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Travelers usually depart from Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak, or Los Angeles, CA - Maravilla when they travel from Los Angeles to Edinburgh. Book your trip to arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh - Hanover St Bus stop, Edinburgh-Bankhead, or Edinburgh-Balgreen. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, United Airlines, Norse Atlantic Airways, Aer Lingus, and Lufthansa. Los Angeles and Edinburgh have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Edinburgh, consider visiting Edinburgh Royal Mile, Stirling, Bamburgh Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Glencoe, Ben Nevis, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

Check-in for a flight from Los Angeles to Edinburgh

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Norse Atlantic AirwaysNBTN0YesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Aer LingusEINEINoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 5 hours before flight
LufthansaDLHLHYes0
0

Edinburgh travel tips

1) Prepare money for the bus ticket in advance in Edinburgh

A peculiarity of buses in Edinburgh is that drivers do not give change for tickets. Therefore, prepare an even amount – £1.60 (€1.8) per ticket. You can buy tram tickets at the ticket office or from a vending machine.

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.

United Kingdom COVID-19 travel restrictions

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  • Travel is allowed
  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is required
  • No quarantine is required
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Most travelers from Los Angeles, LAX can enter Edinburgh, EDI, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is required
  • No quarantine is required
Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Additional information
  • Masks are recommended in certain settings

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate is required for United States
  • No quarantine is required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • No visa required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for United States
  • Mandatory travel attestation form

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United Kingdom in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

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What are the most popular routes to and from Edinburgh?
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What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by San Diego International, Ontario International, Tijuana International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Santa Maria Public, Santa Barbara Municipal, Meadows Field, McClellan–Palomar.
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, Durham Tees Valley, Dundee.
What buses and trains depart from Los Angeles?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Los Angeles, including Amtrak train.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Los Angeles and Edinburgh?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Los Angeles and Edinburgh thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Los Angeles and Edinburgh can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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Which airlines fly between Los Angeles and Edinburgh?
Currently, you can fly between Los Angeles and Edinburgh with Ryanair, United Airlines, Norse Atlantic Airways, Aer Lingus, Lufthansa.
When's the best time to travel between Los Angeles and Edinburgh?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Los Angeles and Edinburgh, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the Kiwi.com website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
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