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Locations
Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:
IATA: CID
ICAO: KCID
 
Distances from BTV to:
Cedar Rapids 9 miles
Waterloo 58 miles
Des Moines 78 miles
Chicago191 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
9 miles: The Eastern Iowa Airport  (CID)
54 miles: Waterloo Regional Airport  (ALO)
192 miles: Chicago O'Hare International Airport  (ORD)
200 miles: Chicago Midway International Airport  (MDW)

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Cedar Rapids Airport Guide

Cedar Rapids is considered typical of the Midwest where you’ll receive warm hospitality from the residents and be treated to wholesome America. The city is the second biggest in the state and has a historic downtown. You can find out lots about the city and its history in the local museum which also details the monumental floods which hit the city in 2008 when the water rose to nearly ten metres. You’ll see a lot of reconstruction going on in Cedar Rapids because of the damage caused by the flood but it’s expected to make the city an even more attractive place to live and visit.


Cedar Rapids Airport Directions

It’s straightforward getting into Cedar Rapids from the airport simply by following route 218. At the intersection it becomes route 27 which goes straight into the city.


Cedar Rapids Airport Parking

Parking at Eastern Iowa Airport is very close to the terminal, next door in fact. There are short and long term facilities as well as valet parking for those in a hurry. You’ll get the first twenty minutes free if you’re just waving goodbye to friends or family.


Cedar Rapids Airport Flight Information

Eastern Iowa Airport is a medium sized facility, not far from Cedar falls. Whilst it has no international flights, it has links to Chicago and Atlanta, enabling the international traveller to connect from the UK and Europe. If you want to fly direct, you could land at Chicago O’Hare and drive the four hour route to Cedar Rapids but few do.


Hotels Near Cedar Rapids Airport

The Motel 6 Suites are where you’ll get the best value for money in Cedar Rapids. With prices at $22 a night, you won’t find better value in Cedar Rapids. Elsewhere in the city, the Hilton Homewood suites are more expensive but have a wider range of facilities.


Cedar Rapids Time Zone

Cedar Rapids is six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Central Time Zone (GMT-6)

Cedar Rapids Info

Cedar Rapids is an interesting city, founded in 1838 as Columbus, it was renamed three years later because of the plentiful cedar trees and the rapids that were located in the river at that point.
It grew partly because of the timber trade and partly through absorbing other nearby towns. Further expansion came with the opening of a meatpacking factory which brought hundreds of jobs to the city.

Cedar Rapids Trivia:
  • Until flooding forced a move, Cedar Rapids was the only US city to have its local authority on its own island.
  • Ashton Kutcher and Elijah Wood were both born in Cedar Rapids
  • The city was the topic and setting for the play, The Pajama Game and the film ‘Cedar Rapids’
  • Cedar Rapids is also known as the City of Five Seasons
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