The cheapest times to fly from MSY to GNV are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 14th to July 22nd
  • August 13th to September 30th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MSY to GNV is early September. Prices can be as high as $724 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $155 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Gainesville

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Gainesville, FL (GNV) will usually cost between $176 to $442 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $187. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $394. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $207 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $275 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to GNV flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSY to GNV route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MSY to GNV Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to GNV flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.36, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $156 (42%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $214. Return trip prices are from the GNV to MSY flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MSY to GNV can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from MSY to GNV while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from GNV
  • Usually 19.85% less expensive than GNV
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSY to MCO flights

Destination alternative #2: Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Tampa, FL

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from GNV
  • Usually 18.03% less expensive than GNV
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSY to TPA flights

Destination alternative #3: Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Melbourne, FL

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from GNV
  • Usually 6.56% less expensive than GNV
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to MLB flights

Destination alternative #4: Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) in Daytona Beach, FL

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from GNV
  • Usually 6.01% less expensive than GNV
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to DAB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MSY to GNV? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gainesville Regional Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 479 miles or 771 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MSY to GNV?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to GNV flight is about 1 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Gainesville, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from MSY to GNV.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMSY
Origination airport nameLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
CityNew Orleans, LA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeGNV
Destination airport nameGainesville Regional Airport
CityGainesville, FL
Countrythe United States


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