A melting pot of cultural delights, Scotland’s capital is a must-see city. Edinburgh’s beauty comes in the form of grand Gothic architecture, tranquil green spaces and narrow lanes that just beg to be explored. Little wonder then that it has inspired countless authors, artists and poets over the centuries. Whether you’re visiting on flights from Manchester for business or leisure, one thing is certain – you’ll never tire of Edinburgh.
For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey visit the Edinburgh to Manchester page.
Use the sections below for tips and guidance about your trip from Manchester to Edinburgh, and if you're in a hurry, take advantage of our 'Jump to' list.
Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Edinburgh with Flybe is easy, as the airport is well situated with great transport links from the city centre and plenty of on-site parking. For full details, visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page.
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For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.
Before your flight from Manchester to Edinburgh, we recommend you check-in online wherever possible. If you are unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.
Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security
Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security
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To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Edinburgh page and browse other available routes.
Whether your flight to Edinburgh is for business or enjoying a weekend away, this cosmopolitan city has so much to offer. Below are inspirational tips on the best hotels, attractions, bars and restaurants in Edinburgh, to help make your visit a memorable one.
Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it even easier to help you find the perfect hotel in Edinburgh. Whether you're travelling on a shoestring, sticking to a business budget or looking for a little luxury, there is accommodation in Edinburgh to suit every type of traveller.
Edinburgh’s cultural scene is second to none, with a rich history in art, poetry and literature. Flying from Manchester to Edinburgh on business? You don’t need a lot of time to squeeze in some of Edinburgh’s cultural delights. And the city won't disappoint when it comes to eating and drinking either.
The Old Town
The best starting point for your Edinburgh adventure, the Old Town’s medieval network of narrow lanes is home to many of the city’s most iconic sights, including Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.
A dominant feature of the city’s skyline, with a pivotal role in Scottish history. The castle is one of Edinburgh’s most atmospheric and fascinating attractions and well worth a visit.
Scotch Whisky Experience
Multimedia exhibits describe the journey of whisky from barley to bottle. Sights, sounds, smells and all-important tastings of the world's largest malt whisky collection make for a fascinating and fun experience.
Every appetite, taste and budget is catered for by Edinburgh’s outstanding eating and drinking scene. And there are many hidden gems to be discovered.
Michelin-starred, elegant, yet unpretentious, this Edinburgh gem serves up modern British seasonal cuisine using ingredients from Scotland’s incredible natural larder.
Scotland is famous for its seafood and there’s no better place to sample it than at Ondine, where they serve sustainably sourced seafood in a relaxed atmosphere.
Perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail, this sophisticated chandelier-clad bar has won rave reviews for its cocktails and oriental style.
Whether you’re into shopping, golfing, clubbing or hiking, Edinburgh has something suit everyone. Just wandering around the city is a delightful way to spend your downtime, but there are plenty of things to see and do for every type of visitor.
If you have time to spare after your flight to Edinburgh from Manchester, venturing out to the beautiful Lothian countryside is well worth it. You won’t need to travel far to find breathtaking scenery.
As the capital of Scotland, business in the city is thriving, particularly in the science and technology industries.
But it's also home to many start-up businesses, and Edinburgh Airport provides a vital connection to the city from across the UK.
If your flight from Manchester to Edinburgh is for a conference, you’ll find lots of high quality and unique venues throughout the city to help you make an impression. If you’re planning something on a smaller scale, you’ll find a large range of meeting facilities for hire.
Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue