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About Flights to Wilmington

Summary info about Wilmington flight prices, duration and airlines

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Fastest flight time

1h 42m

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The best one-way flight price to Wilmington from United States in the last 72 hours is $174 (Newark to Wilmington New Hanover County).
The best round-trip flight price to Wilmington from United States in the last 72 hours is $158 (New York LaGuardia to Wilmington New Hanover County).
The fastest flight to Wilmington from United States takes 1h 42m (Washington, D.C. Reagan-National to Wilmington New Hanover County).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Wilmington, including American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta.

Wilmington flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Wilmington?

The month of February is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Wilmington from United States, with most prices found around $225. If you don’t want to visit Wilmington in February, then you should wait until January to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $226.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Wilmington?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Wilmington for $59/person, which is 83% cheaper than the average flight to Wilmington. To find the cheapest price to Wilmington from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Wilmington?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Wilmington is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as $233. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Sunday because tickets tend to average around $298. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Wilmington.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Wilmington?

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Wilmington is in the evening. Flights from United States to Wilmington during this time can be as low as $266. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $292.

How long does it take to fly to Wilmington?

On average, it takes 7h 14m to fly from United States to Wilmington if you fly out of Los Angeles (the most popular airport in United States) and into Myrtle Beach Intl (the most popular airport in Wilmington). If you’re flying out of Miami and into Myrtle Beach Intl, then the flight time is around 4h.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Wilmington?

Most flyers found that booking tickets 29 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Wilmington. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $276. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Wilmington from United States for as low as $189 on momondo.

Cheapest flights to Wilmington airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Wilmington airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Wilmington

Los Angeles (LAX) to Myrtle Beach (MYR)

Typically, flights to Wilmington from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Myrtle Beach Intl, which has an average price of $456

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO WILMINGTON FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember16% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Wilmington costs on average just $508 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO WILMINGTON FROM LOS ANGELESDecember21% more expensiveIt costs about $732 for flights to Wilmington from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO WILMINGTON FROM LOS ANGELESJuly442% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Wilmington from Los Angeles in July than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Wilmington

A port city along the North Carolina coast, Wilmington’s rich history, vibrant arts scene and lovely beaches make it an interesting destination for all sorts of tourists. The best times to visit Wilmington are in March – May, when temperatures are comfortable at 65 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit and accommodation and flights haven’t reached their summer peak. September – November is another great time to visit, after the summer crowds have gone home, and with daily high temperatures in the range of 68 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll be sure to enjoy events like the Pleasure Island Seafood, Jazz and Blues Festival and the Cape Fear Kite Festival. Summer is busy, with high temperatures and room rates to match. The winter months offer a respite from both high temperatures and high prices, other than during the holiday period around Christmas. It can be chilly though, with daily highs around 55 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit, so take a wetsuit for paddle boarding or wind-surfing in the ocean.

What is there to do in Wilmington when it’s raining?

When planning your flight to Wilmington, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of June, July, or August could carry a higher chance of rain, as Wilmington sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Wilmington even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. For those looking to take in an art gallery during their visit, River to Sea Gallery is a well known gallery in the area.

Is there an alternative airport near Wilmington?

Those flying to Wilmington could potentially find better pricing at Jacksonville Albert J Ellis Airport (46 mi from Wilmington city center), Myrtle Beach Intl Airport (70 mi from Wilmington city center), New Bern Simmons Nott Airport (77 mi from Wilmington city center) or Fayetteville Airport (78 mi from Wilmington city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Wilmington?

You can find deals at Wilmington New Hanover County Airport for $349 on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Wilmington New Hanover County Airport?

Prices for flights to Wilmington New Hanover County Airport are updated daily.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Wilmington New Hanover County Airport?

The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their own age limitations. Flight duration, scheduling, and layovers are among the considerations that may influence age limits. We recommend that you double-check with the airline you are booking with for travel to Wilmington New Hanover County Airport.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Wilmington New Hanover County Airport?

The required travel and health documents for your Wilmington New Hanover County Airport trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Wilmington New Hanover County Airport. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.

