The cheapest times to fly from ILM to DUS are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 1st to December 16th

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 ILM to DUS is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1987 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $818 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Düsseldorf

Flying from Wilmington, NC (ILM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) will usually cost between $853 to $1549 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $895. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1452. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $557 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1141 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ILM to DUS flight.

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

ILM to DUS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ILM to DUS flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Wilmington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $171 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1043. Return trip prices are from the DUS to ILM 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 ILM to DUS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 33 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from ILM to DUS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA) in Frankfurt

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from DUS
  • Usually 6.88% less expensive than DUS
  • 1-layover flights available

See ILM to FRA flights

Destination alternative #2: Hannover Airport (HAJ) in Hannover

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from DUS
  • Usually 6.27% less expensive than DUS
  • 2-layover flights available

See ILM to HAJ flights

Destination alternative #3: Brussels National Airport (BRU) in Brussels

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from DUS
  • Usually 0.39% less expensive than DUS
  • 1-layover flights available

See ILM to BRU flights


Flight Hacking ILM to DUS

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ILM to DUS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (ILM > BOS > DUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $791
  • Average savings: $350 (30.69%)

See ILM to BOS flights

Hack #2: Columbus, OH (ILM > CMH > DUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $805
  • Average savings: $336 (29.42%)

See ILM to CMH flights

Hack #3: Burlington, VT (ILM > BTV > DUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $857
  • Average savings: $284 (24.86%)

See ILM to BTV flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air France, American, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Duesseldorf Airport to Wilmington International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4202 miles or 6762 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ILM to DUS flight is about 8 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Wilmington, NC and Dusseldorf?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from ILM to DUS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code DUS
Destination airport name Duesseldorf Airport
City Dusseldorf
Country Germany
Latitude 51.3
Longitude 6.8


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