The cheapest times to fly from MCI to YOW are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 9th to April 29th (except the week of April 16th)
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 8th and November 19th)

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 YOW is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $691 for Sunday flights during late May, or as low as $243 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Ottawa

Flying from Kansas City, MO (MCI) to Ottawa (YOW) will usually cost between $262 to $570 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $267. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $503. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $236 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $364 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCI to YOW flight.

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

MCI to YOW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCI to YOW 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 $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to YOW, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MCI. Sundays 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 $120 (27%) 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 $315. Return trip prices are from the YOW 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 YOW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 53 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from MCI to YOW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montreal

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from YOW
  • Usually 7.42% less expensive than YOW
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCI to YUL flights

Destination alternative #2: Watertown International Airport (ART) in Watertown, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from YOW
  • Usually 6.18% less expensive than YOW
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCI to ART flights

Destination alternative #3: Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from YOW
  • Usually 0.41% less expensive than YOW
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCI to BTV flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, Qantas, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport to Kansas City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1055 miles or 1698 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCI to YOW flight is about 2 hour 53 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from MCI to YOW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMCI
Origination airport nameKansas City International Airport
CityKansas City, MO
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeYOW
Destination airport nameOttawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport


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