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Average price (return flight)

£121(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

£99or less

Good deal one-way

£61or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight from Edinburgh to London City? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £61 or less one-way and £99 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from London City to Edinburgh was found, on average, 88 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price for flights from London City to Edinburgh.
  • High season is considered to be June, July, and August. The cheapest month to fly from London City to Edinburgh is April.
  • Morning departure is around 8% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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BA CityFlyer
Overall score based on 307 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
8.2
Crew
6.6
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Had to check prophylacticly my roller bag, even though flight wasn't full—"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The seating configuration. Complementary drinks."
Cons: "The chance to be able to volunteer the hand baggage in Dusseldorf airport the same as available in London Terminal 5. The plane is small and it is best to have it sent to the haul after clearing security. This was not offered at any stage at Dusseldorf."

Pros: "nice crew"
Cons: "missed the connecting flight due to delay"

Pros: "The plane was clean, the pilot took off and landed very well and I got completely drink and food. I will fly again. Thanks"
Cons: "It’s a bit cheeky because I know all airlines do it. But to bring a case included in the price and less hand luggage would be great. Having said that the hand luggage is very generous and I managed a full week in Ibiza with hand luggage. Thanks"

Pros: "Offer of small meal."
Cons: "Delayed 1 hour. Asked to check in bag as full flight"

Pros: "The stewards were very nice and professional!"
Cons: "From my point of view, everything was just right. Loved it."

Cons: "Be on time so we dont miss our connection"

Pros: "Nice, remember usb charger cord & earbuds."

Pros: "More legroom comes as standard, compared to competitor airlines on the same route with the same aircraft"
Cons: "The interior of the plane is a little bit tatty"

Pros: "I like every single thing staff was kindly, smiley and helpful. Check in easy, I liked very much our pop corn and Fanta complimentary offer as also our quick trip. Landing smoothly and nicely"
Cons: "there was nothing I didnt like"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "All ok"

Pros: "Easy flight"
Cons: "choice of snacks, unfriendly staff"

Pros: "Staff very attentive and friendly"
Cons: "Because some of the passengers had not booked in online they were selected to be admitted from fight if takeoff problems occurred. Apparently there was a problem due to high wind gusts in taking off from Florence but information was very minimal and not displayed to passengers. People should not be discriminated because they are unable to go online!"

Pros: "The crew is always incredible"
Cons: "When you buy business you expect the quick boarding etc. Boarding group 1 and 2 together created a mess"

Cons: "Better not be hungry while boarding"

Pros: "punctual ,good service"

Pros: "The crew were lovely and the seats comfy for the 2hr flight"
Cons: "Having to board the plane in the pouring rain by running across the tarmac."

Pros: "Nothing good to say about BA"
Cons: "Flight delayed an hour from NICE and connection at Manchester was badly handled by BA and missed connection. With no refund or hotel or alternate flight offered. Total failure. Am now stuck. And very upset"

Cons: "Called me a no show even though I was there."

Cons: "Late"

Pros: "Better than Ryanair/easyjet but then again. That’s nothing to write home about"
Cons: "My flight was delayed for 2 hours. The plane was old dirty and stinky. I paid last minute for my flight so it was a lot more than usual so I feel ripped off because of the poor quality"

Pros: "Leg room service and food all included and excellent"
Cons: "Unable to get e tickets,so need to find somewhere local to print ticket within 24 hours of return"

Cons: "BA has a problem with one of the doors. Chaos."

Cons: "No WiFi"

Pros: "Free wine or beer"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "Aircraft was excellent LCY is very convenient Price was very competitive for most trips"
Cons: "BA is BA, Better than low cost guys but not LH Sometimes prices are high, with coach being higher than Club."

Cons: "Flight was fine LCY Worked very well. You are BA I DO NOT WANT TO BE NICKLE AND DIMED TO TAKE LUGGAGE. Yare not Ryan Air. If there is a charge make it clear when I buy the ticket. I do not expect to have to tell BA to grow up."

Pros: "Crew was nice. Small planes have better nicer seats and more leg room"
Cons: "Massive delay due to snow, no vouchers given until flight was cancelled (and it was all closed). Only updates were via BA app or email. Next day flight also delayed, and again delays communicated only via app or email (not at signs at airport)"

Pros: "The flight itself was fine. On time, clean aircraft and professional."
Cons: "But the food policy is a joke. They wouldn’t give us anything, including water without buying it. I had no local currency and was waiting until I landed to use the ATM. When flying, people need water."

Pros: "The Service, with smile, awesome service. Very British!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "THE BACK FIRST TOOK MY MONEY, THEN MY FULL PASSPORT DETAILS AND THEN DENIED ME FLYING BECAUSE THEY PUT MY SURNAME TWICE ON THE BOARDING PASS. THEY ARE ALWAYS WIN. I AM OUT OF POCKET FOR £170 AND DELAYED BY 2.5 HOURS. THIS IS THE WAY THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY - BY CHEATING ON PASSENGERS."

