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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:

  • Allegiant
  • American
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • United

Direct flights are available from:

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.