Cheap flights from Wilmington to Chicago (ILM - CHI)

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The best prices from Wilmington New Hanover County to Chicago are usually found in June or July, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Saturday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Wilmington (ILM) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best ILM to CHI flight in 2021: compare Wilmington to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
ILM - CHI
Price
$277 - $380
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Precipitation
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Average price

$315

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

$277

From Wilmington New Hanover County to Chicago

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Wilmington to Chicago?

Flights from Wilmington to Chicago are found to be more expensive on Sunday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 25 days in advance, which can save you up to 63% on flights from Wilmington to Chicago compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 25 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $375. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $578.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Wilmington to Chicago?

The best pricing can be found in the month of June. Prices to Chicago from Wilmington average $326. You can even find prices in June for less than $326, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $137. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Wilmington. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 16%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Wilmington to Chicago (ILM - CHI)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Wilmington to Chicago in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 16% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Wilmington to Chicago in September, October 2021

The best prices found for ILM to CHI flights for September, October
8 Oct - 9 Oct
$209pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$227pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$236pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County

Wilmington New Hanover County to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Wilmington found for this year
8 Oct - 9 Oct
$209pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$227pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$236pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Wilmington

Save time with Wilmington to Chicago direct flight deals
14 Oct - 18 Oct
$227pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
7 Oct - 20 Oct
$247pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$267pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County

Last minute flights from Wilmington to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Wilmington, departing today and this week
24 Sep - 1 Oct
$362pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
24 Sep - 1 Oct
$370pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
24 Sep - 1 Oct
$377pp
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County

One-way flights to Chicago from Wilmington

The cheapest one-way flights from Wilmington to Chicago
9:35 am - 9:55 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
25h 20m
ILM - ORD
United Airlines
$396
United
1:45 am - 7:30 am
Delta
2 Stops
6h 45m
ILM - MDW
Delta
$424
Delta
12:26 am - 7:19 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
7h 53m
ILM - ORD
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Wilmington to Chicago

What airport do you fly from for flights from Wilmington to Chicago?

Wilmington New Hanover County (ILM), located 4.3 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Wilmington to Chicago. 3 airlines have flights from New Hanover County to Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Wilmington New Hanover County to Chicago should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 3 outbound flights to Chicago per day.

Which airlines flying from Wilmington New Hanover County to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Wilmington New Hanover County to Chicago have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from Wilmington to Chicago due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Wilmington and Chicago for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from Wilmington to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Wilmington to Chicago for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $209, but on average you can expect to pay $250.

Are there nonstop flights from Wilmington to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 11 direct flights from Wilmington to Chicago under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Wilmington to Chicago is less than $373.

Are there last-minute flights available from Wilmington to Chicago for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Wilmington to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Wilmington to Chicago round-trip?

Flying on United Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $209. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $242 and $245, respectively. United Airlines is 35% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Wilmington to Chicago one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for United Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $147. Users have also found prices from $196 and $301 on United Airlines and American Airlines, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Wilmington?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from Wilmington New Hanover County need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Wilmington New Hanover County must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Wilmington New Hanover County are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Wilmington from Chicago?

Returning to Wilmington New Hanover County from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Wilmington New Hanover County.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Wilmington New Hanover County.

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Alternative routes for Wilmington to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Wilmington to Chicago.
Flight duration from ILM to Chicago
2h 23m
Average temperature for September in Chicago
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Wilmington

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Wilmington New Hanover County to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Wilmington to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$187 $346 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$190 $352 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$177 $375 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Wilmington to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Wilmington towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 66% of ILM to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 33% of ILM to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of ILM to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of ILM to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Wilmington to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Wilmington to Chicago.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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