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Flying into Beautiful Edinburgh

As one of the United Kingdom's most popular tourist destinations, Edinburgh is full of historic sites, festivals, tours, and more. Scotland's capital is well-known for the Edinburgh Castle, built in the city center atop an extinct volcano. For a beautiful panoramic city views, venture out for an easy hike up Arthur’s Seat. With direct flights offered to 112 cities, Edinburgh's Turnhouse Airport is an ideal destination for travelers. Whether your plans are in the works or you are just now thinking about a visit to Edinburgh, the following questions and answers will guide you toward the best possible travel experience. 
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How Do I Book a Flight to Edinburgh, Scotland?

There are plenty of affordable flight options to Turnhouse Airport (EDI) in Edinburgh, depending on the time of \year. Prices for plane tickets can range from average lows of $150 round-trip from European destinations to $1,000 round-trip from the United States. Visit during June through August for weather that is warm but not scorching hot. However, be aware that this is also the busiest time of year for tourism, particularly in August when events like the Edinburgh Festival take place. Book your flights and hotels months in advance if you plan on visiting during peak season.

To score the cheapest rates to Edinburgh, plan your visit during the winter months of November through March, except during the popular New Year’s Hogmanay celebration. Remember to bundle up during this time and prepare for short daylight hours! Avoid last-minute flights if you are looking for the lowest prices. Meet Edinburgh in the middle during April through May for low-cost flight deals and weather in the 40 to 50-degree Fahrenheit temperature range. Don’t forget to bring your umbrella!

What is the Best Way to Travel to and From the Airport

For an easy and cheap way to reach the city center from Edinburgh’s Turnhouse Airport, hop on the Airlink* (Service 100) bus, a dedicated airport shuttle service that runs between the airport and the city. Purchase a one-way adult ticket for only 4 pounds from the airport for a quick half-hour journey. Buses run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every 10 minutes during peak hours, and every 30 minutes during off-peak hours. All buses offer free Wi-Fi service as well as electrical sockets to charge your devices.

Where is the Best Place to Stay in the Area for Budget Travelers?

Get off the bus from the airport at Waverley Station, and you will have a scenic 15-minute walk to the Apex City Hotel, one of the area's many affordable accommodation options. Rates starting at $91 are a great deal for the excellent location only 2 blocks from Edinburgh Castle and right in the midst of the Grassmarket shops. Previous guests love the Apex City Hotel’s world-class service, complimentary Wi-Fi connection, and tasty food. Comfortable rooms and suites, castle views, and convenience make the Apex City Hotel a prime choice to explore the enchanting city of Edinburgh.

What Airlines Service Edinburgh’s Turnhouse Airport?

There are 51 airlines operating out of Turnhouse Airport, which include a number of popular choices like Ryanair, United Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, and Delta. Wherever in the world you are flying from, there is likely an airline suited to your needs to get you to the wonderful destination of Edinburgh.

What is the Best Way to Stay Busy With Extra Time in Turnhouse Airport?

Experience a taste of Edinburch's art scene, and head toward Gate 13 to view a rotating exhibition of Scottish art as part of the airport’s art gallery. If your long flight puts you in the mood for something more relaxing, visit Inside and Out massage at Gate 10. Alternatively, you can get in on the action at The Gathering Restaurant and Lounge, Gate 12’s Costa Coffee, or WHSmith Café to have the best views of the runways.

No matter what your reason is for traveling to Edinburgh, others have a right to show some jealousy. A city full of history, culture, and even preserved medieval streets is certainly on the must-see list for many travelers around the globe.

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