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

BUF — CHI
Aug 15 — Aug 221

The best prices from Buffalo to Chicago are usually found in September or October, booked 26 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday 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

$195 - $297

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Rainfall

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
Round-trip from$195From Buffalo to Chicago (CHI)
One-way from$82One-way flight from Buffalo to Chicago (CHI)

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

Users have found that flying from Buffalo to Chicago on a Sunday 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 44% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 26 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 $278 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $359 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chicago from Buffalo. Users have commonly found prices around $236 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $156. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in August.

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 67% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Buffalo to Chicago in August, September 2022

The best prices found for BUF to CHI flights for August, September
Sep 7 - Sep 14
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 06m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

2 stops

20h 05m
$187

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Sep 12 - Sep 15
BUF

Buffalo

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

7h 42m
MDW

Chicago Midway

BUF

Buffalo

1 stop

26h 08m
$192

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Sep 3 - Sep 5
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 52m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 26m
$192

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Buffalo to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Buffalo found for this year
Sep 7 - Sep 14
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 06m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

2 stops

20h 05m
$187

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Sep 12 - Sep 15
BUF

Buffalo

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

7h 42m
MDW

Chicago Midway

BUF

Buffalo

1 stop

26h 08m
$192

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Sep 3 - Sep 5
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 51m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 36m
$192

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Cheap United Airlines flights from Buffalo to Chicago

Sep 3 - Sep 10
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 03m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 35m
$193

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Sep 3 - Sep 5
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 03m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 36m
$202

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Sep 2 - Sep 5
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 45m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 36m
$238

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 7.8.22

Cheap American Airlines flights from Buffalo to Chicago

Sep 3 - Sep 5
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 52m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 26m
$192

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Aug 31 - Sep 4
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 10m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 26m
$199

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Sep 3 - Sep 6
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 52m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

1 stop

4h 21m
$200

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Buffalo

Save time with Buffalo to Chicago direct flight deals
Sep 3 - Sep 5
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 52m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 26m
$192

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Sep 3 - Sep 10
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 03m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 35m
$193

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Sep 2 - Sep 5
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 45m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BUF

Buffalo

Nonstop

1h 36m
$238

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 7.8.22

Last minute flights from Buffalo to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Buffalo, departing today and this week
Aug 16 - Aug 23
BUF

Buffalo

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

9h 03m
MDW

Chicago Midway

BUF

Buffalo

1 stop

9h 14m
$265

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Aug 20 - Aug 24
BUF

Buffalo

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

12h 28m
MDW

Chicago Midway

BUF

Buffalo

1 stop

9h 33m
$272

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Aug 20 - Aug 24
BUF

Buffalo

MDW

Chicago Midway

2 stops

23h 07m
MDW

Chicago Midway

BUF

Buffalo

1 stop

9h 33m
$277

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

One-way flights to Chicago from Buffalo

The cheapest one-way flights from Buffalo to Chicago
Sep 7
BUF

Buffalo

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

19h 52m
$73

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Sep 4
BUF

Buffalo

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

1h 49m
$73

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Sep 16
BUF

Buffalo

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

28h 08m
$76

Frontier

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Related info for your journey

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

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 4 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 Multiple Airlines for just $187, but on average you can expect to pay $204.

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 $258.

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?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 18 flights depart from Buffalo to Chicago on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 56% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 44% 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 1h 52m. Fly via American Airlines, United Airlines, or Frontier 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 American Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $192. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by United Airlines and Frontier, with the lowest prices starting at $193 and $200, respectively. American Airlines is priced at 18% 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 Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $73. Users have also found prices from $73 and $82 on United Airlines and Delta, respectively.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Buffalo to Chicago are American Airlines, JetBlue and Delta. 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 (97%), ANA (90%).

What are the cheapest flights from Buffalo to Chicago?

On average you can expect to pay $337 for a flight from Buffalo to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $125 while the most popular route, (Buffalo - Chicago O'Hare Intl) is currently priced at $192.

Alternative routes for Buffalo to Chicago

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetBlueCheapest$101Average$250FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$103Average$265FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$110Average$297FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$125Average$239FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Buffalo to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Buffalo to Chicago
9%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
47%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
43%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
1%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday24daily flights
Monday29daily flights
Tuesday25daily flights
Wednesday30daily flights
Thursday26daily flights
Friday28daily flights
Saturday31daily flights