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Route Information for Flights from Kansas City to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA Code MKC
Destination Airport IATA Code CHI
Distance 402 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, JAL, Aer Lingus, Copa Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Iberia, ANA, Lufthansa, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival 12:10PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 1:09AM UTC

Trips From Kansas City to Chicago

When searching for your next Midwest vacation, look for cheap flights from Kansas City to Chicago at With several professional sports teams, major businesses, universities, and a wide selection of museums and concert halls, there is plenty to do and see in the Windy City.

Flying Out of Kansas City

Kansas City International Airport is located about 15.6 miles from the downtown area. Passengers looking for a ride to the airport can call one of the many taxi and shuttle services located in the city. The Metro bus service also provides trips to the airport terminal on weekdays. Garage and Circle parking are available for those looking to keep their car close to the main terminal. Economy parking is also available further away from the airport, with shuttles taking passengers to the main gates.

Enjoying Chicago

Chicago is home to two major international airports. Midway Airport is about 9.5 miles from downtown, while O’Hare International is located 15.1 miles away. Both destinations offer taxi, bus, and metro trains into Chicago. The city itself has enough attractions to appeal to everyone, with some of the highlights ranging from the tallest building in the United States, the Willis Tower, to the historical Wrigley Field. Museum Campus can be found off Lake Shore Drive and is home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, and Soldier Field. Travelers to Chicago during the winter months should bring a heavy jacket and expect temperatures as low as 18 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer tends to be warm and humid, with averages topping out around 84 degrees.

Travelling to Chicago

Stop by to find deals on tickets, hotels, and transportation for your journey from Kansas City to Chicago. Looking for a plane ticket and booking early will ensure you have a little extra cash to spend on your Windy City adventure.

Flights from Kansas City to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Kansas City to Chicago now?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor can help you with queries about travel restrictions and quarantine when taking a plane flight from Kansas City to Chicago.

Are there non-stop flights from Kansas City to Chicago?

Start packing that suitcase, because there are a couple of carriers that offer nonstop flights from Kansas City Intl. Airport (MCI) to O'Hare Airport. You can book a seat with American Airlines and United Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Kansas City to Chicago?

The trip from Kansas City to Chicago can be as fast as 2 hours and 59 minutes. With an easy flight time like this, why not round up some friends and take off on a spontaneous getaway?

What airlines fly from Kansas City to Chicago most frequently?

American Airlines (AA) operates 165 flights every month between MCI to O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD). Your next grand adventure is only a few clicks away. United Airlines (UA) will also get you to your destination in style and comfort. Offering 108 monthly flights between Kansas City and Chicago, it's another quality airline to look into.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Chicago?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Chicago have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Chicago with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Chicago without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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