The cheapest times to fly from LAX to EDI are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 14th)
  • October 1st to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from LAX to EDI is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1166 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $511 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Edinburgh

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Edinburgh (EDI) will usually cost between $544 to $928 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $545. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $992. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $447 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $672 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to EDI flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to EDI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

LAX to EDI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to EDI flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $93 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $661. Return trip prices are from the EDI to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LAX to EDI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 15 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from LAX to EDI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Inverness Airport (INV) in Inverness

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from EDI
  • Usually 9.31% less expensive than EDI
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to INV flights


Flight Hacking LAX to EDI

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from LAX to EDI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (LAX > LGW > EDI)

  • Price for both tickets: $532
  • Average savings: $140 (20.77%)

See LAX to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (LAX > LHR > EDI)

  • Price for both tickets: $541
  • Average savings: $131 (19.51%)

See LAX to LHR flights

Hack #3: Barcelona (LAX > BCN > EDI)

  • Price for both tickets: $567
  • Average savings: $105 (15.56%)

See LAX to BCN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LAX to EDI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Flybe, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Edinburgh Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5152 miles or 8291 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LAX to EDI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to EDI flight is about 10 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Edinburgh?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from LAX to EDI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeEDI
Destination airport nameEdinburgh Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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