Sleeping in Airports

Eastern Iowa Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Eastern Iowa Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

This airport is great for sleeping, there’s all sorts of comfy corners. – Dave L.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Eastern Iowa Airport.

What to Expect

Eastern Iowa Airport is a small, modern terminal with two concourses (B and C) and 13 departure gates. There are a couple of eateries and gift/news shops on both sides of the security checkpoints, with hours largely dictated by flight schedules, and early evening closures, so plan accordingly if you intend to spend the night. WiFi is available and there are some outlets for charging mobile devices. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

After security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints open. For landslide sleeping, make sure you have your boarding pass or ticket handy, as security sometimes checks passenger status. Reviewers describe armrest seating and cold floors, but say quiet nooks can be found throughout the airport. For uninterrupted sleep, there are some hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

There are no pay-per-use lounges.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping at the Eastern Iowa Airport does not appeal to you, the nearest hotels with free airport shuttles are:

  • Country Inn & Suites – (4 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service runs to the airport and surrounding area (within 5 mile radius) on request. » Check Rates
  • AmericInn Hotel – (4 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle service is available for a fee ($10.00USD each way). Advance notice is required (48 hours notice). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Eastern Iowa Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout Eastern Iowa Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: in the main terminal waiting area near the restaurant/lounge.

Baby Care Facilities – A nursing room is available for mothers to tend to their young children. The rooms includes a sink/counter and rocking chair. Location: next to the Women’s restroom in the main lobby of the terminal, obtain key from info desk.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Rate: unknown.

Business Center – Location: Main Terminal, Baggage Claim. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM (Daily). Rate: $15 per hour or $40 for the day.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food concessions. Many restaurants and vendors open at 4:30AM. Vending machines are located throughout the airport.

Information Desk – Location: in the center of the terminal.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – There are more than 60 seats in Concourse C that are equipped with AC outlets to recharge laptops and other electronic devices. In the Upper Concourse, the outlets are located underneath the seats.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Shopping – Buy a newspaper, a toothbrush, or that last minute souvenir at Hawks News and Gift shop, located in the library.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Cedar Rapids airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant • Frontier Airlines • American Airlines • Delta • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle and Limo Service

There are several companies offering shared shuttle and private ride services to and from the airport. For more information visit the Eastern Iowa Airport website.

Bus

For information on which companies serve the airport and their route maps, timetables and fares, visit the Eastern Iowa Airport website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: AmericInn Lodge & Suites Cedar Rapids Airport   •   Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Cedar Rapids Airport   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex   •  Marriott Cedar Rapids   •   Rodeway Inn   •   The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Taxis and Shared Ride Shuttles

Taxis and shared-ride shuttles are readily available in the ground transportation area of the terminal during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.