Cheap flights from Chicago to Buffalo (CHI - BUF)

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The best prices from Chicago to Buffalo are usually found in July or August, booked 31 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Saturday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Buffalo (BUF)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to BUF flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Buffalo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Buffalo.
CHI - BUF
Price
$115 - $305
BUF
Temperature
24.8 - 71.6 °F
BUF
Precipitation
2.5 - 4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 49% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$115

From Chicago (CHI) to Buffalo

One-way from

$98

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Buffalo

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Buffalo?

July can be a great time to fly to Buffalo from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $224. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $52. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Wednesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Buffalo (CHI - BUF)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 15% on flights from Chicago to Buffalo by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Buffalo?

To save up to 74% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 30 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Chicago to Buffalo from $295 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $410 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Buffalo in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHI to BUF flights for January, February
23 Feb - 24 Feb
$78pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$88pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Feb - 24 Feb
$95pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Buffalo 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Buffalo from Chicago found for this year
23 Feb - 24 Feb
$78pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$88pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Mar - 27 Mar
$89pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Buffalo from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Buffalo direct flight deals
23 Feb - 24 Feb
$78pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 Feb - 14 Feb
$88pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Mar - 27 Mar
$89pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Buffalo

Late deals on round-trip flights to Buffalo from Chicago, departing today and this week
6 Feb - 9 Feb
$186pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Feb - 9 Feb
$192pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Feb - 9 Feb
$193pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Buffalo from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Buffalo
1:00 am - 6:45 am
Delta
1 Stop
4h 45m
MDW - BUF
Delta
$98
Delta
3:05 pm - 5:43 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
1h 38m
ORD - BUF
American Airlines
8:27 am - 5:22 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
19h 55m
ORD - BUF
Multiple Airlines
$108
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Buffalo

What airport do you fly into for flights to Buffalo from Chicago?

Located just 8.3 mi from the city center, Buffalo is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Buffalo from Chicago. Booking flights from Chicago to Buffalo (BUF) should be relatively easy as there are 15 daily inbound flights from Chicago from 5 different airlines.

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

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Buffalo for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Buffalo for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $120.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Buffalo for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Buffalo under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Buffalo is less than $163.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Buffalo for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Buffalo within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Buffalo?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Buffalo on average per day?

19 flight departures from Chicago to Buffalo per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 32% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 21% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 47% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Buffalo?

United Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines can get you from Chicago to Buffalo in just under 1h 37m. Your travel time can differ by up to 4h 40m. There are 474 mi between Chicago and Buffalo. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Flying on United Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Buffalo, with prices starting at $78. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Delta and American Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $112 and $158, respectively. United Airlines is currently priced 65% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$39 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from United Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on American Airlines and Delta, with prices starting from $40 and $56, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Buffalo?

On average you can expect to pay $158 for a flight from Chicago to Buffalo. The cheapest flight overall is $48 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Buffalo) is currently priced at $114.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Buffalo?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Chicago to Buffalo on time: Copa Airlines (100%), GoJet (100%), SkyWest Airlines (90%).

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

The most popular airlines flying from Chicago to Buffalo are Major Airline, American Airlines and JetBlue. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Buffalo, NY

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Buffalo within the United States

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Buffalo.

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

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

Returning to Chicago from Buffalo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Buffalo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Buffalo

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Buffalo

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Buffalo.
Flight duration from Chicago to BUF
1h 47m
Average temperature for January in Buffalo
35.6 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Buffalo
3.1 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Buffalo

Top 3 airlines flying from Chicago to Buffalo

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Buffalo 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
United Airlines
$109 $253 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$109 $291 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$116 $310 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Buffalo

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Buffalo.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 43% of CHI to BUF departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 37% of CHI to BUF departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 19% of CHI to BUF departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to BUF departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Buffalo
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Buffalo.
Sunday
20 daily flights
Monday
16 daily flights
Tuesday
12 daily flights
Wednesday
18 daily flights
Thursday
21 daily flights
Friday
15 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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