Cheap flights from San Francisco to New Orleans (SFO - MSY)

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The best prices from San Francisco to New Orleans are usually found in August or July, booked 28 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to New Orleans (MSY)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to MSY flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to New Orleans flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Orleans.
SFO - MSY
Price
$267 - $368
MSY
Temperature
66.2 - 91.4 °F
MSY
Rainfall
3.3 - 7.8 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$267

From San Francisco to New Orleans

One-way from

$123

One-way flight from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to New Orleans?

Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans are found to be more expensive on Thursday. 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 San Francisco to New Orleans?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to New Orleans, book at least 31 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 28% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $200 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $252.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to New Orleans?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to New Orleans from San Francisco average $192. You can even find prices in August for less than $192, as users have found deals to New Orleans from as low as $83. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to New Orleans from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 33%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to New Orleans (SFO - MSY)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 15% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to New Orleans in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to MSY flights for May, June
11 May - 19 May
$168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 May - 17 May
$170pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
11 May - 19 May
$176pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to New Orleans 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from San Francisco found for this year
11 May - 19 May
$168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 May - 17 May
$170pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
11 May - 19 May
$176pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to New Orleans from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to New Orleans direct flight deals
8 Sep - 11 Sep
$219pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
30 Oct - 3 Nov
$229pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
9 Sep - 12 Sep
$267pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to New Orleans

Late deals on round-trip flights to New Orleans from San Francisco, departing today and this week
11 May - 19 May
$168pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 May - 17 May
$170pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
11 May - 19 May
$176pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to New Orleans from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to New Orleans
2:00 am - 2:24 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 24m
SFO - MSY
American Airlines
8:59 pm - 6:05 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
31h 06m
SFO - MSY
Multiple Airlines
$136
Priceline
9:09 am - 6:05 am
Frontier
1 Stop
18h 56m
SFO - MSY
Frontier
$137
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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to New Orleans

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from San Francisco to New Orleans Louis Armstrong to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines and Delta are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Francisco to New Orleans Louis Armstrong are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco 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, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines flying from San Francisco to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to New Orleans for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to New Orleans for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $168, but on average you can expect to pay $187.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to New Orleans for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to New Orleans under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to New Orleans is less than $385.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from San Francisco to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have been viewed 176 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or New Orleans?

In San Francisco, there will be less rainfall in San Francisco compared to New Orleans over the next 7 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than New Orleans?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 91 °F range in July. The weather in New Orleans is generally hotter than San Francisco's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to New Orleans?

A quick flight from San Francisco to New Orleans can take about 4h 08m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $219. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Francisco to New Orleans round-trip?

Currently priced at $168, Frontier will fly you from San Francisco to New Orleans and back. In addition to Frontier, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Users have found that Frontier is 47% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $84. Check flights for American Airlines, as they currently have the next best price.

Alternative routes for San Francisco 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 San Francisco to New Orleans.
Flight duration
4h 32m
Average temperature for May in New Orleans
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in New Orleans
5.7 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 8 airlines flying from San Francisco to New Orleans

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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
Sun Country Air
$148 $238 No cancel fee 83%
Frontier
$113 $261 No cancel fee 62%
JetBlue
$147 $267 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$137 $307 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$110 $312 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$137 $333 No cancel fee 71%
Alaska Airlines
$144 $344 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$148 $387 No cancel fee 69%
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