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 2021: compare Buffalo to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.
BUF - CHI
Price
$128 - $288
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Precipitation
0.7 - 4.3 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

Average price

$193

Average for round-trip flights in July 2021

Round-trip from

$128

From Buffalo to Chicago

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.

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

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 20 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 $137 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $157 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Chicago from Buffalo average $135. You can even find prices in April for less than $135, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $33. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Buffalo. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 49%.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Buffalo to Chicago in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 46% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Buffalo to Chicago in July, August 2021

The best prices found for BUF to CHI flights for July, August
31 Aug - 8 Sep
$155pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$164pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
21 Aug - 22 Sep
$171pp
BUF
Buffalo
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo

Buffalo to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Buffalo found for this year
15 Sep - 22 Sep
$155pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
1 Sep - 8 Sep
$163pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$164pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Buffalo

Save time with Buffalo to Chicago direct flight deals
15 Sep - 22 Sep
$155pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
1 Sep - 5 Sep
$175pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
3 Sep - 5 Sep
$195pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United 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
2 Aug - 5 Aug
$296pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
2 Aug - 5 Aug
$300pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BUF
Buffalo
2 Aug - 6 Aug
$301pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo

One-way flights to Chicago from Buffalo

The cheapest one-way flights from Buffalo to Chicago
4:00 pm - 7:14 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
16h 14m
BUF - ORD
United Airlines
$138
United
5:30 am - 1:24 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
8h 54m
BUF - ORD
Frontier
$149
Kiwi.com
4:54 pm - 6:23 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
26h 29m
BUF - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$151
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Buffalo to Chicago

Are flight prices decreasing from Buffalo to Chicago due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Buffalo and Chicago for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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.

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 27 daily outbound flights to Chicago from 5 different airlines.

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 $155, but on average you can expect to pay $187.

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 $239.

Are there last-minute flights available from Buffalo to Chicago for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Buffalo to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Buffalo to Chicago?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 8 flights from Buffalo to Chicago on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 75% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 25% of flight departures

Is Buffalo weather warmer or cooler than Chicago?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 84 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Chicago is typically hotter than in Buffalo. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Buffalo to Chicago?

For as low as $155, United Airlines can have you in Chicago from Buffalo in 1h 40m. There are 469 mi between Buffalo and Chicago. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Buffalo to Chicago round-trip from $155. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Delta, from $173, and American Airlines, from $183. These flights start at 29% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$78 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from American Airlines. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Delta and United Airlines, with prices starting from $87 and $136, respectively.

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 72 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 72 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
1h 35m
Average temperature for July in Chicago
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Chicago
3.7 ″

Airports servicing Buffalo

Airports servicing Chicago

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
United Airlines
$106 $242 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$101 $250 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$104 $252 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$80 $279 No cancel fee N/A

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 68% of BUF to CHI departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 16% of BUF to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 14% of BUF to CHI departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% 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
22 daily flights
Monday
29 daily flights
Tuesday
26 daily flights
Wednesday
25 daily flights
Thursday
30 daily flights
Friday
29 daily flights
Saturday
31 daily flights
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