The cheapest times to fly from MCI to KMG are

  • January 29th to March 4th
  • March 19th to May 6th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of October 1st)

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 MCI to KMG is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2996 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $900 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Kunming

Flying from Kansas City, MO (MCI) to Kunming (KMG) will usually cost between $929 to $1983 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $931. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2229. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1298 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1286 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCI to KMG flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MCI to KMG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MCI to KMG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCI to KMG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Kansas City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $225 (15%) 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 $1268. Return trip prices are from the KMG to MCI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MCI to KMG can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MCI to KMG

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MCI to KMG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MCI > LAX > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $927
  • Average savings: $359 (27.92%)

See MCI to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (MCI > SFO > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1033
  • Average savings: $253 (19.67%)

See MCI to SFO flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (MCI > YVR > KMG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1067
  • Average savings: $220 (17.07%)

See MCI to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MCI to KMG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Korean Air, SAS, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Wujiaba Airport to Kansas City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7853 miles or 12638 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MCI to KMG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCI to KMG flight is about 15 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Kansas City, MO and Kunming?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from MCI to KMG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MCI
Origination airport name Kansas City International Airport
City Kansas City, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.3
Longitude -94.7

Return Airport

Destination code KMG
Destination airport name Wujiaba Airport
City Kunming
Country China
Latitude 25
Longitude 102.7


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