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Flight Information to Edinburgh from Manchester

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
durationAverage flight duration3 h 55 min
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesFlybe

Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh cover the 174 miles (281 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Flybe. There are direct flight services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.

Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh

Up to four direct flights per day operate between Manchester airport and Edinburgh airport. Each flight takes an average of one hour five minutes to make the journey. Passengers also have the option of taking a non-direct flight.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Flybe operates the direct air route between Manchester and Edinburgh. On non-direct routes, other airlines may be responsible for operating one or both legs of the journey.

How long is the flight from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Direct flights from Manchester to Edinburgh have an average flying time of one hour five minutes. The quickest non-direct flight takes closer to three hours and incorporates a change at Norwich airport.

How many flights are there from Manchester to Edinburgh?

On weekdays, up to four flights operate between Manchester airport and Edinburgh airport. These flights usually leave in the early morning, around lunchtime, in the late afternoon and in the evening. Fewer flights make the journey at weekends, with one leaving Manchester on most Saturday mornings and two departing on the majority of Sundays. Sunday flights are usually scheduled so that one departs in the late afternoon and one in the evening.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Departure airport: Flights depart from Manchester airport. Around ten miles from the city centre, Manchester airport offers good transport connections with destinations across the north-west and beyond. It has its own railway station, and coach and bus services also stop at the airport. Additionally, there is long-stay, short-stay and drop-off parking for those arriving by car. Each of the three terminals has a wide choice of refreshment and shopping outlets, as well as passenger lounges, free wi-fi and multi-faith prayer rooms.

Arrival airport: Flights terminate at Edinburgh Airport. Passengers arriving at Edinburgh airport have a variety of transport options to get them the eight miles into central Edinburgh or on to another destination. Trams provide a frequent service into the city, and connect with the local rail network at Haymarket and Edinburgh Park stations. The 100 bus service goes direct into the city centre, and a chauffeur service, car hire facilities, pre-booked taxis and a public taxi rank provide further options for anyone who wants to travel onwards by road but has not left a car in one of the airport car parks. Inside the terminal, the Arrivals Hall includes refreshment and shopping facilities.

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FAQs
How far is it from Manchester to Edinburgh by plane?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Edinburgh via plane to be approximately 174 miles (281 km).
How many hours does it take from Manchester to Edinburgh by plane?
While the time it takes to travel 174 miles (281 km) from Manchester to Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the flight duration from Manchester to Edinburgh is on average 3 h 55 min.
Which airport for the flight from Manchester to Edinburgh do I fly out of? Which Edinburgh airport from Manchester do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route book their cheap flights from Manchester Airport   to Edinburgh Airport   most frequently.

Where is the airport in Manchester to go to Edinburgh? Where is the airport in Edinburgh located?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from Manchester Airport, which is located approximately 8 miles (13 km) from the city centre.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Airport and need to travel approximately 6 miles (10 km) from the airport to reach the city centre in Edinburgh. You can check if there are airport shuttle services, taxi services or public transportation options available from Edinburgh Airport to get you to the city centre in Edinburgh.

Which airlines can take me to Edinburgh from Manchester?
For the route from Manchester to Edinburgh you can take a flight with Flybe. Be sure to check out all possible airlines that offer services from Manchester to Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
What are the first and last departure flight times from Manchester to Edinburgh?
The earliest flight departing from Manchester to Edinburgh leaves at 11: 10. The last flight departing from Manchester to Edinburgh leaves at 19: 05. You can find the latest Manchester to Edinburgh flight timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

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