Pros: "How do you be a full service airline and charge for check in bag. I had no way provided to prepay for a bag resulting in getting charged £60 at the airport. This notwithstanding trying to explain how your website failed me."
Cons: "Above"

Pros: "Crew was super nice"
Cons: "Ran out of vegetarian entre and also ran out of snacks, so I was very hungry and had no options."

Cons: "City Airport crowded and overly commercialised. Rip-off prices."

Pros: "Ease of checking in and getting to departure gate at London City Airport."
Cons: "No food or drink on flight for normal travellers."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad service, messed up booking, change me to the last row at boarding, I can keep going"

Pros: "Service good on board"
Cons: "Delayed boarding"

Cons: "Flight was delayed by seeming incompetence by ground crew in dealing with removal of bag from airplane"

Pros: "All was OK"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Free food and drink remains on City flights. Convenience of City."
Cons: "Long flight. No entertainment"

Pros: "I thought the crew were extremely helpful and friendly and made for a pleasant flight."
Cons: "The coffee was just "okay"."

Pros: "The flight attendants were excellent. They could not have been MORE pleasant. Really great staff, loved them. Even the captain or pilot was great, made announcements to keep us up to date on the arrival and explained everything clearly."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and the food was okay. It wasn't bad or anything, just okay."

Pros: "Boarded on Time"
Cons: "Flight took off but the plane was faulty. We landed an hour after take off waited in a room with no air conditioning for over an hour with no updates. After 3 hours after the flight was supposed to leave they cancelled the flight. Very poor and very disappointed!"

Pros: "Friendly flight crew. Loved arriving in the city instead of Gatwick."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Flight attendants were awesome!"

Cons: "Flight was being delayed every half hour. Finally after 4 hours we took off. Flight was due for take off at 16:20 but finally departed at 20:30. Food coupons were good for a sandwich and a drink. Will switch airlines in future as we make frequent trips to London."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "They were 25 min late landing. Even though we were taking the same plan from London City to Glasgow, we had to get off and go through customs and reboard, all in 5 min. They knew we had to do that and they almost took off without us and a few others in the same position. Then the stewardesses acted like we caused them to take off late to Glasgow....really rude."

Pros: "Flight was fine."
Cons: "Crew was not very friendly."

Cons: "On time"

Pros: "We took the offer of putting cabin baggage in hold. Some of those that retained theirs had "oversized" bags that should have been taken from them at the steps of the plane. As this did not happen there were a lot of problems including the problem of opening the lockers"
Cons: "Stricter control on cabin bags. The result was that our bags were already on the belt when we got to customs area"

Pros: "Pilot was friendly and addressed the crew and passengers multiple times with updates."

Cons: "A plane made any year after 1990... Last minute flight switch caused great discomfort and VERY narrow seats"

Pros: "BAc- great brand and very professional."
Cons: "Nothing for me"

Pros: "Fab flight in every way"

Pros: "Flight screens showed info"
Cons: "Bring back free food ba"

Cons: "Incoming flight delayed so late departure"

Pros: "The flight crew"
Cons: "Never board check in luggage at lcy, they don't know what to do with it"

Pros: "Short flight, uncrowded Embraer plane, easy check in at City airport and easy arrival at Prague."
Cons: "Late departure due to “late arrival of inbound aircraft” - which seems to be the norm."

Pros: "City airport is very convenient from East London. Flight is only 40 minutes"

Pros: "Flight departed on time, landed early, no queues at passport control and bags were delivered quickly."

Pros: "This is a no frills BA flight, but I'd rather do fly with BA than the other options. You have to pay for food and drink, the quality of crew far exceeds the usual low cost dross."
Cons: "Nothing for the price. Although my preference would be BA via London City."

Cons: "The connection was not good too little time between flights also the American Airlines desk was hidden. We had to get boarding passes at the exit gate. There should have been a rep to guide passengers to desk."

Pros: "Quickness of flight."
Cons: "Came round collecting cups etc within minutes of being served. No sky shop. And I was sitting in 3rd row (by choice) but didn't know I would have a curtain inches from my face for most of the journey."

Pros: "Enough said"

Pros: "Good for leg room and nice and the seats are comfy and wide too. Still get a free drink and snack on this flight and the service was friendly and efficient throughout. We were very quick to board and flight landed early, so very happy."
Cons: "I'm guessing this plane was stopping in EDI for the night, so it parked way, way away from the terminal, so we had an extra 15 minutes none of us had been expecting to wait for the bus and transfer."

