Flights from Houston (HOU) to New Orleans (MSY)

Bid Bayou City farewell for the bayou vibes of the Big Easy! Southwest Airlines® flies direct from William P. Hobby Airport /Houston Hobby to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at prices that’ll make you wonder why you haven’t visited sooner. Book your flight from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Have flexible travel dates? Plug your window into the Low Fare Calendar and see our cheapest flights on each day. Create a whole vacation of savings with Southwest Vacations®, where you’ll find great deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more.

Start packing your bags and book your flight from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans now!

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Flight details

Average flight time: 1 hour 6 minutes

Departing from: William P. Hobby Airport / Houston Hobby (HOU)

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


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

Explore New Orleans

The bayou is calling. The rich culture and deep history of New Orleans awaits you when you deplane at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Let the local lore and legends of Crescent City cast their spell upon you—book a car, call a ride share, or hop on the public transit system and see which wonders will draw you to them. There are nine daily departures from the airport to downtown between the RTA and the JET bus systems, so keeping your carbon footprint small doesn’t have to stop when you’re in the Big Easy.

New Orleans is known as a party town. A music town. Even a spooky town. But it’s also a food town. Whether you want to strap on the ol’ feedbag for some street food or dive bar fare, or indulge in Michelin-starred cuisine, it’s all there for the taking. Explore the rich tastes and deep history of Cajun and Creole cuisines and soul food. Have fresh, flavorful seafood dishes. Have New Orleans-invented classics like a po’ boy, muffaletta sandwiches, and bananas Foster. Top it all off with some classic southern cocktails.

Whether you’re fixing to explore historic cemeteries, take a fan boat ride, or dance the night away, after you book with Southwest you can focus on everything New Orleans has to offer. What’re you waiting for? Your adventure awaits.

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®1

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


The Southwest® travel experience

Having a memorable trip from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans is about more than scoring a great deal on a direct flight. That’s why we go the extra mile every step of the way. 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, 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.

Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans?

The average flight time from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans is 1 hour 6 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans occur daily?

There are 13 flights daily from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans?

Southwest flies nonstop from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans 3 times daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

You can rent a car at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans?

Yes! Flights from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans?

Check the status of your upcoming Southwest flight here.

Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Houston (Hobby) to New Orleans with Southwest?

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