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Tips to know when travelling to Edinburgh

Edinburgh travel tips

1) The cheapest hostels and mini-hotels in Edinburgh are concentrated in the Cowgate Area

If you are looking to save on accommodation, look for hostels or small hotels in the Cowgate area, at the bottom of the Royal Mile and its lanes. There are also many guesthouses in Edinburgh; most of them are around Newington Road and Minto Street and on Pilrig Street and Newhaven Road. The most central and favourite streets among tourists are Royal Mile and Queen Street.

2) Learn how Scotch whiskey is made at The Scotch Whiskey Heritage Center in Edinburgh

Scotland is the birthplace of Scotch whiskey. When you are in Edinburgh, take a few hours to visit The Scotch Whiskey Heritage Center, which is at the top of the Royal Mile. Here you can sign up for a tour, learn about the history of whiskey and distillation methods, as well as taste the best whiskeys, and buy a bottle or two at affordable prices.

3) Visit the Harry Potter locations on a day trip around Edinburgh

If you're a Harry Potter fan, head from Edinburgh to the Lochaber area. For example, you can see the railroad on the high Victorian Glenfinnan Viaduct bridge that the Hogwarts Express raced across. Or admire the Loch Shiel lake, over which Harry Potter flew a hippogriff in the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. Other filming locations in the area include Loch Arkaig, Loch Eilt, Loch Morar, Steall Falls, Rannoch Moor, and others.

Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf when they travel from San Francisco to Edinburgh. Book your trip to arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh - Hanover St Bus stop, or Edinburgh - Princes Street. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Finnair. San Francisco and Edinburgh have 349 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Edinburgh, consider visiting Edinburgh Royal Mile, Stirling, Bamburgh Castle, Ben Nevis, Edinburgh Castle, Glencoe, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

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RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
FinnairFINAYYesNo

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What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
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What are the most popular routes to and from Edinburgh?
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What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
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, Blackpool, Carlisle Lake District Airport.
What buses and trains depart from San Francisco?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Francisco, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Francisco and Edinburgh?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Francisco and Edinburgh thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Francisco and Edinburgh can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
Which airlines fly between San Francisco and Edinburgh?
Currently, you can fly between San Francisco and Edinburgh with Ryanair, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Finnair.
When's the best time to travel between San Francisco and Edinburgh?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between San Francisco 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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