The cheapest times to fly from CID to RST are

  • April 23rd to July 22nd
  • October 22nd to November 11th
  • December 24th to February 25th

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 RST is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $582 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $176 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Rochester

Flying from Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) to Rochester, MN (RST) will usually cost between $206 to $385 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $222. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $404. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $182 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $297 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CID to RST flight.

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

CID to RST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CID to RST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cedar Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.27, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $116 (34%) 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 $241. Return trip prices are from the RST 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 RST can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 15 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CID to RST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from RST
  • Usually 39.63% less expensive than RST
  • Nonstop flights available

See CID to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 145 miles or 233 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CID to RST flight is about 1 hour 15 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from CID to RST.


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 RST
Destination airport name Rochester International Airport
City Rochester, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 43.9
Longitude -92.5


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