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More About Flying To New Orleans from St. Louis

Route Information for Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans

Origin Airport IATA Code STL
Destination Airport IATA Code MSY
Distance 605 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Southwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 4:00AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 4:00AM UTC

Travel from St. Louis to New Orleans

Pack your bags and head south to New Orleans for an experience the Midwest life in St. Louis doesn't offer. If you are on a tight budget, check Orbitz.com for some of the best rates on hotel rooms, ground transportation, and flights from St. Louis to New Orleans.

Departing St. Louis

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is located off Interstate 70 at Cypress Road, and it is the main air service provider for the St. Louis region. This airport is easy to navigate and it includes plenty of convenient parking options at reasonable rates including a $7 and $9 daily rate in Lot C and Lot D; both of these lots include free shuttle service to and from your terminal. Taxis and the MetroLink train are popular forms of transportation to the airport from many locations throughout the city. For hungry travelers, each terminal has a variety of dining options including Starbucks, Chili's, and Burger King.

Experiencing New Orleans

New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana and borders Lake Pontchartrain. The city has a large French culture, but that is only a small portion of the rich diversity you will discover in New Orleans. When you arrive, you'll land at New Orleans International Airport, which is about ten miles from downtown. The airport has taxis, shuttles, and car rental services located onsite to get you to your destination. With average high temperatures around 93ºF in July and August, summers are normally quite warm and muggy. The winter months are more comfortable with an average temperature in the mid-60s. The most exciting time to visit New Orleans is during Mardi Gras, which occurs yearly in February or March. Stop by the Audubon Zoo for a family day of fun, or the Confederate Memorial Museum for an interesting history lesson during your visit.

Getaway to New Orleans

Whether you're on a family vacation or a business trip, New Orleans has many exciting activities everyone of all ages will enjoy. With Orbitz.com, finding discounts on rental cars, hotel accommodations, and flights from St. Louis to New Orleans is the simple and smart way to stick to your budget.

Flights from St. Louis to New Orleans - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from St. Louis to New Orleans now?

Head to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most comprehensive information on quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when flying from St. Louis to New Orleans.

What is the shortest flight from St. Louis to New Orleans?

If the weather is good and all goes according to plan, you could be landing at Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY) from Lambert Field in just 2 hours and 56 minutes. With such a fast flight time, think about bringing carry-on luggage only.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to New Orleans?

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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to New Orleans 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 2020 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 the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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