Cheap flights from Richmond to New Orleans (RIC - MSY)

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The best prices from Richmond to New Orleans are usually found in August or July, booked 25 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Richmond (RIC) to New Orleans (MSY)

All the information you need to plan the best RIC to MSY flight in 2021: compare Richmond to New Orleans flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Orleans.
RIC - MSY
Price
$219 - $323
MSY
Temperature
66.2 - 91.4 °F
MSY
Precipitation
3.3 - 7.8 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$219

From Richmond to New Orleans

One-way from

$76

One-way flight from Richmond 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 Richmond to New Orleans?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Richmond 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 Richmond to New Orleans?

To save up to 28% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 31 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Richmond to New Orleans from $200 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $252 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to New Orleans. Flights to New Orleans from Richmond in August are about $192 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $83.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Richmond to New Orleans (RIC - MSY)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Richmond to New Orleans in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 19% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Richmond to New Orleans in July, August 2021

The best prices found for RIC to MSY flights for July, August
23 Aug - 28 Aug
$75pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
28 Aug - 31 Aug
$87pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
11 Aug - 13 Aug
$99pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Richmond to New Orleans 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from Richmond found for this year
23 Aug - 28 Aug
$75pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
28 Aug - 31 Aug
$87pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
11 Aug - 13 Aug
$99pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Non-stop flights to New Orleans from Richmond

Save time with Richmond to New Orleans direct flight deals
15 Nov - 18 Nov
$146pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
15 Nov - 24 Nov
$155pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
6 Sep - 10 Sep
$186pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Last minute flights from Richmond to New Orleans

Late deals on round-trip flights to New Orleans from Richmond, departing today and this week
6 Aug - 11 Aug
$170pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
6 Aug - 11 Aug
$179pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
3 Aug - 4 Aug
$197pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

One-way flights to New Orleans from Richmond

The cheapest one-way flights from Richmond to New Orleans
3:59 pm - 8:38 pm
Delta
1 Stop
5h 39m
RIC - MSY
Delta
$76
Delta
12:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Breeze Airways
Nonstop
2h 30m
RIC - MSY
Breeze Airways
$139
Kiwi.com
4:41 am - 8:06 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
16h 25m
RIC - MSY
Multiple Airlines
$144
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Richmond to New Orleans

Are flight prices decreasing from Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond Byrd Intl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Richmond to New Orleans for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $75, but on average you can expect to pay $123.

Are there nonstop flights from Richmond to New Orleans for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Richmond to New Orleans under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Richmond to New Orleans is less than $210.

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

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

Does it rain more in Richmond 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 Richmond is roughly less than New Orleans. You can assume this to be the case over the next 17 days.

Is Richmond 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 Richmond. 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 Richmond to New Orleans?

Breeze Airways, American Airlines, and Delta can get you from Richmond to New Orleans in just under 2h 30m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h 09m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Richmond to New Orleans round-trip from $75. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Breeze Airways, from $146, and American Airlines, from $148. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 72% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $40. However, be on the lookout for offers from American Airlines and Delta, as they are both options that can get you from Richmond to New Orleans for a low price.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New Orleans, LA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Richmond Byrd Intl 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 Richmond Byrd Intl are not required to quarantine after entering New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

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

Returning to Richmond Byrd Intl 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 Richmond Byrd Intl.

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

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Alternative routes for Richmond 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 Richmond to New Orleans.
Flight duration
2h 25m
Average temperature for July in New Orleans
91.4 °F
Avg rainfall for July in New Orleans
6.2 ″

Airports servicing Richmond

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 5 airlines flying from Richmond to New Orleans

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Richmond 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
$106 $251 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$129 $281 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$128 $308 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$128 $323 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$153 $370 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Richmond to New Orleans

See what time of day planes typically take off from Richmond towards New Orleans.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 100% of RIC to MSY departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of RIC to MSY departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of RIC to MSY departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of RIC to MSY departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Richmond to New Orleans
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Richmond to New Orleans.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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