Pros: "Service kind and efficient"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "Much quieter than Heathrow so a more relaxed environment to travel. Flight left slightly late but made up time and landed ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Having to pay for a cup of tea. No issue with BA charging for alcolhol in a 1 hour flight but still think drinks like tea/coffee should be provided free."

Pros: "Crew was mostly kind and helpful. My bags arrived at their final destination."
Cons: "I was told that I had to check my bag because it would not fit in the overhead bin. When I got on the plane I found that the overhead bins were ample sized for my hiking pack. I know that British Airways has a policy regarding bags in overhead bins that basically says 'if you cannot lift your bag into the overhead bin un-assisted, you must check your bag.' My husband and I are both experienced hikers, we lifted our packs unassisted on the last plane, yet they forced us to check our bags. I'm glad our bags made it to the UK, but this is literally the first time I've checked a bag and had it arrive. Also, the boarding passes sent to me on my phone were rejected by almost every security/boarding check. This is after BA supposedly fixed their error with the previous boarding passes. Overall not pleased with the experience but glad I paid under $300 for my ticket."

Pros: "Clean efficient on time Nice staff"

Cons: "Left late. Everything was unorganized."

Cons: "As requested checked my bag in and it took an absolute age to get my bag in Edinburgh. I ordered a toastie it was lukewarm"

Pros: "Crew was superb, very friendly and helpful as the handle of my bag broke. They did all they could to assist."

Pros: "Amazing service in club Europe"
Cons: "Nothing to say"

Pros: "Cabin crew"
Cons: "Boarded on a bus"

Pros: "Last minute flight (booked 4 hours before departure), one way, economy, for €99 from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via Gatwick. Long layover at Gatwick (around 3 hours), but I had much work to do anyway, so time went faster than I realised. Not sure if this was the case at Schiphol, but at Gatwick had priority security queue as a BA customer."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Overpriced and outperformed by the Budget Airlines."

Pros: "Fast Boarding. Easy Airport"
Cons: "Very Rude & Disrespectful Crew"

Pros: "Flight as always great"
Cons: "Delay made me miss two meetings"

Cons: "Seats are way too tight. Plane itself was very loud."

Pros: "Staff at Heathrow was professional and efficient. Staff on board was professional and friendly as well."

Pros: "Easy boarding, quick travel and smooth landing."
Cons: "Basic snacks"

Pros: "Always a good flight out of LCY"

Cons: "could not even get water to drink without purchasing"

Pros: "The best ever and a flew crew that understands hospital."
Cons: "Movies were second rate"

Pros: "Even on a short flight, you can feel a difference with the crew. This one was very good."

Cons: "Took hand luggage at gate and waited an hour to get it at baggage claim"

Cons: "security in Heathrow was AWFUL. There was only ONE person working to screen luggage AND check luggage that was questionable. There wee 15 people waiting for luggage who almost missed their connections. I sprinted through the airport and made my connection with 2 minutes to spare."

Pros: "Good flight, bit bumpy due to weather."
Cons: "4-hour delay for a 40minute flight"

Cons: "No hay entretenimiento"

Pros: "Service was great - so polite and friendly. And the coffee was worth every penny."
Cons: "the luggage fee - Now I understand why the fare was so inexpensive! I'm an American and thus slow :-)"

Pros: "Everything was great"

Pros: "Luggage delayed."

Pros: "Was not made aware of baggage policy. Their regular policy allows one checked baggage but not our ticket. Was not prompted when doing online check in and led to me paying almost 200 pounds for luggage. Just ridiculous!"
Cons: "Baggage policy not clear - good way to force customers to pay more and help their revenue!"

Pros: "Comfort of plane"
Cons: "No indication given of delay. kayak knew before ground staff. On arrival parked at cargo terminal and had to get bus. Then stuck on bus for 10 minutes as could not get terminal fooors open. They turned heating up at full blast with no air. Surprised nobody passed out"

Pros: "I was travelling alone with a baby and a toddler and found most of the staff very helpful - stowing my bags, helping to carry my buggy, helping with seat belts etc."
Cons: "A member of staff at the gate referred to my 2 year old daughter as "a difficult child" to another member of staff because she didn't like having her photo taken. I felt it was very rude and unfair, particularly as I had to lift her to an awkward height (whilst also holding a baby) as the camera was in a fixed position. It was clear the staff member didn't have children herself!"

Pros: "I received an email cancelling the flight before I left home."
Cons: "Last minute cancellation of the flight by BA meant I was unable to attend the event I was booked on. Have found service has definitely declined on recent BA flights I've travelled on. Check in staff are good though."

Pros: "The seats were comfortable and the crew helpful."
Cons: "More than an hour late in taking off, and the food is almost inedible - get the Air Canada chef on board!"

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