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Manchester to Edinburgh flights

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Departure Tue, 06 Oct Return Mon, 12 Oct
MAN Manchester
EDI Edinburgh
return from £70
Departure Wed, 14 Oct Return Thu, 22 Oct
MAN Manchester
EDI Edinburgh
return from £92
Flight route information
The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has a rich cultural heritage, and blends old past with modern advancement.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Edinburgh are 40% cheaper than in Manchester.

Mid-priced restaurant

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

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 20% more expensive in Edinburgh than in Manchester.

Regular cappuccino

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

Manchester airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 74 miles
  • ( Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)
    How far from city centre: 27 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
K Distance: 175 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from Manchester

Manchester is located in the north west of England. The city is rich in culture and history and it delights everyone with its wide range of cultural attractions and exciting activities. Manchester has several recreational and entertainment options, which make it one of the desirable places to visit in England.

Its popular sporting team - Manchester United - has also made the city a popular destination as football enthusiasts visit from all over the world to watch premiership football matches. Manchester Airport is one of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom and it operates regular flights from Manchester to Edinburgh several times a day.

Getting to Manchester airport

Manchester to Edinburgh flights take about two hours to reach Edinburgh airport in Scotland. Manchester airport is located outside the city, but just a short distance from central Manchester. Getting to the airport from the city is a simple process. There are several transportation options you can opt for, such as train, tram, metro or bus.

You can also opt for a taxi or car rental ride from your location in the city to the airport. Trains depart from Manchester Piccadilly Station to the airport every hour, daily. National Express coaches are also available for transfer from the city to the airport. The number 43 bus runs from Piccadilly Gardens to the airport.

Arriving to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a fascinating city, steeped in history and culture and featuring spectacular ancient attractions. The city is one of the oldest cities in the United Kingdom and is also the financial centre of Scotland. Without losing the vestiges of the prehistoric days, Edinburgh features thriving modern attractions and fun activities.

The capital city of Scotland is a UNESCO literature city and it features renowned educational institutions. The city is divided into two parts, the new and old towns and, jointly, they are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Edinburgh features exciting events and festivals, including the Edinburgh International Festival.

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Edinburgh from Manchester land at Edinburgh Airport, which is one of the busiest airports in Scotland. The airport is not far from Edinburgh's city centre, and getting to the city from the airport is easy.

You can opt for a bus; several bus services are located outside the Arrival hall. You can take a tram, a reliable transport system connecting the airport and the city centre. Taxis are also available for transfer to the city centre from the airport. If you are travelling to a neighbouring area, you can take Airlink 100 express or Lothian Bus No 35, which run from the airport to other destinations.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Manchester to Edinburgh

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from Manchester to Edinburgh?
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 Manchester. 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 much, on average, are flights from Manchester to Edinburgh?
The average price to go from Manchester to Edinburgh is 55.13 GBP but ticket prices vary a lot, depending on the season and how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Manchester to Edinburgh at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 70€ for the route Manchester - Edinburgh. At Opodo 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 Edinburgh expensive to visit compared to Manchester?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Edinburgh costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 20% more expensive than Manchester, with a fare of 2.50 GBP, while train tickets costs 43% less in Edinburgh: 1.70 GBP against 3.00 GBP in Manchester. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in Edinburgh, 11% more than the 13.50 GBP in Manchester. The price of the coffee is around 4% cheaper in Edinburgh, with an average of 2.70 GBP, while in Manchester the coffee costs 2.80 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Manchester to Edinburgh?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from Manchester to Edinburgh are July, August and September.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh?
The best time of the year to go to Edinburgh when flying from Manchester depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1 month to fly to  Edinburgh from Manchester in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by December and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period January, February and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Manchester -  Edinburgh.
How long does the flight take to go from Manchester to Edinburgh?
The total flight time between Manchester and Edinburgh is of around 01:09 hours on average, considering an average distance of 297 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).

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5.0 /5
Date 2019-09-09 Age Over 70 City Scotland

Plenty seating and good information for boarding

5.0 /5
Date 2019-09-05 Age 31-50 City Glasgow

no issues with Glasgow airport

3.0 /5
Date 2019-07-10 Age 31-50 City Scotland

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

5.0 /5
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

4.0 /5
Date 2018-03-13 Age 31-50 City UK

All smooth

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4.0 /5
Date 2019-11-06 Age Over 70 City Kinghorn

Security is a pain, as some people take so long!

5.0 /5
Date 2019-07-30 Age 51-70 City Manchester

Clean with plenty of facilities.

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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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