Wilmington Intl. Airport Car Rentals

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Specialty Cars

or equivalent Special Cars

passengers

5

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$23 /day

Wilmington Airport North Carolina 1740 AIRPORT BLVD , Wilmington, NC 28405

Ford Fiesta

or equivalent Economy

passengers

5

luggage

0

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$25 /day

Wilmington Airport North Carolina 1740 AIRPORT BLVD , Wilmington, NC 28405

Ford Focus

or equivalent Compact

passengers

5

luggage

2

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$26 /day

Wilmington Airport North Carolina 1740 AIRPORT BLVD , Wilmington, NC 28405

Hyundai Elantra

or equivalent Intermediate

passengers

5

luggage

3

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$27 /day

WILMINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WILMINGTON, 28405

Nissan Maxima

or equivalent Premium and Luxury

passengers

5

luggage

4

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$42 /day

WILMINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Wilmington, NC 28405

Ford Explorer

or equivalent Suv and Crossover

passengers

5

luggage

0

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automatic

A/C

Yes

from

$59 /day

1740 Airport Boulevard, WILMINGTON, NC NC 28405

Prices are based on searches made during the previous 7 days. Price is dynamic and varies based on the date of the booking, length of rental and car class.
There is no guarantee this price will be in effect at the time of your search.

1740 airport boulevard wilmington international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

8.8 Out of 10 (Based on 5 reviews)

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HollyMarie Reviewed on Apr 8, 2018, 4:16 PM

They were able to supply us with a car even though we came in a day early. The only downside was the car hadn’t been cleaned and it smelled like skunk. They tried to cover it up with some sort of air freshener but this wire off in about 2 days. When the weather was warm, it really smelled.

wilmington international airport

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

8.1 Out of 10 (Based on 21 reviews)

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JoAnn Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019, 12:07 AM

Gary the representative was polite, knowledgeable and from my hometown of Medford NY.

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Lynne Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019, 7:18 PM

My rental experience with Alamo was seamless! The car was ready upon arrival, the paperwork was handled quickly and I was on the road in a very nice, new vehicle in no time!

wilmington airport, north carolina 1740 airport blvd

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

7.0 Out of 10 (Based on 14 reviews)

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Trish Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019, 2:12 PM

Car was ready on time, check out was easy, no pressure to upgrade or purchase items unwanted or unneeded.

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Bobby09 Reviewed on Feb 24, 2019, 10:05 PM

Great customer service. Totally hassle free!

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Tyler Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019, 8:00 PM

This was my first time renting with Thrifty and overall, my experience was good. The counter employees were very helpful and friendly when I returned and dropped off the car. When I picked up the car, the total was about $30 more than when I book it online, but the Thrifty employee adjusted it for me. I didn’t have any problems with the car but it did have some big stains on the back seat.

1740 airport boulevard

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

7.0 Out of 10 (Based on 4 reviews)

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Elizabeth Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018, 5:30 PM

I paid for gas fill up not realizing I was paying for an entire tank of gas. The fuel level was at a 1/2 tank when I was given the car, I used a quarter of a tank in two hours and returned the car to pay nearly 30$ in gas. I felt cheated.

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Judi Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018, 3:41 PM

My experience with Budget was great. No problems lady at desk was very courteous with a smile on her face. Since Wilmington NC had an over abundance of cars we got got a fantastic 2 day rate on a full size SUV. The fabulous rate including a drop charge in Greenville SC was under $150 . We were really blessed. Best rental I have ever had>

5.0 out of 5.0 2.0 out of 5.0

Ron45 Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018, 9:24 PM

I arrived to the Wilmington N.C. airport 15 minutes ahead of the 8 o'clock pick up time. I went to the Budget counter to check in with no wait. There was not a soul in sight as far as travelers. Just me. The lady behind the desk said very rudely, "we don't open till 8 o'clock." I had a seat in a cute rocking chair across the way. No sooner than I sat down she said I will help you now. I am disabled. Getting up and down isn't as easy as it once was. The car was dirty. The gentleman in the booth from Alamo said I will be glad to have your business. Next time they will. The ac was not working very well either.

We collected 47 reviews in total for all stations in Wilmington, NC, United States of America (ILM-Wilmington Intl.) with an average score of 7.5/10.
Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Everything you Need to know about car rentals at Wilmington Airport (ILM)

With your trip guide in hand, you can feel the excitement. Once you grab your bag, the real fun starts in this exciting city, as you start your adventure. When you arrive in Wilmington, you'll want a car to visit everywhere on your itinerary. What better way to get a jump start on your holiday than to get behind the wheel right away? We list nearly everything you want to ensure your car rental from Wilmington Airport (ILM) goes as easy as can be.

How do I get the cheapest rate on a rental car at the Wilmington Airport?

You are in the right place if you are trying to obtain the best price on your Wilmington car rental. If you want to maximize your savings, aim to:

  • Decide the car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car then you need
  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Make sure you know any cost for an added driver, fuel policy, and mileage limits. That way you will know the true cost before you rent

Do I have to be a certain age to book a car in Wilmington?

You can rent a vehicle in Wilmington if you are at least 21. Please note normally you'll be charged an additional fee if you are under 25. Moreover, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be further age restrictions. Make sure you check the company's policy before you book.

What rental car companies have counters at Wilmington Airport?

There are 8 rental car companies at the Wilmington Airport. Rent from companies like Hertz, National, Budget, and Enterprise, to name some. With so many fantastic choices, you are sure to get the vehicle and the rate that you need.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?

In Wilmington you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. You can purchase additional insurance through your supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Many major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Wilmington. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

What forms of ID do I need to bring picking up my car?

Be sure to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.

Am I required to fill my tank before I return my rental car back?

At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to refill the tank before you return. For a cheaper rate, you'll want to find a filling station before you bring it back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Wilmington?

Wilmington has enough to keep you entertained, however you may want to drive to close by cities to check out what else this region has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area without worrying about mileage limits when you drive to see what else North Carolina has to offer.

Is it possible to book one-way at Wilmington Airport?

Many companies offer one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

Is there a particular vehicle I should rent when I land at Wilmington Airport (ILM)?

That depends on your needs and what you will be doing. Economy or compact vehicles are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. In Wilmington, people commute around 34 minutes, and you may feel a mid-size car or SUV provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their Wilmington trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.

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