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Chicago ORDNew Orleans MSY

Spirit Airlines

$61

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Chicago ORDNew Orleans MSY

Spirit Airlines

$30

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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to New Orleans. Book your trip to arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, or New Orleans, LA-Charles Poydras. The distance between Chicago and New Orleans is 1350 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Chicago and New Orleans have 234 direct flights per week.

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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Chicago, ORD can enter New Orleans, MSY.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to New Orleans?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and New Orleans takes around 2.6 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chicago and New Orleans?
The flight distance between Chicago and New Orleans is 1350 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chicago and New Orleans?
Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and New Orleans. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and Las Vegas, Guadalajara, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Tampa, Miami, London, Rome, Los Angeles, Madrid, Fort Myers, Athens, San Francisco, New York, Austin, Atlanta.
What are the most popular routes to and from New Orleans?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as New Orleans and Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Raleigh, New York, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Austin, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Boston, Portland.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, Quad City International, South Bend International, Central Illinois Regional, Muskegon County, Decatur.
What airports are near New Orleans?
The main airport in New Orleans is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International. It is also served by Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, Gulfport–Biloxi International, Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Lafayette Regional, Mobile Regional, Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional, Mobile Downtown Airport.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chicago and New Orleans?
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