The cheapest times to fly from ATL to ILM are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • July 16th to November 18th (except the weeks of July 23rd and August 6th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ATL to ILM is late September. Prices can be as high as $341 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $179 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Wilmington

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Wilmington, NC (ILM) will usually cost between $197 to $294 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $193. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $276. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $83 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $239 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to ILM flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to ILM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ATL to ILM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to ILM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.4, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $49 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $204. Return trip prices are from the ILM to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL to ILM can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from ATL to ILM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 5.02% less expensive than ILM
  • Nonstop flights available

See ATL to RDU flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to ILM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Wilmington International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 376 miles or 605 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to ILM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to ILM flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Wilmington, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from ATL to ILM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code ILM
Destination airport name Wilmington International Airport
City Wilmington, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 34.3
Longitude -77.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ATL to ILM tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ILM heading for ATL about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Wilmington, NC is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 32 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 19 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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