Manchester to Edinburgh flights

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Cheap last minute flights to Edinburgh

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Departure Thu, 30 Nov Return Thu, 30 Nov
MAN Manchester
EDI Edinburgh
return from £60
Departure Mon, 04 Dec Return Wed, 06 Dec
MAN Manchester
EDI Edinburgh
return from £66
Departure Tue, 28 Nov Return Sat, 02 Dec
LPL Liverpool
EDI Edinburgh
return from £187
Flight route information
The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has a rich cultural heritage, and blends old past with modern advancement.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
36%

Trains in Edinburgh are 36% cheaper than in Manchester.

Manchester
£2.5
Edinburgh
£1.6
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
0%

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

Manchester
£12
Edinburgh
£12
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
20%

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

Manchester
£2.5
Edinburgh
£3
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
3%

Coffee in Edinburgh is 3% cheaper than in Manchester.

Manchester
£2.63
Edinburgh
£2.54
( Manchester airports
  • ? Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ? Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
) Edinburgh airports
  • ? Turnhouse (EDI)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ? Prestwick (PIK)
    How far from city centre: 63 miles
L 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.

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