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Edinburgh travel tips

1) In Edinburgh, you can use both British and Scottish banknotes

Scotland, as part of the UK, uses the pound sterling as its official currency. However, in Scotland, banknotes are printed with their local personalities – for example, missionary Mary Slessor or poet Robert Burns. These banknotes are considered completely legal, and you can use them throughout the UK. Likewise, banknotes printed in England (with William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, etc.) are also accepted in Scotland.

2) You can drink water right from the tap in Edinburgh

Water in the UK is among the top 10 cleanest in the world. You can safely drink water directly from the tap. So take a reusable water bottle with you to save money. In Edinburgh restaurants, you can also order tap water for free.

3) Climb up to Edinburgh Castle, which sits atop an extinct volcano

The top of the rock has been inhabited since about 800 BC, and the castle itself was mentioned for the first time in the XII century. A ticket inside the castle costs 19 euro. Edinburgh Castle houses the Skunk Stone and the Crown of Scotland, so you will definitely love the exhibit. But you can also just walk around and enjoy the views.

Travelers usually depart from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Madrid - Puerto de Atocha, Madrid - Méndez Álvaro, Madrid Chamartín railway station, or Madrid - Avenida de America when they travel from Madrid to Edinburgh. Book your trip to arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh - Hanover St Bus stop, Edinburgh-Bankhead, or Edinburgh-Balgreen. The distance between Madrid and Edinburgh is 1720 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, Iberia Airlines, easyJet, Iberia Express, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Madrid and Edinburgh have 319 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Edinburgh, consider visiting Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Glencoe, Stirling, Bamburgh Castle, Ben Nevis, and Edinburgh Royal Mile.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Iberia AirlinesIBEIBYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Iberia ExpressIBSI2YesNo
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKLMKLYesOpens 30 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Madrid to Edinburgh?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Madrid and Edinburgh takes around 2.9 hours.
What is the flight distance between Madrid and Edinburgh?
The flight distance between Madrid and Edinburgh is 1720 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Madrid and Edinburgh?
Several carriers operate flights between Madrid and Edinburgh. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Ryanair, easyJet.
What are the most popular routes to and from Madrid?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Madrid and London, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham, Toronto, Athens, Thessaloniki, Vancouver, Reykjavik, Glasgow, Bristol, Tallinn, Liverpool, Montreal, Copenhagen, Paris, Newcastle upon Tyne, Malta, Vilnius, Vienna.
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, Alicante, Vienna, Toronto, Tenerife.
Which airports are there in Madrid?
Madrid is mainly served by Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. But there are other airports nearby, including Torrejon Airport, Cuatro Vientos Airport.
What airports are near Madrid?
The main airport in Madrid is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. It is also served by Valladolid, Salamanca, Burgos Airport.
What airports are near Edinburgh?
The main airport in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Airport. It is also served by Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Inverness, Durham Tees Valley, Dundee, Glasgow Prestwick, Blackpool, Carlisle Lake District Airport.
What buses and trains depart from Madrid?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Madrid, including Renfe.
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