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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Buffalo, NY, United States - CHI to BUF Last modified: May 24, 2016 6:53 PM

Popular flights from Chicago to Buffalo Last modified: May 24, 2016 6:53 PM

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
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 $189
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 28, 2016 Aug 1, 2016 $295
Sep 9, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $295
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 $189
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $189
Sep 8, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $189
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $189
Sep 13, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $189

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Buffalo, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $243.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Chicago to Buffalo 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 Chicago to Buffalo

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $500 $431
7-14 days $227 $234
14-21 days $227 $234
21-30 days $236 $252
30-60 days $255 $262
60-90 days $248 $255
90+ days $189 $196

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Buffalo

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$255 $227 $232 $245 $255 $227 $255

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Buffalo

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Chicago Buffalo United 5/31/16 6/2/16 1 $384
June Chicago Buffalo American 6/7/16 6/14/16 0 $227
July Chicago Buffalo American 7/8/16 7/12/16 0 $255
August Chicago Buffalo United 8/23/16 9/1/16 0 $189
September Chicago Buffalo American 9/20/16 9/24/16 0 $189
October Chicago Buffalo American 10/22/16 10/24/16 0 $189
November Chicago Buffalo United 11/16/16 11/24/16 0 $227
December Chicago Buffalo American 12/9/16 12/12/16 0 $245

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

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 Chicago to Buffalo.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$500
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$500 $382
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$382 $227
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$227 $255
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$255 $265
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$265

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

Your Chicago to Buffalo 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 Chicago to Buffalo is $266.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Buffalo is $240.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Buffalo
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 07:30 21:39
United 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 07:30 20:55

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

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 Chicago to Buffalo. 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 Chicago to Buffalo is $114.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Buffalo is $258.

Chicago to Buffalo Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Buffalo?
Answer: The average Chicago to Buffalo flight time is an hour and 34 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Buffalo?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Buffalo is 472 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Buffalo?
Answer: There are 76 direct flights from Chicago to Buffalo.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Buffalo?
Answer: American Airlines provides 53% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Buffalo.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Buffalo?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Buffalo (CHI to BUF) Number of flights searched: 224Last modified: May 24, 2016 6:53 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Buffalo 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 Chicago to Buffalo.

Chicago to Buffalo
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 MSP X X X X X X X
Delta CVG / DTW 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 BWI X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $94
Chicago to Washington American, Alaska, Frontier, United $97
Chicago to Detroit American, United $176
Chicago to Boston American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $97
Chicago to Rochester American, United $248
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $137
Chicago to Newark American, JetBlue, United $167
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $118
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $108
Chicago to Atlanta American, Spirit, United $107
Chicago to Cleveland American, United $197
Chicago to Philadelphia American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $108

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Toronto Air Choice One, American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Public Charters, Porter, United, WestJet, Great Lakes $196

Cheap Domestic Flights to Buffalo - BUF

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Indianapolis to Buffalo American, United $316
Milwaukee to Buffalo American, United $308
Grand Rapids to Buffalo American, United $282
Madison to Buffalo American, United $309
Peoria to Buffalo American, United $302
Moline to Buffalo American, United $342
Green Bay to Buffalo American, United $462
Bloomington - Normal to Buffalo American $396
Appleton to Buffalo United $432
Champaign to Buffalo American $462
Lansing to Buffalo American, United $312
Kalamazoo to Buffalo American, United $332
Springfield to Buffalo American, United Check Dates
South Bend to Buffalo United $396
Dubuque to Buffalo American Check Dates
Toledo to Buffalo American, United $663
Ft Wayne to Buffalo American, United $448
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Buffalo, NY, United States, from $189 Round trip from CHI to BUF