Cheap flights from New Orleans to San Diego (MSY - SAN)

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The best prices from New Orleans to San Diego are usually found in July or August, booked 26 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New Orleans (MSY) to San Diego (SAN)

All the information you need to plan the best MSY to SAN flight in 2021: compare New Orleans to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
MSY - SAN
Price
$189 - $303
SAN
Temperature
66.2 - 80.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$189

From New Orleans to San Diego

One-way from

$158

One-way flight from New Orleans to San Diego

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 New Orleans to San Diego?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from New Orleans to San Diego. 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 San Diego.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 27% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from New Orleans to San Diego 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $73, or $98 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

July is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Diego from New Orleans. Prices for July average $80 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $44. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a July flight can save you 33% on your journey compared to booking in July

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

It’s typically best to fly out from New Orleans to San Diego in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 25% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

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

The best prices found for MSY to SAN flights for May, June
22 May - 25 May
$217pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
25 May - 26 May
$218pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
22 May - 25 May
$230pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong

New Orleans to San Diego 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from New Orleans found for this year
22 May - 25 May
$217pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
25 May - 26 May
$218pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
22 May - 25 May
$230pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong

Last minute flights from New Orleans to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from New Orleans, departing today and this week
22 May - 25 May
$217pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
22 May - 25 May
$230pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
22 May - 25 May
$244pp
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
   
2 STOPS
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong

One-way flights to San Diego from New Orleans

The cheapest one-way flights from New Orleans to San Diego
8:01 am - 7:26 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
13h 25m
MSY - SAN
Frontier
$158
Flights by SU
7:30 am - 5:39 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
12h 09m
MSY - SAN
American Airlines
2:25 pm - 11:15 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
22h 50m
MSY - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$163
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Flight FAQs

From New Orleans to San Diego

Are flight prices decreasing from New Orleans to San Diego 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 New Orleans and San Diego 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 New Orleans Louis Armstrong to San Diego have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

Can I find flights from New Orleans to San Diego for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Orleans to San Diego for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $217, but on average you can expect to pay $251.

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

There are no nonstop flights from New Orleans to San Diego, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from New Orleans to San Diego for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New Orleans to San Diego within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from New Orleans Louis Armstrong to San Diego have been viewed 85 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in New Orleans or San Diego?

The rainfall in New Orleans is generally less than the rainfall in San Diego. This will continue over the next 11 days.

Is New Orleans weather warmer or cooler than San Diego?

With an average temperature of 91 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in San Diego are colder than in New Orleans.

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

For as low as $292, Frontier can have you in San Diego from New Orleans in 7h 48m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to San Diego, with prices starting at $217. Another option worth looking into is Spirit Airlines, starting at $262 round trip. Frontier is currently priced 14% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $73. Users have also found prices from $100 and $161 on Spirit Airlines and Frontier, respectively.

Alternative routes for New Orleans to San Diego

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

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New Orleans to San Diego.
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing New Orleans

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 5 airlines flying from New Orleans to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New Orleans to San Diego 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
Frontier
$82 $208 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$87 $224 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$122 $271 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$121 $312 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$127 $320 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from New Orleans to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from New Orleans towards San Diego.
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Weekly flight availability
from New Orleans to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from New Orleans to San Diego.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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