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Tips to know when travelling to Edinburgh

Edinburgh travel tips

1) Take an umbrella and a warm sweater to Edinburgh

Edinburgh often has bad weather. The proximity of the sea often causes fog (haar in Scottish) and cool winds. It's never really hot in Edinburgh: the average air temperature in July is +18 Celsius, +12 Celsius in October, +6 Celsius in November, and +10 Celsius in April. Sunny days are rather rare in Edinburgh, so be sure to take an umbrella and some warm clothes with you.

2) Prefer pubs to regular restaurants in Edinburgh

Scotland is primarily about pubs. You can either drink a glass of beer in them or have a tasty and cheap lunch. The average price for the main course in pubs is £6-8 (€7-9). The portions are very large and flavoured with real Scottish culinary culture.

3) Enjoy paintings by Rubens and Monet at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh

The Scottish National Gallery is not inferior to many European museums and contains many paintings by Rubens, Santi, Monet, and Van Gogh. Moreover, the entrance to the museum is free any day of the week! Another place for art lovers is the Scottish Portrait Gallery, where you can admire self-portraits of famous artists and exhibitions of photographers.

Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Edinburgh. Book your trip to arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh - Hanover St Bus stop, Edinburgh Bus Station, or Edinburgh - Princes Street. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, American Airlines, and United Airlines. Chicago and Edinburgh have 325 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Edinburgh, consider visiting Bamburgh Castle, Stirling, Ben Nevis, Edinburgh Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Glencoe, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

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Check-in for a flight from Chicago to Edinburgh

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo

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What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
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Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by General Mitchell International, Gerald R. Ford International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, Central Illinois Regional, Quad City International, South Bend International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Muskegon County.
What airports are near Edinburgh?
The main airport in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Airport. It is also served by Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow Prestwick, Durham Tees Valley, Inverness, Blackpool, Carlisle Lake District Airport, Dundee.
What buses and trains depart from Chicago?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chicago and Edinburgh?
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