The cheapest times to fly from DBQ to MDE are

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 2nd to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 20th to October 7th
  • October 22nd to November 11th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DBQ to MDE is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1841 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $828 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Medellin

Flying from Dubuque, IA (DBQ) to Medellin (MDE) will usually cost between $890 to $1194 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $876. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1547. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $671 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $960 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DBQ to MDE flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DBQ to MDE route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DBQ to MDE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DBQ to MDE flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Dubuque. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $86 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $942. Return trip prices are from the MDE to DBQ flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DBQ to MDE can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 47 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DBQ to MDE

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DBQ to MDE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (DBQ > MIA > MDE)

  • Price for both tickets: $755
  • Average savings: $205 (21.35%)

See DBQ to MIA flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (DBQ > FLL > MDE)

  • Price for both tickets: $768
  • Average savings: $192 (20%)

See DBQ to FLL flights

Hack #3: Orlando, FL (DBQ > MCO > MDE)

  • Price for both tickets: $816
  • Average savings: $144 (15.03%)

See DBQ to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DBQ to MDE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Jose Maria Cordova Airport to Dubuque Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2672 miles or 4300 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DBQ to MDE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DBQ to MDE flight is about 5 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Dubuque, IA and Medellin?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from DBQ to MDE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DBQ
Origination airport name Dubuque Regional Airport
City Dubuque, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 42.4
Longitude -90.7

Return Airport

Destination code MDE
Destination airport name Jose Maria Cordova Airport
City Medellin
Country Colombia
Latitude 6.2
Longitude -75.4


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