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A Guide To Holidays From Edinburgh
As the second largest airport in Scotland, holidays from Edinburgh have grown to become a popular departure point for many holiday makers. In the winter, top ski destinations such as Geneva, Innsbruck and Salzburg are all catered for. In the summer, there is an influx of charter and low-cost flights so holiday from Edinburgh to destinations such as the Costa del Sol, Canary Islands and Greece are all popular. Check out big brands like Jet2holidays, TUI Holidays and easyJet Holidays.
Year round holiday destinations include far flung cities like New York and Toronto, and beach holiday destinations like Cancun and Abu Dhabi making a once in a lifetime holiday from Scotland possible.
Short-haul Holidays From Edinburgh
With a strong number of low-cost airlines now flying out of Edinburgh, there are a great range of short haul holiday destinations you can enjoy from Edinburgh airport.
City break destinations include the likes of Krakow, Budapest and Bruges, while if it's a beach holiday you want, visit the Canary Islands, Turkey, Greece or Croatia for your sun-soaked summer holiday. Check out these great European destinations:
A classic holiday destination, Majorca is home to glorious beaches, plenty of nightlife, and a whole host of wonderful hotels and resorts ranging from cheap self catering accommodation for groups of friends, to luxury, five-star resorts ideal for a romantic couples escape. Seasonal flights make it great for a summer holiday with airlines like Ryanair, Jet2 and easyJet providing a great getaway.
Ryanair flies several times a week to Rome, allowing you to enjoy a city break in this magnificent and historic destination. Just a few days in Rome is enough to experience the magic of Italy, enjoying tasty gelato, discovering the rich history of the region and simply experiencing an Italian way of life.
Gran Canaria is a brilliant year-round destination for sunshine. Whether your spending time with family by the pool, or hitting the bars with friends, you can really enjoy a sunny holiday here. Check the latest holiday deals through tour operators like On The Beach, Jet2holidays, Expedia and easyJet Holidays, although only Ryanair and Jet2 offer direct flights, with TUI also offering charter flights.
Long-haul Holidays From Edinburgh
Prefer a long-haul holiday from Edinburgh? With direct flights to Orlando for the parks, Cancun for the beaches, or New York for the city breaks, heading west is a great option and there are plenty of connecting flights also.
Heading east and you can enjoy a getaway with Qatar Airways via Doha or Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi (depending on their frequency) to a whole range of far flung and exotic destinations including India, Maldives, Thailand, Japan and Australia. You can also connect through London onto one of hundreds of daily flights out of the UK. So whereever your next holiday may be, whether a quick beach break in Barcelona or a two month exploration of Australia, Edinburgh has the options. Here are some of our favourites:
With a flight time of less than 8 hours, you can enjoy a weekend break in New York so easily. Basic return flights start from less than £300 per person (hand luggage only fare), and with cheap hotels like the Yotel Time Square, you could escape on your own cheap getaway to the Big Apple for much less than you might think.
TUI has previously offered direct holidays from Edinburgh airport to Cancun, however, at the time of writing, it's only connecting flights that are possible. Travel with United Airlines, British Airways, Air France and several others to this truly stunning destination to enjoy tropical beaches, all inclusive resorts and much more.
Virgin Atlantic flies several times a week, direct from Edinburgh to Orlando, making it easy to get to the infamous Florida theme parks and enjoy some important, quality family time together. Indirect flights can be cheaper although do take longer with stops in London, New York or Washington DC. However you choose to travel, always make sure your package holiday is ATOL protected.
Why Fly From Edinburgh
If you need to get to the airport on a budget, it's not a problem. Easy access public transport provides round the clock options from Edinburgh city centre before you head away.
Need to stay overnight before your flight? Easy. A range of airport hotels, like the Moxy hotel or the Doubletree by Hilton, are available to suit all budgets, so you won't miss your early flight.
Think the airport is too small to have many shops and restaurants? Think again. With a range of shops from Superdrug to Next and a whole bunch of cafes and restaurants including Yo! Sushi and All Bar One, you won't get hungry or bored.
Plus there are two paid-for lounges if you want to get away from the crowds before your trip.
If you'd prefer to book your holiday from Glasgow, there are a great range of alternatives available too.