Flights from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to New Orleans (MSY)

Charm City may lose some of its luster after you explore the Big Easy. Book a direct Southwest Airlines® flight from Baltimore/Washington International Airport/Thurgood Marshall to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and be confident that the process will be straightforward. If you have flexible travel dates, check out the Low Fare Calendar and find the lowest fares for each day of the month. Explore Southwest Vacations® for more deals on everything you need to round out your trip, including rental cars, hotels, and more.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Departing from: Baltimore/Washington International Airport/Thurgood Marshall (BWI)

Arriving at: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)


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*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 8/4/2020 and 1/4/2021, as of 8/4/2020.

Explore New Orleans

Let yourself be taken in by the deep, rich lure of the lore, culture, and history of the Big Easy. Whether you’re in the mood for dark, spooky history or cheerful street festivals, there’s something waiting for you in this bayou town. When you deplane at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, you can rent a car, call a ride share, or hop on public transit provided by RTA or JET and get right on the way into your adventure.

While you’re seeing the sights, don’t forget to take advantage of the unique food culture of New Orleans. Bid your diet farewell and sample a little bit of everything: Creole and Cajun cuisines, soul food, unique local desserts (like beignets and bananas Foster), and fresh seafood. Then walk off your culinary tourism with one of dozens of tours. Swamp tours, neighborhood tours, food and drink tours, and even cemetery and haunted location tours are available. See what New Orleans has to offer beyond Bourbon Street and the French Quarter.

Whether you’re heading to New Orleans to join the Mardi Gras festivities in early spring, to explore the storied history and unique culture that the bayou breeds, or for no real reason in particular, you can do it all.

Travel tips


Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


Bags fly free

Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest travel experience

At Southwest Airlines, we know that putting together a fun and memorable trip from Baltimore/Washington International Airport/Thurgood Marshall to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is about more than scoring a cheap flight. That’s why we go the extra mile every step of the way to make sure your travel is as smooth as possible. Learn more about the Southwest Experience and book your next flight to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Whether you’re traveling for work or play, alone or with the whole family, for a weeks-long trip or just passing through, booking with Southwest is straightforward. Low fares. No hidden fees. That’s Transfarency®, and it applies whether you’re flying to New Orleans or any one of our other dozens of destinations. Stay up to date with our latest flight deals when you enroll in our Click 'N Save® emails. Looking for tours, activities, and more hidden gems to add to your New Orleans experience? Check out Southwest Airlines Experiences and earn Rapid Rewards points when you fly.

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.