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Airfares from $400 One Way, $534 Round Trip from Chicago to Edinburgh

Prices starting at $534 for return flights and $400 for one-way flights to Edinburgh were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Chicago to Edinburgh

Origin Airport IATA Code
CHI
Destination Airport IATA Code
GLA
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Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

Airports in Edinburgh

Your trip to Scotland will be much easier when you search for cheap flights to Edinburgh on Orbitz.com. The main international gateway for all of Scotland is Edinburgh Airport, located six miles west of the city along the M8 motorway. Several regional and international carriers fly in and out of the airport on a daily basis. These include Aer Lingus, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and United Airlines. There are currently plans to expand the airport to accommodate an expected rise in passenger volume.

Transportation From the Airport

When you book with Orbitz.com, you'll have the option to reserve a rental car for your stay. There are also daily and nightly bus routes that transport passengers from Edinburgh Airport into the city. The Airlink 100 runs every 10 minutes all day long and drops passengers off at Waverly Bridge. The trip takes around 25 minutes. City cabs are available outside the arrivals end of the terminal building.

Weather in Edinburgh

The weather in Edinburgh is strongly influenced by surrounding ocean waters. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream keep the city relatively warm for its latitude. Summers are cool, with highs in the mid-60s. Winters are cool but not cold. Average low winter temperatures in Edinburgh are near the freezing mark. Edinburgh is known as a windy city, with a prevailing southwesterly breeze coming down from the hills.

Things to Do in Edinburgh

As a historical and cultural center, Edinburgh has numerous museums and galleries, including the Museum of Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Allow time to enjoy the sights and sounds of this northern city when you search for flights to Edinburgh on Orbitz.com.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Chicago to Edinburgh now?
If you’re puzzled about quarantine and travel restrictions when traveling by plane from Chicago to Edinburgh, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Edinburgh?
With the journey from O’Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) taking a minimum of 8 hours and 10 minutes, you’ll have enough time to sit back and enjoy the experience. Grab an in-flight wine and sink into your seat with a gripping movie or book.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Edinburgh?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Edinburgh have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Edinburgh with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Edinburgh without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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