Flights to New York from Edinburgh

Flights to New York

Do you want to book an Edinburgh to New York flight? Take a look at this page to find out necessary and useful information on Edinburgh airport.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

Edinburgh Airport is an international airport located in the Ingliston area of the City of Edinburgh. It is the busiest airport in Scotland. It is 5.8 miles (9.3km) west of the city centre. There is only one terminal in the airport.

Several major airlines operate flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

Please find below a list of airlines operating flights from Edinburgh to New York:

Air CanadaDirectNewark
Aer Lingus1 stop in Dublin, IE (DUB)JFK/Newark
Air FranceDirect or 2 stops in Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Boston Logan International (BOS)JFK/Newark/LaGuardia
American Airlines1 stop in London Heathrow (LHR)JFK
Austrian Airlines2 stops in Munich (MUC) and Frankfurt am Main (FRA)JFK/Newark
British Airlines1 stop in London Heathrow (LHR)JFK/Newark
Brussels Airlines2 stops in Brussels International (BRU) and Frankfurt am Main (FRA)JFK
Delta AirlinesDirect or 2 stopovers at Amsterdam (AMS) and Boston Logan International (BOS)JFK/Newark/LaGuardia
FinnairDirect or 1 stop at London Heathrow (LHR)JFK/Newark
Iberia1 stop in London Heathrow (LHR)JFK/Newark
KLM1 stop in Amsterdam (AMS) or 2 stops at Amsterdam (AMS) and Boston Logan International (BOS)JFK/Newark/LaGuardia
Lufthansa1 stop in Frankfurt at Main (FRA) or Munich (MUC)JFK/Newark
Lufthansa CityLine1 stop in Munich (MUC)JFK/Newark
Turkish Airlines1 stop at Istanbul, Turkey (IST)JFK/Newark
Qatar1 stop in Hamad International (DOH)JFK
SWISS1 stopover in Zurich (ZRH)JFK/Newark
United Airlines1 stopover in Brussels International (BRU)Newark
Virgin AtlanticDirect or 2 stops at Amsterdam (AMS) and Detroit Wayne County (DTW)JFK/Newark

The average flight time from Edinburgh to New York is just over 12 hours. However, this depends on factors such as weather conditions and which airline you fly with.

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For most of the year when British Summer Time (BST) is not in effect, Edinburgh is 5 hours ahead of New York. Whereas when this is in effect, Edinburgh is 4 hours ahead of New York City. You can read more about the time difference between the UK and New York here.

Price for a flight Edinburgh – New York (EDI)

If you are flying to JFK, some of the major airlines offer direct flights. However, if you would like a cheaper flight to New York; you’ll likely have to book a flight with at least one transfer. The price of airline tickets to New York changes depending on the time of year. If you book on time and avoid travelling during busier months then you can find return tickets from around £500 from Edinburgh airport. Flexibility is also a key to save money on flights.

The most expensive periods are the summer months and the end of the year (with the holiday season including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve) in New York. To get the best rates, I advise trying to book your flight at least 6 months in advance.

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Directions to the airport

There are several ways to get to Edinburgh airport, which you can find more information about below.

  • Car: Edinburgh Airport is about eight miles west of the city centre. The entrance is reached from the A8 Glasgow Road and is close to the M8 and M9 motorways.
  • Bus: for general information on Scottish public transport, you can visit the Traveline Scotland website.
  • Train: you can take ScotRail or Airlink to the airport. You can check the Traveline Scotland website for schedules.

Airport Parking

Edinburgh Airport offers several options for securely parking your car such as short term, long term, valet and economical parking. Go to the Edinburgh airport website to book a parking space or receive a quote for your vehicle.

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