One walk through the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland, and you’ll think you’ve been sent back to the days of William Wallace. A medieval castles dwarfs the city. Cobblestones line many of the streets. The sound of bagpipes drift out of building windows down the alleyways. If you prefer kilts and tam o’shanters to jeans and a baseball cap, Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is your jumping-off point for an unforgettable adventure in the Scottish Highlands.
After your Edinburgh flight lands and you’re taxiing to the gate, it will be tough not to imagine being at the top of Edinburgh Castle during one of its many sieges. Can the plane just fly you to the tallest turret? Probably not, so make sure to check out the bus lines located next to the car rental center on the ground level of Terminal 1. The buses have service to different parts of the city: Grassmarket, Dean Village, and the Financial District, as well as to the hotels close to EDI. There’s also an efficient tram service leaving every 10 minutes from the Edinburgh Airport tram stop into the downtown area, putting you in close proximity to major attractions. If you’re looking for some local knowledge, catch a taxi cab outside of baggage claim and pick your driver’s brain about Old and New Town, Arthur’s Seat, and where the best Scotch whiskey can be found.
Book your cheap flight to Edinburgh on Travelocity to save on your airfare ticket—you can use that money to buy an authentic kilt, eat an extra plate of Dundee cake, and ride a bike in the city’s out-of-use railway lines. And if you bundle your flight to Edinburgh and hotel together in a vacation package, you’ll save even more sterling pounds. When you want to experience a land far different from your own, Travelocity can help make that happen.
Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2019 saved close to 55% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.