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

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

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

All the information you need to plan the best MCI to CHI flight in 2022: compare Kansas City to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
MCI - CHI
Price
$116 - $328
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Rainfall
1.7 - 4.9 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

Average price

$232

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$116

From Kansas City to Chicago (CHI)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Kansas City to Chicago (MCI - CHI)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 50% on flights from Kansas City to Chicago by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Kansas City to Chicago?

Leaving on a Friday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 27% on the overall cost on flights from Kansas City to Chicago.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 68% by booking at least 28 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Kansas City to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $310.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in January. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Chicago. Flights to Chicago from Kansas City in August are about $242 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $77.

Cheap flights from Kansas City to Chicago in May, June 2022

The best prices found for MCI to CHI flights for May, June
28 Jun - 30 Jun
$240pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
29 Jun - 3 Jul
$261pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
13 Jun - 15 Jun
$265pp
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

Kansas City to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Kansas City found for this year
20 Dec - 7 Jan
$240pp
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
13 Sep - 17 Sep
$247pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
19 Dec - 1 Jan
$249pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Kansas City

Save time with Kansas City to Chicago direct flight deals
13 Sep - 11 Oct
$240pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
5 Nov - 7 Nov
$260pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
29 Jun - 3 Jul
$261pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple 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 to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Kansas City, departing today and this week
22 May - 19 Jun
$291pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
22 May - 24 May
$331pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
26 May - 29 May
$344pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City

One-way flights to Chicago from Kansas City

The cheapest one-way flights from Kansas City to Chicago
11:42 am - 4:33 am
Frontier
1 Stop
16h 51m
MCI - MDW
Frontier
$135
Kiwi.com
2:55 am - 7:57 am
Delta
1 Stop
5h 02m
MCI - ORD
Delta
$201
Delta
2:25 am - 3:54 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 29m
MCI - ORD
United Airlines
$210
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Kansas City to Chicago

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 45 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 6 different airlines.

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. United Airlines, American 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 United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Kansas City to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kansas City to Chicago for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $240, but on average you can expect to pay $265.

Are there nonstop flights from Kansas City to Chicago for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Kansas City to Chicago under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Kansas City to Chicago is less than $298.

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

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

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

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Tuesday.

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

Per day, 1 flight departs from Kansas City to Chicago on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Kansas City to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Kansas City to Chicago in 1h 36m. Fly via American Airlines, Delta, or Frontier to get the fastest option. The distance between Kansas City and Chicago is about 404 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

American Airlines, at $247, was found to be the cheapest airline from Kansas City to Chicago.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Delta and Frontier.

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

$120 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 $128 and $129, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Kansas City to Chicago?

On average you can expect to pay $410 for a flight from Kansas City to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $94 while the most popular route, (Kansas City - Chicago Midway) is currently priced at $268.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Kansas City to Chicago?

The most popular airlines flying from Kansas City to Chicago are Major Airline, American Airlines and Delta. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Kansas City to Chicago?

Before booking your flight to Chicago from Kansas City, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Qatar Airways (96%), Royal Jordanian (93%), SkyWest Airlines( 92%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chicago from Kansas City?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Chicago within the United States

Most visitors from Kansas City need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chicago.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Kansas City must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Kansas City are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

Do I need a test to fly back to Kansas City from Chicago?

Returning to Kansas City from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Kansas City.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Kansas City.

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Alternative routes for Kansas City 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 to Chicago.
Flight duration from MCI to Chicago
1h 33m
Average temperature for May in Chicago
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chicago
4.3 ″

Airports servicing Kansas City

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 3 airlines flying from Kansas City to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Kansas City 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
Delta
$72 $258 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$103 $220 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$114 $259 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Kansas City to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Kansas City towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 39% of MCI to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 32% of MCI to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 25% of MCI to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 4% of MCI to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Kansas City to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Kansas City to Chicago.
Sunday
46 daily flights
Monday
46 daily flights
Tuesday
46 daily flights
Wednesday
43 daily flights
Thursday
46 daily flights
Friday
45 daily flights
Saturday
43 daily flights
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