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Flying to Edinburgh

Posted by violet75 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by violet75 - 3 years ago

Thanks again for your input. I've decided to go Rennes Edinburgh via Southampton with Flybe. Regards to all who replied.

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Posted by Karen-381938 - 3 years ago

Not sure of driving time from Plymouth, but we did Portsmouth to Edinburgh in one hit - took 10 hours with only stops for loo breaks. Horrendous traffic even on a Sunday! 

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Posted by dozygirl-10045474 - 3 years ago

Apologies, it appears they don't run 6 days a week any more.  Cutbacks I suppose.  Sorry for the mis-information.

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Posted by dozygirl-10045474 - 3 years ago

Rennes to Southampton runs, I believe, 6 days a week, all year round.  It's a very busy and popular route.

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Posted by Ozzy Mandias - 3 years ago

Yeah! Plymouth to Edinburgh is a doddle! 

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Posted by Dave Evans-439024 - 3 years ago

Roscoff to Plymouth by ferry then drive is the easiest. Cheapest? No idea.

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Posted by violet75 - 3 years ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to detail all the info. Kind regards.

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Posted by Karen-381938 - 3 years ago

There are no direct flights from Brittany into Scotland so your journey will not be straight through whether you decide on a combination of rail and air, or air only, which will mean at least one change.

Our son is at uni in Aberdeen and he travels British Airways from Paris via Heathrow and onto Aberdeen. with the TGV from Guingamp. If you can book in advance it works out surprisingly reasonable, especially when you take into account that the flight price includes a full 23kg baggage allowance as well as decent amount of hand luggage and all taxes etc. There are several flights every day to and from both CDG and Orly with decent onward connections and he can leave our home here in Brittany and be back in his flat in Aberdeen within 12 hours. he did try the Hop flight on one occasion which flew direct from Aberdeen to Paris with no change in London, but it actually didn't work out any cheaper and he preferred the BA service. Obviously flights to Edinburgh would be slightly shorter and possibly more frequent than the Aberdeen ones as Aberdeen is more out on a limb

We looked at all sorts of other options but although it can be done using cheaper airlines, it often means having to get from one airport to another which makes for an overall longer and more stressful trip, usually with not much saving once you take transfers etc into account.

Another option would be Flybe from Rennes to Southampton and then a change to Edinburgh but I think the Rennes- Southampton leg only runs for a short period during the summer and probably not every day. Ryanair of course fly into Stanstead and East Midlands, but again you would need to look at the onward journey to Edinburgh.