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Edinburgh is sort of the gateway to Scotland – it is so close to England and is such an attraction-filled city that it is the unofficial ambassador of all things Scottish to the rest of the world. It is easy to reach, and easy to get around it. Even finding cheap airfare to Edinburgh is not too troublesome. Really, there is nothing not to like about Edinburgh.
Should you add Edinburgh to your RTW trip?
Since your plane ticket is the biggest line item on your travel budget, it makes sense to try to find deals on your airfare to Edinburgh. There are a few tricks to finding a good price on your flight, which are listed below:
- Find out which airlines use Edinburgh airport as a hub – Sometimes the airlines which fly frequently in and out of their hub airports will offer deals on flights, because they would rather offer seats at a steep discount than fly the planes with empty seats. This is not always the case, but it is worth checking. Edinburgh Airport is used as a hub by low-cost carrier easyJet (which has a tendency for offering low prices on flights anyway) and Flybe, so those are the airlines to check for specials in and out of Edinburgh.
- Consider a domestic flight – Frequent flights are available to Edinburgh from Ireland, London, and the rest of Great Britain. Sometimes the cheapest option for international travelers might be to book an international flight to a larger hub, then take a small discount airline to Edinburgh. This is also a great chance to combine two European destinations in the same trip.
- Schedule your flights for midweek – As you might imagine, there are certain days of the week which are busier travel days than others. Weekends are the busy days for leisure travelers, and Mondays are popular with business travelers. So, if you can manage it, try to schedule your flights for Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays – in addition to the smaller crowds, you might also get to take advantage of lower prices on airfare, too.
- Visit Edinburgh during the low season – Edinburgh’s busiest seasons tend to be the summer (especially around the city’s main festivals, the Fringe Festival and the Tattoo) and around the New Year (Hogmanay in Scotland), so if you do not mind the weather being a bit on the cold side or carrying an umbrella around you can save lots of money on your flight by visiting from late Autumn to early Spring. Of course, even if you visit during the summer you are not guaranteed sunny weather, so why not pack an extra sweater and get a great deal on a flight to Edinburgh?
>> Looking for a room nice and close to the airport? Check out our guide to Hotels near Edinburgh Airport (map included).