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Low season

JanuaryBest time to beat the crowds (7% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (12% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

£76(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

£61or less

Good deal one-way

£35or less

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from London to Edinburgh

  • Looking for a cheap flight from Edinburgh to London? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £35 or less one-way and £61 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from London to Edinburgh was found, on average, 85 days before departure.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price for flights from London to Edinburgh.
  • High season is considered to be November, December, and January. The cheapest month to fly from London to Edinburgh is January.
  • Morning departure is around 10% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • When booking flights from London to Edinburgh with British Airways you can choose between London City Airport, London Gatwick Airport or London Heathrow Airport. London City Airport is a good idea if you are transferring from the city centre of London as it is the closest. Heathrow Airport will be better for those who want to enjoy a variety of services and facilities, and Gatwick Airport for those who are going from the southern part of London and wish to avoid big crowds.
  • People who are flying with Ryanair or easyJet from London Stansted Airport will not have a problem when it comes to finding places for a quick meal before boarding the plane. An ideal spot for sushi enthusiasts is Itsu, whereas Coast to Coast is for those who love burgers or pizza and people looking for vegan options can find a variety of options at Pret.
  • Those who booked their flight from London to Edinburgh and who are flying from London Gatwick Airport, there are ChargeBox kiosks or charging stations located around the airport if you need to charge your device, available free of charge.
  • Not sure how to fill your time in Edinburgh? Forgot to book a hotel? Grab some maps from the VisitScotland Information Centre where you can also get tips on things to do and places to stay at in the city.
  • If you want to release some pressure at the Edinburgh Airport before or after your flight, visit Inside & Out or AeroSpa where you can get a massage and various beauty treatments. There are also some massage chairs at the airport if you do not have enough time for a spa centre.
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easyJet
Overall score based on 8,739 reviews
6.7
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
7.7
Crew
5.5
Entertainment
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Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "I landed alive"
Cons: "No information about the gate until you have tk run across the airport to board"

Cons: "Delayed to and from London..."

Cons: "The plain didnt leave because the food didnt arrive. We waited 3 hours! Very bad!"

Cons: "Free refreshments"

Pros: "I liked that we made it safely. That’s about it."
Cons: "No delays, more information, good communication and some compensating!"

Pros: "Staff were friendly."
Cons: "My flight was delayed which meant I was over an hour late for my connecting travel. Delay kept increasing as I was waiting at Luton airport."

Pros: "Mmmmm"
Cons: "Mmmm"

Pros: "Friendly competent staff."
Cons: "Lack of space between the seats."

Cons: "Lady at the counter was absolutely rude and digusting. She had no manners and customer service at all. She was screaming at people to place everything in one bag, instead of saying it calmly. Not the best start of your holidays at 6am."

Pros: "Speed of getting to the destination"

Pros: "Staff were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour and ended up parked so far from terminal, not the best for a late flight. The new smal airbus was cramped legroom wise, I had hoped for an improvement over 737"

Cons: "2 hours delay"

Pros: "No complaints about flight"

Pros: "Comfortable. Large plane"
Cons: "I was not allowed my hand luggage on in the cabin on the trip down or return as was told the cabin was full. That is would go in the hold but it would be first off. So many people came on after me with much larger hand luggage! Also my bag was last into baggage reclaim both times"

Pros: "Very helpful and friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Pilots didn’t make any contact to the passengers. Very weird"

Cons: "Delayed nearly two hours."

Cons: "Todo excelente gracias"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "They didn't inform me to put stomp at customs desk"

Pros: "On time no problems at all"

Cons: "Took way to long to be served a drink and then had to rush my drink before landing"

Pros: "Staff were good"
Cons: "Flight was delayed because of rubbish on a stairway that no one removed. Totally ridiculous."

Cons: "What I do not like is that EasyJet always run late at least to Paris Charles De Gaulle You borrow steal and use other planes to plug holes created by poor planning or at least that is how it appears. Guessing that explains the recent press."

