Cheap Flights from Edinburgh to London

Flight information Edinburgh to London

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Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 331 miles

1h 10min

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British Airways

London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted and London Luton

4 airports

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The 331-mile, 1 hour and 40 minute flight route from Edinburgh International Airport to London carries you between two of the world’s greatest capital cities, and the UK’s top two tourist destinations. More than 300 flights make the journey each week, and a few minutes with Skyscanner’s search engine will find one that’s just right for you.

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Airlines and Flights from Edinburgh International to London

Four airlines have multiple direct daily flights from Edinburgh International into 1 or more of London’s five major airports. All of them depart from EDI’s single two-floor terminal.

  • Heathrow (LHR): British Airways arrives at Terminal 3 or 5.
  • Flybe arrives at Terminal 2.
  • Gatwick (GAT)
  • EasyJet arrives at the North Terminal
  • British Airways arrives at the South Terminal.
  • London City (LCY)
  • Flybe and British Airways arrive at the main terminal
  • London Luton (LTN)
  • EasyJet arrives at the main terminal
  • Stansted (STN)
  • Ryanair and EasyJet arrive at the main terminal.

Navigating Edinburgh International Airport (EDI)

With only one terminal and two floors, EDI is one of the UK’s least confusing major airports. Four check-in options--online, mobile, self-service and desk--make things even less stressful. Ryanair and EasyJet require online check-in, and the parking garage has a FastTrack bridge that allows expedited security access if you’re just bringing carry-on bags and have already completed check-in and have a boarding pass. .

If you’re flying British Airways or Flybe and prefer the traditional desk check-in, the airport recommends arriving at least 2 hours before your scheduled departure.

Use your extra time before boarding to relax at one of the airport’s bars or eateries, or browse some of the many shops. Jenner’s Department Store has a branch here, as does EAT with its signature hotpots and Turnhouse Bar for classic pub fare. Kids are happy with a Burger King meal and a comic or game from W.H. Smith.

Trade your Scottish banknotes for British pounds to avoid the hassle of doing it in London. EDI also offers free Wi-Fi, although it’s limited to 2 hours per device per day.

ID Requirements

You’ll need a photo ID to board your Edinburgh to London flight. Your passport will do, but some airlines don’t require it for domestic flights within the UK. Check your airline’s website for their policy.

Landing in London

Heathrow and Gatwick both have free inter-terminal train shuttles. The Heathrow Express train to London departs from Terminal 5, and the Gatwick Express train from the airport’s South Terminal. National Express buses also provide service to central London from the Luton, London City and Stansted terminals.

With the exception of slightly more sun, London’s weather isn’t noticeably different from Edinburgh’s. Both cities are in the same time zone, so you don’t have to set your watch. The biggest difference is economical, with London restaurants costing about 25 percent more and taxis almost twice as much.

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