Wilmington flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Wilmington found recently by users on momondo
Feb 10
LGA1:05 pmNew York LaGuardia
1h 54m
ILM2:59 pmWilmington New Hanover County
Feb 14
ILM7:02 amWilmington New Hanover County
1h 49m
LGA8:51 amNew York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Feb 10
LGA6:00 amNew York LaGuardia
6h 21m
1 stop
ILM12:21 pmWilmington New Hanover County
Feb 14
ILM5:05 pmWilmington New Hanover County
1h 41m
LGA6:46 pmNew York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Mar 1
LGA6:13 pmNew York LaGuardia
1h 51m
ILM8:04 pmWilmington New Hanover County
Mar 3
ILM7:14 amWilmington New Hanover County
1h 46m
LGA9:00 amNew York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Feb 10
LGA7:50 amNew York LaGuardia
6h 17m
1 stop
ILM2:07 pmWilmington New Hanover County
Feb 14
ILM5:00 amWilmington New Hanover County
4h 19m
1 stop
LGA9:19 amNew York LaGuardia
American Airlines
Feb 10
JFK8:15 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
4h 06m
1 stop
ILM12:21 pmWilmington New Hanover County
Feb 14
ILM5:00 amWilmington New Hanover County
5h 29m
1 stop
JFK10:29 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Jan 27
LGA6:00 amNew York LaGuardia
4h 14m
1 stop
ILM10:14 amWilmington New Hanover County
Jan 31
ILM6:23 pmWilmington New Hanover County
3h 58m
1 stop
LGA10:21 pmNew York LaGuardia

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Wilmington

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Wilmington, view some of our deals below provided by American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines
United Airlines
Feb 7
EWR8:29 pmNewark
1h 58m
ILM10:27 pmWilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
Dec 30
EWR8:02 pmNewark
1h 58m
ILM10:00 pmWilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
Jan 20
LGA7:30 amNew York LaGuardia
6h 37m
2 stops
ILM2:07 pmWilmington New Hanover County

How to travel around Wilmington

Although some neighborhoods are very pedestrian-friendly, many of Wilmington’s attractions are spread out, making driving the best way of getting around. Buses are another option for exploring the city, or you can easily arrange a cab or Uber ride.

Public Transportation

Wave Transit operates 14 bus routes across the city and to surrounding communities. One-way bus fare is $2.00 USD, and you may purchase your ticket on the bus, but they only take cash and don’t give change, so be sure to have the exact amount. Alternately, you can purchase a day pass for $5.00 USD and enjoy unlimited rides. There is also a free trolley service, with 10 downtown stops at places like the public library and the convention center. It runs every 20 minutes, Monday to Friday, from 7:10 a.m. to 8:50 p.m.; on Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Taxis are easily arranged in Wilmington, from companies such as Wilmington NC Taxis, Port City Taxi, and MMM Coastal Taxi. Flag drop is $3.00 USD, with a charge of $1.30 USD per mile, and a waiting charge of $25.00 USD per hour. Uber and Lyft services also operate in the area.

Best things to do and see in Wilmington

Things to do and places of interest in Wilmington NC

As a major port, Wilmington was originally a trade and manufacturing center, but now, tourism is becoming more important to the city’s economy. Visitors have much to choose from when planning a trip to Wilmington. Here are a few ideas for your itinerary.

  • With miles of coastline and 3 nearby beaches, remember to pack your swimsuit! Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach and Carolina Beach are all excellent places to work on your tan or participate in some water sports. Go surfing, paddleboarding and kayaking, or simply wander along the beach and feel your tension drain away.
  • Tour the USS Battleship North Carolina, a former military vessel that has been decommissioned and transformed into a museum, located on the edge of the downtown waterfront. You can enjoy a guided or a self-guided tour of nine levels of former living spaces, sick bay, mess decks, gun turrets, powder storage and more.
  • Cape Fear Museum is another must-see. As the oldest museum in North Carolina, it has been enlightening visitors since 1898, with exhibits dedicated to life in the Cape Fear area.
  • Spend time in the historic district, which is one of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.There are 875 buildings, 38 sites, and 3 structures in the historic district, which was developed after Wilmington was laid out in 1737.
  • Stroll along the Riverwalk, 1.75 miles of scenic walkways along the Cape Fear River in Downtown Wilmington where you will find several notable landmarks, as well as shopping, dining and access to public parks.
  • Catch a performance at the Thalian Center for the Performing Arts, an 1858-dated grand hall, which hosts a full calendar of diverse entertainment, including Shakespearean plays, poetry jams, symphony concerts, musicals, comedies and dramas, and even specially selected films.
  • Time your visit around one of Wilmington’s many special events. Come in October for Riverfest, a free, family-oriented celebration featuring craft vendors, concessions booths, a children’s play area and entertainment with Saturday night fireworks. Visit in February for the North Carolina Jazz Festival. Founded in 1980, it’s one of the oldest jazz festivals in the US.

Tips and tricks for visiting Wilmington NC

Wilmington is known as ‘Hollywood East’ because of a burgeoning film and TV industry. You might be interested to know that a number of movies and shows have been filmed here, including “Dawson’s Creek,” “One Tree Hill” and “Iron Man 3”. If you plan to visit more than one historic home, you can save money by purchasing a three-house Passport ticket for $30.00 USD.

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