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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$254
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$158
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago to Kansas City

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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $157 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago to Kansas City was found 40 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 4% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chicago to Kansas City Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Kansas City take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 28m, covering a distance of 413 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and Kansas City?
There are 859 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Kansas City per week, averaging 128 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Kansas City?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($201), Delta ($218) and Multiple Airlines ($241).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Kansas City?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and Kansas City?
Air Canada (17 times daily), Southwest (17 times daily), United (15 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to Kansas City?
For Chicago to Kansas City, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Kansas City back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago to Kansas City (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$201
only
$201
$218
only
$218
Destination
Kansas City
$201
only
$201
Fri, Mar 30
ORD
MCI
1h 34m
Sun, Apr 1
MCI
ORD
1h 42m
Trip: 3 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
YYZ
LAX
Okay 5.6

Crew was great!

Was really poor choice of food.

ORD
MCI
Mediocre 2.0

I did not like that the airline would not give a seat on an earlier flight so that I would not have to spend so many hours in the Chicago O'Hare airport. I did not like that the airport only allowed me thirty minutes of access to the internet. As a result, I could not work while I had to wait for my flight. Finally, I did not like that the airline lost or delayed my bag.

ORD
MCI
Excellent 8.0

On time departures. Friendly crew.

Nothing

DFW
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

The only positive thing to be said for the flight was that the seat was not uncomfortable.

Entertainment system did not work during entire flight; crew (stewards) lied to passengers on the ground that it would work after takeoff, only admitting after we were in the air that they had been told by the technicians it would not work at all. Crew did not respond to call lights when pressed (in First Class), nor did they know how to operate the power system.

DFW
IAH
Okay 4.0

Crew

Delayed, old aircraft, no food, no entertainment

Mon, Mar 26
MDW
MCI
6h 45m
Wed, Mar 28
MCI
MDW
5h 18m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
OKC
DTW
Excellent 10.0

As usual

Landing was a bit rough

DTW
AMS
Good 7.0

The vegan meal was not good

AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

STL
ATL
Okay 4.6

They changed my flight to a different one departing 2 hours earlier and did not notify me! The original flight was still available & they would not let me take it despite my reservation paper work. CRAZY! I have a two hour drive to the airport this gave me the option to leave home at 2:30am or go the night before and pay for a hotel. Flight was managed by DELTA who also did not care! All involved blamed each other. Beware

Fri, Mar 9
ORD
MCI
1h 41m
Mon, Mar 12
MCI
ORD
1h 38m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, May 7
ORD
MCI
1h 29m
Wed, May 9
MCI
ORD
1h 37m
Trip: 3 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
MCI
Mediocre 2.0

I did not like that the airline would not give a seat on an earlier flight so that I would not have to spend so many hours in the Chicago O'Hare airport. I did not like that the airport only allowed me thirty minutes of access to the internet. As a result, I could not work while I had to wait for my flight. Finally, I did not like that the airline lost or delayed my bag.

DFW
IAH
Okay 4.0

Crew

Delayed, old aircraft, no food, no entertainment

YYZ
LAX
Okay 5.6

Crew was great!

Was really poor choice of food.

ORD
MCI
Excellent 8.0

On time departures. Friendly crew.

Nothing

JFK
MAD
Good 6.6

Ease of boarding, friendly and efficient crew.

Space was very tight, music choices were terrible, no plug to charge my phone, no individual screen for entertainment, movie screen went black half way through the movie I was watching and it never came back on

Fri, Apr 27
MDW
MCI
5h 56m
Sun, Apr 29
MCI
MDW
3h 57m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

CUN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

STL
ATL
Okay 4.6

They changed my flight to a different one departing 2 hours earlier and did not notify me! The original flight was still available & they would not let me take it despite my reservation paper work. CRAZY! I have a two hour drive to the airport this gave me the option to leave home at 2:30am or go the night before and pay for a hotel. Flight was managed by DELTA who also did not care! All involved blamed each other. Beware

Sat, May 26
ORD
MCI
1h 28m
Sat, Jun 2
MCI
ORD
1h 39m
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
MCI
Excellent 8.0

On time departures. Friendly crew.

