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Cheap Flights to Wilmington
|Popular in||June||High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop|
|Average price||£454||Average for round-trip flights in April 2020|
|Round-trip from||£307||From London to Wilmington|
Cheapest prices for Wilmington flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Wilmington?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - PHL
£353 - £722
7 - 31 °C
60 - 114 mm
Wilmington experiences cold winters and hot, humid summers. The summer season is the best time to book flights to Wilmington, due to the high temperatures between June and September. The winter season between November and February can be extremely cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing and snowfall being very common.
When is the best time to book flights to Wilmington?
Booking 60 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Wilmington. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Wilmington?
At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Wilmington. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
Wilmington flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.
Situated on the Delaware River just south east of Philadelphia on America’s East Coast, Wilmington is a cosmopolitan city with a historic past. As the largest city in the state of Delaware, Wilmington comprises many historic neighbourhoods, each of which have their own distinctive character, such as Little Italy and Quaker Hill. The city was settled by a Native American Indian tribe called the Lenape in 1609. Following its colonisation by the British from 1664, the city has continued to grow in size and prosperity into the large, modern city it is today. Wilmington offers many opportunities to enjoy a variety of arts, events and entertainment. There are many ethnic festivals held throughout the spring and summer seasons, including IndiaFest and the Italian Festival , and a number of music festivals, such as the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival and the Riverfront Blues Festival. The Riverfront in the city centre area is a particular hotspot for live entertainment and nightlife and also offers a variety of attractions, such as the Delaware Children’s Museum, an interactive museum suitable for the whole family, the Delaware Theatre Company and the Delaware Centre for the Contemporary Arts. The city’s close proximity to the coast offers easy access to beautiful sandy beaches, such as Bethany Beach and Dewey Beach to the south. Alternatively, you can explore Delaware’s Colonial heritage by visiting the historic locations of the First State National Monument, such as New Castle Court House.
The best way to get around the city and the surrounding attractions in the state of Delaware is to drive your own car. The main highway into the city is the 1-95, which connects to Baltimore and Washington D.C. to the south and Philadelphia, New York City and Boston in the north. You can also travel around the central area on the city’s network of buses. Wilmington’s train station also provides convenient connections to other major cities, including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. The station is located on South French Street.
Getting from the Airport to the City
The closest airport to the city is Wilmington/Philadelphia Regional Airport (ILG), also known as New Castle Airport. It is located 6.2 miles (10 km) southwest of the city centre. Two major car rental companies are situated at the airport, if you want to hire your own car. You can also book an airport shuttle or a taxi with a local company to pick you up at the airport.