The cheapest times to fly from MHK to JFK are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 9th to May 13th
  • October 15th to December 16th (except the week of 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 MHK to JFK is early December. Prices can be as high as $1032 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $326 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Manhattan/Ft. Riley, KS (MHK) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $330 to $665 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 $356. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $754. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $398 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $460 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MHK to JFK flight.

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

MHK to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MHK to JFK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Manhattan. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $183 (31%) 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 $394. Return trip prices are from the JFK to MHK 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 MHK to JFK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 10 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 MHK to JFK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 17.93% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See MHK to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 16.74% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See MHK to EWR flights

Destination alternative #3: Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 5.43% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See MHK to HPN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MHK to JFK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Iberia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Manhattan Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1214 miles or 1954 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MHK to JFK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MHK to JFK flight is about 3 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Manhattan/Ft. Riley, KS and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from MHK to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMHK
Origination airport nameManhattan Regional Airport
CityManhattan/Ft. Riley, KS
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeJFK
Destination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States


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