Nothing

JFK
MAD
Good 6.6

Ease of boarding, friendly and efficient crew.

Space was very tight, music choices were terrible, no plug to charge my phone, no individual screen for entertainment, movie screen went black half way through the movie I was watching and it never came back on

DFW
IAH
Okay 4.0

Crew

Delayed, old aircraft, no food, no entertainment

DCA
ORF
Mediocre 2.0

Long time sitting in the plane without any updates from the crew. Very inefficient process in re-booking passengers and switching planes. Maintenance issues are are a trend at American Airlines.

DFW
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

The only positive thing to be said for the flight was that the seat was not uncomfortable.

Entertainment system did not work during entire flight; crew (stewards) lied to passengers on the ground that it would work after takeoff, only admitting after we were in the air that they had been told by the technicians it would not work at all. Crew did not respond to call lights when pressed (in First Class), nor did they know how to operate the power system.

Thu, May 31
MDW
MCI
3h 41m
Sun, Jun 3
MCI
MDW
3h 45m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
AMS
Good 7.0

The vegan meal was not good

ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

CUN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!

OKC
DTW
Excellent 10.0

As usual

Landing was a bit rough

ATL
EYW
Excellent 8.6

Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West.

Nothing

Fri, Apr 13
ORD
MCI
1h 37m
Sun, Apr 15
MCI
ORD
1h 40m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 6
ORD
MCI
1h 37m
Sat, Jun 9
MCI
ORD
1h 45m
Trip: 4 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
YYZ
LAX
Okay 5.6

Crew was great!

Was really poor choice of food.

JFK
MAD
Good 6.6

The food was good and the crew was nice.

We were delayed for 90 minutes. And the entertainment options were awful for such a long flight.

ORD
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Much better than the trip to chicago

ORD
MCI
Good 6.0

Chicago O'Hare was just horrible. Nearly missed flight. Baggage was lost

ORD
MCI
Excellent 10.0

very good no problems..

all good thanks much

Mon, Jun 4
MDW
MCI
5h 11m
Sun, Jun 10
MCI
MDW
6h 04m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
GPT
ATL
Good 6.0

The crew was organized and made us all laugh, and had a great personality.

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average.

MCI
LGA
Good 6.0

Too crowded overhead storage got filled right away. Had to place my bag under seat. Could not extend my legs.

ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

ATL
EYW
Excellent 8.6

Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West.

Nothing

Fri, Aug 3
ORD
MCI
1h 34m
Tue, Aug 7
MCI
ORD
1h 47m
Trip: 5 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
MCI
Mediocre 2.0

I did not like that the airline would not give a seat on an earlier flight so that I would not have to spend so many hours in the Chicago O'Hare airport. I did not like that the airport only allowed me thirty minutes of access to the internet. As a result, I could not work while I had to wait for my flight. Finally, I did not like that the airline lost or delayed my bag.

DFW
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

The only positive thing to be said for the flight was that the seat was not uncomfortable.

Entertainment system did not work during entire flight; crew (stewards) lied to passengers on the ground that it would work after takeoff, only admitting after we were in the air that they had been told by the technicians it would not work at all. Crew did not respond to call lights when pressed (in First Class), nor did they know how to operate the power system.

ORD
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Much better than the trip to chicago

YYZ
LAX
Okay 5.6

Crew was great!

Was really poor choice of food.

ORD
MCI
Excellent 8.0

On time departures. Friendly crew.

Nothing

Wed, Jun 20
MDW
MCI
5h 44m
Thu, Jun 21
MCI
MDW
6h 04m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MCI
LGA
Good 6.0

Too crowded overhead storage got filled right away. Had to place my bag under seat. Could not extend my legs.

