Traveler Information-

Welcome to the Dubuque Regional Airport!  Your Gateway to the Tri-State area of Northeast Iowa, Southwest Wisconsin and Northwest Illinois! Whether you are here for business or pleasure we hope you enjoy our Midwest hospitality. Be sure to enjoy the free Wi-Fi, grab a book from the free library.  Close, Cost-Effective, Convenient.   


Check out our frequently asked questions for more information. 

On Airport Rental Cars

Avis (800) 331-1212

Local - (563) 556-0657

Hertz (800) 654-3131

Local - (563) 583-0267

Off Airport Rental Cars

Enterprise (855) 266-9565

Local (563) 583-8000


Hotels with Shuttles to/from Airport

Click here for a list of hotels

What’s happening in town?

Year round, there is a lively mix of festivals, performances, and celebrations found in the Dubuque area.

Local Restaurants/Nightlife

Taste the flavors that the Dubuque area has to offer. From a romantic dinner at a restored historic hotel, a quick bite at a coffee shop, to sampling the latest in local brews.

TSA Information

The Transportation Security Administration, formed immediately following the tragedies of September 11. Our agency is a component of the Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for security of the nation’s transportation systems.

REAL ID - postponed until May 7, 2025

December 5, 2022


Today, DHS announced yet another extension of the REAL ID enforcement date from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2025. According to DHS, the extension is necessary, in part, to address the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability to obtain a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card. REAL ID progress over the past two years has been significantly hindered by state driver’s licensing agencies having to work through the backlogs created by the pandemic.


Passed by Congress in 2005 following a 9/11 Commission recommendation, the REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. All 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and four of five U.S. territories covered by the REAL ID Act and related regulations are issuing REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards. 


With today's announcement, beginning May 7, 2025, every traveler 18 years of age or older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification at airport security checkpoints for domestic air travel. 


For more information, please refer the DHS press release announcing the extension