edinburgh depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to London from Edinburgh in terms of searches from our customer, followed by June and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, February and December are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Edinburgh -  London.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Edinburgh to London?
The total flight time between Edinburgh and London is of around 01:36 hours on average, considering an average distance of 534 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 London 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 ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the -4.11 ºC average degrees reported in Edinburgh. During the winter period, Edinburgh can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Edinburgh and London?
The main airport route flying between Edinburgh and London is: Turnhouse (EDI) to London City (LCY). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Flybe.
  • Stobart Air.
  • Virgin Atlantic.
  • Alternatively, you can find Edinburgh - London flights between Turnhouse (EDI) to Gatwick (LGW) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Iberia.
Which are the airlines with flights from Edinburgh to London?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Edinburgh to London are:
  • Flybe.
  • Easyjet.
  • Ryanair.

3.6 /5
Reviews: 11
5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-24 Age 31-50 City Bulgaria

Friendly staff

5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-29 Age Over 70 City SW Scotland

Enormous improvements have been made since we were last there. Quite a long walk from the plane, though, to the main airport; we had had the use of the little train the last time, as I recall.

5.0 /5
Date 2018-04-29 Age Over 70 City PERTH SCOTLAND


5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-25 Age 51-70 City Essex

My flight landed early in both directions. Perfect.

5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-30 Age 51-70 City Jamaica

My experience was excellent. The best I ever had with Ryanair.

4.0 /5
Date 2019-02-04 Age Under 30 City Italy

Far from London central

3.0 /5
Date 2018-05-12 Age Under 30 City UK

poor security

3.0 /5
Date 2018-05-12 Age 31-50 City London

It's OK. Just a pain to get to.

2.0 /5
Date 2018-04-07 Age 51-70 City Cambridge

it was late

2.0 /5
Date 2019-05-17 Age 51-70 City London

Disappointed overall

1.0 /5
Date 2019-05-21 Age Under 30 City Argentina

Me cancelaron mi vuelo sin avisarme me hicieron ir al aeropuerto gastar mucha plata para el traslado al aeropuerto y cuando llego me avisan el mismo dia q mis vuelos estaban cancelados el vuelo salia pero nos cancelaron la compra del boleto a nosotros. Una vergüenza y encima no nos dejaban comprar con tarjeta a pesar de que el error es de ustedes encima desde internet nos permitió hacer el check in online teniamos los asientos todo y nos mandan un mail diciendo que esperemos la tarjeta de embarque. Una vergüenza esta aerolínea nunca mas la voy a tomar ni a aconsejar.

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4.3 /5
Reviews: 3
5.0 /5
Date 2018-12-18 Age 31-50 City London


4.0 /5
Date 2019-08-17 Age 51-70 City Westerham

Flight was delayed by more than 30 mins

4.0 /5
Date 2019-06-05 Age 51-70 City London

Too many shops. Waiting areas could have more comfortable furniture.

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3.0 /5
Reviews: 2
5.0 /5
Date 2018-04-26 Age Under 30 City London

Always love London City small but well formed

1.0 /5
Alistair Johnston
Date 2019-06-12 Age 51-70 City Bournemouth

I would have used a zero if this was possible. This was not a cheap flight to begin with and if I had conceded that a computer bag would not fit in their receptacle would have been £50.00 more expensive. I paid more for 3Kg overweight in my hold luggage that I paid for the bag to be in the hold in the first place. Absolutely awful service from the Gate staff who were more intent on charging naive passengers than on boarding the aircraft. Never use these people !!!!! This experience cost me more than my International flight to Africa the next day. Daylight robbery undertaken by unfriendly staff. Get a grip of these people.

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4.0 /5
Reviews: 3
4.0 /5
Craig M
Date 2019-01-20 Age 51-70 City Fife

Security baggage check easy. No queues despite busy friday afternoon.

4.0 /5
Date 2019-06-25 Age 31-50 City Surrey

Smooth security process with particular attention given to us as a family with a young child.

4.0 /5
Date 2019-11-08 Age 31-50 City UK

100% in all areas

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2.8 /5
Reviews: 8
5.0 /5
Date 2018-03-28 Age 31-50 City London

Many amenities for food toilets etc.

4.0 /5
Date 2019-02-16 Age 51-70 City Edinburgh

Terminal 2 was spacious with good facilities however Gate used for this flight is poor

3.0 /5
Date 2019-03-28 Age 51-70 City London

huge amount of walking!

3.0 /5
Date 2019-05-21 Age Over 70 City Scotland

quite slow

3.0 /5
Date 2019-07-14 Age 51-70 City london

We were taken to the plane on a bus waited some time then were returned to the lounge as there was a technical fault.

2.0 /5
Date 2019-07-08 Age 51-70 City LONDON

The escalators weren't on no sign of the lift had to carry cabin size case while walking down.

1.0 /5
Loveleen Gupta
Date 2020-02-19 Age 31-50 City London

Misleading sales by Apodo

1.0 /5
Date 2019-05-21 Age 31-50 City London

Avoid Flybe - they are scam artists and their 'Customer Service' is really customer disservice.

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