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
Rainfall
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

$67

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?

Flights from Chicago to Kansas City are found to be more expensive on Sunday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Kansas City.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 55 days in advance, which can save you up to 38% on flights from Chicago to Kansas City compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 55 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $175. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $248.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Kansas City. Flights to Kansas City from Chicago in August are about $168 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $79.

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

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Kansas City in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 6% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

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

The best prices found for CHI to MCI flights for May, June
11 May - 12 May
$138pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 May - 12 May
$139pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 May - 24 May
$153pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Kansas City 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kansas City from Chicago found for this year
11 May - 12 May
$138pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 May - 12 May
$139pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Sep - 28 Sep
$151pp
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Delta
 
1 STOP
MDW
Chicago Midway

Non-stop flights to Kansas City from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Kansas City direct flight deals
21 May - 24 May
$153pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Aug - 11 Sep
$170pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
17 May - 19 May
$173pp
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
11 May - 12 May
$138pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 May - 12 May
$139pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 May - 12 May
$166pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MCI
Kansas City
MCI
Kansas City
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Kansas City from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Kansas City
8:45 am - 10:13 am
United Airlines
Nonstop
1h 28m
ORD - MCI
United Airlines
$67
United
4:00 am - 2:59 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 59m
ORD - MCI
Frontier
$97
Kiwi.com
5:08 pm - 10:11 am
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
17h 03m
MDW - MCI
Allegiant Air
$105
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Kansas City

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.

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

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. 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 Chicago to Kansas City. Policies will vary by airline.

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.

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 8 daily inbound flights from Chicago from 5 different airlines.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Kansas City for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $138, but on average you can expect to pay $164.

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 $228.

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, Friday, Saturday.

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

9 flight departures from Chicago to Kansas City per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 11% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 67% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 22% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Kansas City?

Expect the weather to be around 90 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Kansas City is generally hotter than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Kansas City?

A quick flight from Chicago to Kansas City can take about 1h 26m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $170. Chicago and Kansas City are separated by a distance of 404 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($138), Delta ($151), and American Airlines ($153) offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Kansas City. Users have found that Frontier is 42% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Kansas City 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. Frontier flights start at $68 while deals on American Airlines start at $74 one-way.

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.
Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for May in Kansas City
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Kansas City
5.1 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

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.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 49% of CHI to MCI departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 27% of CHI to MCI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 24% of CHI to MCI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% 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
6 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
14 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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