The cheapest times to fly from DEN to CID are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • February 19th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 23rd to November 18th

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 DEN to CID is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $642 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $164 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Cedar Rapids

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) will usually cost between $167 to $424 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $203. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $438. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $235 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $352 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to CID flight.

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

DEN to CID Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to CID flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $70 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $297. Return trip prices are from the CID to DEN 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 DEN to CID can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 14 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from DEN to CID while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, MN

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from CID
  • Usually 19.60% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to RST flights

Destination alternative #2: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from CID
  • Usually 11.79% less expensive than CID
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to MSN flights

Destination alternative #3: Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ) in Dubuque, IA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from CID
  • Usually 6.11% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to DBQ flights

Destination alternative #4: Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) in Waterloo, IA

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from CID
  • Usually 5.11% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See DEN to ALO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 691 miles or 1112 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to CID flight is about 2 hour 14 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from DEN to CID.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to CID tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CID heading for DEN about 25 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA is about 28 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 23 minutes late
  • United: 32 minutes late
  • Frontier: 3 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.