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
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
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

Round-trip from

$116

From Kansas City to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$81

One-way flight 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 in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 12% on flights from Kansas City to Chicago by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Kansas City to Chicago in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MCI to CHI flights for October, November
9 Nov - 10 Nov
$127pp
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
10 Nov - 10 Nov
$135pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
5 Nov - 7 Nov
$137pp
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

Kansas City to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Kansas City found for this year
9 Nov - 10 Nov
$127pp
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
10 Nov - 10 Nov
$135pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
5 Nov - 7 Nov
$137pp
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Kansas City

Save time with Kansas City to Chicago direct flight deals
19 Jan - 20 Jan
$127pp
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
16 Jan - 25 Jan
$137pp
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
16 Jan - 28 Jan
$147pp
MCI
Kansas City
American 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
5 Nov - 7 Nov
$137pp
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$154pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MCI
Kansas City
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$155pp
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

The cheapest one-way flights from Kansas City to Chicago
1:23 am - 7:18 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
5h 55m
MCI - ORD
American Airlines
3:58 pm - 7:34 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
27h 36m
MCI - ORD
Frontier
$90
Kiwi.com
1:30 am - 8:03 am
Delta
1 Stop
6h 33m
MCI - MDW
Delta
$97
Delta

Related info for your journey

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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 41 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 7 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. 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.

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 United Airlines for just $127, but on average you can expect to pay $147.

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 $184.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kansas City to Chicago for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Kansas City to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 62 flights depart from Kansas City to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 3% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 44% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 29% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 24% 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 38m. Fly via United Airlines, American Airlines, or Spirit Airlines 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?

United Airlines, at $127, was found to be the cheapest airline from Kansas City to Chicago.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include American Airlines and Spirit Airlines. United Airlines is currently priced 47% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$64 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from American Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Spirit Airlines and Frontier, with prices starting from $65 and $67, respectively.

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: Cathay Pacific (100%), Air Wisconsin (100%), Aer Lingus( 98%).

What are the cheapest flights from Kansas City to Chicago?

On average you can expect to pay $252 for a flight from Kansas City to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $48 while the most popular route, (Kansas City - Chicago O'Hare Intl) is currently priced at $127.

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 72 hours 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 72 hours 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 39m
Average temperature for October in Chicago
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chicago
2.6 ″

Airports servicing Kansas City

Airports servicing 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
United Airlines
$109 $274 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$114 $271 No cancel fee 71%
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 62% of MCI to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 29% of MCI to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% 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
24 daily flights
Monday
42 daily flights
Tuesday
52 daily flights
Wednesday
53 daily flights
Thursday
43 daily flights
Friday
45 daily flights
Saturday
28 daily flights
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