Getting to Wilmington, North Carolina

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You can get to Wilmington by land, sea and air. By land you can drive or take a bus. If you have access to a boat, there are plenty of places to dock at one of the nearby beaches And of course you can fly into Wilmington International Airport (ILM), which is just a few miles north of the city.

Below is more information on each topic and here are a number of links that can help you arrange your travel. Also check out the Accommodations page for more deals on hotels and Bed and Breakfast Inns. The Restaurants page has a great link to, which saves you money on dining out. They have a bunch of participating restaurants in Wilmington so you should definitely take a look at it.

By Car

Jaguar XKRHere are general directions to get to Wilmington.

If you are coming from the west use U.S. 74/76. From the northwest you can use I-40, U.S. 117, and U.S. 421. And from the northeast and south use U.S. 17

When you need to rent a vehicle, you can use the above general travel reservation site links or here is a specific car rental site with good deals.

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For mileage to Wilmington from various cities, click on the state links below.

By Train/Bus

Amtrak Bus Service Amtrak now offers direct service to Wilmington via their Thruway service that provides bus transport from Amtrak train stations. You can get more details on Amtrak's website.

By Air

fly to wilmington ncBoth Delta and US Airways fly into the Wilmington International Airport, 1740 Airport Blvd. (tel. (910) 341-4125), which is a short distance from the center of town. Currently there are direct flights between Wilmington and 5 major cities including: New York (LGA), Atlanta (ATL), Philadelphia (PHL), Washington DC (DCA), and Charlotte (CLT).

By Boat

Docks in Wilmington nc There are plenty of places to dock your boat in Wilmington. Wrightsville beach is nearest to Wilmington and here is a list of Wrightsville Beach Marinas. If you need any type of Yacht or concierge services, please contact Ship Shape Detail & Delivery.


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