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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 Wednesday and return on a Saturday

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

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

$83

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 2% 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 in the evening could potentially save you up to 7% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Kansas City to Chicago in February, March 2021

4 Mar - 8 Mar
$116pp
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
16 Mar - 18 Mar
$127pp
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
2 Mar - 9 Mar
$128pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

Kansas City to Chicago 2021 flight deals

1 Apr - 6 Apr
$100pp
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
4 Mar - 8 Mar
$116pp
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
15 Apr - 19 Apr
$122pp
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Kansas City

29 Mar - 31 Mar
$155pp
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
24 May - 5 Jun
$171pp
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
11 Mar - 15 Mar
$175pp
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 to Chicago

4 Mar - 8 Mar
$116pp
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
2 Mar - 9 Mar
$127pp
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
2 Mar - 9 Mar
$128pp
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

1:40 pm - 2:07 pm
Frontier
2 Stops
24h 27m
MCI - ORD
Frontier
$83
Gotogate
1:00 am - 7:10 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
6h 10m
MCI - ORD
American Airlines
2:24 pm - 6:26 pm
Spirit Airlines
3 Stops
28h 02m
MCI - ORD
Spirit Airlines
$86
Gotogate

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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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Kansas City to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Kansas City to Chicago. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kansas City to Chicago for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $100, but on average you can expect to pay $134.

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 $225.

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?

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, 10 flights depart from Kansas City to Chicago on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 10% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 40% 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 33m. 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, Spirit Airlines ($100), Frontier ($116), and United Airlines ($155) offers the cheapest pricing from Kansas City to Chicago. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 58% 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 Frontier, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $47. Spirit Airlines flights start at $73 while deals on American Airlines start at $78 one-way.

Alternative routes for Kansas City to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Flight duration
1h 38m
Average temperature for February in Chicago
39.2 °F
Avg rainfall for February in Chicago
1.0 ″

Airports servicing Kansas City

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 5 airlines flying from Kansas City to Chicago

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

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 53% of MCI to CHI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 32% of MCI to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 15% of MCI to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of MCI to CHI departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Kansas City to Chicago
Sunday
28 daily flights
Monday
28 daily flights
Tuesday
16 daily flights
Wednesday
13 daily flights
Thursday
24 daily flights
Friday
23 daily flights
Saturday
11 daily flights
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