Cheap flights from Houston to New Orleans (IAH - MSY)

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The best prices from Houston to New Orleans are usually found in July or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Houston (IAH) to New Orleans (MSY)

All the information you need to plan the best IAH to MSY flight in 2021: compare Houston to New Orleans flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Orleans.
IAH - MSY
Price
$104 - $252
MSY
Temperature
66.2 - 91.4 °F
MSY
Rainfall
3.3 - 7.8 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$104

From Houston to New Orleans

One-way from

$88

One-way flight from Houston to New Orleans

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Houston to New Orleans?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Houston to New Orleans. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to New Orleans.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Houston to New Orleans?

Users have found that booking a flight from Houston to New Orleans at least 31 days early can save you up to 28% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 31 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Houston to New Orleans for as little as $200 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $252 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Houston to New Orleans?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to New Orleans from Houston. Users have commonly found prices around $192 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $83. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to New Orleans (IAH - MSY)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Houston to New Orleans in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 33% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Houston to New Orleans in May, June 2021

The best prices found for IAH to MSY flights for May, June
22 May - 24 May
$81pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
24 May - 27 May
$82pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 May - 24 May
$84pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Houston to New Orleans 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from Houston found for this year
22 May - 24 May
$81pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
24 May - 27 May
$82pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 May - 24 May
$84pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to New Orleans from Houston

Save time with Houston to New Orleans direct flight deals
22 May - 24 May
$81pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
24 May - 27 May
$82pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 May - 24 May
$84pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to New Orleans

Late deals on round-trip flights to New Orleans from Houston, departing today and this week
22 May - 24 May
$81pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
24 May - 27 May
$82pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 May - 24 May
$84pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to New Orleans from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to New Orleans
6:29 pm - 6:56 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
12h 27m
IAH - MSY
Multiple Airlines
$88
Kiwi.com
4:21 pm - 7:55 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
3h 34m
IAH - MSY
American Airlines
3:40 am - 4:55 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 15m
IAH - MSY
United Airlines
$104
United

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Flight FAQs

From Houston to New Orleans

Are flight prices decreasing from Houston to New Orleans due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Houston and New Orleans for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Which airlines flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Spirit Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

What airports do I use to fly from Houston to New Orleans?

If you wish to fly to New Orleans from Houston, then you need to book flights from Houston George Bush Intcntl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong. There are 14 flights from George Bush Intcntl (IAH) to Louis Armstrong (MSY) per day to choose from. Flights to New Orleans from George Bush Intcntl are available from 5 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 1h 13m is how long a nonstop flight from Houston to New Orleans Louis Armstrong typically takes.

Can I find flights from Houston to New Orleans for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to New Orleans for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $81, but on average you can expect to pay $100.

Are there nonstop flights from Houston to New Orleans for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Houston to New Orleans under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to New Orleans is less than $99.

Are there last-minute flights available from Houston to New Orleans for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Houston to New Orleans within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Houston to New Orleans?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Houston George Bush Intcntl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong was viewed by 202 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Houston to New Orleans on average per day?

On average 4 flights depart from Houston George Bush Intcntl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Houston or New Orleans?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Houston is roughly less than New Orleans. You can assume this to be the case over the next 12 days.

Is Houston weather warmer or cooler than New Orleans?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 91 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in New Orleans is typically hotter than in Houston. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Houston to New Orleans?

Departing from Houston to New Orleans will take you 1h 11m. The distance from Houston to New Orleans is about 305 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Houston to New Orleans round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Houston to New Orleans is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $81 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is United Airlines, starting at $97. You may be able to fly from Houston to New Orleans for 49% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Houston to New Orleans one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $39 on Spirit Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $49 and American Airlines from $76 one-way.

Alternative routes for Houston to New Orleans

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for New Orleans

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Houston to New Orleans.
Flight duration
1h 15m
Average temperature for May in New Orleans
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in New Orleans
5.7 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 3 airlines flying from Houston to New Orleans

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Houston to New Orleans choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$54 $141 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$86 $243 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$95 $302 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Houston to New Orleans

See what time of day planes typically take off from Houston towards New Orleans.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 36% of IAH to MSY departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 35% of IAH to MSY departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 28% of IAH to MSY departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of IAH to MSY departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Houston to New Orleans
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Houston to New Orleans.
Sunday
8 daily flights
Monday
10 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
10 daily flights
Thursday
12 daily flights
Friday
24 daily flights
Saturday
26 daily flights
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