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Flights to Scotland in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,682Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$1,497From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Scotland
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Scotland

Cheap flights to Scotland in September, October 2021

The best prices found for EDI flights for September, October
17 Sep - 24 Sep
$5,378pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Sep - 15 Oct
$5,486pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
KLM
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Scotland 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Scotland found for this year
20 Dec - 17 Jan
$2,133pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
KLM
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Dec - 9 Jan
$2,394pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
KLM
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Dec - 13 Jan
$2,400pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
KLM
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to Scotland

Late deals on return flights to Scotland, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 15 Oct
$5,486pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
KLM
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Cheapest prices for Scotland flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Scotland found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,246
February
$1,224
March
$1,267
April
$1,440
May
$1,287
June
$1,506
July
$1,617
August
$1,508
September
$1,455
October
$1,239
November
$1,216
December
$1,649
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Scotland is November. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Scotland?

Average Edinburgh Turnhouse flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - EDI
Price
$1,216 - $2,104
EDI
Temperature
7 - 19 °C
EDI
Precipitation
37 - 63 mm
The best time to fly to Scotland is during May, but great deals can be found at other times. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Scotland, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being January.

When is the best time to book a flight to Scotland?

The best time to book flights to Scotland is 61 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Scotland?

The cheapest flights to Scotland are usually found when departing on a Sunday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Scotland?

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Scotland. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

Millions of Australians and New Zealanders with Scottish ancestry book cheap flights to Scotland each year to trace their heritage, find out where their ancestors hailed from before they arrived on our shores.

Scotland is spectacular, there is poetry in the air. The landscapes – towering mountains, rolling glens and crystal-clear lochs – are brochure perfect. The cities pulsate. For the gregarious Scots sport is a religion and going out is a national pastime.

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and seat of government, a city that has stood, amid the rocky crags, for more than 1,000 years. Its medieval lanes, Georgian terraces and historic castles complement the modern architecture, contemporary galleries and cutting-edge restaurants, bars and clubs.

Glasgow, 74km from Edinburgh, is Scotland’s largest city. It was once the Second City of the British Empire, a fact easily deduced from walking its streets. There is a wealth of Victorian and Glasgow-Style buildings (read Charles Rennie Mackintosh), art galleries, museums and shops. It’s the UK’s second-largest shopping centre – after London.

Away from the big cities, many visitors consider the Highlands and Islands to be the real Scotland. The wild countryside, remote villages, and distinct cultural heritage all speak of Scotland’s unchanging ways.

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Scotland climate

The West Coast of Scotland gets most of the rain that blows in from the Atlantic Ocean, the East Coast is slightly more continental. On the East Coast, winters are drier and colder and summers are sunnier. January and February are the coldest months. Temperatures range about 5-7 degrees Celsius and snow is to be seen on higher ground. July and August are the warmest months, with temperatures averaging 19 degrees.

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When is the best time to fly to Scotland?

Peak Season: 

Most travellers take cheap flights to Scotland during the summer months. This is when the festival season is in full swing. If you’re considering being in Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August, book far in advance. Hogmanay – New Year’s Eve – is a time of great rejoicing in Scotland, another peak time. 

Off Season: 

Winters can be harsh in Scotland, particularly on the West Coast and on the islands. The off season runs from November to mid-December and the weeks after Christmas and Hogmanay to mid-March.

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Getting around Scotland

Edinburgh and Glasgow and other cities have good public transport systems. Edinburgh has Lothian Buses, Glasgow has an integrated bus, rail and underground network that serves the city and outlying areas, Stagecoach Strathtay runs bus services around Dundee’s city centre and First Aberdeen operates bus services in and around Aberdeen. There are good train links too, connecting the bigger cities with more remote parts of Scotland. 

For touring around renting a car is the best option. All the major rental car companies are represented at the airports.

 

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