Flying from London Luton to Edinburgh

Latest Edinburgh - London Luton Air Travel Information

Updated September 2011

Book a cheap flight from London Luton (LTN) and arrive in Edinburgh (EDI) in approx 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Going by bus to Edinburgh or London Luton may be cheaper.

Airlines Operating Direct London Luton to Edinburgh Flights

There is currently only one cheap airline operating direct flights between London Luton Airport and Edinburgh:

  • EasyJet - EasyJet operate regular daily flights with departure from London Luton Airport.

Other airlines including Air France, British Airways, British Midland and Lufthansa operate flights to Edinburgh from other London Airports.

Edinburgh to London Luton Flight Times And Prices

There are up to 5 direct cheap weekday flights and up to 3 daily weekend flights each way.

  • The earliest morning flights from London Luton depart around 7.00 am and land at Turnhouse Airport in Edinburgh at approx 8.15 am in the morning.
  • The earliest morning flights from Edinburgh depart around 6.30 am and land in London Luton at 7.45 am approx.
  • The last evening flights from London Luton depart around 8.00 pm and land at Turnhouse Airport in Edinburgh at approx 9.15 pm in the evening.
  • The last evening flights from Edinburgh depart at 7.55 pm and land in London Luton at 9.10 pm approx.

Instant fares for cheap flights from Edinburgh to London Luton.

The early morning / late evening flights are particularly handy for those on business trips but also for tourists on short breaks who want to make the most of the time they have in London or Edinburgh. Prices for these flights will vary from airline to airline and you may not be able to get the cheapest flight if you absolutely must take an early morning / late evening flight.

Flights between Edinburgh and Luton take roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes. This is the maximum flight time but most flights take 1 hour and 10 minutes approx, provided there are no significant delays on take-off / landing. Weekdays have the busiest flight timetables for all airlines while weekends see some of the early morning flights scrapped.

Flight prices vary significantly from airline to airline, date and time of the day. The cheapest London Luton-Edinburgh flights are with EasyJet, with prices starting at around £55 return, if booked far enough in advance.

Edinburgh and London Luton Airport Taxis

The time and cost required to get to and from the airports in London Luton and Edinburgh will vary.

Hotels in Edinburgh or London Luton

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Total time to set aside for flights

Remember that when flying you also need to set aside time for check-in and transfer to and from the airport. This means that on top of the 1 hour and 20 minutes of the actual flight time from London Luton to Edinburgh, you need to factor in another 2 hours at the airport itself and, depending on where you live, maybe another 1-2 hours to get to and from the airport.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 24 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes. The bus departs every 20 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.

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Things to do in London

London Eye Skip the Line Tickets

Skip the line for a perfect London Eye experience! With fast track entry for your standard flight in a shared capsule, you get to skip the majority of the queue. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation! London Eye offers spectacular views of the capital of England from high above the River Thames. The famous landmarks to be seen include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. London Eye soars 443 feet (135 meters) into the sky and views stretching 25 miles (40 kilometers) in every direction. Since opening at the turn of the century, the London Eye has been used as a backdrop in countless films and is loved by Britons and visitors alike. More than 3.5 million people a year have ridden the London Eye (an average of 10,000 a day).

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Skip the Line: London Zoo Tickets

Charles Darwin was a fellow of London Zoo and visited regularly. Now you can follow in his footsteps with skip-the-line entry to London Zoo. Even better, by purchasing your ticket ahead of time you'll jump the queue. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation! Observe the behavior of the apes in the award-winning Gorilla Kingdom. Visit the fantastic Blackburn Pavilion and learn how Darwin's contemporary, John Gould, identified the differences between species of finches that Darwin brought back from the Galapagos, helping Darwin formulate his theories on evolution.

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Comments on Attractions in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

Visited the castle in June last year. It was a rainy and cold day. The ticket line wasn't too long. After you entered the castle, there was a clock to show the free tour time. It was informative to follow the official guide, but we went on our own since it was too slow with the tour. The Scottish crown jewel was in this castle. The line was long and the jewelry were not what you expected to see in London. There only three meaningful items. I was a bit disappointed, but that was the national treasure. The gift shops inside the castle had good price, some of them even less expensive than street vendors. I've been to many castles in Europe and wasn't too impressive with this one. However, the location was great, high up on the hill. On a clear day, you could see the bay, the city was under your eyes. It was worth the visit.

Royal Mile

Historically the Mercat Cross was the central meeting place where Royal proclamations and other official announcements were read. Although the current Mercat Cross was built in 1885 there is supposed to still be a portion of the original 14th century cross built into the shaft of this newer one. I find these kinds of things fascinating when I travel. Not everything on the Royal Mile is old or historic. The memorial to Adam Smith is very new. I had a new edition of the DK Travel Guide and it is not mentioned in there. I did some Google searching and found that the memorial was dedicated in July 2008. Adam Smith was the author of "The Wealth of Nations" published in 1776.

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