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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$362
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$257
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Diego 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 $256 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Diego to Kansas City was found 63 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 March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 23% 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 San Diego to Kansas City Flights

How long does a flight from San Diego to Kansas City take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 15m, covering a distance of 1330 miles.
How many flights are there between San Diego and Kansas City?
There are 49 (nonstop) flights between San Diego and Kansas City per week, averaging 6 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Diego to Kansas City?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($158), Multiple Airlines ($192) and Alaska Airlines ($197).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Diego and Kansas City?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Diego and Kansas City?
Southwest (4 times daily), Alaska Airlines (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Diego to Kansas City?
For San Diego to Kansas City, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Kansas City back to San Diego, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Diego
$158
only
$158
Destination
Kansas City
$158
only
$158
Fri, Mar 9
SAN
MCI
21h 17m
Mon, Mar 12
MCI
SAN
15h 04m
Trip: 3 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33877 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

RSW
PHL
Okay 5.3

Cramped seating.

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

MCO
SJU
Good 7.0

Low prices, departures and arrivals with very specific schedules On Time.

There's no food or drinking options, if you have any carry-on you'll have to pay $45.

Fri, May 11
SAN
MCI
6h 08m
Thu, May 17
MCI
SAN
14h 55m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 14
SAN
MCI
3h 15m
Sun, Apr 29
MCI
SAN
3h 34m
Trip: 47 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16929 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
LAX
MZT
Okay 4.3

The AC worked on the second plane they loaded us onto at last.

The fact that we had to 'de-plane' and then they still didn't leave! First, the AC didn't work so we had to sit in a hot plane for an hour. Finally, they decided we couldn't use that plane so everyone had to switch planes. Next, one of the passengers was sick so we had to wait for a medic to come and examine the person, only to have him/her removed so that we could finally take off. Not what we expected from Alaska!

SEA
LAS
Excellent 10.0

We appreciate airlines that still board the plane by row starting in the rear. That is the most sensible way to board a plane.

Nothing to complain about.

SEA
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Overall service was excellent!

LAX
PDX
Good 7.0

Everything about the flight and staff was great.

They ran out of fruit plates, and I really wanted to get the apple slices for my 4 year old son. That was a big fail, but the rest of the experience was awesome.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Screen on the seat back!

Wed, Mar 28
SAN
MCI
6h 25m
Tue, Apr 3
MCI
SAN
5h 59m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16097 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
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?

DTW
RSW
Excellent 9.6

Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane.

Could not get wifi to work.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The in flight entertainment was superb.

I have no complaints.

IND
ATL
Excellent 8.4

Very comfortable seat and nice boarding and exit.

Not clear at all on what was complimentary, etc. Had a very large man next to me, practically sharing my seat so getting any needed work done was out of the question unfortunately.

Tue, Apr 10
SAN
MCI
22h 16m
Mon, Apr 16
MCI
SAN
16h 05m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33877 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

MCO
SJU
Good 7.0

Low prices, departures and arrivals with very specific schedules On Time.

There's no food or drinking options, if you have any carry-on you'll have to pay $45.

LAS
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

Booked with kayak. Reservation came from KIwi.com? Frontier flight was canceled for maintenance. No email notification that I was automatically rebooked onto United flight by frontier. 4 hrs spent trying to get through to frontier booking agent to find out. No way to call internation number at kiwi.com. Will NOT ever book again with kayak.

PHX
DEN
Okay 4.0

Crew was friendly

Late departure

Thu, Apr 26
SAN
MCI
22h 16m
Mon, Apr 30
MCI
SAN
16h 01m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33877 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

Booked with kayak. Reservation came from KIwi.com? Frontier flight was canceled for maintenance. No email notification that I was automatically rebooked onto United flight by frontier. 4 hrs spent trying to get through to frontier booking agent to find out. No way to call internation number at kiwi.com. Will NOT ever book again with kayak.

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

MCO
SJU
Good 7.0

Low prices, departures and arrivals with very specific schedules On Time.

There's no food or drinking options, if you have any carry-on you'll have to pay $45.

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

Fri, Apr 27
SAN
MCI
14h 31m
Sat, May 5
MCI
SAN
15h 50m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33877 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

PHX
DEN
Okay 4.0

Crew was friendly

Late departure

MIA
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Funny flight crew who were very attentive and we made it back nearly 30 min early!

Nothing

LAS
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

Booked with kayak. Reservation came from KIwi.com? Frontier flight was canceled for maintenance. No email notification that I was automatically rebooked onto United flight by frontier. 4 hrs spent trying to get through to frontier booking agent to find out. No way to call internation number at kiwi.com. Will NOT ever book again with kayak.

