Most people who arrive from England to Scotland will land in Edinburgh or Glasgow. The cheapest flights from England to Scotland will land at one of these two major airports, though flights arrive at dozens of others located throughout the mainland and on Scotland’s many islands.

Airport choices

Flights from major city to major city will be cheaper than those to or from smaller airports. The main international airport in Scotland is Edinburgh Airport, though international flights also arrive at Aberdeen, Inverness, and Glasgow. Flying into Edinburgh is often cheaper and easier than flying into a smaller airport.  Several low-cost carriers  fly between other large European cites, so if you choose not to fly direct, you’ll have lots of options for airports through which to connect.

When flying out of England there are also  plenty of airports to choose from, though generally flights that originate in larger airports like London and Manchester are cheaper.

Best airline choices

Direct flights to England from Scotland are offered by the following airlines:

  • bmibaby
  • British Airways
  • Logan Air
  • flybe
  • EasyJet
  • Ryanair

Typical prices

The ticket prices for flights to Scotland from England tend to be fairly constant and, thanks to budget carriers, fairly inexpensive. In fact, flying can often be cheaper than taking a train. Prices are higher during peak travel times like holidays, but if you book in advance, you can generally find tickets for under70-80 euros.

Money saving tips

Prices for flights to or from major hubs tend to be cheaper than those from smaller, regional airports. If you destination is one other than a major city, compare the difference in cost between hopping a budget-carrier flight to your final destination versus taking a train.

Check websites like Expedia, Travelocity or Priceline but remember that not all of them list the European low-cost carriers. Compare the prices you find here to prices available on the websites of individual budget carriers – sometimes the prices are a bit lower when you book directly with the airlines.