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Cedar Rapids, IA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 30
Total Sleeping Rooms 2,632
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 267
Committable Meeting Rooms* 27
Convention Center Space 80,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 30,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 28,754 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $86
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $389
*Maximum for a single hotel

Cedar Rapids, IA Airport Information

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID)

Approximate taxi fare: $39 USD

Conveniently set just off of I-380 in Cedar Rapids, Eastern Iowa Airport operates more than 60 daily arrivals and departures to and from 12 destinations, including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix-Mesa, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Punta Gorda/Ft. Myers. The single-terminal airport features free terminal-wide Wi-Fi, shopping and dining options and both short- and long-term parking adjacent to the terminal. Passengers have direct access to the Cedar Rapids Transit bus system via Route 11.

Airline carriers serving Eastern Iowa Airport:

  • Allegiant Air
  • American Eagle
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier
  • United Express

Cedar Rapids, IA Ground Transportation

Cedar Rapids Transit

The Cedar Rapids Transit bus system operates along 14 routes, providing direct service to the Eastern Iowa Airport via Route 11 and the U.S. Cellular Center via Route 5. Cedar Rapids Transit offers free rides within the downtown area, and runs Monday through Friday from 5:20 AM to 6:20 PM and Saturday from 8:25 AM to 4:15 PM. Cash fare is $1.25 for adults; children ages 4 and under ride free. Daily passes cost $3 per passenger, while 10-ride passes cost $12.50 and 31-day passes $36.


The Cedar Rapids Greyhound station, located at 2818 Lippisch Place SW, is open daily from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

Rental Cars

The Eastern Iowa Airport houses rental car counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.


Visitors traveling to Cedar Rapids via Eastern Iowa Airport should expect to pay approximately $20 in taxi fare.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Des Moines, IA 108 mi 1hr 51min 3hr USD $392+
Springfield, IL 181 mi 3h 37min 2h 46min USD $382+
Chicago, IL 192 mi 3hr 36min 55min USD $216+
Eau Claire, WI 198 mi 4hr 53min 3h 41min USD $432+
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