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

Popular flights from Buffalo to Chicago

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 22, 2016 $226
Mar 15, 2016 Mar 22, 2016 $226
Apr 5, 2016 Apr 13, 2016 $226
Apr 12, 2016 Apr 19, 2016 $226
May 10, 2016 May 17, 2016 $226
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 27, 2016 May 4, 2016 $216

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 $223.

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 $382 $389
7-14 days $232 $239
14-21 days $223 $229
21-30 days $223 $217
30-60 days $223 $220
60-90 days $223 $220
90+ days $223 $220

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
$222 $219 $216 $229 $229 $217 $233

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
February Buffalo Chicago United 2/27/16 3/13/16 0 $229
March Buffalo Chicago United 3/5/16 3/8/16 1 $217
April Buffalo Chicago United 4/27/16 5/4/16 2 $216
May Buffalo Chicago United 5/3/16 5/11/16 1 $220
June Buffalo Chicago United 6/1/16 6/8/16 0 $227
July Buffalo Chicago United 7/12/16 7/20/16 0 $236
August Buffalo Chicago United 8/25/16 8/29/16 0 $262
September Buffalo Chicago United 9/12/16 9/16/16 0 $266

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$447
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$447 $267
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$267 $223
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$223 $238
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$238 $312
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$312

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 $224.

The average price for non-stop flights from Buffalo to Chicago is $225.

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 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 08:05 18:02
United 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 06:40 17:34

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 $103.

The average price for round trip flights from Buffalo to Chicago is $222.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Toronto to Chicago American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Porter, United, WestJet $192
Pittsburgh to Chicago American, Frontier, United $218
Cleveland to Chicago American, United $189
Syracuse to Chicago American, United $266
Akron - Canton to Chicago United $227
Rochester to Chicago American, United $227
London to Chicago American, Air Canada, United, WestJet $232
Wilkes - Barre to Chicago American, United $317
Binghamton to Chicago American, United $352
Elmira - Corning to Chicago American, United $357
Erie to Chicago United $285
State College to Chicago American, United $470
Ithaca to Chicago American, United $342
Kingston to Chicago Air Canada, United $507
Toronto to New York American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Porter, United, WestJet $157
Toronto to Milwaukee American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Frontier, United, WestJet $311
Pittsburgh to Milwaukee American, Primair, United $317
Cleveland to Milwaukee American, United $392
Buffalo to New York American, JetBlue $113
Buffalo to Atlanta American, United $278
Pittsburgh to New York American, JetBlue $179
Pittsburgh to Atlanta American, Frontier, United $172
Cleveland to Atlanta American, Frontier, Spirit, United $94
Toronto to Atlanta American, Air Canada, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, Porter, United, WestJet $292
Cleveland to New York American, JetBlue, United $209
Akron - Canton to Milwaukee United $270
Buffalo to Milwaukee American, United $321
Toronto to Detroit American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Spirit, Porter, United, WestJet $303
Rochester to Atlanta American, United $288

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 ATL 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 58 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 48 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 56% 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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