Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh take just over an hour, which could represent a huge saving of time, when compared to rail and road journeys. Services depart throughout the day from morning to late evening, although it’s advisable to book well in advance in order to secure travel at the ideal time, on your preferred date.
Edinburgh is a wonderful and intriguing city to visit at any time of year, packed with culture and sights. While some may prefer to explore in the greater warmth of the summer months, the festive period is a delightful time to fly from Manchester to Edinburgh; considering the New Year celebrations the city is known for.
Edinburgh Airport is located just under six miles west of the city centre, which can be easily reached by public transportation. The airport has its own tram stop, allowing passengers to head to central stations such as Edinburgh Park, Murrayfield Stadium and Princes Street, before it terminates at York Place. Tickets can be purchased from the machines at the station, with trams departing every 8 – 12 minutes and taking approximately 35 minutes to reach the final stop.
Buses can be caught from the forecourt outside the main terminal building, with services running to Edinburgh city centre and other local destinations. To reach the centre, take the Airlink 100 service which departs every 10 minutes from stop D, and takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Waverley Bridge. Between 12.47am and 4.17am the N22 night bus runs to the city centre seven days a week.
Those looking for a private hire vehicle can pre-book a trip with Edinburgh City Private Hire, while City Cabs offer taxis that can take up to six people. Meanwhile, companies such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty offer rental cars from Edinburgh Airport’s consolidated car hire centre.