Wilmington International Airport (ILM) NC

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Best Car Rental companies at Wilmington Airport

We know you need to rent a car at Wilmington Airport but you have doubts and can’t decide which company to book with. To help you decide, here is our ranking of the Top 5 Car Rental Companies at Wilmington Airport (Updated 2024).

  1. ENTERPRISE (8.6/10) 🏆
  2. ALAMO (8.5/10) 🥈
  3. NATIONAL (8.4/10) 🥉
  4. HERTZ (7.5/10) 🔝
  5. BUDGET (7.2/10) 🔝

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Drive and enjoy Delaware, Wilmington, Dover with your rental car

Are you ready to discover Wilmington? Do not hesitate to hire a car at Wilmington Airport and explore this area on your own. Pack your bags and get ready to discover all that Delaware has to offer easily and comfortably with your most economical rental car.

If you are planning to travel to Delaware and are landing at Wilmington Airport, you can book your rental car right now so that as soon as you land, you can be sure that your rental car will be waiting for you so that you can start your journey immediately.

There is no time to lose during your trip to Wilmington. If you waste time waiting for taxis, buses or trains, you may not have enough time to visit everything this magnificent city has to offer. Book a rental car and discover all the sights of Wilmington and surroundings, known or not; there’s no more comfortable way to get around Delaware.

The state of Delaware is not only the second smallest state in the United States, but it is also the tax haven of North America. Renowned for its prestigious universities, the state is known as the “First State of the USA” (for being the first to ratify the Constitution of the United States), takes its name from the river that runs through it, Delaware.

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware and is located midway between Washington, DC and New York City. With convenient access to I-95, the Greater Wilmington area offers miles of rural roads that take visitors to historic towns, garden properties, and scenic waterfronts. It is a great destination for a weekend or a one-week getaway with a wide range of attractions and events that appeal to the whole family.

Travel with your rental car along its wonderful coast, full of beautiful beaches and wonderful views. Explore the charming canals, onboard a canoe, and the natural beauties, such as the coastal forests and their reserves. Go shopping and experience the feeling of buying more for less, thanks to its tax refund policy. Visit inside the sumptuous mansions and majestic houses with impressive gardens, like those of the DuPont family. Taste the cuisine of North and South America in the best restaurants in the country, scattered throughout the state.

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One Way Car Rental Wilmington Airport

Do you need to rent a car at  Wilmington Airport and drop off it to another of these popular locations in North Carolina or other states such as Charlotte Airport, Raleigh-Durham Airport, Greensboro Piedmont Triad Airport, Asheville Airport, Norfolk Airport or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport? No problem, take advantage of our one-way car rental deals at Wilmington Airport. Our prices include one-way fees.

Pick up Wilmington Airport and drop off Charlotte Douglas Airport

  • Time: 3 hours 22 minutes
  • Distance: 207 miles via US-76 W and US-74 

Pick up Wilmington Airport and drop off Raleigh-Durham Airport

  • Time: 2 hours
  • Distance: 142 miles via I-40 W

Pick up Wilmington Airport and drop off Greensboro Piedmont Triad Airport

  • Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Distance: 219 miles via I-40 W

Pick up Wilmington Airport and drop off Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

  • Time: 6 hours
  • Distance: 420 miles via I-20 W

Pick up Wilmington Airport and drop off Asheville Airport

  • Time: 4 hours 57 minutes
  • Distance: 317 miles via US-74 W

Pick up Wilmington Airport and drop off Norfolk Airport

  • Time: 4 hours 9 minutes
  • Distance: 247 miles via NC-11 N

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Our Car Rental offers at Wilmington Airport

Compare prices and book your rental car in Wilmington here now. You can choose from a wide range of cars from the best brands and with the guarantee that you will always get the best possible price on car hire at Wilmington Airport.

Our car for hire offers will allow you to enjoy your holidays in Wilmington in the most comfortable and simple way. All you have to do is compare our rental car offers and book the car that best suits your needs at the most economical price.

Our Wilmington Airport economy car rental service will allow you to compare prices and move around Wilmington in complete comfort and autonomy. Whether you travel alone or as a family trip, you can also select the car accessories you need, such as car seats for babies or GPS, on this website you can book and have at your fingertips a modern selection of vehicles of different categories, including Economy, Compacts, Vans, 7 Seater, 8 Seater, 9 Seater, Cargo Vans, Fullsize, Luxury, Premium or SUVs, as well as a range of optional extras, so you can move with a model tailored to your needs.

Last-minute offers in rent a car in Wilmington can be found on our website, where you will find the best prices in cars for rent in Wilmington from major companies: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Dollar, National, Thrifty, Enterprise, and more local companies. To book your car at one of the many Wilmington Airport offices available, simply use the car rental search engine above.

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Rent a Hybrid or Electric Car at Wilmington Airport

In addition to conventional cars that run on petrol or diesel, on this website you can also find environmentally-friendly rental cars, with less noise pollution and almost imperceptible vibrations in Wilmington.

If you are planning to rent a modern car in Wilmington and enjoy the latest technical advances, both to go on holiday, business trip, or to make a good impression at an event, we invite you to discover the comfort and performance of our Hybrid and 100% Electric cars available at Wilmington Airport.

We are an outstanding car rental website with a great commitment to the environment, and we are aware of the growing demand for sustainable and environmentally-friendly vehicles, which is why we work with leading car rental companies in the world, which put at your disposal a large and modern fleet of hybrid and zero-emission electric cars at Wilmington Airport.

Here you are a Worldwide database of EV charging stations to check where you can charge your electric rental vehicle.

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About the Airport

Wilmington International Airport (IATA: ILM) is located just north of Wilmington, North Carolina, less than 5 miles (8 km) away from the downtown and it’s an 8- to 12-minute drive from the ILM car rental lot to city center.

Well placed parking is available just steps away from Wilmington International Airport’s terminal.

Directions from/to the Airport

  • From the North (Jacksonville, NC area)
    Take Highway 17 South into Wilmington where Hwy 17 becomes Market Street. Take a right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and take the Wilmington International Airport exit.
  • From the South (Myrtle Beach, SC area)
    Please take Highway 17 North into Wilmington, exit at Highway 133 & 421 North Airport exit. Just past the USS Battleship North Carolina take a right onto the Isabelle Holmes bridge. This route merges into the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.
    Stay on the Parkway and follow airport directional signs to the 23rd Street Airport Exit.
  • From the West
    Take Highway 40 into Wilmington. When you get to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway turns right. Stay on the Parkway and take the Wilmington International Airport exit.

Wilmington Airport is a fantastic starting point for exploring the North Carolina coastline, including Wrightsville Beach, located 20 minutes away by your car rental via Highway 74.

Airport Address and GPS Coordinates
Phone: +1 (910) 341-4125
GPS: 34°16′14″N 077°54′09″W

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