|Distance||244 miles (394 km)|
|Average flight duration||1 h 15 min|
|Average plane ticket price||£52 (€58)|
|Airlines||Flybe or easyJet|
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh cover the 244 miles (394 km) long route taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flybe or easyJet. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as £31, but the average price of plane tickets is £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham International Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
Flybe is the only airline offering direct flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh. The flight takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. KLM have services to Edinburgh, but these involve a stop over. Brussels Airlines and Air France also fly there but they involve connecting flights with other airlines and some have lengthy stop overs. There are roughly fifty flights a week. Prices are usually higher from April to September.
Walking around the centre of Edinburgh can be breathtaking, both in terms of the spectacular views offered from the capital's vantage points, and the occasionally steep slopes and stairways between levels in the Old Town. Central Edinburgh is relatively compact, making it easy to explore on foot. An obvious starting point in the medieval Old Town is the Royal Mile, which is actually a little longer than a mile. It is a cobbled street stretching from the Castle on its lofty rock, down to the Queen's Edinburgh residence Holyrood Palace, surrounded by parkland and the distinctive crag of Arthur's Seat. The broad avenue of Princes Street is the city's main shopping area, with side streets offering alluring views down to the Firth of Forth. A stroll north from here leads to the elegant squares and crescents of the New Town, showcasing some of the UK's finest Georgian architecture, and then to Stockbridge, one of Edinburgh's coolest neighbourhoods, with colourful cafes, a gourmet street market, galleries and the pretty Water of Leith walkway. If your feet get tired or it starts to rain, Edinburgh's modern tram system offers an ideal alternative for exploring the city.
It's not an overstatement to suggest that dining out in Edinburgh has undergone something of a revolution over the last decade. The Scottish capital has become one of the culinary hotspots in the UK, thanks to Michelin star chefs including Tom Kitchin, Martin Wishart and Paul Kitching. Their innovative approach to the finest Scottish game and seafood has popularized fine dining in Edinburgh. Fashionable Scandinavian influences have reached Edinburgh, notably in the acclaimed Timberyard, while the city has also been quick to welcome the trend for American smokehouses and barbecue joints. Vegans and vegetarians will find that the city offers a diverse and cosmopolitan selection of meat-free dining options. Fast food aficionados are also spoiled for choice in Edinburgh, with independent burger joints such as Bread Meats Bread, offering a fresh take on the American diner favorite. The traditional Edinburgh fish and chips restaurants and takeaways retain a loyal following with their diverse selection of deep fried dishes, including very Scottish haggis and white pudding, usually accompanied by the city's distinctive brown sauce. Edinburgh's long-established Italian community means that the city still offers several old-school family trattorias welcoming children, usually with an extensive ice cream menu.
Birmingham Airport is 10 km southeast of Birmingham city centre. You can take a train from Birmingham New Street station to Birmingham International station, and then get the free AirRail Link to the airport. Services run between 5:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. every day. Bus 97A runs from Birmingham 24 hours a day, and the 900 bus operates during the daytime. Services depart every 20-30 minutes and the journey takes around 25 minutes. A taxi journey will take 20 minutes but can be quite expensive if there is traffic.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. The city is most famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, held over three weeks every August. It is dedicated to the performing arts and brings thousands of visitors to the city each year. Travellers arrive at Edinburgh Airport, 9 km west of the city centre. The Airlink 100 express bus goes to central Edinburgh, as does bus No.35, which leaves every 10-15 minutes. The express bus takes 30 minutes while No.35 takes an hour to reach Edinburgh's city centre. The N22 night bus operates seven days a week, departing every 30 minutes between 12:47 a.m. and 4:17 a.m. and taking between 25-30 minutes to arrive in the centre. You can get a tram that stops at Haymarket train station, or at Princes Street, one of the main roads in the city. There is also a taxi rank at the airport with cabs and people carriers available, which can be booked before your flight.
Omio travellers most frequently book a flight from Birmingham International Airport to Edinburgh Airport for this route.
Passengers board their flight most frequently from Birmingham International Airport, which is located around 7 miles (11 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the plane at Edinburgh Airport, located 6 miles (10 km) away from the city centre. You can check for taxi services, public transportation options or airport shuttle services available from Edinburgh Airport to take you to the city centre of Edinburgh.
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