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Flights to New Orleans

Whether you’re flying to NOLA for Mardi Gras, Essence Festival, a weekend getaway, or a family vacation, you’ll want to ride in comfort. Usually, searching for flights during peak season can feel hectic, but Hotwire makes it easy. Spend less time combing through hundreds of flights deals and more time doing what you enjoy most—planning activities.

Explore the town down in New Orleans

Top Things to do in NOLA: If you’re visiting New Orleans for the first time, the French Quarter should be at the top of your list of things to do. The Vieux Carre is an architectural marvel and features rich cultural music, foods, history, and more. The area is lined with eateries, specialty shops, and street performers on almost every corner. Next up is the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). New Orleans’ oldest museum features over 4,000 art pieces, rotating exhibits, and a sculpture garden. Speaking of gardens—the New Orleans Garden District is known for its enchanting manicured grand mansions, streetcar, shopping on Magazine Street, and zoo. Its scenery makes it the optimal backdrop for photography, so don’t forget to pack your camera!

Tour and Crawl in “N’awlins”: You’ve probably heard the spooky tales of New Orleans haunted neighborhoods and are ready to see if the stories are true. The Haunted Pub crawl in New Orleans is a guided ghost pub tour in the French Quarter that is sure to leave you entertained. Want to push the envelope a little further? Check out the adults-only Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour by Hottest Hell Tours. Spooky tours, not your thing? Opt for a thrilling New Orleans Air Boat Tour to see the swamp of Cajun Country and its native animals up close. Check out the Swamp and Bayou sightseeing boat tour by Gray Lines of New Orleans if you want to tour the swamps and bayous on a larger vessel. While aboard the 4-hour tour, you’ll pass by the Mississippi River and the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. If the thought of sailing beneath majestic weeping willows excites you, you’ll love this bayou tour.

Creole Tastings and Cajun Cuisine: There’s no way you can visit New Orleans without dining at Commander’s Palace—especially when its lunch menu serves 25-cent martinis. The restaurant’s stark blue appearance is just one of its unique features, and its intimate atmosphere and colorful gourmet dishes make it the perfect NOLA fine dining experience. If you’re on the go and need a quick bite, check out Dat Dog for a Guinness dog or Vaucresson hot sausage on a vegan bun with crawfish etouffee, blackberry sauce, Nana’s slaw, and Chicago sweet relish. Dat Dog also offers a variety of specialty vegan sausages, including its smoked apple sage and vegan bratwurst. For iconic New Orleans pastries, rumor has it Café du Monde serves the best beignets in Louisiana.

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Frequently Asked Questions Flights to NOLA

How to get cheap flights to New Orleans?

If you plan to travel to New Orleans during Spring Break, festival season, or summer, finding an affordable flight to New Orleans can seem impossible. With Hotwire, it’s simple and easy. With deals on 16 flights, you’re sure to find one that matches your budget. If you need to book a last-minute flight to New Orleans or want to take advantage of the best deals, book a Hotwire Hot Rate to save up to 60% off your flight and book a deal for as low as $64.

What is the name of the New Orleans airport?

The name of the New Orleans airport is Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY). The hotel features restaurants, shops, lounges, and more. It also features a car rental center that has car rental types ranging from SUVs to mid-size sedans. Book the perfect New Orleans car rental at MSY with Hotwire. If you’re into budget vacationing, book a last-minute car rental with Hotwire Hot Rates. Don’t want to drive too far to a hotel? Opt for a stay near the airport.

What airport is best to fly into New Orleans?

New Orleans has a few airports. Its most premier and only commercial airport is MSY. If you book a flight to New Orleans with Hotwire, your plane will land at MSY. The city also has a private charter airport—Lakefront Airport. This airport serves as a flight school and private charter airport. Louisiana has one more major airport located over 4 hours away in Shreveport, Louisiana. Be sure to book your flight to MSY to land in New Orleans.

What is the cheapest month to fly to New Orleans?

Spring through August is considered the high season in New Orleans, and prices are usually higher during the holidays (November through December). August is generally a cheaper month to book a flight to New Orleans.

