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 Tuesday and return on a Saturday

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 2021: compare Kansas City 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 to Chicago

One-way from

$87

One-way flight from Kansas City 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 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 0% 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?

To save on the cost of your flight from Kansas City to Chicago, book at least 20 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 10% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $137 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $157.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chicago from Kansas City. Prices for April average $135 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $33. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 49% on your journey compared to booking in April

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Kansas City to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 12% on airfare.

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

The best prices found for MCI to CHI flights for May, June
16 Jun - 20 Jun
$182pp
MCI
Kansas City
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
14 Jun - 16 Jun
$193pp
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
16 Jun - 20 Jun
$196pp
MCI
Kansas City
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Allegiant Air
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

Kansas City to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Kansas City found for this year
8 Sep - 16 Sep
$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
8 Sep - 11 Sep
$141pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
13 Oct - 16 Oct
$142pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Kansas City

Save time with Kansas City to Chicago direct flight deals
8 Sep - 16 Sep
$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
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
23 Sep - 7 Oct
$170pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American 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
18 May - 20 May
$221pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
19 May - 22 May
$227pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
18 May - 22 May
$228pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

One-way flights to Chicago from Kansas City

The cheapest one-way flights from Kansas City to Chicago
2:36 pm - 2:23 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
23h 47m
MCI - MDW
Allegiant Air
$87
Gotogate
4:09 am - 5:42 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 33m
MCI - ORD
United Airlines
$115
United
3:10 am - 4:51 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 41m
MCI - ORD
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Kansas City 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 27 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 7 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kansas City to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $133, but on average you can expect to pay $158.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Kansas City to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Kansas City to Chicago is less than $232.

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?

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

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

Per day, 5 flights depart from Kansas City to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% 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 to Chicago?

Departing from Kansas City to Chicago will take you 1h 25m. There are 404 mi between Kansas City and Chicago. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, American Airlines ($133), Delta ($151), and United Airlines ($153) offers the cheapest pricing from Kansas City to Chicago. American Airlines is currently priced 44% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with United Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $67. American Airlines flights start at $74 while deals on Delta start at $76 one-way.

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
1h 28m
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 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
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 to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Kansas City towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 56% of MCI to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 39% 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 to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Kansas City to Chicago.
Sunday
27 daily flights
Monday
33 daily flights
Tuesday
29 daily flights
Wednesday
25 daily flights
Thursday
26 daily flights
Friday
28 daily flights
Saturday
25 daily flights
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