ATL
EYW
Excellent 8.6

Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West.

Nothing

CUN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!

IND
MSP
Okay 4.3

Flight attendant from IND to Minneapolis must have had a rough evening or bad morning. Service in airplane is usually poor but this one was worse. Bumping most of the passenger when passing, handing drinks behind his back, not smiling.

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

Tue, Aug 21
ORD
MCI
1h 34m
Thu, Aug 23
MCI
ORD
1h 36m
Trip: 3 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
MAD
Good 6.6

Ease of boarding, friendly and efficient crew.

Space was very tight, music choices were terrible, no plug to charge my phone, no individual screen for entertainment, movie screen went black half way through the movie I was watching and it never came back on

JFK
MAD
Good 6.6

The food was good and the crew was nice.

We were delayed for 90 minutes. And the entertainment options were awful for such a long flight.

DFW
IAH
Okay 4.0

Crew

Delayed, old aircraft, no food, no entertainment

ORD
MCI
Excellent 10.0

very good no problems..

all good thanks much

ORD
MCI
Mediocre 2.0

I did not like that the airline would not give a seat on an earlier flight so that I would not have to spend so many hours in the Chicago O'Hare airport. I did not like that the airport only allowed me thirty minutes of access to the internet. As a result, I could not work while I had to wait for my flight. Finally, I did not like that the airline lost or delayed my bag.

Thu, May 24
MDW
MCI
5h 19m
Sun, May 27
MCI
MDW
4h 30m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
CUN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!

AMS
JFK
Okay 5.6

Food was better than the usual airline food. We also got a Valentine's day chocolate.

seats too narrow, barely have room to sit and stand. No USB charger

MCI
LGA
Good 6.0

Too crowded overhead storage got filled right away. Had to place my bag under seat. Could not extend my legs.

ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

STL
ATL
Okay 4.6

They changed my flight to a different one departing 2 hours earlier and did not notify me! The original flight was still available & they would not let me take it despite my reservation paper work. CRAZY! I have a two hour drive to the airport this gave me the option to leave home at 2:30am or go the night before and pay for a hotel. Flight was managed by DELTA who also did not care! All involved blamed each other. Beware

Thu, Apr 12
ORD
MCI
1h 41m
Sun, Apr 15
MCI
ORD
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
MCI
Excellent 10.0

very good no problems..

all good thanks much

DFW
IAH
Okay 4.0

Crew

Delayed, old aircraft, no food, no entertainment

YYZ
LAX
Okay 5.6

Crew was great!

Was really poor choice of food.

ORD
MCI
Excellent 8.0

On time departures. Friendly crew.

Nothing

ORD
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Much better than the trip to chicago

Sat, Feb 24
ORD
MCI
1h 29m
Tue, Feb 27
MCI
ORD
7h 55m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 23
ORD
MCI
1h 39m
Sun, Feb 25
MCI
ORD
1h 38m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 22
MDW
MCI
5h 40m
Sun, Feb 25
MCI
MDW
4h 27m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
AMS
Good 7.0

The vegan meal was not good

MCI
LGA
Good 6.0

Too crowded overhead storage got filled right away. Had to place my bag under seat. Could not extend my legs.

AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

ATL
CUN
Good 6.3

The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional.

Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?

Fri, Feb 23
MDW
MCI
5h 15m
Sun, Feb 25
MCI
MDW
4h 27m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16068 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
GPT
ATL
Good 6.0

The crew was organized and made us all laugh, and had a great personality.

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average.

OKC
DTW
Excellent 10.0

As usual

Landing was a bit rough

IND
MSP
Okay 4.3

Flight attendant from IND to Minneapolis must have had a rough evening or bad morning. Service in airplane is usually poor but this one was worse. Bumping most of the passenger when passing, handing drinks behind his back, not smiling.

AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

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Chicago to Kansas City Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 37m
Flights Arrive in Kansas City
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $201
Distance 413 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Delta
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