The cheapest times to fly from EDI to EMA are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 26th)
  • August 13th to March 18th (except the weeks of October 22nd, December 17th, December 24th, February 5th, and February 26th)

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 EDI to EMA is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $685 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $63 for Saturday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Nottingham

Flying from Edinburgh (EDI) to Derby (EMA) will usually cost between $70 to $511 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $76. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $536. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $460 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $90 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EDI to EMA flight.

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

EDI to EMA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EDI to EMA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Edinburgh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $94 (39%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $130. Return trip prices are from the EMA to EDI 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 EDI to EMA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 24 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from EDI to EMA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Stansted Airport (STN) in London

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from EMA
  • Usually 12.29% less expensive than EMA
  • Nonstop flights available

See EDI to STN flights

Destination alternative #2: London Luton Airport (LTN) in London

  • 78 miles (126 km) away from EMA
  • Usually 2.79% less expensive than EMA
  • Nonstop flights available

See EDI to LTN flights

Destination alternative #3: Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester

  • 53 miles (85 km) away from EMA
  • Usually 1.68% less expensive than EMA
  • Nonstop flights available

See EDI to MAN flights

Destination alternative #4: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from EMA
  • Usually 1.68% less expensive than EMA
  • Nonstop flights available

See EDI to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alitalia, Flybe, Jet2, Loganair, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 231 miles or 372 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop EDI to EMA flight is about 1 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Edinburgh and Derby?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from EDI to EMA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code EDI
Origination airport name Edinburgh Airport
City Edinburgh
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 56
Longitude -3.4

Return Airport

Destination code EMA
Destination airport name East Midlands Airport
City Derby
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 52.8
Longitude -1.3


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