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Grand Rapids, MI Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 42
Total Sleeping Rooms 5,338
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 682
Committable Meeting Rooms* 35
Convention Center Space 240,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 162,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 40,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $88
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $228
*Maximum for a single hotel

Grand Rapids, MI Airport Information

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)

Approximate taxi fare: $35.79 USD

Conveniently located about 15 miles outside of downtown Grand Rapids and DeVos Place, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport enjoys the title of Michigan's second-busiest commercial airport. Spanning two concourses and 13 gates, the airport serves 120 daily scheduled nonstop flights to and from 23 major market destinations, including Chicago, Washington DC, New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Denver and Las Vegas. Airport amenities include a variety of food, beverage and retail options, conference and meeting room rentals, Wi-Fi service and 9,850 public parking spaces with valet, short-term, long-term and economy parking options.

Airline carriers serving Gerald R. Ford International Airport:

  • Southwest
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines

Grand Rapids, MI Ground Transportation

The Rapid

The Rapid serves as Grand Rapid's fixed-route, energy-efficient public bus system. Running along 27 routes, The Rapid provides direct service to DeVos Place along Route 11 (Plainfield), as well as direct weekday service to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport along Route 17 (Woodland Mall/Airport). The Rapid one-ride fare is $1.50 for adults and free for children under 42 inches tall. Unlimited one-day travel costs $4.60, while a four-day pass costs $11.50 and a 31-day pass $40. Ten-ride passes are $11.50 for adults and $9 for students.

Amtrak

Grand Rapids' Amtrak station, located at 431 Wealthy Street SW, is open daily from 6:30 AM to 8 AM and 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM. The station serves Amtrak’s three-line Michigan Services route, which provides daily service between Chicago and Grand Rapids.

Greyhound

Grand Rapids' Greyhound station shares The Rapid Central Station facility at 250 Grandville SW. The station is open daily from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM. A second Greyhound stop is located at the city's Amtrak station at 431 Wealthy Street SW.

Rental Cars

On-airport rental car companies represented at Gerald R. Ford International Airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Alamo.

Taxi

Visitors traveling to Grand Rapids via Gerald R. Ford International Airport should expect to pay approximately $35 in taxi fare.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Minneapolis, MN 141 mi 2 hrs 22 min 1 hr 15 min USD $442+
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada 173 mi 3 hrs 42 min 6 hrs 36 min USD $605+
Wausau, WI 182 mi 3 hrs 53 min 3 hr USD $367+
Rochester, MN 199 mi 3 hrs 29 min 2 hrs 35 min USD $372+
 
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