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Edinburgh travel tips

1) Join Edinburgh's tumultuous New Year's Eve celebrations in December

Many tourists come to Edinburgh for the Hogmanay New Year's Eve celebration. It is one of the largest New Years' festivals in the world, with music shows and fairs. The air temperature in December is about 0 degrees Celsius, so be sure to take a scarf and a hat with you, and do not deny yourself the pleasure of drinking a hot punch at the fair to keep warm!

2) Visit the National Library in Edinburgh for free to see letters written by Charles Dickens and Walter Scott

The National Library of Edinburgh is a great way to spend time for free and fun. Here you can explore ancient maps or look at clothes, things, and originals of works and letters by Walter Scott, Lord Byron, and Charles Darwin.

3) Try an extraordinary black pudding served for breakfast in many cafes in Edinburgh

Black pudding is not a dessert at all, as you might think. It is made from lard and cereals with the addition of pork or beef blood and spices. This dish is served with a variety of side dishes, from traditional bean stew to fruit cuts. This pudding is one of the most popular breakfast options in Edinburgh.

Travelers usually depart from Alicante–Elche, Alicante Bus station, or Alicante Train Station when they travel from Alicante to Edinburgh. Book your trip to arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh - Hanover St Bus stop, Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh-Bankhead, or Edinburgh-Balgreen. The distance between Alicante and Edinburgh is 1977 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling, Iberia Airlines, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Alicante and Edinburgh have 279 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Edinburgh, consider visiting Edinburgh Royal Mile, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling, Edinburgh Castle, Glencoe, Bamburgh Castle, and Ben Nevis.

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RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
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easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
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VuelingVLGVYNoOpens 168 days before flight
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Iberia AirlinesIBEIBYesOpens 24 days before flight
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KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKLMKLYesOpens 30 days before flight
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Alicante to Edinburgh?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Alicante and Edinburgh takes around 3.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between Alicante and Edinburgh?
The flight distance between Alicante and Edinburgh is 1977 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Alicante and Edinburgh?
Several carriers operate flights between Alicante and Edinburgh. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Ryanair, Jet2.
What are the most popular routes to and from Alicante?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Alicante and London, Reykjavik, Manchester, Tallinn, Liverpool, Dublin, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, Newcastle upon Tyne, Riga, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Athens, Leeds, Belfast, Vilnius, Copenhagen, Vienna, Malta.
What are the most popular routes to and from Edinburgh?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Edinburgh and London, Athens, Thessaloniki, Budapest, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Paris, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Tallinn, New York, Istanbul, Palma, Majorca, Bucharest, Vienna, Toronto, Madrid, Tenerife.
What airports are near Alicante?
The main airport in Alicante is Alicante–Elche. It is also served by Valencia, Alicante–Elche, Ibiza, Región de Murcia, Almería, Castellón–Costa Azahar, Murcia–San Javier.
What airports are near Edinburgh?
The main airport in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Airport. It is also served by Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow Prestwick, Blackpool, Carlisle Lake District Airport, Dundee, Durham Tees Valley.
What buses and trains depart from Alicante?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Alicante, including Renfe.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Alicante and Edinburgh?
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