Cheap flights from San Diego to Wilmington (SAN - ILM)

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The best prices from San Diego to Wilmington New Hanover County are usually found in July or September, booked 41 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Wilmington (ILM)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to ILM flight in 2022: compare San Diego to Wilmington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Wilmington.
SAN - ILM
Price
$309 - $550
ILM
Temperature
46.4 - 80.6 °F
ILM
Rainfall
2.8 - 7.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Average price

$416

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$309

From San Diego to Wilmington New Hanover County

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Diego to Wilmington?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Diego to Wilmington, book at least 41 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 50% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $443 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $572.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Wilmington?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 37% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Wilmington (SAN - ILM)?

When flying from San Diego to Wilmington, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 26% versus a flight at noon.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Wilmington?

Flights from San Diego to Wilmington lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Diego to Wilmington in July, with the cheapest ticket starting at $265.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Wilmington in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SAN to ILM flights for May, June
21 May - 28 May
$655pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
23 May - 28 May
$697pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
21 May - 28 May
$702pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Wilmington 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Wilmington from San Diego found for this year
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$355pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 Sep - 4 Oct
$401pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
23 Aug - 30 Aug
$409pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Wilmington

Late deals on round-trip flights to Wilmington from San Diego, departing today and this week
28 May - 4 Jun
$746pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 May - 4 Jun
$841pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 May - 4 Jun
$945pp
SAN
San Diego
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
ILM
Wilmington New Hanover County
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to New Hanover County from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Wilmington
7:04 am - 6:17 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 13m
SAN - ILM
Delta
$609
Delta
3:55 am - 7:50 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
12h 55m
SAN - ILM
Multiple Airlines
$663
United
8:44 am - 7:42 am
American Airlines
2 Stops
19h 58m
SAN - ILM
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Wilmington

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

American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Diego to Wilmington for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Wilmington for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $355, but on average you can expect to pay $447.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Wilmington for under $800?

There are currently 9+ open flights from San Diego to Wilmington within the next 7 days for less than $800.

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

Currently priced at $355, American Airlines will fly you from San Diego to Wilmington and back. In addition to American Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Delta for as low as $446. American Airlines is priced at 13% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Delta. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $299. Users have also found prices from $307 and $507 on American Airlines and United Airlines, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Diego to Wilmington?

The most popular airlines flying from San Diego to Wilmington are Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Wilmington?

The cheapest flight price from San Diego to Wilmington is $276. On average you can expect to pay $920. The most popular route, (San Diego - Wilmington New Hanover County), can usually be booked for $596.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Wilmington, NC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Wilmington from San Diego?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Wilmington New Hanover County within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Wilmington New Hanover County.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to San Diego from Wilmington?

Returning to San Diego from Wilmington New Hanover County

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Wilmington New Hanover County must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

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

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Alternative routes for San Diego to Wilmington

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Destination information for Wilmington

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Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Wilmington

Top 3 airlines flying from San Diego to Wilmington New Hanover County

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Wilmington 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
Delta
$280 $608 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$285 $374 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$297 $525 No cancel fee 71%
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