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Cheap Flights from Buffalo to Chicago, IL, United States - BUF to CHI Last modified: Jun 1, 2016 12:50 AM

Popular flights from Buffalo to Chicago Last modified: Jun 1, 2016 12:50 AM

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American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 25, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 $236
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 9, 2016 $236
Sep 2, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $236
Sep 9, 2016 Sep 14, 2016 $236
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 29, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $227
Sep 15, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 $227

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 $242.

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 $379 $386
7-14 days $282 $289
14-21 days $245 $263
21-30 days $255 $262
30-60 days $245 $252
60-90 days $227 $236
90+ days $227 $232

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
$227 $245 $245 $229 $245 $246 $252

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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$547
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$547 $453
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$453 $278
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$278 $265
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$265 $255
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$255

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 $239.

The average price for non-stop flights from Buffalo to Chicago is $232.

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 6 6 5 6 05:40 18:10
United 5 7 7 7 6 4 5 07:02 20:55

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 $112.

The average price for round trip flights from Buffalo to Chicago is $232.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Toronto to Chicago American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Porter, United, WestJet $193
Pittsburgh to Chicago American, Frontier, United $68
Cleveland to Chicago American, United $197
Syracuse to Chicago American, JetBlue, United $288
Akron - Canton to Chicago United $255
Rochester to Chicago American, United $233
London to Chicago American, Air Canada, Spirit, Porter, United, WestJet $215
Wilkes - Barre to Chicago American, United $375
Binghamton to Chicago American, United $328
Elmira - Corning to Chicago American $372
Erie to Chicago United $271
State College to Chicago American, United $505
Ithaca to Chicago American, United $352
Kingston to Chicago Air Canada, United $373
Toronto to New York American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Porter, United, WestJet $147
Toronto to Milwaukee American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Frontier, United, WestJet $320
Pittsburgh to Milwaukee American, Primair, United $323
Cleveland to Milwaukee American, United $355
Buffalo to New York American, JetBlue, United $162
Buffalo to Atlanta American, United $280
Pittsburgh to New York American, JetBlue $274
Pittsburgh to Atlanta American, Frontier $88
Cleveland to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $107
Toronto to Atlanta American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Porter, United, WestJet $298
Cleveland to New York American, JetBlue, United $168
Akron - Canton to Milwaukee United $360
Buffalo to Milwaukee American, United $307
Toronto to Detroit American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Spirit, Porter, Air Transat, United, WestJet $389
Rochester to Atlanta American, United $284

Airlines Flying from Buffalo to Chicago (BUF to CHI) Number of flights searched: 215Last modified: Jun 1, 2016 12:50 AM

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 PHL X X X X X X X
Delta JFK X X X X X X X
Delta DTW / CVG X 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 48 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 75 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 54% 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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