mci-to-ord

 

The cheapest times to fly from MCI to ORD are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • August 6th to December 9th

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 ORD is early October. Prices can be as high as $613 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around early October.

 

When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Kansas City, MO (MCI) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $208 to $311 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $221. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $355. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $134 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $249 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCI to ORD flight.

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

Key
MCI to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCI to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kansas City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.38, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $35 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $236. Return trip prices are from the ORD to MCI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Key
Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Key
Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MCI to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from MCI to ORD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from ORD
  • Usually 2.41% less expensive than ORD
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCI to AZO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, SAS, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Kansas City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 402 miles or 647 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCI to ORD flight is about 1 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Kansas City, MO and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from MCI to ORD.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeMCI
Origination airport nameKansas City International Airport
CityKansas City, MO
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.3
Longitude-94.7

Return Airport

Destination codeORD
Destination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States
Latitude42
Longitude-87.9

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MCI to ORD tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 39% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ORD heading for MCI about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Chicago, IL is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 12 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 27 minutes late
  • United: 29 minutes late
  • Envoy: 5 minutes early
  • Republic: 3 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 36 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.