The cheapest times to fly from PHL to DBQ are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • July 9th to August 5th

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 PHL to DBQ is early August. Prices can be as high as $753 for Sunday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $328 for Tuesday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Dubuque

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Dubuque, IA (DBQ) will usually cost between $328 to $554 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $328. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $553. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $225 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $343 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to DBQ flight.

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

PHL to DBQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to DBQ flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DBQ, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PHL. 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 $80 (19%) 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 $335. Return trip prices are from the DBQ to PHL 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 PHL to DBQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 28 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from PHL to DBQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, MN

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 36.88% less expensive than DBQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to RST flights

Destination alternative #2: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 23.91% less expensive than DBQ
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to ORD flights

Destination alternative #3: La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE) in La Crosse, WI

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 19.68% less expensive than DBQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to LSE flights

Destination alternative #4: Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) in Waterloo, IA

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from DBQ
  • Usually 3.94% less expensive than DBQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See PHL to ALO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dubuque Regional Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 822 miles or 1323 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to DBQ flight is about 2 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Dubuque, IA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from PHL to DBQ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePHL
Origination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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