The cheapest times to fly from SYD to CID are

  • February 12th to March 18th
  • April 23rd to June 17th
  • July 16th to August 5th
  • October 8th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 SYD to CID is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $5158 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $864 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Cedar Rapids

Flying from Sydney (SYD) to Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) will usually cost between $864 to $2045 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $882. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2840. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1958 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1084 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SYD to CID flight.

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

SYD to CID Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SYD to CID flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Sydney. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $237 (14%) 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 $1067. Return trip prices are from the CID to SYD 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 SYD 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 17 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 SYD to CID while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Des Moines International Airport (DSM) in Des Moines, IA

  • 103 miles (166 km) away from CID
  • Usually 14.11% less expensive than CID
  • 1-layover flights available

See SYD to DSM flights

Destination alternative #2: Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) in Waterloo, IA

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from CID
  • Usually 3.51% less expensive than CID
  • 2-layover flights available

See SYD to ALO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Avianca, Delta, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9040 miles or 14548 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SYD to CID flight is about 17 hour 15 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SYD to CID.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSYD
Origination airport nameSydney International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeCID
Destination airport nameThe Eastern Iowa Airport
CityCedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA
Countrythe United States


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