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 2022: compare Houston to New Orleans flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Orleans.
IAH - MSY
Price
$106 - $232
MSY
Temperature
51.8 - 82.4 °F
MSY
Rainfall
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

Average price

$183

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$106

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.
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 39 days early can save you up to 58% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 39 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Houston to New Orleans for as little as $154 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 $221 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Users have found that leaving on a Saturday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 31% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Flights from Houston to New Orleans lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Houston to New Orleans in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $61.

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

When flying from Houston to New Orleans, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 37% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Houston to New Orleans in May, June 2022

The best prices found for IAH to MSY flights for May, June
18 Jun - 25 Jun
$110pp
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
2 Jun - 4 Jun
$117pp
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
4 Jun - 6 Jun
$123pp
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 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from Houston found for this year
18 Jun - 25 Jun
$110pp
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
10 Oct - 12 Oct
$114pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
2 Jun - 4 Jun
$117pp
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
2 Jun - 4 Jun
$117pp
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
4 Jun - 6 Jun
$123pp
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
3 Jun - 6 Jun
$126pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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Houston George Bush Intcntl

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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 5 inbound flights from Houston per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 7 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 United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Juneyao 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to New Orleans for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $110, but on average you can expect to pay $130.

Are there last-minute flights available from Houston to New Orleans for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Houston to New Orleans within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Monday, 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 17 flights from Houston to New Orleans on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 18% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 41% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 41% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Houston to New Orleans?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines and United Airlines fly from Houston to New Orleans in about 1h 15m. 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 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 $110 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is United Airlines, starting at $118. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 32% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

Consider Spirit Airlines (95%), Mesa Airlines (88%) or Turkish Airlines (82%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Houston to New Orleans.

What are the cheapest flights from Houston to New Orleans?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $22. While the most popular route (Houston Hobby - New Orleans Louis Armstrong) can be booked for $110 on average our data indicates $154 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 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 May in New Orleans
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in New Orleans
5.7 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 4 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
Juneyao Airlines
$11 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Spirit Airlines
$40 $114 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$78 $195 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$169 $354 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 47% of IAH to MSY departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 28% of IAH to MSY departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 20% of IAH to MSY departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% of IAH to MSY departures
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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
6 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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