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

The average price to go to Edinburgh from Manchester airport is $ 117 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 98 (in september) and $ 135 (in may), which is a saving of $ 19 or a surplus of $ 19 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $55 to $109 and it is generally more economical to leave on a tuesday and return on a thursday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Edinburgh 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 Manchester-Edinburgh plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 54694 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Edinburgh from Manchester 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 september, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 98, saving $ 19 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 117). Conversely, may will be the most expensive ($ 135).

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

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 78 $ 103 good price
February$ 100 $ 119 fair price
March$ 98 $ 116 fair price
April$ 110 $ 135 high price
May$ 107 $ 135 very high price
June$ 100 $ 118 fair price
July$ 103 $ 122 fair price
August$ 104 $ 121 fair price
September$ 76 $ 98 very good price
October$ 79 $ 110 fair price
November$ 71 $ 103 good price
December$ 93 $ 117 fair 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 Manchester to Edinburgh

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Manchester to Edinburgh range from $0 to $327. 7% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $0 to $55), 1% at the maximum price (from $273 to $327). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $55 to $109 (50% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Manchester->Edinburgh flight

There are 6 companies that serve Manchester from Edinburgh airport: Ryanair, EasyJet, Flybe, British Airways, Aer Lingus and KLM.

Data analysis:

Of the 54694 flights analyzed in previous years, Ryanair was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (69% of the time) on the Manchester->Edinburgh route.

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Manchester-Edinburgh flights departing on a tuesday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a tuesday as your departure date, you can save an average of $4. On the other hand, departing on a saturday may cost you an additional $9.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Edinburgh to Manchester departing on a thursday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a thursday for your return date, you will save an average of $5. Conversely, departing from Edinburgh on a saturday may cost you an additional $6.


Top prices Manchester-Edinburgh

Round tripDatesPrice
Manchester → Edinburgh01-10 to 06-10-2024$ 106 
Manchester → Edinburgh03-10 to 10-10-2024$ 106 
Manchester → Edinburgh07-10 to 11-10-2024$ 105 
Manchester → Edinburgh08-10 to 15-10-2024$ 106 
Manchester → Edinburgh09-10 to 13-10-2024$ 105 
Manchester → Edinburgh11-10 to 15-10-2024$ 106 
Manchester → Edinburgh14-10 to 21-10-2024$ 102 
Manchester → Edinburgh17-10 to 21-10-2024$ 106 
Manchester → Edinburgh04-11 to 11-11-2024$ 104 
Manchester → Edinburgh05-11 to 12-11-2024$ 106 


When to book your flight Manchester - Edinburgh 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 Manchester-Edinburgh flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a thursday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh, it is recommended to buy it 1 to 2 months before departure (it is then on average 98 $, which is a saving of 19 $ 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 (139 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Manchester to Edinburgh 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: 89 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 89), 3 to 4 months ($ 102), 4 to 5 months ($ 102)

February

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 98 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 110), 3 to 4 months ($ 115), 4 to 5 months ($ 118), 5 to 6 months ($ 113)

March

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 100 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 102)

April

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 117 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 135), 1 to 2 months ($ 119), 3 to 4 months ($ 126)

May

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 107 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 117), 3 to 4 months ($ 115), 4 to 5 months ($ 127)

June

Best time: 0 to 1 month before departure (average price: 94 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 110)

July

Best time: 0 to 1 month before departure (average price: 96 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 107)

August

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 97 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 113), 2 to 3 months ($ 115)

September

Best time: 0 to 1 month before departure (average price: 70 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 81)

October

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 94 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 97), 2 to 3 months ($ 109)

November

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 80 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 94), 2 to 3 months ($ 93)

December

Best time: 0 to 1 month before departure (average price: 101 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 105)

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

Data analysis:

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



Manchester to Edinburgh: 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
July 2024$ 146
$117 to $184
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August 2024$ 135
$110 to $254
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September 2024$ 114
$105 to $129
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October 2024$ 107
$102 to $114
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November 2024$ 131
$104 to $191
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December 2024$ 158
$134 to $191
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January 2025$ 143
$143 to $143
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February 2025$ 189
$183 to $194
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March 2025$ 150
$143 to $161
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April 2025$ 153
$142 to $187
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May 2025$ 235
$156 to $313
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June 2025$ 218
$162 to $299
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, october is cheaper to travel to Edinburgh. It may be interesting to book now to leave this month!



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