Buffalo to Chicago flight duration

What is the flight duration from Buffalo to Chicago?

On average there are 3 flights flying direct each day from Buffalo to Chicago. Below you will find the quickest flight duration, the average flight time and the longest flight duration.

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Average direct flight time is 2 hours.

The fastest direct flight from Buffalo (BUF) to Chicago (MDW) has a duration of 1 hours 52 minutes.

A distance of 452 miles / 727 km.

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Buffalo to Chicago flight duration breakdown

  • Average flight duration: 2 hours
  • Shortest flight duration: 1 hours 52 minutes
  • Longest flight duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Average daily flights: 3

Airport, Distances & Flight Duration Information

  • The average flight time from Buffalo to Chicago is 2 hours
  • Distance from Buffalo to Chicago is 452 miles / 727 km
  • Buffalo is served by 1 airports Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
  • Chicago is served by 3 airports Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)
  • The currency in Chicago, United States is the US Dollar

Planning a trip or just interested to find out the flight time between Buffalo, United States and Chicago, United States? Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 2 hours but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.


Buffalo Niagara to Chicago O'Hare International
Flying with United
2 hours 10 minutes


Buffalo to Chicago flight time via New York Newark | BUF to MDW via EWR

carrier logo Buffalo to New York Newark
1 hours 24 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
1 hours 36 minutes
carrier logo New York Newark to Chicago
2 hours 32 minutes
Total journey time
5 hours 32 minutes

Buffalo to Chicago flight time via Washington Dulles | BUF to MDW via IAD

carrier logo Buffalo to Washington Dulles
1 hours 08 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
3 hours 22 minutes
carrier logo Washington Dulles to Chicago
2 hours
Total journey time
6 hours 30 minutes

Airlines flying between Buffalo and Chicago

Most popular airlines that fly the route between Buffalo and Chicago

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British Airways
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic
Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines

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Buffalo & Chicago local time and timezones

Chicago, United States time is 1 hours ahead of Buffalo, United States

Date and time in Buffalo, United States:
18:39 Mon, 11 Nov, 2019,
Denver Timezone: MST (-07:00)

Date and time in Chicago, United States:
19:39 Mon, 11 Nov, 2019,
Chicago Timezone: CST (-06:00)

Jet Lag effects from flying between Buffalo and Chicago

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The cheapest months to travel from Buffalo to Chicago

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