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About Flights to Wilmington

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The best one-way flight price to Wilmington from United States in the last 72 hours is $65 (Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson to Wilmington New Hanover County).
The best round-trip flight price to Wilmington from United States in the last 72 hours is $158 (Newark to Wilmington New Hanover County).
The fastest flight to Wilmington from United States takes 1h 22m (Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson 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 $257. 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 $259.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Wilmington?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Wilmington for $20/person, which is 98% 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 $282. 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 Friday because tickets tend to average around $340. 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 morning. Flights from United States to Wilmington during this time can be as low as $313. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $327.

How long does it take to fly to Wilmington?

On average, it takes 7h 11m 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 7h 23m.

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

Most flyers found that booking tickets 33 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 $311. 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 $275 on momondo.

Cheapest flights to Wilmington airports

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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 $443

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO WILMINGTON FROM LOS ANGELESOctober40% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Wilmington costs on average just $303 in October
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO WILMINGTON FROM LOS ANGELESJune58% more expensiveIt costs about $796 for flights to Wilmington from Los Angeles in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO WILMINGTON FROM LOS ANGELESJuly211% 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.

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. While in Wilmington you will find Cape Fear Museum nearby which is a great museum to visit when you’re looking for things to do indoors. For those looking to take in an art gallery during their visit, River to Sea Gallery is a well known gallery in the area.

Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Wilmington for April and November, when they can visit Airlie Gardens and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

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.

You can find deals at Jacksonville Albert J Ellis Airport for $709 on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Wilmington flight deals found on momondo

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Which airlines fly to Wilmington?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Wilmington

Which airlines fly to Wilmington?

There may be other airlines that fly to Wilmington from United States, but the most popular among our users are Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines. These airlines should offer flights to Wilmington on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in United States.

Delta Flights to Wilmington

There are 23 Delta flights to Wilmington in a normal week. The most common departure point is Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson and the best Delta ticket price seen on momondo is $77 (last 72 hours, from Boston Logan Intl, to Wilmington). Delta has a score of 7.9 from 409 user reviews on momondo.

United Airlines Flights to Wilmington

United Airlines flies to Wilmington 14 times per week usually, making it a popular airline to fly with, particularly when heading to Wilmington from Newark. United Airlines (rating: 7.1, 1,364 reviews) varies in price depending on when and where you want to fly to Wilmington from. The best United Airlines ticket price found on momondo to Wilmington was from Boston Logan Intl ($214 round-trip).

Airports near Wilmington

Below you will find all the airports in Wilmington along with the distance from the city center

Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

Wilmington’s airport sits just to the north of the city, and you have several options to get to town after your flight.


You can catch the WAVE Transit route 207 from Airport Blvd at ILM and ride to Wilmington’s downtown station for a fare of $2.00 USD. The bus arrives every 60 minutes and travel time is about 20 – 25 minutes.


Several taxi companies serve ILM, and you can hail one curbside or pre-book your cab. It will cost around $20.00 USD for the 15-minute trip, depending on your exact downtown destination. Uber and Lyft also operate in Wilmington, and riding with them will run you between $9.00 USD and $12.00 USD.

Car Rentals

You will find car rental counters at the airport, if you prefer to drive yourself around Wilmington and the surrounding area. It’s definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.

Popular routes to Wilmington

Most frequently searched flights to Wilmington along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Seattle to Wilmington Flights
Fastest flight time7h 00m
Cheapest price$389

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.

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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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