Cheap flights Edinburgh to London
The days of the expensive Edinburgh to London shuttle were ended by the advent of the budget airlines. Nowadays it's easy and affordable to fly south with EasyJet's cheap flights. Edinburgh to London flight times are around an hour.
EasyJet (easyjet.com) offers 3 direct routes from Edinburgh to London airports, landing at London Gatwick, London Stansted or London Luton, so you can choose the area that best suits your requirements. Prices start at £23.99 each way including all taxes.
There are some additional charges for luggage and for credit card purchases. There are so many flights on this route that it is rarely difficult to find the lowest fares, if you book a few weeks in advance. Most days you have a choice of 4 flights to each of the London terminals.
The EasyJet website is very simple to navigate, and you can print out your own boarding card at home, to save time at the airport. Just head through security to your departure gate.
Travel into London is relatively straightforward with the Gatwick Express (gatwickexpress.com) offering a direct fast train to London Victoria, and the Stansted Express (stanstedexpress.com) providing a 45 minute journey to London Liverpool Street. From Luton airport, East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect (firstcapitalconnect.co.uk) offer connections to London St Pancras International that can take as little as 21 minutes.
If all goes smoothly on your cheap flights, Edinburgh to London journeys can be completed in under 3 hours, including that train journey into the city.