The flight time from Kansas City to Chicago is 1 hour, 31 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MCI Kansas City, MO 5 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 4 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ORD Chicago, IL 11 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
88%
United
86%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Kansas City to Chicago is 1 hour, 31 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 4 minutes.

The flight distance from Kansas City to Chicago is 403 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Chicago to Kansas City
1 hour, 28 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
1h 30m
United
1h 31m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

54

Distance

403 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
29
United
24

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Kansas City from Chicago by plane?

The distance from Kansas City to Chicago by plane is 403 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Kansas City to Chicago?

The flight time from Kansas City to Chicago is 1 hour, 31 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 4 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 1 hour, 30 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 31 minutes.

What airlines fly from Kansas City to Chicago?

American and United are the airlines with direct flights from Kansas City to Chicago.

Does Southwest fly from Kansas City to Chicago?

Southwest does not fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago (ORD). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Kansas City 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 64 minutes
Taxiing In 11 minutes
Arrives Chicago 11 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Kansas City to Chicago, American is 88% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 88% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 88% 11% 1%
United 86% 12% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Kansas City and Chicago, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
American 13 64 12 90
United 14 64 11 91

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
10am 0.71
5am 0.65
4pm 0.08
8am 1.03
7am 0.56
6am 0.14
6pm 0.75
9am 0.39
2pm 0.54
7pm 0.05
5pm 0.45
3pm 0.92
11am 1.01
12pm 0.32

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Kansas City to Chicago that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 219
February 127
March 183
April 194
May 203
June 262
July 296
August 289
September 275
October 320
November 231
December 217

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Kansas City to Chicago that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 8.29
Tuesday 7.06
Wednesday 7.27
Thursday 8.31
Friday 8.31
Saturday 6.98
Sunday 7.94

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
American 1
United 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
10am 12 63 11 88
5am 12 63 10 86
4pm 12 64 11 89
8am 13 63 12 90
7am 12 63 13 91
6am 13 63 11 90
6pm 14 62 14 95
9am 13 65 13 92
2pm 14 63 10 90
7pm 11 62 12 85
5pm 13 65 14 93
3pm 16 65 9 92
11am 14 64 10 91
12pm 13 64 11 90
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.