The cheapest times to fly from DBQ to SHI are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • August 27th to October 7th (except the week of September 3rd)
  • October 29th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 SHI is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $6188 for Thursday flights during late October, or as low as $2122 for Wednesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Shimojishima

Flying from Dubuque, IA (DBQ) to Shimojishima (SHI) will usually cost between $2401 to $3679 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $2347. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October, with an average price of $4019. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1672 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2666 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DBQ to SHI flight.

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

DBQ to SHI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DBQ to SHI flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Dubuque. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHI. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shimojishima. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $268 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2608. Return trip prices are from the SHI to DBQ flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DBQ to SHI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DBQ to SHI

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 SHI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tokyo (DBQ > NRT > SHI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1831
  • Average savings: $835 (31.32%)

See DBQ to NRT flights

Hack #2: Philadelphia, PA (DBQ > PHL > SHI)

  • Price for both tickets: $2234
  • Average savings: $433 (16.22%)

See DBQ to PHL flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (DBQ > LAS > SHI)

  • Price for both tickets: $2249
  • Average savings: $417 (15.64%)

See DBQ to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shimojishima Airport to Dubuque Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7258 miles or 11681 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DBQ to SHI flight is about 14 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Dubuque, IA and Shimojishima?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from DBQ to SHI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDBQ
Origination airport nameDubuque Regional Airport
CityDubuque, IA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSHI
Destination airport nameShimojishima Airport


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