Pros: "The hot tea"
Cons: "The noisy children they were not controlled by there perants"

Cons: "The 1 hour plus delay at Bristol"

Pros: "As above - uneventful - ran as it should!"
Cons: "Long walk at Kastrup airport!!"

Pros: "Nice and helpful crews"
Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Crew always good."
Cons: "Delays, flight called way ahead of actual boarding and long delay getting off flight and in to terminal."

Pros: "Got from A to B, no fuss about bag sizes - symptomatic of them needing us to board quickly perhaps?"
Cons: "1.5 Hours late; a typical delay with easyJet No real apologies offer of refreshment vouchers, although there was regular updates provided Pilot interrupted sleeping cabin halfway through - at about midnight - with long update On Departure and arrival plane was located away from gate and the bus journey seemed to take an eternity - in Edinburgh in particular"

Pros: "left and landed on time"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Every thing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They didn't confirm the delay - only said it was estimated meaning while we could have come to the airport at a later time given the delay they made us come at the time required for the original flight. For a three hour delay thy gave us a 3GBP voucher. I will be fighting for compensation but am appalled by their service"

Pros: "Got to my destination"

Cons: "The gate was changed and we didn't know it and had to go a long way from one gate to another."

Cons: "You broke my suitcase.and no one helped me in the airport. Please Contect me +972523188998"

Pros: "Service from everyone was great"

Cons: "The trolley I came with to UK was fine, but back to tlv they decided to charge me 45 pounds"

Cons: "We were in the 11th row but they asked us to board from the back so we were stuck trying to get past everyone who was trying to get to the back of the plane...doesn't make sense and creates bad traffic"

Cons: "Luton airport is undergoing renovation at the moment. It resembles more of a crowded bus station that an international airport. Very little seating and amenities. Worse still flight was delayed by an hour, another hour spent in this awful airport. We were called to gate 30 minutes before boarding and again very small waiting area with about 10 seats. Very uncomfortable journey"

Pros: "It took off on time."
Cons: "The other passengers!"

Pros: "Price was very good"
Cons: "Flying to London and back both flights were delayed by over an hour, which was quite annoying."

Pros: "on time, not overcrowded"

Cons: "Delayed by 2h30"

Pros: "thank you"

Cons: "Our return flight on Sunday evening from London Gatwick to Edinburgh was cancelled without any clear explanation. Customer service thereafter was poor."

Pros: "Easy and convenient"
Cons: "Clarity of front and rear entry instructions."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Customer service was terrible and not helpful. Their website is stupid and malfunctioning. The staff is impolite, arrogant, racist, and threatening. I'll never ever fly with this company again!!"

Cons: "Boarding in Amsterdam was delayed and information was not available about it. The boarding gates did not have facilities for handicapped people on wheelchairs, or people with children in pushchairs, who had to carry them down through all the stairs to the boarding gate and then wait. They should be told in advance of those limitations and not allowed to take the pushchairs on the plane, I think."

Cons: "Was a delay caused by a false alarm! Annoying that I got up at 4 to wait around for 2 hours"

Pros: "Everything went well."
Cons: "No problems."

Pros: "Flight empty, crew good."

Pros: "Everything was okay."
Cons: "I requested for assistance, for my little brother ( 1st time in Uk) Now this days they don’t got one because of Covid 19"

Cons: "Everything good"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Aeroplano"

Pros: "Actually getting on board!"
Cons: "The fact that something was clearly wrong before we started to go outside and when it was raining we were left outside with no apology at all and when we boarded the communication/apologies were scant"

Pros: "getting off"
Cons: "filthy plane, confused staff, cattle truck class. I bet people got comfier rides to aushvits. if only there were national carrier flying my route"

Pros: "Although flight was late they made up time pretty well"
Cons: "Flight to and from Carcassonne is rarely on time"

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "My wife was not allowed to board the flight. because her passport expires in april, we was told by ryanair in a phone call that this would not be a problem,then when she tried to board she was refused. thanks ryanair you cost us a lot of money and caused a lot of stress. you just lost another customer. why not make it clear that a person needs 90 days on their passport if you are going to enforce these purile rules."

