The cheapest times to fly from RNO to MSY are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • July 16th to December 16th (except the weeks of July 23rd, November 19th, and November 26th)

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 RNO to MSY is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $944 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $279 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Reno, NV (RNO) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $298 to $585 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $299. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $560. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $261 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $415 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RNO to MSY flight.

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

RNO to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RNO to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Reno. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below 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 $155 (30%) 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 $363. Return trip prices are from the MSY to RNO 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 RNO to MSY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Reno/Tahoe International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1789 miles or 2879 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RNO to MSY flight is about 4 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Reno, NV and New Orleans, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 97 available flights from RNO to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRNO
Origination airport nameReno/Tahoe International Airport
CityReno, NV
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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