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Manchester to Edinburgh flights

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Departure Sun, 06 Dec Return Sat, 12 Dec
MAN Manchester
EDI Edinburgh
return from £175
Departure Fri, 25 Dec Return Thu, 31 Dec
MAN Manchester
EDI Edinburgh
return from £166
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
40%

Trains in Edinburgh are 40% cheaper than in Manchester.

Manchester
£2.95
Edinburgh
£1.8
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
20%

The average meal is 20% more expensive in Edinburgh than in Manchester.

Manchester
£12.5
Edinburgh
£15
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
30%

Taxis are 30% more expensive in Edinburgh than in Manchester.

Manchester
£2.3
Edinburgh
£3
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
0%

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

Manchester
£2.81
Edinburgh
£2.7
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

😷 Is it safe to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh 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 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 are flights from Manchester to Edinburgh?
The average price to go from Manchester to Edinburgh is of 54.56 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Manchester to Edinburgh at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Manchester to Edinburgh is 166£. 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 Edinburgh expensive to visit compared to Manchester?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Edinburgh costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 25% more expensive than Manchester, with a fare of 2.40 GBP, while train tickets costs 36% less in Edinburgh: 1.80 GBP against 2.83 GBP in Manchester. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in Edinburgh, 15% more than the 13.00 GBP in Manchester. The price of the coffee is around 3% cheaper in Edinburgh, with an average of 2.71 GBP, while in Manchester the coffee costs 2.79 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Manchester to Edinburgh?
The most popular months to book a trip from Manchester to Edinburgh are July, August and September, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 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 1º month to fly to Edinburgh from Manchester in terms of searches from our customer, 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 other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Edinburgh compared to Manchester?
While in Manchester the temperatures can reach an average of 26.08 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 mm ,Edinburgh's temperatures can go up to 24.09 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -4.11 ºC in Edinburgh, compared to the -2.77 ºC average degrees reported in Manchester. During the winter period, Manchester can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Edinburgh have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Manchester and Edinburgh?
The main airport route flying between Manchester and Edinburgh is: Manchester International (MAN) to Turnhouse (EDI). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Flybe. Etihad Airways. Virgin Atlantic.
✈️ Which are the airlines with flights from Manchester to Edinburgh?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Manchester to Edinburgh are Flybe, Loganair and Virgin Atlantic.

4.4 /5
Reviews: 5
5.0 /5
Date 2019-09-09 Age Over 70 City Scotland

Plenty seating and good information for boarding

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

no issues with Glasgow airport

3.0 /5
Tartanflyer
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
jumbo
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
Niven
Date 2018-03-13 Age 31-50 City UK

All smooth

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4.0 /5
Reviews: 3
4.0 /5
Lis
Date 2019-11-06 Age Over 70 City Kinghorn

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

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

Clean with plenty of facilities.

3.0 /5
Adventure before dementia
Date 2019-05-23 Age 51-70 City Scotland

Smile maybe would help the process?

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