Car hire at Wilmington New Hanover County Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Wilmington New Hanover County airport

  • Car rental in Wilmington New Hanover County Airport (ILM) is a convenient way to get around the city. You can choose the type of car you want, such as a luxury car, a smaller car, or a car with different features, such as GPS systems and sunroofs. To fully explore some areas like Fort Fisher, a car rental would help you explore the 288 acres of seashore and the 6 miles of protected shoreline. With your own set of wheels, you can take your trip to Fisher even further to the Fort Fisher State Historic Site.
  • Getting a car rental in Wilmington New Hanover County Airport is easy and convenient. The airport has one terminal and eight gates. The Wilmington New Hanover County Airport car rental companies include  Hertz, Budget, Avis, etc, are located inside the terminal. Follow the signs that direct you to the Ground Transportation Building. Counters offering car rental services can be found right inside that structure. From the baggage claim, you will walk for around 5 to 10 minutes to the car rental counters.
  • Driving in Wilmington is generally easy and convenient. The city is well-connected and has a good network of roads. However, congestion can be a problem during peak hours. Parking can also be difficult to find, especially in the downtown area. When driving between sunset and sunrise or using your windshield wipers in inclement weather, you are required to turn on your headlights. Also, drivers must turn on their headlights when they can't see more than 400 feet ahead of them.
  • When operating a motor vehicle in Wilmington, drivers can make right turns at red lights after coming to a complete stop unless otherwise indicated by road signs. Turns to the left on a red light are prohibited. Avoid lane changes and increase your visibility by turning on your headlights when driving near construction sites. In addition, you should not talk on the phone or listen to the radio when driving in a work zone.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Wilmington New Hanover County airport for C$ 41 or less
  • Book your rental car at Wilmington New Hanover County airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Wilmington New Hanover County airport

  • What type of car is recommended when driving in Wilmington?

    There is no one-size-fits-all answer as to the type of car rental at Wilmington New Hanover County Airport recommended for driving in Wilmington city. We recommend a compact or economical car if you're looking for a budget-friendly option. These types of cars are typically very fuel-efficient, which is ideal for city driving. A SUV or minivan would be a good option to rent if you need a car that can accommodate a large family or group of friends. If you're looking for a luxury car, there are a number of high-end options that are well-suited for driving in Wilmington city. Also, if you’re looking for features that will make your driving experience easier, get cars with features such as automatic parking or adaptive cruise control.

  • Where are the best places to park in Wilmington?

    In Wilmington, there are a few different options for parking. On and off-street metered parking is available in various locations throughout Wilmington. The city hosts around 975 metered parking lots, typically paid by the hour. Off-street public parking is also available in Wilmington. This parking is typically more affordable than metered parking. Several public parking lots are located on Market Street (115 Market Street) and 2nd Street (114 North 2nd Street). Other areas to access affordable parking include Wilmington Convention Center Parking Deck and River Place Parking Deck. Another option is to park at your hotel, where they will most likely provide customers with free parking.

  • What’s the speed limit in Wilmington?

    The speed limit in Wilmington is 35 miles per hour unless otherwise posted. You will also find that Wilmington has a variety of speed limits depending on the location. Within the city, the speed limit is generally 25 mph unless posted otherwise. However, there are certain areas where the speed limit may be higher, such as on freeways or highways with 70 MPH. Additionally, the speed limit may be lower in school zones or areas with heavy pedestrian traffic. When driving outside incorporated municipalities, the speed limit is 55 MPH. Be sure to pay attention to the posted speed limit to avoid getting pulled over. 

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Wilmington New Hanover County airport?

    On average a rental car at Wilmington New Hanover County airport costs C$ 54 per day.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Wilmington New Hanover County airport?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Wilmington New Hanover County airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

Wilmington New Hanover County Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

7.7

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.7

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1740 Airport Blvd

+1 844 370 9816

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8.0 Very good

Nov. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes quick and easy.

5.2 Fair

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy.

Cons:

I ordered an economy car, not a minivan. The minivan was ok but when I started it up, the screen said that the tire was low so I had to go back into the airport to tell them. They said it was fine so for four days, I drove around in a minivan that said “tire low”. Not good customer service.

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was able to book a rental car but when I went to pick it up they said they had no cars available. I ended up having to rent from another company and was very expensive.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and accommodating. I would use them again.

Cons:

This is not a bad thing just wish I could have added a day to the front of the rental. Due to COVID we landed a day early.

8.4 Very good

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

6.0 Okay

Mar. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly but during drop off and pick up the person helping me stopped two times to help his coworker even though I was there first. Neither one of them didn’t say excuse me or apologize for holding me up while I waited patiently. The customer service person that didn’t know what they were doing just interrupted as well without saying excuse me. How hard is it to say i’ll be right with you let me finish taking care of my customer. It was very rude and inconsiderate as my time was just as important as the other customers time. I may rent from Alamo again but not certain because again this happened during drop off and pick up.

Cons:

The staff could just be more considerate and fair of everyone’s time. If I were a different type of person it would’ve been a problem.

1 out of 16

Thrifty

7.7

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.3

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1740 Airport Blvd

+1 910 343 1411

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was all good.

Cons:

It was all good.

8.4 Very good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly. They did not have record of my economy car reservation from Kayak. They were able to place me in a Ford F150 instead of an economy sized car that was ordered. The lady stated that 3rd party vendors information doesn't always come through with details.

Cons:

Have the car size as requested.

4.4 Mediocre

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much.

