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

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The best prices from Houston to New Orleans Louis Armstrong are usually found in August or July, booked 42 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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.
HO1 - MSY
Price
$106 - $232
MSY
Temperature
51.8 - 82.4 °F
MSY
Precipitation
3.3 - 6.4 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

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

Round-trip from

$106

From Houston to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

One-way from

$70

One-way flight from Houston to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to New Orleans (HO1 - MSY)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 37% on flights from Houston to New Orleans by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 58% by booking at least 39 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Houston to New Orleans within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $154.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Houston to New Orleans?

Users have found that flying from Houston to New Orleans on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to New Orleans from Houston average $164. You can even find prices in August for less than $164, as users have found deals to New Orleans from as low as $61. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to New Orleans from Houston. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 41%.

Cheap flights from Houston to New Orleans in October, November 2021

The best prices found for IAH to MSY flights for October, November
1 Nov - 19 Nov
$48pp
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
15 Nov - 17 Nov
$49pp
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
18 Nov - 20 Nov
$58pp
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
1 Nov - 19 Nov
$48pp
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
15 Nov - 17 Nov
$49pp
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
11 Dec - 14 Dec
$51pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to New Orleans from Houston

Save time with Houston to New Orleans direct flight deals
1 Nov - 19 Nov
$48pp
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
15 Nov - 17 Nov
$49pp
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
18 Nov - 20 Nov
$58pp
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
21 Oct - 25 Oct
$74pp
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 Oct - 29 Oct
$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
24 Oct - 26 Oct
$89pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to Louis Armstrong from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to New Orleans
6:09 pm - 7:10 am
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 01m
IAH - MSY
Frontier
$70
Kiwi.com
6:30 pm - 1:34 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
19h 04m
IAH - MSY
Spirit Airlines
$72
mytrip.com
3:20 am - 12:16 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
8h 56m
IAH - MSY
Multiple Airlines
$73
Kiwi.com

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Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Houston</span> to <span class="emphasized">New Orleans</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Houston to New Orleans

What airport do you fly into for flights to New Orleans from Houston?

New Orleans Louis Armstrong (MSY) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Houston to New Orleans. You should not have trouble finding flights to Louis Armstrong from Houston; the airport handles an average of 3 inbound flights from Houston per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 6 airlines have flights to the New Orleans airport from Houston. It is only a 11.4 mi journey from Louis Armstrong (MSY) to New Orleans’s city center.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Houston to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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 $48, but on average you can expect to pay $65.

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 $78.

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 can be found on the following days: Sunday, Thursday, Friday.

How popular is this Houston to New Orleans flight route?

Within the past month, 202 users have taken a look at flights from Houston to New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

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

Travelers can expect 11 flights from Houston to New Orleans on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 64% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 36% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Houston to New Orleans?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines fly from Houston to New Orleans in about 1h 13m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance between Houston and New Orleans is about 305 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly 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 $48 on this airline. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 70% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest flights from Houston to New Orleans?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $49. While the most popular route (Houston Hobby - New Orleans Louis Armstrong) can be booked for $48 on average our data indicates $394 when flying from Houston to New Orleans

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Houston to New Orleans?

Before booking your flight from Houston to New Orleans check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta.

What are the most reliable airlines from Houston to New Orleans?

Consider United Airlines (68%), Air Canada (67%) or Air New Zealand (67%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Houston to New Orleans.

What airports serve Houston to New Orleans flights?

You can fly on Southwest from William P. Hobby Airport in Houston to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in New Orleans, Louisiana. You can fly out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport to New Orleans on United or Spirit. American Airlines operates some flights out of both Houston airports that go into the airport in New Orleans. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 11 miles from downtown New Orleans. It’s located mostly in Jefferson Parish. This is the main airport servicing the southeast part of Louisiana. The airport covers about 1,500 acres of land.

Which airlines fly directly from Houston to New Orleans?

You can choose from Spirit Airlines, United, and Southwest for direct flights going to New Orleans from Houston. All of Southwest’s flights go out of Hobby. The others operate theirs out of George Bush. There’s a pretty big range in price. The flight time is right around an hour.

What are the stopover options between Houston to New Orleans?

If you choose a flight with a stopover, you might make a stop in Fort Lauderdale. American Airlines has many flights that stop in Dallas. There are options from around an hour to close to four hours. Delta has a one-stop flight that goes through Atlanta. The stopovers start at under an hour. Travel times run from about four hours up to around eight. You’ll find that Southwest only offers direct flights from Houston to New Orleans. The flight is relatively short and there are many options of non-stop flights so it’s really up to your preference.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Houston to New Orleans?

You don’t need a passport or a visa to fly to New Orleans from Houston. This is a domestic flight with no stops outside the country. You’ll only need to show up with a valid form of identification. You may use your passport but you don’t have to.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New Orleans, LA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to New Orleans from Houston?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to New Orleans Louis Armstrong within the United States

Most visitors from Houston need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Houston must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Houston are not required to quarantine after entering New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

Do I need a test to fly back to Houston from New Orleans?

Returning to Houston from New Orleans Louis Armstrong

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Orleans Louis Armstrong must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Houston.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Orleans Louis Armstrong are not required to quarantine after entering Houston.

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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 from Houston to MSY
1h 17m
Average temperature for October in New Orleans
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in New Orleans
3.3 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 3 airlines flying from Houston to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

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 $143 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$86 $279 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$95 $273 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 52% of IAH to MSY departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 28% of IAH to MSY departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 18% of IAH to MSY departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% 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
0 flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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