Cheap Flight Deals From New Orleans (MSY) to Chicago (CHI) Starting at $53

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Airfares from $53 One Way, $107 Round Trip from New Orleans to Chicago

Prices starting at $107 for return flights and $53 for one-way flights to Chicago were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from New Orleans to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA Code
Destination Airport IATA Code
838 mi
Direct Flight Airlines
American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Aer Lingus, Copa Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, Turkish Airlines, SAS, Royal Jordanian, ANA, Lufthansa, British Airways, Gulf Air
Earliest Flight Arrival
2:48PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival
11:50PM UTC

Travel from New Orleans to Chicago

When you’re ready to exit the “Big Easy” and jaunt off to “Chi-town,” be sure to visit to find the best possible deals on flights from New Orleans to Chicago. New Orleans is a laid-back Southern party town, while Chicago exudes a sophisticated atmosphere. A visit to the progressive Northern metropolis of Chicago will show you new ways to have a good time.

Departing New Orleans

Travelers will fly out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Named after the famous jazz musician, the airport is located just ten miles west of the center of New Orleans. You can take a bus to the terminal or get a taxi for around $31. If you’ve got some time before boarding, you’ll find a number of restaurants, lounges, and shops inside the airport. If you’ll be driving your vehicle to the airport, various parking options are available at rates as low as $13 per day.

Enjoying Chicago

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is located eighteen miles from downtown. A taxi ride from the airport to the downtown area costs around $38. The city’s public transportation is efficient and affordable. The Chicago Transit Authority runs a stable of trains and buses that cover the whole metro area. Unlimited visitor passes are $5.75 per day, $14 for three days, and just $23 for a week. In the warm summer months, check out the unique water taxi service. However you get around, you’ll find Chicago has a lot to offer. The Museum Campus area is home to some of the world’s finest museums. The Lincoln Park Zoo is free to visitors, and it’s open every day of the year. There are many ethnic neighborhoods, which offer amazingly diverse cuisine and cultural activities. Check out a Cubs game in the summer or a Bears game in the colder months. You can enjoy one of Chicago’s many festivals, such as the annual Taste of Chicago or Lollapalooza. Laugh yourself silly in Old Town at a Second City comedy show. Be sure to stop by Lincoln Park’s Steppenwolf Theatre and catch one of its groundbreaking shows. Chicago is a Northern city with cold and snowy winters and January lows averaging about 17°F. Summers are comfortable with high temperatures averaging 80 to 85°F. Whenever you decide to visit Chicago, you’ll have a wide range of entertainment and dining opportunities to choose from.

Planning Your Trip

Be sure to check for the best deals on flights from New Orleans to Chicago. Expand your search to hotels and rental cars to maximize your savings. When you arrive in Chicago, plan on taking in the sights and scenes this sprawling city has to offer.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from New Orleans to Chicago now?
The Covid-19 Travel Advisor can help you with questions about quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when catching a flight from New Orleans to Chicago.
Are there non-stop flights from New Orleans to Chicago?
You betcha. As a matter of fact, there are 3 airlines that will take you straight from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport to O’Hare Airport. Lock in your ticket with one of these popular carriers:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines

What is the shortest flight from New Orleans to Chicago?
It can take as little as 2 hours and 50 minutes to jet from MSY to MDW. Relax and enjoy the trip, because you’ll be walking through arrivals before long.
What airlines fly from New Orleans to Chicago most frequently?
There are a couple of airlines offering frequent flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY) to O’Hare Airport, including United Airlines (UA). Popular with travelers, it operates 73 flights on this route each month. Alternatively, reserve your favorite seat with American Airlines (AA). You’ll have 60 monthly flights between New Orleans and Chicago to choose from with this carrier.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Chicago?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Chicago have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Chicago with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Chicago without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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