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Round-trip fares from US cities to Edinburgh from $500 – The Points Guy

With a storied castle and gloriously well-preserved historic district at its core, a robust theater scene and, of course, plenty of spots to sample scotch, Edinburgh is well worth a visit whether for a long weekend or a longer getaway.

It’s also the ideal jumping-off point to explore Scotland, an especially pleasant spring break trip.

All of which are reasons we’re especially excited about this deal. We’re seeing fares for just a bit above $500 with widespread availability from across the U.S. for most of the spring and again in the fall.

Act fast though — these deals to Scotland’s charming, compact capital city won’t last long.

Related: How to spend 48 hours in Edinburgh

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Deal basics

Airline: Aer Lingus.
Routes: Flights from Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York to Edinburgh.
How to book: Directly with the airline.
Travel dates: January to May and September to December.

This deal was originally sent out by Going, formerly known as Scott’s Cheap Flights. Sign up for Going to get deals up to 90% off via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then $49 per year.

You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Related: Edinburgh Airport gets a Plaza Premium lounge

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Sample flights

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI), starting at $510.
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to EDI, starting at $599.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to EDI, starting at $496.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to EDI, starting at $579.
  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to EDI, starting at $556.
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) to EDI, starting at $590.

To book this deal, search your route on Google Flights before booking directly with the carrier. Note that flights have a layover in Dublin.

Flights from Boston to Edinburgh clock in at around $500, including this flight coming up soon.

Round-trip fares from US cities to Edinburgh from $500 - The Points Guy
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Also, from New York’s JFK in early March, this round-trip flight doesn’t break the $500 cap.

Round-trip fares from US cities to Edinburgh from $500 - The Points Guy
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From the West Coast, flights from LAX are particularly well priced.

Round-trip fares from US cities to Edinburgh from $500 - The Points Guy
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Bottom line

Round-trip fares from US cities to Edinburgh from $500 - The Points Guy
Edinburgh’s Circus Lane at sunrise. JOE DANIEL PRICE/GETTY IMAGES

Usually, round-trip prices for these routes are around $900 and higher, so this deal is one to jump on.

Book soon, though, as prices likely won’t last long.

Related: Second cities: Destinations to add onto a trip to Edinburgh

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