Is it safe to travel to New Orleans?

With all the recent COVID-19 closures and reopenings, many people are wondering, “Is it safe to travel to New Orleans right now?” When you travel, be sure to keep up with any destination updates or restrictions. Stay safe by referring to the guidance on traveling during the coronavirus pandemic when booking your next trip.

New Orleans Flight Information
Destination AirportLouis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.
Destination Airport IATA CodeMSY
Airlines ServingAmerican Airlines, Delta, Spirit Airlines, United
Number Of Airlines Serving4
Flight Price$176
Popular AirlineUnited

Last Minute Hotel Deals in New Orleans

Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
300 Julia St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is $89 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Fantastic staff. They took great care of me. The hotel is super close to everything, so getting around is easy."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA, 70116
The price is $159 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 11
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,348 reviews)
"Place was clean / safe they were even filming a movie while we stayed there"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2022

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
4.5 out of 5
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is $99 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,114 reviews)
Nice hotel.
"Very nice hotel. Quick service. Rooms were clean. Bed just uncomfortable. Make sure if you valet that you take all your valuables out.."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
621 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is $134 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy 2 bars/lounges, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,354 reviews)
Great with two quirks.
"Loved the hotel and the employees. Two negatives. First, our room must have been near a service person closet or something. Every morning around 7:15-7:30 I was awoken by very large and loud thumping/slamming. The second issue was they were filming a TV show during our stay, so the restaurant and ..."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Omni Riverfront Hotel
Omni Riverfront Hotel
4 out of 5
701 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is $98 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (999 reviews)
"This is my second visit to the city of New Orleans and each time my stay has been at the Omni Riverfront. Very happy with the Omni’s service, staff, room, location and convenience."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Omni Riverfront Hotel
SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
301 Saint Joseph St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is $94 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center
French Market Inn
French Market Inn
3 out of 5
509 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is $109 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 11
Stay at this 3-star historic hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"If there was free breakfast i would give 5 stars. That was the only thing missing.."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

French Market Inn
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
4 out of 5
535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
The price is $98 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in New Orleans. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,425 reviews)
"Great old hotel. Staff super friendly. Unique at the desk was superb"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Hotels With Free Airport Shuttle

Comfort Suites Airport
Comfort Suites Airport
2.5 out of 5
2710 Idaho Ave, Kenner, LA, 70062
The price is $99 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this hotel in Kenner. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Rooms were not the cleanest, but it served its purpose"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2022

Comfort Suites Airport
Comfort Inn New Orleans Airport South
Comfort Inn New Orleans Airport South
2.5 out of 5
10151 Airline Hwy, Saint Rose, LA, 70087
The price is $113 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Saint Rose. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Nice place, friendly people. They only shuttle people every 1-11/2 hours so you need to think ahead"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Comfort Inn New Orleans Airport South
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport
3 out of 5
4535 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA, 70065
The price is $119 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kenner. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
Close to MSY
"It was an affordable and comfortable hotel with close proximity to the New Orleans International airport. Unfortunately, their airport shuttle service was not available during our stay."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport
Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport
Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport
3 out of 5
6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA, 70003
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Metairie. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Absolutely loved it! Very clean friendly staff and my children enjoyed the pool from 8 pm to 9:30pm !! Great price too!!"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport
Hilton New Orleans Airport
Hilton New Orleans Airport
3.5 out of 5
901 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA, 70062
The price is $138 per night from Aug 13 to Aug 14
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Kenner. Enjoy WiFi, a free airport shuttle, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"The front desk workers were extremely helpful."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Hilton New Orleans Airport
Comfort Inn & Suites New Orleans Airport North
Comfort Inn & Suites New Orleans Airport North
2.5 out of 5
1501 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Kenner, LA, 70062
The price is $103 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Kenner. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (442 reviews)
"ok hotel for a night and the price $98. broken window coverings, had to request bath towels because none in the room, close to the airport, quick check in, breakfast was ok, easy access to hotel"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Comfort Inn & Suites New Orleans Airport North
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.