Pros: "Straightforward process"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "The price of checking a bag cost twice as much as the flight...just the process of getting the bag checked was stressful would’ve been better served taking the train"

Cons: "Delayed an hour."

Cons: "Flight was delayed, but nothing to tell us it was delayed apart from the screens. I got priority booking for the flight and on the way home no one shouted or got priority passengers over so it was a waste of money."

Pros: "Early arrival."
Cons: "Waiting in hallway and then tarmac to board."

Cons: "Boarding at Stansted not good. Security took too long. When we arrived at the gate the departure board stated "final call" however the gate hadn't opened yet? No communication as to reason for this delay."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Lateness and the waiting in the area to board with about 6 other flights in a small area with confusing announcements"

Pros: "I took 1230 flight from stansted airport to Edinburgh. I carried a personal baggage with me on the plane then flight attendant took it away and told me I will get it back at the arrival belt. When I landed I couldn’t find mine. I had reported to the ground desk and they not helpful at all. So now I lost all of my travel documents and money. I feel so bad. This Tuesday I will fly back to Thailand and still don’t know how to redo my passport."

Cons: "Issues getting checked in. Multiple lines which we were ushered from and to only to be told to go back to self check kiosk. By the time we get to self check kiosk for the 2nd time our gate is closed and we’ve missed our flight. Not sure why the person at the check in counter couldn’t check our bags for us and get us moving through security??? No offer of any reimbursement and additionall cost for new flight later in the day at more than twice the cost of the flight we missed. Lack of clear direction or any semblance of customer service. I guess you get what you pay for..."

Pros: "Nothing although crew were friendly"
Cons: "3 hour delay in both directions this week. No announcements made about delay. Gates changed 2x. Poor communication throughout. Email from Ryanair about cancellation/refund options received AFTER flight. Got home at 1 am. Truly horrible experience"

Pros: "We managed to arrive."
Cons: "I disliked the lack of information about the delays, the poor facilities and extremely rude staff. It’s understandable that they’ve been working all day, but unfortunately this is the job they chose and I am paying for service of which I should be satisfied with."

Pros: "Humor of the pilot"
Cons: "One hour delay, which we had to be in the plane, and was VERY hot inside, like 35C+ and more. Total inappropriate. Noise from passengers. Tight places between seats in front of me and me. Tight places on seats between me and next passenger next to me. FastTrack was not so fast, didn't felt it is something special and priority for me and my wife. Had to wait with the rest of the passengers."

Pros: "The price. Period"
Cons: "Legroom non-existent. Sardines have more room in their can."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed, no info, bad service on board"

Pros: "Very unorganized and discretion about what was a carry on bag differed. I was charged an extrodinary fee while others did not."

Pros: "Still have not left London"

Pros: "Staff were friendly, and the flight was smooth, plane was clean."
Cons: "The flight was slightly delayed by the previous flight landing late. Obviously this happens, that's fine, but on landing at stanstead the bags from the hold were not released onto the baggage carousel for over an hour and a half after we landed. This is completely unacceptable and wasn't acknowledged by airport staff for over an hour, with no explanation given at any point."

Pros: "legs space"

Cons: "I hated the way people are processed at Stansted airport..... they seem to have invented several new ways to do things and I felt pretty much like cattle !!! The part inside the airplane were just fine....."

Pros: "Nothing. It is hard to imagine businesses advertise on the plane. Why would any reputable business want to be associated with this company?"

