Flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City (MCI)

Jet off from the City of Angels and touch down in the BBQ Capital of the World. Southwest Airlines® has great deals on flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Kansas City International Airport. Whether you're flying for business, fun, or family, find cheap flights to Kansas City with Southwest® and book with confidence. Have flexible travel dates? Search for Kansas City flights with our Low Fare Calendar and discover our lowest fares. Don't forget to explore Southwest Vacations® to find package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 3 hours 9 minutes

Departing from: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Arriving at: Kansas City International Airport (MCI)


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 11/19/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/20/2020.

Explore Kansas City.

Hailed as one of the great jazz and barbeque meccas of the Midwest, Kansas City is a sensory delight of dynamic arts and culture, delicious cuisine, and dynamite music. Explore some of Kansas City's most popular sights and attractions on your next trip.

History and culture buffs will love Kansas City's eclectic neighborhoods and museums. Take a walk through the Crossroads Arts District and check out hundreds of gallery spaces and art studios. See textiles, folk art, masks, and more visual art at Mattie Rhodes Art Center and Art Gallery in the Argentine neighborhood. Discover new and emerging artists at the H&R Block Artspace in Midtown, which hosts exhibitions and public art projects. The city was even home to Queer Eye's Fab Five, who stayed in a downtown loft during the show's third season.

If you're looking for family-friendly activities, there's Kansas City's Worlds of Fun theme park. With 235 acres of water slides, roller coasters, and fun attractions, it is a fabulous way to spend a day for the whole family. Meet the koala bears, tigers, and orangutans at the Kansas City Zoo. Learn about the fascinating sea life in our oceans at the SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium. Visit the College Basketball Experience facility and immerse yourself in the action, where you can shoot hoops, call the highlights, and learn about the legends.

No trip to Kansas City would be complete without Kansas City 'cue. Kansas City-style barbeque is known for its mouthwatering cocktail of spices, slow-smoked cooking techniques, and tomato-based barbeque sauce. Don't forget to stop in a local barbeque joint and order a plate of burnt ends.

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Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest® pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


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Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest travel experience

At Southwest, we know that a memorable trip from Los Angeles to Kansas City is built with more than cheap flights from LAX to Kansas City International Airport. That's why we offer services and perks, from booking to boarding, that make your travel experience more enjoyable every step of the way. Find out more about the Southwest® Experience before you book your Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City flight.

It's simple and fun to fly with Southwest, no matter which of our destinations you choose. And when you search for your next flight to Kansas City, you'll find low fares with no hidden fees. That's our Transfarency® promise. Enroll in our Click 'N Save® emails and stay in the know about our latest flight deals. Check out Southwest Airlines® Experiences and earn Rapid Rewards® points when you fly.

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Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City?

The average flight time from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City is 3 hours 9 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City occur daily?

There are 11 flights daily from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City?

Southwest flies nonstop from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City once daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at Kansas City International Airport?

You can rent a car at Kansas City International Airport—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City?

Yes! Flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City?

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Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City with Southwest?

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