The cheapest times to fly from JFK to EDI are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • September 3rd to December 16th

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 JFK to EDI is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1045 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $375 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Edinburgh

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Edinburgh (EDI) will usually cost between $425 to $860 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $422. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $868. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $446 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $622 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to EDI flight.

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

JFK to EDI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to EDI flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 $58 (9%) 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 $578. Return trip prices are from the EDI to JFK 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 JFK to EDI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 50 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 JFK to EDI while comparing.

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

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from EDI
  • Usually 17.52% less expensive than EDI
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to INV flights

Destination alternative #2: Belfast Aldergrove Airport (BFS) in Belfast

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from EDI
  • Usually 16.32% less expensive than EDI
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to BFS flights


Flight Hacking JFK 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 JFK to EDI — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $437
  • Average savings: $185 (29.74%)

See JFK to LGW flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $455
  • Average savings: $167 (26.85%)

See JFK to LHR flights

Hack #3: Madrid (JFK > MAD > EDI)

  • Price for both tickets: $457
  • Average savings: $165 (26.53%)

See JFK to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Eurowings, Finnair, Flybe, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Edinburgh Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3247 miles or 5226 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to EDI flight is about 6 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Edinburgh?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from JFK to EDI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

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


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