Flights to New Orleans

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Last minute flights to New Orleans

Departure Mon, 20 Apr Return Thu, 23 Apr
LHR London
MSY New Orleans
return from £338
Departure Mon, 13 Apr Return Tue, 21 Apr
MAN Manchester
MSY New Orleans
return from £511
Departure Wed, 15 Apr Return Wed, 22 Apr
EDI Edinburgh
MSY New Orleans
return from £448
Departure Sun, 29 Mar Return Wed, 01 Apr
ATL Atlanta
MSY New Orleans
return from £79
Popular flight routes to New Orleans
London - New Orleans
return from £591
Manchester - New Orleans
return from £580
Edinburgh - New Orleans
return from £888
Birmingham - New Orleans
return from £610
New York - New Orleans
return from £206
Orlando - New Orleans
return from £160

Trips to New Orleans

New Orleans travel

Draped along the banks of the Mississippi River lies the mesmerising and electrifying New Orleans. Trips to New Orleans offer visitors a cultural melting pot and musical mecca, where you can toe-tap to the sultry rhythm and sounds of jazz, blues, gospel and boogie-woogie round the clock. Vacations in New Orleans are also famous for its vibrant Creole culture, fiery Cajun cuisine and 17th century French Quarter, which reflect the city's spirited influence from French, African and American cultures. The sound of horse-drawn carriages clip-clop along the road and steamboat tours chug contentedly along the river. Visitors in late winter can revel in the Mardi Gras celebrations - grab a cool beer and enjoy the show. Check out our offers flight + hotel to New Orleans!

Things to do and places to see in New Orleans

With such a melting pot of cultural influences, there is much to see and do in New Orleans. Many of the city's main sights are inside or within walking distance of the French Quarter, where most of the action takes place, and the Central Business District and Warehouse District are nearby. Amongst the 17th century architecture of wrought iron balconies and colonial style arcades are hotels, restaurants, quaint shops, historical buildings and a plethora of music and entertainment hot spots. Visitors wishing to get to the leafy Garden District can ride on a historical street car.

When visiting New Orleans, be sure to:

  • Browse the eclectic range of antique stores, jewellery shops and used books stores around Royal Street
  • Hit the lively bars and entertainment venues along Bourbon Street at night to experience the quintessential local night out
  • Marvel at the historic buildings in Jackson Square including Saint Louis Cathedral, Presbytere and Cabildo, both now Louisiana State Museums
  • Don't miss the frenetic Mardi Gras celebrations if you are visiting during the lead up to Shrove Tuesday
  • See a jazz concert at Preservation Hall
  • Catch your breath in New Orleans City Park, home of the Botanical Gardens
  • Stroll through the leafy suburbs of the Garden District
  • Take a paddle steamer cruise down the Mississippi in Steamboat Natchez
  • Taste mouth watering local flavours at a local Creole seafood restaurant
  • Visit the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum - if you dare!
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New Orleans airports

Flights to New Orleans land at the city's main airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, located in Jefferson County.

  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

    Top airlines

    A number of airlines operate cheap flights to New Orleans including: Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines.

    Location

    Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is about 11 miles west of the city centre.

    Transport options

    Access to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is provided by Interstate 10 from the east and west, and Interstate 59 from the north. Visitors travelling by bus can take the shuttle bus service or the Express Bus E2 or 202 to the city centre. Taxis and limousine transportation are also available. Buses, taxis and limousines can also connect with Union Station.

FAQ's about New Orleans

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to New Orleans at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £79 to New Orleans. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to New Orleans.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to New Orleans?
The top month to book flights to New Orleans is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for New Orleans flights is January. In third place: August. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to New Orleans, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to New Orleans?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to New Orleans is... October. The next best month to travel to New Orleans is April. And let's not forget September, the third top choice for when to go to New Orleans. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to New Orleans is January.
✈️ Which airlines fly to New Orleans from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to New Orleans include:
- Virgin Atlantic, which flies from London and Manchester to New Orleans plus from Edinburgh
- British Airways, which has flights from London and Glasgow as well as Edinburgh to New Orleans
- Delta Air Lines, with flights from London to New Orleans and Edinburgh and also from Birmingham

Indirect flights from the UK to New Orleans include:
- Delta Air Lines, which flies from London and Edinburgh and also from Manchester
- Virgin Atlantic, with flights from London and Manchester to New Orleans plus Glasgow
- United Airlines, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as from Edinburgh to New Orleans
🕑 How long before a flight to New Orleans should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to New Orleans, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to New Orleans departing from over 49 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to New Orleans at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of New Orleans’s airport?
New Orleans is served by 3 airport[s]. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 49 cities, such as London, Manchester and Edinburgh, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is New Orleans’s airport from the city centre?
New Orleans’s airport Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located 12 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to New Orleans’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.97 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to New Orleans centre is around 3.88 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in New Orleans. Pick your preferred car type and get from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to New Orleans city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to New Orleans city centre?
There are many ways to get from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to central New Orleans:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to New Orleans city centre when driving is 27 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to New Orleans city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 53 mins.
By Bus:
Commuting from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to central New Orleans by Bus takes around 1 hour 4 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to New Orleans?
If you are going to New Orleans, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 12.80 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 42.68 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 5.43 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 2.91 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 4.66 GBP
  • - Coffee: 3.25 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.37 GBP
  • - Water: 1.04 GBP

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