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Flights to Edinburgh from Tel Aviv arrive at Edinburgh Airport (EDI), located 9.3 km west of the city center. It is the busiest airport in Scotland and the 6th busiest in the UK, as of 2016.
The cheapest way to reach the city from the airport is by bus service 35. It runs to the city center every 15 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes on Sundays and evenings. The journey time is about an hour, it costs £1.60, and you need to pay with exact change. The express bus service Airlink 100 runs every 10 minutes all the way to Waverley Bridge, near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations. The duration of the journey is 30 minutes, and it costs £4.50. The journey duration by the tram is 30 minutes, and the fare is £5.50, you can pay with your credit card. If you pay with cash, note that no change is given.
When to go to Edinburgh?
There’s a great chance you’ll encounter a rainy day in Edinburgh, a city with an average of 254 days of rain a year. The best time to visit the Scottish capital is June-August when the temperatures rise to around 19 degrees, and the city is full of activities and festivals. But it’s also the period when hotel rooms are booked quickly, and prices rise. To ignore paying a lot for your accommodations, check the prices we have on Skyscanner Hotels. There’s a good chance to find cheap tickets to Edinburgh for flights in September, when the temperatures are still minded, or for the winter if you don’t mind the cold weather.
What to see and do in Edinburgh?
When you walk through the ancient street of Edinburgh, you’d feel as if you were inside a postcard. Go to Greyfriars Kirkyard and see where JK Rowling found her inspiration, take a tour through eerie underground Mary King's Close, or visit the famous castle.
Visit Surgeon's Hall Museum, or learn about world history at the magnificent National Museum of Scotland. If the sun is out, you can simply wander down the atmospheric Royal Mile and enjoy the many street performances. The Grassmarket dates back to Medieval times, although these days it's more of a nightlife hub.
Even nature lovers can find thrills here without leaving the city. The most iconic walk in Edinburgh is to the top of Arthur's Seat: an extinct volcano which looms above the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The stunning views of the city and over the Firth of Forth is very rewarding. Walk along the Water of Leith River. Take the 44 bus out to the suburb of Balerno and stroll along the forested trail.
Edinburgh offers a fantastic dining scene. You can find here no less than four Michelin starred restaurants, as well as other fine dining and gastropub style eateries. People think that Edinburgh is expensive, but a three-course meal for two in a restaurant costs similarly to what you’d pay in Tel Aviv. You’ll be happy to hear that beers are 40% cheaper. If you are more of a Whisky person - this is the right place for you.
This information is correct as of November 2017
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