The cheapest times to fly from DTW to MCI are
- July 30th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, December 24th, and February 12th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DTW to MCI is early December. Prices can be as high as $470 for Monday flights during early March, or as low as $117 for Wednesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Kansas City
Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Kansas City, MO (MCI) will usually cost between $167 to $329 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $163. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $288. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $124 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $204 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to MCI flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DTW to MCI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DTW to MCI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MCI, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DTW. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $68 (28%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $178. Return trip prices are from the MCI to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DTW to MCI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 7 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DTW to MCI? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Kansas City International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 627 miles or 1009 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DTW to MCI?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to MCI flight is about 2 hour 7 minutes.
How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Kansas City, MO?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from DTW to MCI.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Kansas City International Airport|
|City||Kansas City, MO|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DTW to MCI tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 18% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 17% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MCI heading for DTW about 9 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Kansas City, MO is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 9 minutes late
- Spirit: 8 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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