Cheap Flight Deals From Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago (CHI) Starting at $78

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Airfares from $78 One Way, $156 Round Trip from Buffalo to Chicago

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More About Flying To Chicago from Buffalo

Route Information for Flights from Buffalo to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA Code BUF
Destination Airport IATA Code CHI
Distance 471 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, Qatar Airways, JAL, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, SAS, Copa Airlines, ANA, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Gulf Air, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival 10:28AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 10:45PM UTC

Finding Flights from Buffalo to Chicago

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

With more than 100 flights taking off from its runways every day, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport is the most popular airport for people living in the area. Orbitz.com can help you find flights from Buffalo that leave any day and reach any destination of your choosing. The airport is less than 10 miles from the Buffalo city limits and around a 30-minute drive from downtown. Delta, jetBlue, United, and American Airlines are just a few of the carriers offering international and domestic flights from this airport.

Getting to the Airport

In addition to driving, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport offers several other transportation options. Taxis and limousines let you skip the long-term parking and get to the airport quickly. Renting a limo might cost more than $100, while a taxi ride can cost $20 or less. Several shuttles depart from local hotels, such as the Holiday Inn and the Hyatt Regency. Even if you do not stay at the hotel, some hotels will let you ride the shuttle for a small fee.

Parking Your Vehicle

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport has several long-term parking areas. The cost ranges from $10 to $13 per day, depending on the lot. The preferred long-term parking area charges $78 for one week, while the other lots charge $50-55 for a week of parking.

Restaurants at the Airport

If you have some free time available, you can have a drink or get a snack from one of the on-site restaurants before getting in the air. The Coffee Beanery, Lake Erie Grille, Jake's Bistro & News, and Blue Zone are a few of the more popular options. Orbitz.com can make planning your trip easier by helping you find great and inexpensive flights from Buffalo.

Airports in Chicago

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.

Transportation from the Airport

Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.

Weather in Chicago

Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

Highlights and Attractions

Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Buffalo to Chicago now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor can help you with questions about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when taking a plane flight from Buffalo to Chicago.
Are there non-stop flights from Buffalo to Chicago?
Yes, there are two airlines that offer direct flights from BUF to Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.). Find the best deal and reserve your seat with United Airlines or American Airlines.
What is the shortest flight from Buffalo to Chicago?
Keep that movie marathon for another occasion, because the journey from Buffalo to Chicago can take as little as 2 hours and 19 minutes.
What airlines fly from Buffalo to Chicago most frequently?
The carriers that have the most frequent flights between Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.) and O’Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) include United Airlines (UA). This popular option offers 121 flights on the route every month. American Airlines (AA) will also take you to your destination in comfort and style. Offering 112 flights every month between Buffalo and Chicago, it’s another quality airline to look into.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Chicago?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Chicago have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Chicago with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Chicago without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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