Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Bucharest (BUH)

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The best prices from Chicago to Bucharest are usually found in August or January, booked 47 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Bucharest (BUH)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to BUH flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Bucharest flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Bucharest.
CHI - BUH
Price
$621 - $946
BUH
Temperature
30.2 - 71.6 °F
BUH
Precipitation
0.8 - 3.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$621

From Chicago (CHI) to Bucharest (BUH)

One-way from

$404

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Bucharest (BUH)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Bucharest?

Users have found that booking a flight from Chicago to Bucharest at least 48 days early can save you up to 13% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 48 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Chicago to Bucharest for as little as $791 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $791 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Bucharest?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 4% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Bucharest (CHI - BUH)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Bucharest is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 15% on airfare.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Bucharest?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Bucharest. Flights to Bucharest from Chicago in August are about $717 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $556.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Bucharest in November, December 2021

The best prices found for CHI to BUH flights for November, December
26 Nov - 3 Dec
$469pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Dec - 13 Dec
$478pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SWISS
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
SWISS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Nov - 19 Jan
$480pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Bucharest 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Bucharest from Chicago found for next year
26 Nov - 3 Dec
$469pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Dec - 13 Dec
$478pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SWISS
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
SWISS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Nov - 19 Jan
$480pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Bucharest

Late deals on round-trip flights to Bucharest from Chicago, departing today and this week
6 Dec - 13 Dec
$478pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SWISS
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
SWISS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Dec - 14 Dec
$484pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Dec - 18 Jan
$485pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
SWISS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Bucharest from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Bucharest
5:15 pm - 10:15 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
33h 00m
ORD - OTP
Multiple Airlines
$404
Kiwi.com
3:05 pm - 2:45 pm
British Airways
2 Stops
39h 40m
ORD - OTP
British Airways
$481
Netflights
1:53 pm - 1:25 pm
Air France
2 Stops
15h 32m
MDW - OTP
Air France

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Bucharest</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Bucharest

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Bucharest have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Lufthansa, LOT, and KLM flying from Chicago to Bucharest have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Bucharest for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Bucharest for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $420, but on average you can expect to pay $454.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Bucharest for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Bucharest within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Bucharest round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Bucharest is Air Canada. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $420 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Lufthansa and LOT, starting at $438 and $446 round-trip. Users have found that Air Canada is 41% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Bucharest one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with British Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $461. Lufthansa flights start at $482 while deals on SWISS start at $484 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Bucharest?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Chicago to Bucharest? While on average our users pay $1,306, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $465. The most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Bucharest Otopeni Intl), is priced around $452.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Bucharest?

American Airlines, Air Canada and Air France are the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to Bucharest.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Bucharest, Romania

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Bucharest from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Bucharest

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Bucharest.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Bucharest.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Bucharest.

Documents
Travel Declaration Form - Travelers are required to fill out a travel declaration form and submit it to officials on arrival.

Health Declaration Form - Travelers are required to complete an online health declaration form before departure to Romania.


Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Bucharest?

Returning to Chicago from Bucharest

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Bucharest must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Bucharest are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Destination information for Bucharest

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Bucharest.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = €0.89
Average temperature for November in Bucharest
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Bucharest
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Bucharest

Bucharest Baneasa (BBU)

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Bucharest

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Bucharest choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
LOT
$511 $932 No cancel fee 81%
Turkish Airlines
$542 $789 No cancel fee 77%
Lufthansa
$567 $824 No cancel fee 76%
Qatar Airways
$593 $867 No cancel fee 68%
KLM
$602 $817 No cancel fee 75%
Austrian Airlines
$623 $959 No cancel fee 78%
Delta
$637 $810 No cancel fee N/A
British Airways
$638 $796 No cancel fee 70%
Air France
$638 $718 No cancel fee 77%
United Airlines
$654 $915 No cancel fee 69%
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