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Chicago to New Orleans Last modified: Oct 18, 2021 10:15 -04:00

We've scanned 1,972,836 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to New Orleans. Spirit & 00 frequently offer the best deals to New Orleans flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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CHIMSY
Sat 11/27
1 stop
MSYCHI
Mon 11/29
1 stop
00
CHIMSY
Mon 11/1
nonstop
MSYCHI
Thu 11/4
nonstop
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CHIMSY
Wed 10/27
nonstop
MSYCHI
Fri 11/5
nonstop
Frontier
CHIMSY
Mon 10/25
1 stop
MSYCHI
Thu 10/28
1 stop
$171

How Much is a Flight from Chicago to New Orleans?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to New Orleans, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $50.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to New Orleans?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Chicago to New Orleans based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Chicago to New Orleans?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chicago to New Orleans.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $46 $65
7-14 days $51 $171
14-21 days $56 $110
21-30 days $56 $465
30-60 days $20 $19
60-90 days $56 $146
90+ days $51 $197

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to New Orleans

We've examined 3,945,672 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to New Orleans is Saturday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$51$51$56$55$58$19$56

Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to New Orleans by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Chicago to New Orleans flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October Chicago New Orleans 00 10/25/21 10/28/21 0 $56
November Chicago New Orleans Spirit 11/27/21 11/29/21 1 $19
December Chicago New Orleans 00 12/6/21 12/10/21 0 $51
January Chicago New Orleans 00 1/5/22 1/19/22 0 $56
February Chicago New Orleans 00 2/2/22 2/9/22 0 $51
March Chicago New Orleans 00 3/3/22 3/7/22 0 $159
April Chicago New Orleans 00 4/13/22 4/21/22 0 $283
May Chicago New Orleans 00 5/14/22 5/17/22 0 $112

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to New Orleans

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Chicago to New Orleans. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

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$465
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to New Orleans

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to New Orleans is $129.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to New Orleans is $164.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to New Orleans.

Weekly Direct Flights from Chicago to New Orleans - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 06:45 15:55
United 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 02:45 16:15

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chicago to New Orleans

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to New Orleans. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to New Orleans is $74.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to New Orleans is $166.

Chicago to New Orleans Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Chicago to New Orleans?
Answer: The average Chicago to New Orleans flight time is 2 hours and 18 minutes.
Question: How far is New Orleans from Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to New Orleans is 837 miles (1,347 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to New Orleans?
Answer: There are 33 direct flights from Chicago to New Orleans.
Question: What are the most popular Chicago airlines for direct flights from Chicago to New Orleans?
Answer: United Airlines provides 60% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and New Orleans.

Chicago to New Orleans Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and New Orleans. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from Chicago to New Orleans