Selected fares from Grand Rapids to Chicago

Traveling from Grand Rapids to Chicago

Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Locating flights from Grand Rapids can often be difficult, especially for those looking to find the best deals. Orbitz.com allows you to search several different airlines at once to locate low fares. Gerald R. Ford International Airport is located on 44th Street, just 15 miles from downtown Grand Rapids. It is currently serviced by seven airlines, including Air Canada, American Eagle, Delta and United Express. Travelers can book tickets for a majority of these airlines through Orbitz.

Parking at the Airport

The front passenger terminal is available for dropping off and picking up passengers. Valet parking services are available for an extra fee, and both short-term and long-term lots are available for daily and hourly fees. The airport offers a parking garage as well. For travelers who will be leaving for an extended stay, the economy lot offers discounts for weekly parking. Shuttle services are available both to and from the parking lots.

Transportation to the Airport

Most motels provide shuttle services for guests free of charge. Limos can be rented by the hour, and Orbitz.com can help travelers locate car rental services in the area. Taxi services are available from any destination in the city to the airport. Rates are metered and may include a drop-off fee.

Restaurants at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

If you arrive at the airport early, you may want to grab a bite to eat before your flight. Starbucks and Bailey's Grove Coffee and Creamery offer a selection of blended coffees and pastries. The Great American Bagel Company offers a wider selection of menu items for travelers who prefer a light meal. Orbitz.com can help you locate flights from Grand Rapids at discounted rates.

Airports in Chicago

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.

Transportation from the Airport

Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.

Weather in Chicago

Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.

Highlights and Attractions

Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.

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Hotels in Chicago

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The Palmer House Hilton
The Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (734 reviews)

This 1925 Beaux Arts-style Chicago hotel is steps from Millennium Park, 2 blocks from Macy's and the Art Institute, and 1 mile from Lake Michigan, Magnificent ...

$132

$132
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop
Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop
111 West Adams Street, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (561 reviews)

Club Quarters is a club-like hotel in the center of the Loop, Chicago’s central business district. A short walk to Symphony Center, the Art Institute, Board ...

$112

$112
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 E Chestnut St, Chicago
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (140 reviews)

Located 1 block from Rush Street nightclubs, Oak Street shopping, and the Magnificent Mile, this 32-story Gold Coast hotel is 2 blocks from the John Hancock ...

$176

$176
Fairmont Chicago at Millennium Park
Fairmont Chicago at Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago
4.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (239 reviews)

The 45-story Fairmont Chicago hotel is adjacent to Millennium Park, a half-block from Michigan Avenue, and 3 blocks from Lake Michigan; Navy Pier, Art Institute, ...

$203

$203
The Whitehall Hotel
The Whitehall Hotel
105 E Delaware Pl, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,130 reviews)

Built in 1927, this Chicago hotel is one block from Michigan Avenue shopping and Rush Street restaurants and nightlife; Lake Michigan is within five blocks.

$111

$111
Millennium Knickerbocker
Millennium Knickerbocker
163 East Walton Place, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (229 reviews)

This 1927 landmark Chicago hotel is a half block from Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile shopping, two blocks from Oak Street shopping and Water Tower Place. Lake ...

$144

$144
MileNorth Hotel
MileNorth Hotel
166 E Superior Street, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (462 reviews)

Situated in Chicago, this boutique hotel is steps from Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Chicago Water Tower. John Hancock Center and Tribune Tower are also ...

$134

$134
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (753 reviews)

This Magnificent Mile hotel is located among Chicago's world-class shopping, restaurants and attractions. The Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Art Institute are ...

$149

$149
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (252 reviews)

This 39-story Chicago hotel is across the river from Magnificent Mile shopping, six blocks from Lake Michigan, and a half-mile from the Loop's theater district ...

$170

$170
Congress Plaza Hotel
Congress Plaza Hotel
520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (1,239 reviews)

Built in 1893, this downtown Chicago hotel offers a convenient location across from Grant Park and close to Lake Michigan.

$116

$116

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