The cheapest times to fly from SAT to CID are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 16th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

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 SAT to CID is mid August. Prices can be as high as $746 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $284 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Cedar Rapids

Flying from San Antonio, TX (SAT) to Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) will usually cost between $298 to $475 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $307. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $508. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $201 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $323 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAT to CID flight.

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

SAT to CID Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAT to CID flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Antonio. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below 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 $100 (25%) 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 $301. Return trip prices are from the CID to SAT 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 SAT to CID can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 40 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 SAT to CID while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dane County Regional-Truax Field Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from CID
  • Usually 13.93% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to MSN flights

Destination alternative #2: Rochester International Airport (RST) in Rochester, MN

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from CID
  • Usually 11.15% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to RST flights

Destination alternative #3: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from CID
  • Usually 1.39% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to MLI flights

Destination alternative #4: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from CID
  • Usually 0.77% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAT to PIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 933 miles or 1502 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAT to CID flight is about 2 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between San Antonio, TX and Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from SAT to CID.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAT
Origination airport name San Antonio International Airport
City San Antonio, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.5
Longitude -98.5

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


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