The cheapest times to fly from CID to ATH are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • October 8th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CID to ATH is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1853 for Saturday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $804 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Athens

Flying from Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) to Athens (ATH) will usually cost between $955 to $1709 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $960. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $1692. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $732 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1273 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CID to ATH flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CID to ATH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CID to ATH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CID to ATH flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Cedar Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ATH, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into CID. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $135 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1194. Return trip prices are from the ATH to CID flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CID to ATH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CID to ATH

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CID to ATH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (CID > JFK > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $894
  • Average savings: $380 (29.81%)

See CID to JFK flights

Hack #2: Newark, NJ (CID > EWR > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $933
  • Average savings: $340 (26.71%)

See CID to EWR flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (CID > LGA > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $971
  • Average savings: $303 (23.76%)

See CID to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CID to ATH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport to The Eastern Iowa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5596 miles or 9006 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CID to ATH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CID to ATH flight is about 11 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA and Athens?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from CID to ATH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CID
Origination airport name The Eastern Iowa Airport
City Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.9
Longitude -91.7

Return Airport

Destination code ATH
Destination airport name Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
City Athens
Country Greece
Latitude 37.9
Longitude 23.9


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