Edinburgh is a popular UK destination, which means that there are frequent and cheap flights available to and from the Scottish capital and to its transportation hub: Edinburgh Airport (EDI). Travellers using Expedia can easily discover the most affordable and convenient flights into and from Edinburgh, as well as hotels, and car hire services to make their stay more enjoyable.
The city of Edinburgh only utilises one local airport, making it easy for visitors to plan their arrival and departure. Edinburgh Airport is connected to the city centre by a tram service, which takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the airport from downtown (and vice versa), you can also access a bus service called Airlink that can be slightly faster or slower than the tram--depending on traffic, as well as traditional taxi and limousine services.
Why Fly to the City of Edinburgh
Edinburgh is not only the capital of Scotland, but it is also one of the country’s most picturesque and historically important cities, featuring an array of truly stunning sites including the famous Edinburgh Castle whose buildings date from the 12th to 21st century, St Giles' Cathedral, an iconic Presbyterian church, and Holyrood Palace, the 16th century residence that belongs to the Royal Family.
The best time visit Edinburgh is probably during the summer months, when the weather is at its peak and the city is replete with lively events such as the Edinburgh International, Fringe, and Book Festivals. The long summer nights, along with the vibrant atmosphere and picturesque city will ensure that your visit is one to remember.
Flying into Edinburgh Airport
Because Edinburgh only uses one airport, flying into the city is relatively easy. Edinburgh Airport is served by a number of both luxury and discount airlines, including: Etihad Airways, Jet2.Com, RyanAir, Vueling, EasyJet, KLM, Thomson Airways, FlyBe, United, Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, American Airlines, and Air Canada.
Upon exiting the terminal, passengers will find signs directing them to nearby transport stations, whether they’re looking to take the bus, tram, or hire a car. To discover the flights that best suit your needs, and to reserve your transportation, try using Expedia, which could help save you money.
Note: arrivals from inside the UK will obviously not require visas, but those arriving from outside the country should be sure to check their visa status in advance of departure.
Booking a Hotel Near Edinburgh Airport
There are a number of hotels located near Edinburgh Airport, allowing visitors both easy access to the airport and to the city centre, as well as event centres like Murrayfield Stadium. Those departing on early flights and looking to reserve a hotel room that will ensure they don’t miss the gate should be sure to use the Expedia search tool reserve their room now.
With a range of affordable flights arriving and departing from Edinburgh Airport to a wide range of destinations every day, travelling to the capital of Scotland has never been easier, and with the help of Expedia, the trip also certain to be cheaper than you would imagine.