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Cheap Flights to Iowa

Nestled deep in America's heartland, Iowa is home to some of the largest expanses of prairie landscapes in the country. Known as the "food capital of the world," the state awards an annual World Food Prize to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality and availability of food. Skyscanner's flight search can help you find and compare cheap flights to Iowa. If your travel date is flexible, try using the Whole Month search filter.

Best Time to Fly to Iowa

Iowa experiences hot summers, cold, snowy winters, and pleasant springtimes and autumns. A popular time to visit Iowa is during during the fall months (September through October), when the harvest season is in full swing and the changing colours of the leaves provide plenty of breathtaking scenery. There is no distinct tourist season, so hotels in Iowa tend to offer the same rates throughout the year. The best way to save on flights and accommodations is to book your trip well in advance. Skyscanner's Price Alert tool can help you monitor air ticket prices for a specific departure date so that you can book the cheapest possible flight.

Airlines That Fly to Iowa

There are no direct flights from Canada to Iowa. Connecting air service is provided by American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and several other major and low-cost carriers. Click here for more information about airlines that fly to Iowa.

Airports in Iowa

There are five airports in Iowa that service regular scheduled passenger flights: Des Moines International Airport, Eastern Iowa Airport, Dubuque Regional Airport, Sioux Gateway Airport, and Waterloo Regional Airport.

Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is the state's busiest air facility. The airport lies approximately 5 kilometres to the southwest of Des Moines and is connected to the city centre by city buses, limousines, taxis, and ride-share programs. Car rentals at Des Moines International Airport are provided by several agencies, including, Budget, Hertz, and Thrifty.

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) is located in Cedar Rapids, about 3 kilometres west of Interstate 380. The airport is served by several regional carriers, including American Eagle, Delta Connection, and United Express. Ground transportation options at Eastern Iowa Airport include shuttles, coach lines, car rentals, and taxis.

Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ) is situated approximately 13 kilometres southwest of the city of Dubuque. American Eagle is the only commercial airline served at this airport. Transportation options for getting from Dubuque Regional Airport to the city centre include public buses, coach lines, taxis, and car rental services.

Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX) is the primary airport serving Woodbury County. The airport sits approximately 11 kilometres south of central Sioux City and is served by coach lines, public buses, and several car rental agencies.

Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) is located around 6 kilometres to the northwest of central Waterloo. The facility is mainly used for general aviation but serves one commercial carrier: American Eagle. Transportation from Waterloo Regional Airport to the city centre is provided by city buses, scheduled bus services, taxis, and car hire services.

What to See and Do in Iowa

A good place to start exploring Iowa is in the sate's capital, Des Moines. Here, you'll find several popular tourist sites, such as the Iowa State Capitol Building, Des Moines City Hall, and the Iowa Governor's Mansion. Other stops to add to your itinerary are the Amana Colonies, a group of seven villages that have been collectively designated a National Historic Landmark, and Grotto of the Redemption, a "Miracle in Stone" that is considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.

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