The average price of a 7-day trip to Kansas City is $1,499 for a solo traveler, $2,692 for a couple, and $5,047 for a family of 4. Kansas City hotels range from $61 to $277 per night with an average of $106, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Kansas City International Airport (MCI) are between $641 and $1,014 per person for economy flights and $2,011 to $3,182 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $45 to $76 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Kansas City, KS, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MCI and stay in a Kansas City hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to November 25th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Kansas City is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Kansas City Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Kansas City for a week is $1,181-$2,084($169-$298 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $45 to $76 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $422 to $892 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $110 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $74 to $90 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Kansas City for a week is $2,356-$3,752($337-$536 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $152 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $844 to $1,784 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $110 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $74 to $90 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Kansas City for a week is $3,656-$7,016($522-$1,002 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $304 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,688 to $3,568 for economy

Lodging: $204 to $220 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $118 to $126 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Kansas City

How cheap can you make a vacation to Kansas City? The cheapest trip to Kansas City is about $130 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $80 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $55.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Kansas City for a week is $913-$1,814($130-$259 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $46 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $422 to $892 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $61 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Kansas City for a week is $1,496-$3,028($214-$433 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $92 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $844 to $1,784 for economy

Lodging: $55 to $61 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Kansas City for a week is $2,992-$5,756($427-$822 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $184 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,688 to $3,568 for economy

Lodging: $110 to $122 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $128 to $150 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Kansas City cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Kansas City Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Kansas City.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Kansas City for a week is $2,416-$8,012($345-$1,145 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $137 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,000 to $2,301 for first class

Lodging: $131 to $277 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Kansas City for a week is $4,046-$11,272($578-$1,610 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $274 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,000 to $4,602 for first class

Lodging: $131 to $277 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Kansas City for a week is $8,092-$20,642($1,156-$2,949 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $360 to $548 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,000 to $9,204 for first class

Lodging: $262 to $554 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,267 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Kansas City Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Kansas City is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Kansas City due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Kansas City Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Kansas City hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Kansas City.

 

Flight Costs to Kansas City

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,014 average in late July to a low of $641 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $699. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Kansas City our data includes 676 originating airports, and 128 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Kansas City from an airport like Husein Sastranegara (BDO) in Bandung (Indonesia) for an average $9,478 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH (the United States) at an average of just $202.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Kansas City, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $373, so you can easily save about 58% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Kansas City can easily cost $350 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $691 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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