Sat, May 12
SAN
MCI
4h 53m
Thu, May 17
MCI
SAN
14h 55m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 5
SAN
MCI
3h 15m
Sun, Apr 8
MCI
SAN
3h 34m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16929 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
BUR
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Flight left on time and arrived early, the staff was warm and friendly, and it was an easy flight.

SEA
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Overall service was excellent!

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Screen on the seat back!

PDX
AUS
Excellent 9.6

The flight attendants were extremely pleasant.

I noticed my area wasn't clean. I found tissues and trash in one of the pockets. P

ORD
SEA
Excellent 10.0

We especially liked the in flight movies which you could rent on a tablet like device similar in size to an iPad. Also, we appreciate airlines that still board the plane by row starting in the rear. That is the most sensible way to board a plane. Also, I had plenty of legroom while seated.

Nothing to complain about.

Tue, May 1
SAN
MCI
22h 05m
Thu, May 10
MCI
SAN
14h 55m
Trip: 10 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33877 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

DEN
ONT
Okay 4.0

The flight itself was fine

I used to love frontier but now everything from baggage policies to checking in feel like a huge hassle

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

We got there ahead of schedule

MIA
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Funny flight crew who were very attentive and we made it back nearly 30 min early!

Nothing

PHX
DEN
Okay 4.0

Crew was friendly

Late departure

Tue, May 1
SAN
MCI
8h 23m
Thu, May 10
MCI
SAN
6h 14m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16097 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
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

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.

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

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.

ORD
LGA
Good 6.0

The crew and pilot were absolutely amazing.

This is my 3rd delta flight in a row that has been delayed. I understand these things happen, just extremely frustrating.

Fri, Apr 6
SAN
MCI
3h 15m
Fri, Apr 13
MCI
SAN
3h 34m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16929 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SEA
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Great crew. Boarding process.

BUR
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Flight left on time and arrived early, the staff was warm and friendly, and it was an easy flight.

HNL
PDX
Mediocre 3.3

They pack you in like sardines and we as customers are supposed to like this. The seating sucks, the leg room sucks. My Hawaiian flight was great, great customer service, seating and leg room was great. If I could have and should have flown Hawaiian instead of Alaska. I like Alaska Airlines but truely the plane I was on was old, crowded and hated the flight. Alaska could step up to the plate and provide a better experience. If I gauged my experience on Alaska through today's flight I would never fly them again. Really Alaska I know you can do better.

SEA
LAS
Excellent 10.0

We appreciate airlines that still board the plane by row starting in the rear. That is the most sensible way to board a plane.

Nothing to complain about.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Screen on the seat back!

Wed, Jun 20
SAN
MCI
3h 15m
Sat, Jun 23
MCI
SAN
5h 36m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, May 3
SAN
MCI
22h 05m
Thu, May 10
MCI
SAN
14h 55m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33877 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
RSW
PHL
Okay 5.3

Cramped seating.

MIA
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

The boarding went quickly and was well organized

That the price to take a small carryon was just as expensive as taking a large suitcase, ended up having to pay and extra $80 r/t for a small bag and I just that's standard for them. There were no barf bags in any seats, believe me everyone around us was looking as the person next to me was getting sick on the landing because it was crazy rough. When we finally were able to get an attendant over she was as rude as could be, I'm sure this sick person next to me was sorry she "inconvenienced" the crew member, if they just put bags in the seats pockets like every other airline this wouldn't have been an issue. The seats were very uncomfortable with no padding and not able to tilt. The tray tables were nonfunctional, too small and did not extend to get anywhere close enough to reach you. The plane ride itself felt like we were on a old school bus on a gravel road. I had a round trip ticket with frontier and both trips were equally as bad. I will never travel with them again, Most of us weren't even sure if we were going to survive take off with out the plan breaking or something.

PHL
SJU
Good 6.0

boarding and treatment by staff wad excellent

$3 for a cup of coffee is outrageous.... other airlines at least include beverages and a snack (peanuts etc).

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

LAS
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

Booked with kayak. Reservation came from KIwi.com? Frontier flight was canceled for maintenance. No email notification that I was automatically rebooked onto United flight by frontier. 4 hrs spent trying to get through to frontier booking agent to find out. No way to call internation number at kiwi.com. Will NOT ever book again with kayak.

Wed, May 2
SAN
MCI
8h 06m
Tue, May 15
MCI
SAN
6h 19m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16097 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.

ORD
LGA
Good 6.0

The crew and pilot were absolutely amazing.

This is my 3rd delta flight in a row that has been delayed. I understand these things happen, just extremely frustrating.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The in flight entertainment was superb.

