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.

CID Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Eastern Iowa Airport.

What to Expect

Eastern Iowa Airport (code: CID) is a small, modern terminal with two concourses (B and C) and 13 departure gates. There are a few 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.

Sleeping in Eastern Iowa Airport

eastern iowa airport guideAfter 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 guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Eastern Iowa Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

The TSA checkpoint is opens at 4:30 AM. Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to 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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Eastern Iowa Airport that provide airport shuttles:

  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cedar Rapids Airport – Free airport shuttle service is available upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids Cid Eastern Iowa Airport – Free airport shuttle is available.   » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Eastern Iowa Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges.

Food & Drinks

At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food concessions. Here are the options:

  • Landside: Prairie Bistro & The Java House
  • Airside: Cedar Ridge Barrel Room •  Flyzone • The High Porch.

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. There are also charging stations in the landside seating area.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout Eastern Iowa Airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

Coat Check – Travelling somewhere warm? You can store your winter coats for $10.00 per item for up to 1 week. See the Information Desk for assistance.

Conference rooms – Meeting rooms can be rented for $25 an hour or $100 per day. Nonprofit groups may be able to use the room at no charge, depending on availability.  Location: Landside.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Information Desk – Have questions? There is an information desk in the center of the terminal to provide assistance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Shopping – There are two gift shops. Locations: landside, airport drop-off entrance • airside, back of the terminal airside. Hours: 6:00AM – last flight departure (Sun – Fri) • 8:00AM – 3:00PM (Sat).

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Eastern Iowa airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant • American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • 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.


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 • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Comfort Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids Cid Eastern Iowa Airport  •   Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cedar Rapids Airport, IA   •   Marriott Cedar Rapids   •    Ramada Cedar Rapids.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis and Shared Ride Shuttles

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

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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: update the airport guide or  write a review.