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Fares from $26 One Way, $51 Round Trip from New Orleans to Chicago

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More About Flying To Chicago from New Orleans

Flights from New Orleans to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from New Orleans to Chicago?

There are 3 airlines that fly direct from New Orleans, LA Airport (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), so get ready to hit that beautiful "book" button. One of these carriers will have your ideal flight:

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
What is the shortest flight from New Orleans to Chicago?

It can take as little as 2 hours and 33 minutes to get from New Orleans, LA Airport (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Settle in and enjoy those window views, because you'll be coming in to land before you know it.

What airlines fly from New Orleans to Chicago most frequently?

American Airlines (AA) offers 46 flights each month between New Orleans, LA Airport (MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Your next grand adventure is only a few clicks away. Also investigate the deals from United Airlines (UA). Offering 37 flights every month between New Orleans and Chicago, they'll ensure your journey is just as delightful as the destination.

Route Information for Flights from New Orleans to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeMSY
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance838 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Qatar Airways, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival9:08PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival9:08PM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 1, 2020

Got last row in back of plane and it didn't recline.

Jan 31, 2020

I didn’t like that they gave us separated seats when there were plenty empty seats and wouldn’t let anyone move. They just wanted money for us to change seats. We wouldn’t do it. Shame on them.

Jan 10, 2020

We made it to Chicago 20 mins ahead of expected time

Dec 22, 2019

Brought only carry on so no detail on luggage question. Flight was smooth and arrived early. Very easy all around. No stress flight

Nov 1, 2019

Wifi wasn't good; however, even though me and my girlfriend weren't a part of priority boarding, I asked the flight attendant if I could get a pair of headphones cause I seen the gentleman handing them out and the headphones I had were only Bluetooth. The lady was kind enough to get me a pair, it just made the flight more comfortable for me and the girlfriend. Thanks!!

Sep 20, 2019

Overall great service

Sep 13, 2019

Amazing service by flight staff!!!

Jul 30, 2019

Overall good experience!!

Jan 20, 2019

Rerouted travel plan successfully after primary flight cancelled due to weather.

Nov 14, 2018

Overall good, seat too narrow

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 Orbitz.com 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 Orbitz.com 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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.