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Airport Transfers

Due to insurance restrictions, VGM Heartland is prevented from allowing VGM employees to shuttle conference guests to and from Cedar Rapids. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

From Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids (CID)


  • Anaman will be providing one-way and round-trip airport transfers between the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), Cedar Rapids Iowa, IA and all VGM Heartland Conference Hotels.
  • Anaman will greet visitors with a VGM Heartland Conference sign with passenger names on the way to baggage claim.  
  • Chauffer will assist with your bags 
  • All vehicles offer free Wi-Fi.
  • Anaman monitors arriving flights for early arrivals or delays and adjust transfers as needed.
  • The rates below are flat rates per round trip:

Shuttle Flat Rates:  Starting at $50 one way or $95 round tripSavings of more than 50% since last year!
Depending on flight arrival, you may be riding with other Heartland attendees.  Rides will be leaving the airport every 30-45 minutes.

Vehicle Flat Rate:
You will be the only person/group in the selected vehicle of choice.
Business Class - Lincoln Town Car (1-4 passengers):  $200 one way or $382 round trip
First Class - Chevrolet Suburban (1-7 passengers):  $350 one way or $636 round trip.
First Class - Mercedes Benz Sprinter (1-14 passengers):  $400 one way or $763 round trip.

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

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The Eastern Iowa Airport also has their own shuttle service, where guests obtain next available shuttle.

If you'd prefer to utilize their services, please call  319-365-0655 or toll-free 800-725-8460 to arrange, at least 24 hours in advance.

One-way rates begin at approximately $100 depending on destination and number of passengers. Guests returning via the service should coordinate pick-up times and detail at the time of reservation.


Avis  319-366-6418
Hertz 319-365-9184
National 319-363-1270
Enterprise 319-366-5522



Flight Information

From Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO)

We will be providing complimentary shuttle services from the Waterloo airport to local conference hotels shortly after the arrival of all flights. Just look for the smiling associate near baggage claim.


Daily Flight Schedule - Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO)

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

City of Origin Airline Flight Date Arrival Time Flight # Depart Flight Time Flight #  
Boston (BOS) American June 9-13 9:00am-12:50pm 1239; 3547 6:04am - 12:05pm 4085; 2723  
Charlotte (CLT) American June 9-13 9:35am-12:50pm 2080; 3547 6:04am - 12:05pm 4085; 1650  
Orlando (MCO) American June 9-13 9:00am-12:50pm 1110; 3547 1:17pm - 10:40pm 3547; 2529  
Dallas (DFW) American June 9-13 8:00am-12:50pm 1106; 3547 6:04am - 10:48pm 4085; 2428  
Denver (DEN) American June 9-13 7:00am-12:50pm 2771, 3547 6:04am - 11:39pm 4085; 2470  
Phoenix (PHX) American June 9-13 5:15am-12:50pm 2765, 3547 6:04am - 10:10pm 4085; 2164  
Los Angeles (LAX) American June 9-13 1:00pm-9:38pm 245, 3348 6:04am - 11:31pm 4085; 1163  


Daily Flight Schedule - Eastern Iowa Airport (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

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Driving Directions

Area Information


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.

Please call the hotel directly and mention the VGM Heartland Conference to receive the discounted rate.

Attendee Hotels

Hampton Inn

  •  (2.7 mi. to convention center) 319-233-2044
  • The Isle Casino Hotel

    (5.7 mi. to convention center) 319-833-2162
    $139/night (group code:GA60919)
  • Comfort Inn

    (2.6 mi. to convention center) 319-234-5452
  • Quality Inn & Suites 

    (2.7 mi. to convention center) 319-235-7000
  • Holiday Inn Express 

    (2.8 mi. to convention center) 319-274-7000

Exhibitor Hotels

  • Hampton Inn

    (2.7 mi. to convention center) 319-233-2040
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites - SOLD OUT

    (2.8 mi. to convention center) 319-233-2500

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Note:  Transportation is provided by VGM Heartland Conference with available pick up and drop-offs within the Waterloo and Cedar Falls areas Monday-Wednesday 7 AM to 9 PM and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  Please enter your mobile phone number for text message updates. 

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