The cheapest times to fly from ORD to ILM are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 13th to March 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 ORD to ILM is mid November. Prices can be as high as $776 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $219 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Wilmington

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Wilmington, NC (ILM) will usually cost between $228 to $368 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $271. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $425. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $154 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $333 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to ILM flight.

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

ORD to ILM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to ILM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $50 (15%) 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 $291. Return trip prices are from the ILM to ORD 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 ORD to ILM can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 21 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 ORD to ILM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) in New Bern/Morehead/Beaufort, NC

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 31.83% less expensive than ILM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to EWN flights

Destination alternative #2: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 58.86% less expensive than ILM
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to RDU flights

Destination alternative #3: Pitt Greenville Airport (PGV) in Greenville, NC

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 31.83% less expensive than ILM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to PGV flights

Destination alternative #4: Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field Airport (FAY) in Fayetteville, NC

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 31.38% less expensive than ILM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to FAY flights

Destination alternative #5: Albert J Ellis Airport (OAJ) in Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune, NC

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 27.63% less expensive than ILM
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to OAJ flights

Destination alternative #6: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from ILM
  • Usually 20.42% less expensive than ILM
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MYR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD 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 Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 760 miles or 1223 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to ILM flight is about 2 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Wilmington, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 82 available flights from ORD to ILM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeILM
Destination airport nameWilmington International Airport
CityWilmington, NC
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to ILM tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% 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 ORD about 4 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Wilmington, NC is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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