I have no complaints.

MEX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The Delta flight was such a pleasant contrast to the funky Interjet flight that I took from L.A. to Mexico that my Economy Class felt like First Class.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

I was able to pass the time with ease. A+++ in flight experiences. Great airline staff and awesome food.

No complaints whatsoever.

Fri, Apr 20
SAN
MCI
3h 15m
Sun, Apr 22
MCI
SAN
3h 34m
Trip: 3 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16929 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
HNL
PDX
Mediocre 3.3

They pack you in like sardines and we as customers are supposed to like this. The seating sucks, the leg room sucks. My Hawaiian flight was great, great customer service, seating and leg room was great. If I could have and should have flown Hawaiian instead of Alaska. I like Alaska Airlines but truely the plane I was on was old, crowded and hated the flight. Alaska could step up to the plate and provide a better experience. If I gauged my experience on Alaska through today's flight I would never fly them again. Really Alaska I know you can do better.

SLC
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Peace and comfort

Nothing

SEA
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Great crew. Boarding process.

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Screen on the seat back!

SEA
LAS
Excellent 10.0

We appreciate airlines that still board the plane by row starting in the rear. That is the most sensible way to board a plane.

Nothing to complain about.

Thu, Apr 5
SAN
MCI
7h 11m
Sun, Apr 8
MCI
SAN
3h 34m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 8
SAN
MCI
22h 05m
Wed, May 16
MCI
SAN
15h 50m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33877 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MIA
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

The boarding went quickly and was well organized

That the price to take a small carryon was just as expensive as taking a large suitcase, ended up having to pay and extra $80 r/t for a small bag and I just that's standard for them. There were no barf bags in any seats, believe me everyone around us was looking as the person next to me was getting sick on the landing because it was crazy rough. When we finally were able to get an attendant over she was as rude as could be, I'm sure this sick person next to me was sorry she "inconvenienced" the crew member, if they just put bags in the seats pockets like every other airline this wouldn't have been an issue. The seats were very uncomfortable with no padding and not able to tilt. The tray tables were nonfunctional, too small and did not extend to get anywhere close enough to reach you. The plane ride itself felt like we were on a old school bus on a gravel road. I had a round trip ticket with frontier and both trips were equally as bad. I will never travel with them again, Most of us weren't even sure if we were going to survive take off with out the plan breaking or something.

ORD
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed

PHX
MKE
Okay 4.0

Nothing

Everything

LAS
MSN
Okay 5.6

Quick service

Expensive bags and small amount of room on the plane

LAS
AUS
Mediocre 2.0

Booked with kayak. Reservation came from KIwi.com? Frontier flight was canceled for maintenance. No email notification that I was automatically rebooked onto United flight by frontier. 4 hrs spent trying to get through to frontier booking agent to find out. No way to call internation number at kiwi.com. Will NOT ever book again with kayak.

Thu, May 3
SAN
MCI
5h 48m
Thu, May 10
MCI
SAN
8h 10m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16097 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
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.

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.

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?

MEX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The Delta flight was such a pleasant contrast to the funky Interjet flight that I took from L.A. to Mexico that my Economy Class felt like First Class.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

I was able to pass the time with ease. A+++ in flight experiences. Great airline staff and awesome food.

No complaints whatsoever.

Tue, May 1
SAN
MCI
3h 15m
Fri, May 4
MCI
SAN
3h 34m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16929 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
HNL
PDX
Mediocre 3.3

They pack you in like sardines and we as customers are supposed to like this. The seating sucks, the leg room sucks. My Hawaiian flight was great, great customer service, seating and leg room was great. If I could have and should have flown Hawaiian instead of Alaska. I like Alaska Airlines but truely the plane I was on was old, crowded and hated the flight. Alaska could step up to the plate and provide a better experience. If I gauged my experience on Alaska through today's flight I would never fly them again. Really Alaska I know you can do better.

ORD
SEA
Excellent 10.0

We especially liked the in flight movies which you could rent on a tablet like device similar in size to an iPad. Also, we appreciate airlines that still board the plane by row starting in the rear. That is the most sensible way to board a plane. Also, I had plenty of legroom while seated.

Nothing to complain about.

SEA
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Overall service was excellent!

SFO
LAX
Good 7.3

Screen on the seat back!

BUR
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Flight left on time and arrived early, the staff was warm and friendly, and it was an easy flight.

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San Diego to Kansas City Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 3h 24m
Flights Arrive in Kansas City
Flights Depart from San Diego
Flight Price $158
Distance 1330 miles
Airlines Frontier, Alaska Airlines, Delta
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