The cheapest times to fly from LAX to ILM are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 18th
  • early December

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 LAX to ILM is early September. Prices can be as high as $1118 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $293 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Wilmington

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Wilmington, NC (ILM) will usually cost between $298 to $661 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $306. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $601. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $295 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $385 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to ILM flight.

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

LAX to ILM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to ILM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $170 (33%) 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 $340. Return trip prices are from the ILM to LAX 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 LAX to ILM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 7 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 LAX to ILM while comparing.

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

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 15.47% less expensive than ILM
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to RDU flights

Destination alternative #2: Pitt Greenville Airport (PGV) in Greenville, NC

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 3.25% less expensive than ILM
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to PGV flights

Destination alternative #3: Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport (FAY) in Fayetteville, NC

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 1.56% less expensive than ILM
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to FAY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Wilmington International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2301 miles or 3703 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to ILM flight is about 5 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Wilmington, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from LAX to ILM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

Return Airport

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


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