Pros: "Nothing. Utterly horrible experience."
Cons: "I checked in two days in advance, had to pay for the check-in and baggage fee. There was no link sent to me to print out my boarding pass When we got to Stansted, there were no working kiosks. We went to the check-in desk, where apparently many people were having the same problem we were. My wife and I were told by a very rude Ryanair employee we hadn't checked in. I showed the woman my email receipt and she refused to honor it. We are challenging the charge on our credit card. She lectured us on showing up to the airport two hours in advance. We told her we had, but had been in line for 50 minutes. My wife paid 50 pounds each to check us in, even then the security set up was... labyrinthine. And mind you, I say that knowing full well how long an airport security line can be. When we got to the point where we were supposed to hand our boarding passes over to be scanned and verified, mine wouldn't work. I waited there while the security officer called the desk we'd just come from to verify I was allowed to fly. Mind you, we were being told the gate was about to close, so time was precious. After getting through that and security, we encountered another problem. If you don't know, Stansted airport is actually a mall with an airport somewhere inside. We ran through a long, snaking corridor of shops, following signs saying "all gates." It was an absurdly long run. I don't think I've seen any other airport laid out so poorly, most have shops mixed in with gates, but not Stansted. The gates are all at the end of this silly commercial strip. But not really, you see... when we got to the end, there were no gates, but trams to another terminal. We boarded the tram, got to our terminal and ran even faster to make our flight. Luckily, Ryanair is so disgustingly disorganized that the flight was delayed. Amazingly that which caused us so much stress ended up saving us. I will never fly on this pathetic, god-forsaken airline again. It is a scam designed to filch people who are in a desperate position out of money. Also, I would advise anyone to stay away from Stansted airport. Seriously, I've flown extensively in the Americas and have encountered some pretty chaotic facilities, but Stansted was utterly soviet in its disorganization. I'd rather wait for a bus at New York City's Port Authority bus station, navigating vomiting hobos, than deal with Ryanair, or Stansted airport, ever again."

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "Everyone, EVERYTHING, horrible customer service!!!"

Pros: "Just everything was so easy and straight forward. No issues and no hassles"

Pros: "I didn't like anything about the experience"
Cons: "Customer services aren't very helpful have a figure it out attitude. Don't tell you proper information. Not even employees to with customer demand. I will never ride with again!"

Pros: "Good flight, friendly crew."
Cons: "Flight taxied from gate more than 40 minutes late. We stood in line to board for well over an hour."

Cons: "I checked in online as instructed. Then at the airport I am told I am not checked in, that online check in is over and that I have to pay £50 PER PERSON to get printed boarding passes. Then the flight was delayed over 90 minutes."

Pros: "The ride wasn't bumpy, The pilot was careful and the weather was nice."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."

Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "Unaware you were not allowed to take coffee on the jet bridge let alone the plane. I guess so you will buy theirs? Wish I had not spent 4 pounds on a coffee they confiscated."

Pros: "Food and entertainment was not part of the deal. Fine with me."
Cons: "Everything was fine. 15 minute early arrival."

Cons: "Awful"

Pros: "The team was nice."
Cons: "DELAY on this route is very normal appearance."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cattle car approach. Cost saving is commendable. Charging for EVERYTHING is not."

Cons: "Tight seating."

Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "Charging £66+ just to print a boarding pass at the airport is ridiculous."

Pros: "Love the price"
Cons: "Service can be improved upon"

Pros: "I do not like the idea not able to take my hand luggage on the plane"
Cons: "Timing"

Cons: "Almost everything : surprise charge for not having printed out a boarding pas before I got to the airport : extortionate fee for checking on one bag : I guess I've been spoiled on other airlines with the privilege of being able to take a bag of luggage. This, together with the penalty for not checking in online more than doubled the cost! : be prepared for a long wait : very disorganized at the airport : they want you to arrive very early. : one of the flight attendants was pretty rude. : the flight was about an hour late : moral of the story is never take luggage on Ryanair : it's only meant for travelers who can keep up with the hidden fee schedule, travel light and who can put up with discomfort."

Cons: "Late, high extra fees for bags, horrible checkin process"

Cons: "The price is extremely misleading as they charge almost as much a ticket per luggage."

Pros: "Nothing. Do not fly. They are horrible and have horrible service."
Cons: "When we got up to the register we had to fork up over $80 for bags that could have even been carry-on's. While booking there was nothing stated about these charges. If this was going to be a charge it should have been made clear. Very unimpressed and displeased with the service from Ryanair."

Pros: "Cheap travel"
Cons: "We were delayed two hours, with no announcements of changes. You needed to watch the boards and if you missed it, you missed the flight even after you had sat there for two hours."

Cons: "Was late almost one hour"

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