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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
May
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$441
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$304
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Kansas City to Chicago

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $303 or less.
The cheapest flight from Kansas City to Chicago was found 82 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 April, May and June. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 9% more expensive 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 Kansas City to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Kansas City to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 26m, covering a distance of 413 miles.
How many flights are there between Kansas City and Chicago?
There are 802 (nonstop) flights between Kansas City and Chicago per week, averaging 119 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Kansas City to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United ($183), Multiple Airlines ($183) and Delta ($200).
Do I need a passport to fly between Kansas City and Chicago?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Kansas City and Chicago?
Southwest (18 times daily), United (17 times daily), Air Canada (13 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Kansas City to Chicago?
For Kansas City to Chicago, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Kansas City, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Kansas City
$183
only
$183
Destination
Chicago
$183
only
$183
$200
only
$200
Tue, Mar 27
MCI
ORD
1h 35m
Sat, Mar 31
ORD
MCI
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 61 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MCI
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was hour and half late missed connections spent 2 hours in Chicago

MCI
ORD
Good 6.3

Late.

MCI
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Security was quick and easy to get through.

There were only 2 stalls in the bathroom in our gate area.

MCI
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Forthright on giving out informatiom

MCI
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

I didn't get to fly because there was a mismatch in the booking for my name. Listed as Michael Murray Joseph but my name on my passport is Michael Joseph Murray

Tue, Apr 3
MCI
ORD
1h 38m
Wed, Apr 4
ORD
MCI
1h 38m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 20
MCI
MDW
4h 56m
Tue, Mar 27
MDW
MCI
4h 36m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

Mon, Jul 30
MCI
ORD
1h 45m
Fri, Aug 3
ORD
MCI
1h 38m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MCI
ORD
Excellent 9.3

Finish currently use were the most courteous and caring I ever was serviced by.

Not much to recall

MCI
ORD
Good 6.0

We boarded, then left on the plane for an hour, then offered the opportunity to unboard, then required to unboard. We left several hours late and missed our connecting international flight.

Everyone was anxious about missing connecting flights. It was a chaotic scene. The flight staff were clearly annoyed with all the questions they were getting.

MCI
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was equal to AA service I have had on a regular basis.

Nothing

LAX
MIA
Mediocre 2.0

Couldn’t sleep because the AC wasnt working. Most miserable flight my life

The AC wasn’t working it was the most miserable flight ever

MCI
ORD
Good 6.0

Decent plane size which is permitted to fly in fog. Others got cancelled.

Could not purchase food or drinks because they only accept cash. Told by the AA crew that American was too cheap to install credit card machines on all aircrafts.

Wed, Apr 11
MCI
ORD
1h 35m
Sat, Apr 14
ORD
MCI
1h 34m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 61 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
MCI
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

I didn't get to fly because there was a mismatch in the booking for my name. Listed as Michael Murray Joseph but my name on my passport is Michael Joseph Murray

MCI
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Able to pick seat

A little tight

MCI
ORD
Excellent 8.0

there was no outlets on the flight for me to conduct business and to use my laptop to access wifi.

MCI
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Security was quick and easy to get through.

There were only 2 stalls in the bathroom in our gate area.

MCI
ORD
Good 7.0

Gate personnel was unable to direct my 77 year old mother where package claim was. Being unable to go to the gate without a ticket I was unable to assist her. She wandered for about 35 minutes before I could decipher where she was at and was able to direct her by phone. The gate personnel just told her to follow everyone else. What a thing to say to someone.

Wed, Jun 6
MCI
ORD
1h 26m
Sun, Jun 10
ORD
MCI
1h 38m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 28
MCI
MDW
3h 55m
Wed, May 2
MDW
MCI
5h 46m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

Tue, Jul 31
MCI
ORD
1h 47m
Sat, Aug 11
ORD
MCI
1h 38m
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
MCI
ORD
Good 6.0

We boarded, then left on the plane for an hour, then offered the opportunity to unboard, then required to unboard. We left several hours late and missed our connecting international flight.

Everyone was anxious about missing connecting flights. It was a chaotic scene. The flight staff were clearly annoyed with all the questions they were getting.

