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Transportation Request

The VGM On-Call Number:**
(855)-504-7500

** The Heartland Transportation on call number is for inquiries and questions only.
For transportation requests, please fill out the form above and we will be in contact with you regarding your request.

Shuttle Sign-up

Returning this year: shuttles between Waterloo and the Cedar Rapids (CID)Airports.

  • Arrival Flight Info

  • Departure Flight Info

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Sign up is required to ride the shuttle. Shuttle Signup closes Friday, June 9th.

Daily Flight Schedule - Waterloo (ALO)

Daily flights are available directly in to Waterloo (ALO) on American Airlines through the Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

To Waterloo

Depart ORD Arrive ALO Flight #
2:45pm 3:45pm Am 4030
7:50pm 8:45pm Am 4001

From Waterloo

Depart ALO Arrive ORD Flight #
2:45pm 3:45pm Am 4030
7:50pm 8:45pm Am 4001

Daily Flight Schedule - Cedar Rapids (CID)

An additional 30 flights per day arrive into the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids (CID). Non-stop service is available from the following cities on these airlines:

  • Chicago O'Hare (ORD) on American & United
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) on American
  • Denver (DEN) on United
  • Detroit (DTW) on Delta/Northwest
  • Las Vegas (LAS) on Allegiant Air
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) on Delta/Northwest
  • Orlando Sanford (SFB) on Allegiant Air
  • Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) on Allegiant Air
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg (PIE) on Allegiant

Due to insurance restrictions, Heartland is prevented from allowing VGM employees to shuttle Heartland guests to and from Cedar Rapids. We regret the inconvenience.

Airport Express & Express Limousines

840 Liberty Way
North Liberty, IA 52317
Local Phone: (319) 626-5466
Toll Free: 1-800-383-2219
Fax: (319) 626-5470

VGM rates for the 60 mile one-way shuttle from Cedar Rapids to your Waterloo hotel are:

Must be on same flight or pick-up time.
Individual and Group rates are available; please call for quotes.
Limousine service is also available; please call for quotations.

Need to call at least 48-hours in advance. Guests should contact the service directly and as soon as final air arrangements are secured. Please indicate the number in your party, and flight detail (airline, flight number, arrival time.) No walk-up service.

Guests returning via the service should coordinate pick-up times and detail at time of reservation.

WALK-UP SHUTTLE SERVICE (Guests obtain next available shuttle via in-airport service)

Airport Shuttle Service
Cedar Rapids Airport (near baggage claim)
319-365-0655
Toll fee: 800-725-8460

One-way rates begin at approximately $100 depending on destination and number of passengers. If you are needing round-trip, be sure to tell them during the first contact call. Reservations are encouraged; please call at least 24-hours in advance.

Guests returning via the service should coordinate pick-up times and detail at time of reservation.

RENTAL CARS

Four rental car companies service CID:
Avis (319.366.6418)
Hertz (319.365.9184)
National (319.363.1270)
Enterprise (319.366.5522)

Driving Directions

Area Information

Hotels

We are asking all guests to reserve their own hotel rooms. We have negotiated discounted rates at the following hotels. Transportation will be provided to/from all attendee hotels and all events. Reservations will be accepted directly by the hotels on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mention the VGM Heartland Conference to receive the discounted rate.

Attendee Hotels

  • Hampton Inn (SOLD OUT) 

    (2.7 mi. to convention center) 319-233-2044
    $119/night 
     
  • Days Inn & Suites 

    (2.3 mi. to convention center.) 319-235-4461
    $89.99/night
  • Comfort Inn (SOLD OUT)

    (2.6 to the convention center) 319-234-5452
    $99.99/night
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites (SOLD OUT)

    (2.8 mi. to convention center) 319-233-2500
    $149/night
     
  • Holiday Inn Express (SOLD OUT) 

    (2.8 mi. to convention center) 319-274-7000
    $99/night 
  • Candlewood Suites (SOLD OUT)

    (2.7 mi. to convention center) 319-235-7000
    $100/night
  • Best Western Plus

    (8 mi. to convention center) 319-277-2400
    $119.99/night

Exhibitor Hotels

  • Hilton Garden Inn

    (Cedar Falls) 319-266-6611
    $139/night
  • The Isle Casino Hotel (SOLD OUT) 

    (5.5 mi. to convention center)800-843-4753
    $139/night (Group Code: GA61117)
  • Country Inn & Suites (SOLD OUT) 

    (2.8 mi. to convention center) 319-233-2336
    $82/night
  • Best Western Plus

    (8 mi. to convention center) 319-277-2400
    $119.99/night
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