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Fares from $49 One Way, $97 Round Trip from Buffalo to Chicago

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More About Flying To Chicago from Buffalo

Flights from Buffalo to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Buffalo to Chicago?

There are a couple of airlines that fly straight from Buffalo, NY Airport (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Reserve your seat now with United Airlines or American Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Buffalo to Chicago?

It can take as little as 1 hour and 44 minutes to travel from Buffalo, NY Airport (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Buckle up and enjoy those window views, because you’ll be disembarking in a flash.

What airlines fly from Buffalo to Chicago most frequently?

Consider booking a flight with United Airlines (UA), which frequently services this route. This airline offers 97 flights each month between Buffalo, NY Airport (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.) and Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). American Airlines (AA) also travels from Buffalo to Chicago. It's another excellent option and offers 59 flights monthly.

Route Information for Flights from Buffalo to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeBUF
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
Distance471 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JAL, Air Canada, SAS, ANA, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival11:14AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival8:55PM UTC

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Nov 6, 2019

Seat power did not work

Oct 15, 2019

Your people who helped were fantastic. Smooth flight, on time.

Aug 13, 2019

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Jul 28, 2019

Our seats were changed on the connecting flight without asking, which made the flight difficult due to an injured knee

Jun 4, 2019

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May 29, 2019

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May 25, 2019

Boarding went well and was done very quickly

Jan 4, 2019

One thing not good, was, luggage very dirty

Dec 2, 2018

Delays nearly caused a missed connection but I know that happens sometimes

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. 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. 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. 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, 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 and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.