Long Beach and Grand Rapids airports and terminals
Airports in Long Beach CA, US
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance from City Center: 17.5 miles
Long Beach Municipal (LGB)
Distance from City Center: 4.7 miles
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Distance from City Center: 19.9 miles
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Flights to Grand Rapids
Long Beach Airport Information
When you use Orbitz.com to look for cheap flights from Long Beach, you'll find all of the information you need to plan your trip. The Long Beach Airport, located at 4100 E Donald Douglas Drive, is situated just 10 miles northeast of the city's downtown area. Access from the city to the airport is simple when you take the 405 Freeway to Highway 710, but expect the trip to take at least 25 minutes.
Parking at Long Beach Airport
The Long Beach Airport has two on-site, covered parking garages. Garage A is closest to the terminals and costs $19 per day. Garage B is a five-minute walk from the terminals, but the fee is a bit less at $17 per day. Garage A is roughly half the size of Garage B, so expect parking to be limited in that lot. Book your cheap flights through Orbitz.com, and you may save enough money to cover some or all of your parking costs.
Ground Transportation Information
You have several options to get from the city to the Long Beach Airport, including the Long Beach Transit bus and the Metro Rail system. Taxis are the most popular mode of transportation to the airport, and most of the rates are fairly reasonable. It will cost you around $60 to get to the Long Beach Airport from LAX or the John Wayne Airport, $45 from the cruise ship piers in San Pedro, and $45 from Disneyland. If you have chosen to park at an off-site garage, it may offer free shuttle service to and from the airport.
Long Beach Restaurant Options
The Long Beach Airport has a modest selection of eateries you can choose from for a quick coffee or light nosh. Legends Restaurant and Bar and Daugherty's Café are the two full-service restaurants on site that are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Both of the boarding lounges also have grab-and-go kiosks where you can grab a quick salad, sandwich or fresh fruit. If you've gotten to the airport especially early, try one of the two outdoor cafes near the baggage claim areas for a quick beverage or light snack. Enjoy your trip, wherever your final destination is, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you need to find cheap flights from Long Beach.
Flying to Grand Rapids, MI
With the comparison search features at Orbitz.com, travelers can find the best prices on flights to Grand Rapids. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is serviced by AirTran, Delta, Allegiant, Frontier, Air Canada, American Eagle and United airlines, and is named for one of the city's most famous citizens, the 38th President. The airport is located at 5500 44th Street SE, just 25 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.
Transportation From Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Using an online travel planner like Orbitz.com can also help you find budget car rentals. The following five companies have stations at the Grand Rapids' airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Alamo. Taxis are available at a cost of approximately $32 for a trip downtown. The public bus system costs $1.50 per ride with one transfer included, though many airlines and hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport.
Spending the Four Seasons in Grand Rapids
The weather in Grand Rapids changes significantly throughout the year. Reviews at Orbitz.com can help travelers decide which sites to see during the dates of their trips. From December to February and even in March, it isn't unusual for snow to fall or for temps to dip below freezing. June through September, the weather is generally more accommodating and stays between the low 70s and the 90s. Both spring and fall experience a wider range of temperatures?from the 30s to the 70s?and moderate amounts of precipitation.
Things to Do in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is a city rich in culture. The Van Andel Museum Center is one of the oldest history museums in the United States. Nearby, the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is filled with award-winning botanical exhibitions and works from an impressive line of artists, including Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin. A large number of musical and live-stage performers also make their way through the city each year. Visitors can get the best prices on flights to Grand Rapids and local attractions by using the search features at Orbitz.com.
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