Cons:

Once the staff showed up at the booth they were friendly and helpful. But I had to wait 25 minutes and call the person since they were "moving cars around". Then there were "computer problems", so the pick off took way much longer than it should have. I was told that the "manager's special" that I reserved was an F-150 pick up truck. There was nothing on my reservation that said that so I couldn't dispute it - so in order to get a smaller car, I was charged an additional $10 per day. Plus I was tired from traveling all day, it had already taken way to long to pick up a car, so I didn't argue. I think they plan things that way.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

really, everything was perfect...

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The staff was friendly. I was also glad dropoff was quick.

4.0 Mediocre

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice. F150 only had 800 miles on it.

Cons:

Got the manager's special(so no choice of vehicle) and it was an f150. I know my fault... Did not include the airport pick up fee in the advertised price, so all in all should have gone with enterprise midsize because there was no cost savings.

1 out of 14

Hertz

7.6

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.7

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Locations in Wilmington New Hanover County Airport

1740 Airport Blvd

+1 910 399 4601

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Octavia’s customer service

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
fast and easy and the car was very clean

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
I appreciated the speed and ease of renting from Hurts!

2.0 Poor

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
Drop off was quite a problem as they had no parking spots available as instructed to park the car in those spots and no one working at the time not couldn’t get any time of help on what to do over the phone either. That took a whole lot of extra minutes and we almost missed our flight. On top of that, I never got my receipt back after the opening hours so decided to call to make sure all was ok and they said the reservation number I had which was my hertz receipt number given by them wasn’t pulling up my information, was someone else. They couldn’t find my reservation with the number they provided me nor my drivers license nor my last name. Finally only by my credit card charge they found me but said it was a different reservation number than I had - which was my hertz receipt tho. And then they said it was still an open reservation as if I still had the car when I absolutely didn’t. So they still haven’t checked it out and finalized my rental. By 11pm I finally got the receipt email sent after calling them abs going through all that around 3pm and car was dropped off at 5am.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2021

KAYAK
iT WAS EASY AND AFFORABLE

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Quality vehicle. Great service.

Cons:

We got assigned a mini van for a get away with my wife. Would have preferred a car like we indicated.

1 out of 16

Budget

6.9

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.0

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1740 Airport Boulevard

+1 910 763 5646

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
So easy to get to and very friendly staff.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Car was dirty and I had to stop along the route day 2 and add engine oil

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Car was not very clean- I had to clean the inside and outside of the windshield. Other than that, it was a good experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Woman at desk was super helpful!

4.8 Mediocre

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They never told me I could only do 1 month rental at a time. So that resulted in me being overcharged and spent 45 minutes on the phone to fix that. Next i have been on the phone with them 3 times so far because they have incorrectly over charged me by over $1000. It still isn’t fixed but I essentially was told to let them fix the first two mistakes and then call again to fix the rest of the over/double charges.

Cons:

Billing

6.0 Okay

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice.

Cons:

The car smelled like an ashtray. Disgusting!!

1 out of 13

Avis

6.1

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.1

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1740 Airport Boulevard

+1 910 763 1993

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8.0 Very good

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Fast and convenient.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Avis stepped up after Dollar rental decided my clean drivers license couldn’t be scanned! Avis immediately provided a upgraded vehicle!

8.0 Very good

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
Smooth transfer at 2nd site

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't know where the car was because it was absolutely brand new but someone put it in a field away from the other cars so it took us 25 minutes or so to find it find it.

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They did not have a car at the time I needed one. They said it would be an hour and a half to get a car even though I made reservations 2 weeks before. I will never rent with Avis again.

4.8 Mediocre

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was super easy.

Cons:

The car was disgusting and had towels and other beach items still in its trunk. Also, I had to wait for a car and even then they only had an intermediate size car for me instead of SUV, and then they wouldn't even decrease the prize

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.8

Very good

16 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.4

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1740 Airport Blvd

+1 910 254 9503

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7.6 Good

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick pick up and drop off

Cons:

Was really hoping for an F 150 not a Dodge ram.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The entire process from beginning to end was excellent. The price was right, the customer service was exceptional, and upgrade that we got was wonderful! We drove a Rav 4 and not only was it comfortable for our trip, it got roughly 30 miles to the gallon. It was roomy enough for all 3 of us plus luggage with quick response and great turning radius. We had a terrible experience last year with a competitor and kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. But Enterprise was exceptional through the entire process and honored what the promised and more. We will never rent from another company and highly recommend these guys.

8.0 Very good

Jul. 2023

KAYAK
car rental too expensive

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
All was good.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Easy to get to car at the airport. No issues.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
When I arrived the young woman working the desk was both courteous, friendly and worked in a timely manner. She really was the best part of the experience. The car was very clean, drove smooth and was perfect for what I was doing. I would strongly recommend your facility to anyone I know who will be traveling through your city/airport. Thank you so much

1 out of 3

National

7.2

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.9

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1740 Airport Blvd

+1 844 370 9815

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8.0 Very good

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
They would not let me purchase extra insurance because it was a convertible. Turned out ok because I did not need it.

5.9 Fair

Jul. 2021

KAYAK
The car was not ready when we arrived- we had to wait for almost an hour- but the people were friendly and the car was great

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.0

Mediocre

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Wilmington International Airport

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1740 Airport Blvd

+1 910 343 1411

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

I was impressed by the prompt service and the courteous behavior of the dollar representative.

Cons:

Not finding a representative at 6 am at the airport.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

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1740 Airport Blvd.

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1740 Airport Blvd #12, Wilmington, NC , USA

+1 914 368 0091

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345 travellers who rented a car in Wilmington New Hanover County Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car rental locations at Wilmington New Hanover County Airport

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 54/day

Good deal

C$ 41/day