Cheap flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago (MCI - CHI)

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The best prices from Kansas City Intl to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Kansas City Intl (MCI) to Chicago (CHI)

All the information you need to plan the best MCI to CHI flight in 2021: compare Kansas City Intl to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
MCI - CHI
Price
$116 - $328
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
0.7 - 4.3 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 52% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$116

From Kansas City Intl to Chicago

One-way from

$67

One-way flight from Kansas City Intl to Chicago

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Kansas City Intl to Chicago?

Sunday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Kansas City Intl to Chicago?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 20 days in advance, which can save you up to 10% on flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 20 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $137. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $157.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Kansas City Intl to Chicago?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Chicago from Kansas City Intl average $135. You can even find prices in April for less than $135, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $33. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Kansas City Intl. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 49%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Kansas City Intl to Chicago (MCI - CHI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Kansas City Intl to Chicago at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 12% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MCI to CHI flights for May, June
9 Jun - 12 Jun
$133pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
9 Jun - 12 Jun
$141pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
9 Jun - 12 Jun
$151pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

Kansas City Intl to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Kansas City Intl found for this year
6 Oct - 9 Oct
$133pp
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
26 Aug - 31 Aug
$141pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
9 Oct - 9 Oct
$142pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Kansas City Intl

Save time with Kansas City Intl to Chicago direct flight deals
6 Oct - 9 Oct
$133pp
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
1 Sep - 19 Sep
$153pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
3 Sep - 18 Sep
$170pp
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City

Last minute flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Kansas City Intl, departing today and this week
27 May - 1 Jun
$217pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
25 May - 27 May
$223pp
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
27 May - 2 Jun
$224pp
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

One-way flights to Chicago from Kansas City Intl

The cheapest one-way flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago
2:37 pm - 4:09 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 32m
MCI - ORD
United Airlines
$67
United
4:46 pm - 1:23 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
20h 37m
MCI - MDW
Allegiant Air
$85
Gotogate
6:08 am - 2:12 pm
Delta
2 Stops
8h 04m
MCI - ORD
Delta
$128
Delta

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Kansas City Intl</span> to <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Kansas City Intl to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Kansas City to Chicago due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Kansas City and Chicago for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Which airlines flying from Kansas City to Chicago have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Kansas City to Chicago have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like American Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Kansas City to Chicago?

Located just 17.4 mi from the city center, Kansas City is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Chicago from Kansas City. Booking flights from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago should be relatively easy as there are 29 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 7 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $133, but on average you can expect to pay $162.

Are there nonstop flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Kansas City Intl to Chicago is less than $234.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kansas City Intl to Chicago for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Kansas City to Chicago?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

How many flights depart from Kansas City Intl to Chicago on average per day?

Per day, 6 flights depart from Kansas City to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 83% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 17% of flight departures

Is Kansas City weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 90 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Chicago is generally colder than in Kansas City. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Kansas City Intl to Chicago?

Airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta fly from Kansas City Intl to Chicago in about 1h 28m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 2h 53m. Kansas City Intl and Chicago are separated by a distance of 404 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Kansas City Intl to Chicago round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Kansas City Intl to Chicago round-trip from $133. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are American Airlines, from $149, and Delta, from $151. United Airlines is 44% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Kansas City Intl to Chicago one-way?

$67 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from United Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on American Airlines and Delta, with prices starting from $74 and $76, respectively.

Alternative routes for Kansas City Intl to Chicago

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Kansas City Intl to Chicago.
Flight duration
1h 30m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Kansas City

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 airlines flying from Kansas City Intl to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Kansas City Intl to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$114 $271 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$109 $274 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$116 $320 No cancel fee N/A
Southwest
$285 $389 No cancel fee 63%
Linear Air Taxi
$5,132 $7,769 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Linear Air Taxi. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Hourly flight availability from Kansas City Intl to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Kansas City Intl towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 54% of MCI to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 41% of MCI to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% of MCI to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of MCI to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Kansas City Intl to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Kansas City Intl to Chicago.
Sunday
36 daily flights
Monday
30 daily flights
Tuesday
24 daily flights
Wednesday
26 daily flights
Thursday
28 daily flights
Friday
34 daily flights
Saturday
30 daily flights
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