Flights from Birmingham
Birmingham's Airport Information
Orbitz.com can help you book cheap flights from Birmingham, Alabama. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport serves more than 3 million passengers every year. It is located five miles northeast of downtown Birmingham at 5900 Messer Airport Highway. American, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways provide domestic and international flights.
Airport Parking Information
The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport offers more than 5,000 hourly, daily and long-term parking spaces as well as complimentary shuttles. Parking costs $1 per hour, or up to $24 per day, in the hourly and daily sections and $10 per day in the long-term parking section. A cell phone lot with 40 free parking spaces allows people to wait in their cars when they are picking someone up.
Ground Transportation Information
If you prefer not to leave your car at the airport, metered taxis are available. Birmingham has a bus system with a one-time fare of $1.25 or $3 for an all-day pass. The airport also offers limousine and shuttle services. Not only can Orbitz.com help you plan your air travel, but it can also help you plan your ground transportation.
Birmingham Airport Restaurants
The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport features many restaurant options. Charley's Steakery, Pizza Hut Express, Mrs. Field's Cookies, Quiznos and Starbucks are all available if you want to catch a bite to eat while waiting for your flight. There is also a gift shop and newspaper stand. Check Orbitz.com for cheap flights from Birmingham the next time you are planning a trip.
Flights to Grand Rapids
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.
Baymont Inn & Suites Grand Rapids North2151 Holton Court NW, Walker 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Walker, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Meijer Corporate Headquarters and within 3 mi (5 km) of Jester's Court and DeltaPlex Arena and Conference ...
JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids235 Louis Campau Promenade Nw, Grand Rapids 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Grand Rapids, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of DeVos Performance Hall and Public Museum of Grand Rapids. Gerald R. Ford Museum and Grand ...
Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton187 Monroe Ave Nw, Grand Rapids 4.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Grand Rapids hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of DeVos Performance Hall and Public Museum of Grand Rapids. Gerald ...
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Grand Rapids, MI2701 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Woodland Mall, Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve, and Calvin College. Patterson Ice Center is ...
Baymont Grand Rapids Airport2873 Kraft Ave Se, Grand Rapids 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Patterson Ice Center and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Woodland Mall. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture ...
Hyatt Place Grand Rapids-South2150 Metro Lane SW, Wyoming 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Frog Hollow Playground and within 6 mi (10 km) of RiverTown Crossings Mall and Master Arts Theatre. ...
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Grand Rapids, this hotel is steps from Van Andel Museum Center, Gerald R. Ford Museum, and Public Museum of Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Art Museum ...
Riverfront Hotel, Grand Rapids270 Ann Street NW, Grand Rapids 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated on a river, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gerald R. Ford Museum and Public Museum ...
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