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Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
Group rate available until September 2, 2015. Subject to Availability.
Getting to Iowa City
Iowa City is served by the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), which has two shuttle services (websites here and here) that can be reserved ahead of time, as well as the usual lineup of car rental agencies. The drive is about 25 minutes from airport to hotel. Taxis are available but are somewhat cost-prohibitive. Details on ground transportation are here.
Airlines which serve the Eastern Iowa Airport are:
Direct flights are available from:
- Atlanta (ATL) – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Delta
- Chicago (ORD) – O’Hare International Airport – American Eagle & United Express
- Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) – Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport – American Eagle
- Denver (DEN) – Denver International Airport – Frontier Airlines & United Express
- Detroit (DTW) – The Detroit Metro Airport – Delta
- Las Vegas (LAS) – Las Vegas McCarran International Airport – Allegiant
- Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport – Delta
- Orlando (SFB) – Orlando Sanford International Airport – Allegiant
- Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) – Williams Gateway Airport – Allegiant
- Punta Gorda/Ft. Myers (PGD) – Punta Gorda Airport – Allegiant
- Tampa/St. Petersburg (PIE) – St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport – Allegiant
Nearly everyplace else in the country is served with one change, most often in Chicago, Dallas, or Denver.
Other flying options:
Going a little further afield, it might be worth it to consider the three other airports in the region. Sometimes a connection can be cheaper, and sometimes they are served by your preferred airline. This airports are:
Quad-Cities International Airport (MLI) – 1 hour drive to Iowa City
Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) – 1.5 hour drive to Iowa City
Des Moines International Airport (DSM) – 1.75 hour drive to Iowa City
Iowa City is on Interstate 80, at Iowa Exit 244. Directions to the hotel are here.
Approximate driving times/distances from regional metros:
- Chicago: 220 miles, 3.5 hours
- Kansas City: 300 miles, 4.5 hours
- Minneapolis: 300 miles, 4.5 hours
- Omaha: 250 miles, 3.75 hous
- St. Louis: 260 miles, 4 hours
Mustn’t forget the romance of the train (you can get a lot of writing done!). Two Amtrak lines stop nearby:
- The Southwest Chief runs daily from Chicago to Los Angeles and back, by way of Kansas City and Albuquerque. It stops in Ft. Madison, IA, a 1-hour drive to Iowa City.
- The California Zephyr runs daily from Chicago to San Francisco (well, Oakland, really) and back, by way of Omaha, Denver and Salt Lake City. It stops in Burlington, IA, also a 1-hour drive to Iowa City.