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

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The best prices from Chicago to Kansas City are usually found in August or July, booked 49 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to MCI flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Kansas City flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kansas City.
CHI - MCI
Price
$150 - $284
MCI
Temperature
42.8 - 89.6 °F
MCI
Precipitation
1.1 - 5.3 inches

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 37% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$150

From Chicago to Kansas City

One-way from

$78

One-way flight from Chicago to Kansas City

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 Chicago to Kansas City?

Travelers have found that booking a Friday departure is the best way to save up to 34% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

To save up to 62% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 31 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Chicago to Kansas City from $327 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $424 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Kansas City from Chicago average $239. You can even find prices in August for less than $239, as users have found deals to Kansas City from as low as $96. The month of January appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Kansas City from Chicago. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 18%.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Chicago to Kansas City in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 6% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

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

The best prices found for CHI to MCI flights for September, October
27 Sep - 2 Oct
$99pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Sep - 3 Nov
$103pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Sep - 2 Oct
$105pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Kansas City 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kansas City from Chicago found for this year
27 Sep - 2 Oct
$99pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Sep - 3 Nov
$103pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Sep - 2 Oct
$105pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Kansas City from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Kansas City direct flight deals
9 Oct - 12 Oct
$149pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Major Airline
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Oct - 16 Oct
$155pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Oct - 10 Oct
$164pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Kansas City

Late deals on round-trip flights to Kansas City from Chicago, departing today and this week
25 Sep - 3 Nov
$103pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Sep - 3 Nov
$106pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Sep - 26 Sep
$110pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Kansas City from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Kansas City
3:31 am - 5:09 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 38m
ORD - MCI
United Airlines
$78
United
12:24 pm - 11:40 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
23h 16m
MDW - MCI
Allegiant Air
$81
Gotogate
12:29 pm - 4:02 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
27h 33m
MDW - MCI
Multiple Airlines
$82
Supersaver

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Kansas City

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

Located just 17.4 mi from the city center, Kansas City is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Kansas City from Chicago. Booking flights from Chicago to Kansas City (MCI) should be relatively easy as there are 39 daily inbound flights from Chicago from 5 different airlines.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Chicago to Kansas City 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.

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Kansas City 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 Chicago and Kansas City 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.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Kansas City for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Kansas City for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $99, but on average you can expect to pay $114.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Kansas City under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Kansas City is less than $207.

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

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

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

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

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

Travelers can expect 7 flights from Chicago to Kansas City on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 57% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 43% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Kansas City?

A quick flight from Chicago to Kansas City can take about 1h 26m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $99. There are 404 mi between Chicago and Kansas City. 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 Chicago to Kansas City round-trip?

Currently priced at $99, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Chicago to Kansas City and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on American Airlines for as low as $130. These flights start at 58% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Chicago to Kansas City are Spirit Airlines ($44), United Airlines ($78), and Allegiant Air ($81).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Kansas City, MO

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

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

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

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.

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

Returning to Chicago from Kansas City

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.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Kansas City, MO

Alternative routes for Chicago to Kansas City

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

Destination information for Kansas City

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Kansas City.
Average temperature for September in Kansas City
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Kansas City
4.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Kansas City

Top 4 airlines flying from Chicago to Kansas City

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Kansas City 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 $284 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$113 $301 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$78 $366 No cancel fee N/A
Linear Air Taxi
$4,116 $7,487 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 Chicago to Kansas City

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Kansas City.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 43% of CHI to MCI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 41% of CHI to MCI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 15% of CHI to MCI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to MCI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Kansas City
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Kansas City.
Sunday
33 daily flights
Monday
43 daily flights
Tuesday
34 daily flights
Wednesday
46 daily flights
Thursday
47 daily flights
Friday
45 daily flights
Saturday
31 daily flights
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