Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to London (from: Edinburgh)

The average price to go to London from Edinburgh airport is $ 72 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 57 (in march) and $ 84 (in july), which is a saving of $ 15 or a surplus of $ 12 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all the prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $54 to $108 and that it is generally more economical to leave on a wednesday and return on a tuesday on a direct flight.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to London before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your Edinburgh-London plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60000 airfare prices from previous years for flights to London from Edinburgh and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in march, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 57, saving $ 15 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 72). Conversely, july will be the most expensive ($ 84).

Flight Edinburgh-London: when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 50 $ 58 very good price
February$ 38 $ 59 good price
March$ 40 $ 57 very good price
April$ 68 $ 79 high price
May$ 69 $ 81 high price
June$ 67 $ 78 fair price
July$ 70 $ 84 very high price
August$ 66 $ 72 fair price
September$ 62 $ 66 fair price
October$ 64 $ 70 fair price
November$ 65 $ 74 fair price
December$ 60 $ 78 high price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from Edinburgh to London

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Edinburgh to London range from $0 to $215. 33% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $0 to $54), 2% at the maximum price (from $161 to $215). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $54 to $108 (58% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Edinburgh->London flight

There are 3 companies that serve Edinburgh from London airport: Ryanair, EasyJet and British Airways.

Data analysis:

Of the 60000 flights analyzed in previous years, Ryanair was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (49% of the time) on the Edinburgh->London route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the Edinburgh-London flight, you should take a direct flight (saving an average of $ 29 compared to a flight with one or more layovers).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Edinburgh-London flights departing on a wednesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a wednesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $7. On the other hand, departing on a sunday may cost you an additional $11.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from London to Edinburgh departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday for your return date, you will save an average of $7. Conversely, departing from London on a friday may cost you an additional $13.


Top prices Edinburgh-London

Round tripDatesPrice
Edinburgh → London01-08 to 13-08-2024$ 38 
Edinburgh → London09-08 to 13-08-2024$ 37 
Edinburgh → London16-08 to 22-08-2024$ 37 
Edinburgh → London01-10 to 08-10-2024$ 37 
Edinburgh → London11-10 to 24-10-2024$ 37 
Edinburgh → London15-10 to 23-10-2024$ 37 
Edinburgh → London16-10 to 30-10-2024$ 37 
Edinburgh → London18-10 to 22-10-2024$ 38 
Edinburgh → London21-10 to 25-10-2024$ 38 
Edinburgh → London23-10 to 29-10-2024$ 37 


When to book your flight Edinburgh - London to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 1 to 2 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 11 to 12 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a Edinburgh-London flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a friday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Edinburgh to London, it is recommended to buy it 1 to 2 months before departure (it is then on average 49 $, which is a saving of 23 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 11 to 12 months in advance, you will pay the full price (71 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Edinburgh to London flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 34 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 55), 2 to 3 months ($ 35), 3 to 4 months ($ 54)

February

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 37 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 41), 3 to 4 months ($ 37), 4 to 5 months ($ 54)

March

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 39 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 51), 2 to 3 months ($ 40), 4 to 5 months ($ 39)

April

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 56 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 65), 2 to 3 months ($ 58), 4 to 5 months ($ 57), 5 to 6 months ($ 79)

May

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 57 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 70), 3 to 4 months ($ 68), 4 to 5 months ($ 69), 5 to 6 months ($ 63), 6 to 7 months ($ 80)

June

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 54 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 55), 3 to 4 months ($ 70), 4 to 5 months ($ 76), 5 to 6 months ($ 70), 6 to 7 months ($ 60)

July

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 53 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 64), 3 to 4 months ($ 82), 5 to 6 months ($ 84), 6 to 7 months ($ 72), 7 to 8 months ($ 64)

August

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 49 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 68), 3 to 4 months ($ 52), 4 to 5 months ($ 67), 7 to 8 months ($ 70), 8 to 9 months ($ 62), 9 to 10 months ($ 69)

September

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 47 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 59), 2 to 3 months ($ 62), 4 to 5 months ($ 57), 5 to 6 months ($ 65), 7 to 8 months ($ 60), 8 to 9 months ($ 64), 9 to 10 months ($ 60)

October

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 58 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 59), 1 to 2 months ($ 64), 2 to 3 months ($ 64), 3 to 4 months ($ 67), 5 to 6 months ($ 68), 10 to 11 months ($ 67)

November

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 45 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 55), 2 to 3 months ($ 68), 3 to 4 months ($ 70), 5 to 6 months ($ 60)

December

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 39 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 72), 2 to 3 months ($ 56), 3 to 4 months ($ 71), 6 to 7 months ($ 67)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, friday is the day when plane tickets for Edinburgh->London are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a friday, you will save $1. Conversely, by buying it on a tuesday, you may end up paying $3 more.



Edinburgh to London: flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
June 2024$ 100
$56 to $116
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July 2024$ 80
$44 to $105
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August 2024$ 40
$37 to $47
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September 2024$ 40
$37 to $42
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October 2024$ 39
$36 to $43
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November 2024$ 52
$51 to $89
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December 2024$ 81
$55 to $103
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January 2025$ 73
$56 to $116
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February 2025$ 70
$56 to $87
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March 2025$ 58
$56 to $95
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April 2025$ 62
$56 to $158
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May 2025$ 64
$56 to $172
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, july, august, september, october, november, april and may are cheaper to travel to London. So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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