Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Buffalo (BUF) from $88

CHI — BUF
Mar 25 — Apr 11

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

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 2023: compare Chicago to Buffalo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Buffalo.

CHI - BUF

Price

$259 - $405

BUF

Temperature

24.8 - 71.6 °F

BUF

Rainfall

2.5 - 4 inches

Popular inNovemberHigh demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop
Round-trip from$259From Chicago (CHI) to Buffalo
One-way from$133One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) 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.

To save up to 40% 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 $316 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $401 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

June can be a great time to fly to Buffalo from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $297. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of June for as cheap as $239. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of November.

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 4% on flights from Chicago to Buffalo by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

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$185 - $448

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Price

Chicago MidwayBuffalo

MDW - BUF

MDWBUF

Chicago Midway

2023-05-04

1 stop7h 38m

Buffalo

2023-05-08

1 stop8h 01m

Chicago O'Hare IntlBuffalo

ORD - BUF

ORDBUF

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2023-04-18

1 stop4h 37m

Buffalo

2023-04-25

1 stop7h 20m

Chicago O'Hare IntlBuffalo

ORD - BUF

ORDBUF

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2023-05-10

1 stop4h 53m

Buffalo

2023-05-24

1 stop6h 28m

Chicago MidwayBuffalo

MDW - BUF

MDWBUF

Chicago Midway

2023-04-18

1 stop6h 29m

Buffalo

2023-04-25

1 stop5h 35m

Chicago O'Hare IntlBuffalo

ORD - BUF

ORDBUF

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2023-04-18

2 stops27h 02m

Buffalo

2023-04-25

1 stop8h 05m

Chicago O'Hare IntlBuffalo

ORD - BUF

ORDBUF

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2023-04-18

2 stops27h 02m

Buffalo

2023-04-25

1 stop8h 05m

Chicago O'Hare IntlBuffalo

ORD - BUF

ORDBUF

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2023-09-07

1 stop6h 26m

Buffalo

2023-09-13

1 stop4h 57m

Chicago O'Hare IntlBuffalo

ORD - BUF

ORDBUF

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2023-04-11

2 stops13h 19m

Buffalo

2023-04-15

1 stop13h 28m

Chicago MidwayBuffalo

MDW - BUF

MDWBUF

Chicago Midway

2023-06-08

1 stop7h 50m

Buffalo

2023-06-11

1 stop3h 54m

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Deals found on 3/18

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Buffalo

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,368 reviews

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight departed on time and landed a little early. Friendly staff, and they did two passes with drinks and complimentary snacks.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,368 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,368 reviews

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight departed on time and landed a little early. Friendly staff, and they did two passes with drinks and complimentary snacks.

Delta
8.0
Very good
2,333 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,368 reviews

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight departed on time and landed a little early. Friendly staff, and they did two passes with drinks and complimentary snacks.

JetBlue
7.6
Good
465 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,368 reviews

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight departed on time and landed a little early. Friendly staff, and they did two passes with drinks and complimentary snacks.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,427 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,368 reviews

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight departed on time and landed a little early. Friendly staff, and they did two passes with drinks and complimentary snacks.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,728 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,368 reviews

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

7.1

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Flight departed on time and landed a little early. Friendly staff, and they did two passes with drinks and complimentary snacks.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Buffalo flights.

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 2 different airlines.

United Airlines and American Airlines 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.

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Buffalo for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $185, but on average you can expect to pay $244.

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Buffalo under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Buffalo is less than $423.

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

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

23 flight departures from Chicago to Buffalo per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 52% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 48% of flight departures

Frontier, American Airlines, and Delta can get you from Chicago to Buffalo in just under 4h 37m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h 01m. 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.

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Buffalo, with prices starting at $185. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $216 and $219, respectively. Frontier is currently priced 37% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

$88 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Frontier. You may also be able to find cheap deals on JetBlue and Delta, with prices starting from $111 and $125, respectively.

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: Scandinavian Airlines (83%), ANA (78%), Air Canada (78%).

On average you can expect to pay $225 for a flight from Chicago to Buffalo. The cheapest flight overall is $125 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Buffalo) is currently priced at $217.

These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport to Buffalo Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a ORD to BUF flight. Ready for more IATA code knowledge? These are related airports for your current travel destination: Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (RFD).

Alternative routes for Chicago to Buffalo

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Top 2 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
American AirlinesCheapest$130Average$299FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$130Average$278FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Buffalo

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago to Buffalo
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
22%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
50%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
27%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
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Noon
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Weekly flight availability from Chicago to Buffalo

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Buffalo
Sunday19daily flights
Monday25daily flights
Tuesday10daily flights
Wednesday10daily flights
Thursday11daily flights
Friday23daily flights
Saturday12daily flights
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