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 Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Friday

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 2022: 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
Rainfall
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

$292

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.
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 afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 7% on airfare.

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

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 5% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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 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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for CHI to BUH flights for May, June
27 May - 7 Sep
$538pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 May - 7 Sep
$548pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 May - 7 Jun
$599pp
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 this year
20 Nov - 4 Dec
$440pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
   
2 STOPS
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Sep - 3 Oct
$445pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 Oct - 3 Nov
$446pp
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
3 Jun - 13 Jul
$610pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
   
2 STOPS
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Jun - 18 Jun
$611pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
   
2 STOPS
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Jun - 3 Jul
$618pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
   
2 STOPS
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni Intl
LOT
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Bucharest from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Bucharest
2:10 pm - 2:45 pm
Lufthansa
1 Stop
16h 35m
ORD - OTP
Lufthansa
$292
ScholarTrip
11:50 am - 2:15 pm
Austrian Airlines
2 Stops
18h 25m
ORD - OTP
Austrian Airlines
$312
ScholarTrip
1:50 pm - 11:30 am
Air Canada
2 Stops
37h 40m
ORD - OTP
Air Canada
$507
Air Canada

Related info for your journey

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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 LOT, Delta, 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 LOT for just $440, but on average you can expect to pay $464.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Bucharest for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Bucharest within the next 7 days for less than $700.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Chicago to Bucharest is LOT. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $440 on this airline. Users have found that LOT is 38% 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 Lufthansa, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $292. Austrian Airlines flights start at $312 while deals on LOT start at $473 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 $1,467, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $491. The most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Bucharest Otopeni Intl), is priced around $522.

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

American Airlines, Air France and ITA Airways 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 can enter Bucharest without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Bucharest.

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

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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 = €0.94
Average temperature for May in Bucharest
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Bucharest
1.9 ″

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
Lufthansa
$443 $654 No cancel fee 76%
Austrian Airlines
$453 $645 No cancel fee 78%
SWISS
$466 $680 No cancel fee 79%
LOT
$489 $607 No cancel fee 81%
Delta
$491 $608 No cancel fee N/A
Turkish Airlines
$494 $561 No cancel fee 77%
KLM
$497 $625 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$498 $762 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$511 $1,052 No cancel fee 71%
British Airways
$512 $655 No cancel fee 70%
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