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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 Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

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

BUF - CHI
Price
$128 - $288
CHI
Temperature
33.8 - 84.2 °F
CHI
Rainfall
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

Round-trip from

$128

From Buffalo to Chicago

One-way from

$78

One-way flight 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 48% 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 $213 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $293 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 August. Prices to Chicago from Buffalo average $182. You can even find prices in August for less than $182, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as $64. 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 34%.

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 10% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Buffalo to Chicago in November, December 2020

The best prices found for BUF to CHI flights for November, December
14 Dec - 16 Dec
$121pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
14 Dec - 16 Dec
$126pp
BUF
Buffalo
Delta
   
2 STOPS
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
14 Dec - 16 Dec
$126pp
BUF
Buffalo
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo

Buffalo to Chicago 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Buffalo found for next year
14 Dec - 16 Dec
$121pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
14 Dec - 16 Dec
$126pp
BUF
Buffalo
Delta
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
14 Dec - 16 Dec
$126pp
BUF
Buffalo
Delta
   
2 STOPS
MDW
Chicago Midway
MDW
Chicago Midway
Delta
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Buffalo

Save time with Buffalo to Chicago direct flight deals
16 Jan - 19 Jan
$117pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
12 Jan - 15 Jan
$137pp
BUF
Buffalo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BUF
Buffalo
14 Dec - 16 Dec
$142pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple 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
26 Nov - 30 Nov
$182pp
BUF
Buffalo
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BUF
Buffalo
26 Nov - 29 Nov
$191pp
BUF
Buffalo
Frontier
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
BUF
Buffalo
26 Nov - 29 Nov
$195pp
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
8:37 am - 12:30 pm
Major Airline
1 Stop
4h 53m
BUF - ORD
Major Airline
$78
StudentUniverse
8:45 am - 10:16 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
26h 31m
BUF - ORD
Multiple Airlines
$116
Kiwi.com
6:10 am - 3:06 am
Frontier
1 Stop
21h 56m
BUF - ORD
Frontier
$166
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Buffalo to Chicago to control the spread of COVID-19?

JetBlue and Delta are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Buffalo to Chicago are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $117, but on average you can expect to pay $148.

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

Cheapflights has at least 16 direct flights from Buffalo to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Buffalo to Chicago is less than $236.

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.

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 $166, American Airlines can have you in Chicago from Buffalo in 1h 47m. 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 $117. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are American Airlines, from $123, and Delta, from $126. These flights start at 46% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$59 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 Delta and Major Airline, with prices starting from $63 and $75, respectively.

Alternative routes for Buffalo to Chicago

Destination information for Chicago

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Buffalo to Chicago
Flight duration
1h 43m
Average temperature for November in Chicago
51.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Chicago
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Buffalo

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Top 4 airlines 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

Morning 6 AM to noon 52% of BUF to CHI departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 35% 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
Sunday
13 daily flights
Monday
13 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
13 daily flights
Friday
13 daily flights
Saturday
7 daily flights
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