The cheapest times to fly from ORD to DBQ are

  • December 3rd to November 11th (except the weeks of December 17th, May 7th, and July 23rd)

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 ORD to DBQ is late December. Prices can be as high as $373 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $322 for Tuesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Dubuque

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Dubuque, IA (DBQ) will usually cost between $322 to $332 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $322. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $339. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $17 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $332 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to DBQ flight.

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

ORD to DBQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to DBQ flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.41, which is above 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 $2 (1%) 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 $322. Return trip prices are from the DBQ to ORD 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 ORD to DBQ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 15 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from ORD to DBQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 36.75% less expensive than DBQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to LSE flights

Destination alternative #2: Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, MN

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 34.79% less expensive than DBQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to RST flights

Destination alternative #3: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 31.02% less expensive than DBQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MSN flights

Destination alternative #4: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 23.57% less expensive than DBQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to CID flights

Destination alternative #5: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 25.60% less expensive than DBQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MKE flights

Destination alternative #6: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 21.99% less expensive than DBQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to PIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, Avior, COPA, Delta, InterJet, LATAM, Surinam Airways, United, Viva Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dubuque Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 146 miles or 235 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to DBQ flight is about 1 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Dubuque, IA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from ORD to DBQ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ORD
Origination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to DBQ tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 39% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 8% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DBQ heading for ORD about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dubuque, IA is about 21 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Envoy: 20 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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