Flights from Orlando (MCO) to New Orleans (MSY)

Trade the magic and sunshine of Orlando for the dazzle, charm, and culture of the Big Easy when you fly with Southwest Airlines®. Southwest® flies direct from Orlando International Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at prices that’ll make you wonder why you haven’t gone already. Book your flight with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from start to finish. Have flexible travel dates? Put your travel window into the Low Fare Calendar and see the lowest ticket prices for each day of the month. Explore Southwest Vacations® for deals on flights, rental cars, hotels, and more.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 1 hour 49 minutes

Departing from: Orlando International Airport (MCO)

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


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/9/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 10/9/2020.

Explore New Orleans

You’ll feel like you’re part of the group of saints as they go marching in when you deplane at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Rent a car, call a ride share or cab, or hop on a bus from the RTA or the JET—they leave nine times daily and will whisk you right into downtown New Orleans. Begin your vacation adventure with a tour—bar tours, food tours, cemetery tours, haunted location tours, swamp tours, history tours—it’s all here and waiting for you to take advantage! Tour the city and see where its own special brand of mystery and magic will pull you.

Exploring sure does work up an appetite, and you’re likely to find lots of places to grab a bite while on your adventure. Hungry for seafood? There are fresh options everywhere. Authentic soul food abounds as well. Cajun and Creole options cannot be missed—why come to New Orleans if not to avail yourself of its signature cuisines? Have a sweet tooth? Finish your meal with beignets, or try bananas Foster, which was first made in Nawlins.

If you find yourself in town for Mardi Gras, be sure to catch some of the fun. Bands, parades, and beads—fun for the whole family, but also great for a group of singles looking for a rowdy night on the town. No matter how you decide to spend your time in New Orleans, when you book with Southwest Airlines you’ll have a little bit more money in your pocket to spend on whatever takes your fancy.

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

Making a memorable trip from Orlando to New Orleans is about more than scoring a great deal on flights. 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, 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 Orlando to New Orleans?

The average flight time from Orlando to New Orleans is 1 hour 49 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Orlando to New Orleans occur daily?

There are 12 flights daily from Orlando to New Orleans on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Orlando to New Orleans?

Southwest flies nonstop from Orlando to New Orleans once daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Orlando to New Orleans?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Orlando 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 Orlando to New Orleans?

Yes! Flights from Orlando 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 Orlando to New Orleans?

Check the status of your upcoming Southwest flight here.

Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Orlando to New Orleans with Southwest?

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