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Cheap Flights from Buffalo to Chicago, IL, United States - BUF to CHI

Popular flights from Buffalo to Chicago

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $199
Jun 11, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 $199
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 24, 2016 $198
May 24, 2016 May 31, 2016 $198

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Buffalo to Chicago (BUF to CHI)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Buffalo to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $209.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Buffalo to Chicago (BUF to CHI)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Buffalo to Chicago based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Buffalo to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Buffalo to Chicago should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $252 $261
7-14 days $198 $207
14-21 days $198 $207
21-30 days $218 $214
30-60 days $199 $206
60-90 days $248 $256
90+ days $198 $206

Cheapest Day To Fly from Buffalo to Chicago

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Buffalo to Chicago.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$216 $198 $199 $217 $219 $199 $218

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Buffalo to Chicago

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Buffalo to Chicago.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Buffalo Chicago United 5/17/16 5/24/16 0 $198
June Buffalo Chicago American 6/4/16 6/8/16 0 $199
July Buffalo Chicago United 7/1/16 7/3/16 0 $248
August Buffalo Chicago United 8/18/16 8/27/16 0 $218
September Buffalo Chicago United 9/3/16 9/7/16 0 $198
October Buffalo Chicago United 10/5/16 10/11/16 0 $198
November Buffalo Chicago United 11/1/16 11/12/16 0 $248
December Buffalo Chicago American 12/1/16 12/6/16 0 $270

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Buffalo to Chicago

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Buffalo to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$364
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$364 $307
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$307 $217
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$217 $289
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$289 $199
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$199

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Buffalo to Chicago (BUF to CHI)

Your Buffalo to Chicago flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Buffalo to Chicago is $206.

The average price for non-stop flights from Buffalo to Chicago is $199.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Buffalo to Chicago.

Nonstop Flight Details from Buffalo to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 05:35 18:02
United 5 4 4 4 5 3 3 05:55 17:19

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Buffalo to Chicago (BUF to CHI)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Buffalo to Chicago. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Buffalo to Chicago is $99.

The average price for round trip flights from Buffalo to Chicago is $199.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Toronto to Chicago American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Porter, Air Transat, United, WestJet, Great Lakes $200
Pittsburgh to Chicago American, Frontier, United $108
Cleveland to Chicago American, United $168
Syracuse to Chicago American, United $258
Akron - Canton to Chicago United $237
Rochester to Chicago American, United $257
London to Chicago American, Air Canada, United, WestJet $200
Wilkes - Barre to Chicago American, United $332
Binghamton to Chicago American, United $312
Elmira - Corning to Chicago American $372
Erie to Chicago United $255
State College to Chicago American, United $476
Ithaca to Chicago American, United $312
Kingston to Chicago Air Canada, United $412
Toronto to New York American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Porter, Air Transat, United, WestJet, Great Lakes $149
Toronto to Milwaukee American, Air Canada, Frontier, Porter, United, WestJet $312
Pittsburgh to Milwaukee American, Primair, United $271
Cleveland to Milwaukee American, United $168
Buffalo to New York American, JetBlue $169
Buffalo to Atlanta American, United $287
Pittsburgh to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue $286
Pittsburgh to Atlanta American, Frontier, United $118
Cleveland to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $81
Toronto to Atlanta American, Air Canada, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Porter, Air Transat, United, WestJet $320
Cleveland to New York American, JetBlue, United $168
Akron - Canton to Milwaukee United $318
Buffalo to Milwaukee American, United $292
Toronto to Detroit American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Spirit, Porter, United, WestJet, Great Lakes $391
Rochester to Atlanta American, JetBlue, United $287

Airlines Flying from Buffalo to Chicago (BUF to CHI)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Buffalo to Chicago with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Buffalo to Chicago.

Buffalo to Chicago
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American BOS X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Delta DTW / CVG X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United IAD X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest MCO X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Buffalo and Chicago, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Buffalo to Chicago Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Buffalo to Chicago?
Answer: The average Buffalo to Chicago flight time is an hour and 51 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Buffalo and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Buffalo to Chicago is 472 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Buffalo to Chicago?
Answer: There are 62 direct flights from Buffalo to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Buffalo to Chicago?
Answer: American Airlines provides 59% of the non-stop flights between Buffalo and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Buffalo to Chicago?
Answer: Atlanta, GA
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