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Flights to Edinburgh: Internal UK flights

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Flights to Edinburgh from which airports in the UK?

Since the birth of low-cost aviation, the historic Scottish capital has become easily accessible from all parts of the UK. Travellers heading to Edinburgh from the English capital can fly from all of the main London airports, with regular flights from City, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted. In addition, flights are also available from Bournemouth, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, the Isle of Man, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Newquay, Norwich and Southampton airports.

Likewise, regular services make the short hop across the sea from Belfast International.

Affordable and short internal flights are also available within Scotland, with services offered between Edinburgh and Inverness, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Sumburgh, Stornoway and Wick.

Airlines flying from the UK to Edinburgh

Thanks to strong levels of competition for domestic routes to and from Edinburgh, low airline ticket prices are easy to come by for travellers organised enough to book in advance.

Presently, low-cost airlines dominate the domestic route to the Scottish capital. easyJet operates services to and from Belfast, Bristol, London Gatwick, London Luton and London Stansted airports, while rival Ryanair just operates an Edinburgh-Bournemouth route.

Flybe offers an impressive range of domestic services, including flights to Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester and Norwich, and these are well complemented by those routes operated by the likes of bmi (London, Leed-Bradford, Manchester) and British Airways (London's City, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports), while the latter's subsidiary Loganair operates routes to the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Also flying out of Edinburgh, Air France operates regular shuttles to London City airport, a route popular with business flyers.

Where is Edinburgh in Scotland?

Located on the mouth of the River Forth, Edinburgh is well positioned for travellers looking to connect to either the rest of Scotland or even the north of England. With flight times of substantially less than two hours, no stopovers are required on any domestic flights.

Things to see and do in Edinburgh

With its historic, World Heritage-listed Old Town and its vibrant arts scene, Edinburgh continues to attract tourists from across the globe. As well as the Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the skyline as it looks down imposingly on the new town, highlights include the majestic Prince's Street and the craggy summit of Arthur's Seat.

Though popular all-year-round, the city really comes to life over the summer months, and especially during its Festival, which sees some of the world's biggest actors and comics perform alongside wannabes and amateurs, ensuring that Edinburgh's numerous classy hotels sell out months in advance.

Edinburgh's fine research university and its ever-strengthening National Assembly and economy also make the city an attractive destination for business travellers as well as tourists.


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