With a legendary castle and a gloriously well-preserved historic quarter at its core, a robust theater scene and, of course, plenty of whiskey tasting spots, Edinburgh is well worth a visit whether you’re up for a long weekend or a longer getaway.
It’s also the ideal starting point to explore Scotland, a particularly enjoyable Spring Break trip.
These are all reasons why we are extremely excited about this deal. We’re seeing rates for just over $500 with widespread availability from all over the US through most of the spring and again in the fall.
But be quick: these deals for Scotland’s charming, compact capital don’t last long.
Related: How to Spend 48 Hours in Edinburgh
airline: Air Lingus.
itineraries: Flights from Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York to Edinburgh.
How to book: Directly with the airline.
Travel dates: January to May and September to December.
This deal was originally sent by Going, formerly known as Scott’s Cheap Flights. Sign up for Going to get deals up to 90% off through the Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and $49 per year after that.
You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all Premium deals plus premium economy, business class and first class alerts.
Related: Edinburgh Airport is getting a Plaza Premium lounge
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- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI), from $510.
- Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to EDI, from $599.
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to EDI, from $496.
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to EDI, from $579.
- O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to EDI, from $556.
- Miami International Airport (MIA) to EDI, from $590.
To book this deal, search your route on Google Flights before booking directly with the carrier. Please note that flights have a stopover in Dublin.
Flights from Boston to Edinburgh cost around $500, including this flight coming soon.
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Also, from JFK in New York in early March, this round-trip flight does not exceed the $500 limit.
From the west coast, flights from LAX are very competitively priced.
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It boils down
Usually round-trip prices for these routes are around $900 and up, so this deal is one to jump on.
Book soon though, as prices probably won’t last long.
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