MCI
ORD
Okay 5.0

This was my 5th American flight in 3 days, four of which were significantly delayed. I was supposed to meet relatives for dinner; instead I got there at bed time

MCI
ORD
Good 6.0

Decent plane size which is permitted to fly in fog. Others got cancelled.

Could not purchase food or drinks because they only accept cash. Told by the AA crew that American was too cheap to install credit card machines on all aircrafts.

MCI
ORD
Excellent 8.0

On time. Friendly.

MCI
ORD
Okay 5.3

Courteous crew

The plane was tiny and old

Thu, Apr 19
MCI
ORD
1h 35m
Sat, Apr 21
ORD
MCI
1h 37m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 6
MCI
MDW
3h 45m
Sat, Jun 9
MDW
MCI
5h 07m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

Thu, Apr 19
MCI
MDW
4h 52m
Sat, Apr 21
MDW
MCI
5h 46m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

BJX
LAX
Excellent 8.0

I liked the check-in kiosk, but only because I had no bags to check. I liked being able to choose my own seat. I liked that the flight was uneventful. I liked the staff at all stages, they were friendly and helpful.

They made me shove my purse into my knapsack to fit within their two bag policy. That's a first for me. My Delta flight did not do that.

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

Fri, May 25
MCI
ORD
1h 37m
Sat, May 26
ORD
MCI
1h 35m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 4
MCI
MDW
5h 38m
Wed, Jun 6
MDW
MCI
5h 48m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

ATL
EWR
Excellent 8.6

No LCD screen for entertainment.

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

Wed, Mar 14
MCI
ORD
3h 43m
Tue, Mar 20
ORD
MCI
6h 46m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
CLT
Excellent 10.0

It was great because I was able to get an aisle seat.

Like it all

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

Wed, May 30
MCI
ORD
1h 26m
Sat, Jun 30
ORD
MCI
5h 02m
Trip: 32 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Aug 1
MCI
MDW
5h 21m
Sat, Aug 4
MDW
MCI
7h 40m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

Sun, Mar 18
MCI
MDW
3h 51m
Tue, Mar 20
MDW
MCI
6h 17m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

JFK
CDG
Excellent 10.0

The food and the service

Tue, Mar 27
MCI
MDW
7h 24m
Sat, Mar 31
MDW
MCI
4h 03m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Expensive food

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 9.6

Z

Sun, May 20
MCI
ORD
4h 02m
Sat, Jun 2
ORD
MCI
5h 16m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
CZM
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly.

All was good.

JFK
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment system great. Individual choices include recent movies. On board staff very nice

We had issues with baggage. Delta was supposed to transfer 4 bags to Disney for Magic Express transportation. Only 3 went. Disney tried hard to fix problem, and even gave us something to ameliorate the situation. Delta took hard line, wasn't helpful and gave nothing. It took 2 days to find bag.

MSP
CLT
Excellent 10.0

It was great because I was able to get an aisle seat.

Like it all

LAX
MCO
Excellent 10.0

I am used to flying Frontier because of cost but recently traveled Delta and boy did I feel completely spoiled! Not only did my other half get our bags for free due to his status with Delta but the amenities they offer and the comfort of the economy seats compared to other airlines is a major difference. As a chronic pain patient, if I can find a Delta flight for a little more, I will be booking with them for sure! Highly recommend them!

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

Sun, May 20
MCI
MDW
5h 15m
Sat, Jun 2
MDW
MCI
4h 46m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16166 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
FLL
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Departure was right on time and we actually arrived 15 minutes early.

The inflight monitor worked but none of the data (GPS altitude or speed) was working.

SLC
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

was a difficult transition from delta to west jet in Toronto and we almost missed the flight

ATL
PIT
Excellent 9.0

Pilots and crew did an amazing job during unstable air coming into Pittsburgh. Great job.

PVR
MSP
Good 7.3

They have few movies selection that was good

I like being in a big space faster. And clean good service I

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

I have always known of airlines to offer preboarding to those military members in uniform or on official orders. Delta took it one step further and allows prior service members to board also.

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Kansas City to Chicago Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 36m
Flights Arrive in Chicago
Flights Depart from Kansas City
Flight Price $183
Distance 413 miles
Airlines United, Delta, American Airlines
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