Flights from the USA and Canada
US Airways, United, Icelandair, Air Transat, Canadian Affair and Virgin fly from most major cities in the USA and Canada to the main European hubs which can be used for onward travel to Scotland. The major European airport hubs include Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt am Maine, Amsterdam Schipol and Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport. Direct flights between North American cities and Glasgow and Edinburgh International airports are listed below.
From New York
- Edinburgh: United (from 22 May 2014)
From Orlando (seasonal)
From Calgary, Toronto or Vancouver
Flights from Europe and Scandinavia
Scotland enjoys excellent air links with most European and Scandinavian countries. The best way to find the most competitive fares for flying around Scotland is to search on comparison sites such as SkyScanner, Expedia and Cheapflights.
Flights from the Middle East
There is only one direct route currently linking the Middle East and Scotland, operated by Emirates between Dubai and Glasgow.
Flights from Central and South America, Asia, Africa or Australasia
The best way to get to Scotland from Central and South America, Asia, Africa or Australasia is through major European hubs such as London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt am Maine, Amsterdam Schipol and Madrid Barajas airports.
Scotland enjoys excellent links with these hubs so onward travel to Scotland is easy. Countries across Africa and Asia also have good access to Scotland via the key Middle Eastern hub of Dubai with its direct route to Glasgow.
Travel to Scotland by ferry
Travelling to Scotland by ferry is also a popular option from a number of European countries. Direct routes to Scottish ports operate from Ireland, while ferries also run from the Netherlands to Hull in the north east of England, around four hours drive from the Scottish border, and from Amsterdam to Newcastle, around two and a half hours drive from Edinburgh. You can find information on timetables, ferry operators and make bookings at Ferrysavers.
From Rotterdam and Zeebrugge
- Hull: P&O Ferries (Hull is approximately 260 miles from Edinburgh)
- Newcastle: DFDS Seaways (Newcastle is around 120 miles from Edinburgh)