Cheap flights from Buffalo to Chicago (BUF - CHI)

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The best prices from Buffalo to Chicago are usually found in August or July, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Saturday and return on a Thursday

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

All the information you need to plan the best BUF to CHI flight in 2022: compare Buffalo to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
BUF - CHI
Price
$128 - $288
CHI
Temperature
23 - 73.4 °F
CHI
Precipitation
1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$128

From Buffalo to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$112

One-way flight from Buffalo to Chicago (CHI)

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

Users have found that flying from Buffalo to Chicago on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from Buffalo. Users have commonly found prices around $221 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $96. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in February.

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

To save up to 87% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 52 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Buffalo to Chicago from $313 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $474 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

It’s optimal to fly from Buffalo to Chicago in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 46% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Buffalo to Chicago in January, February 2022

The best prices found for BUF to CHI flights for January, February
22 Feb - 23 Feb
$158pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
22 Feb - 22 Feb
$161pp
BUF
Buffalo
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$165pp
BUF
Buffalo
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo

Buffalo to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Buffalo found for this year
22 Feb - 23 Feb
$158pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
22 Feb - 22 Feb
$161pp
BUF
Buffalo
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$165pp
BUF
Buffalo
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Buffalo

Save time with Buffalo to Chicago direct flight deals
22 Feb - 23 Feb
$158pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
12 Mar - 20 Mar
$168pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
11 Feb - 13 Feb
$178pp
BUF
Buffalo
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo

Last minute flights from Buffalo to Chicago

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chicago from Buffalo, departing today and this week
28 Jan - 30 Jan
$180pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
26 Jan - 31 Jan
$182pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
26 Jan - 31 Jan
$185pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BUF
Buffalo

One-way flights to Chicago from Buffalo

The cheapest one-way flights from Buffalo to Chicago
3:15 am - 8:45 am
JetBlue
1 Stop
6h 30m
BUF - ORD
JetBlue
5:36 am - 5:28 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
24h 52m
BUF - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$131
Kiwi.com
5:53 am - 7:00 am
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 07m
BUF - ORD
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Buffalo to Chicago

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

Located just 8.3 mi from the city center, Buffalo is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Chicago from Buffalo. Booking flights from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago should be relatively easy as there are 18 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 5 different airlines.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta flying from Buffalo to Chicago have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Buffalo to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Buffalo to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $158, but on average you can expect to pay $175.

Are there nonstop flights from Buffalo to Chicago for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Buffalo to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Buffalo to Chicago is less than $253.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Buffalo to Chicago?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Saturday.

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

Per day, 6 flights depart from Buffalo to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Buffalo to Chicago?

There are many flights that can get you from Buffalo to Chicago in 2h 03m. Fly via United Airlines, American Airlines, or Delta to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 474 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Flying on United Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $158. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $161 and $176, respectively. United Airlines is priced at 28% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for United Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $79. Users have also found prices from $87 and $88 on American Airlines and Delta, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Buffalo to Chicago?

On average you can expect to pay $115 for a flight from Buffalo to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $48 while the most popular route, (Buffalo - Chicago O'Hare Intl) is currently priced at $158.

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

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

What are the most reliable airlines from Buffalo to Chicago?

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 Buffalo to Chicago on time: GoJet (100%), Envoy Air (92%), Japan Airlines (86%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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.

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

Returning to Buffalo from Chicago

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.

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Alternative routes for Buffalo to Chicago

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

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Buffalo to Chicago.
Flight duration from BUF to Chicago
1h 49m
Average temperature for January in Chicago
33.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Chicago
0.7 ″

Airports servicing Buffalo

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 4 airlines flying from Buffalo to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Buffalo to Chicago 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
Delta
$80 $279 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$101 $250 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$104 $252 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$106 $242 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Buffalo to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Buffalo towards Chicago.
Morning 6 AM to noon 71% of BUF to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 16% of BUF to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 13% of BUF to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of BUF to CHI departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Buffalo to Chicago
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Buffalo to Chicago.
Sunday
12 daily flights
Monday
19 daily flights
Tuesday
18 daily flights
Wednesday
20 daily flights
Thursday
21 daily flights
Friday
23 daily flights
Saturday
15 daily flights
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