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.
Traveling to Detroit
Orbitz.com can get you cheap flights to Detroit easily by scanning its list of hundreds of airline flights to and from the area, as well as getting you sales on a hotel room and transportation.
Airports in the Area
Detroit is served by Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Bishop International Airport. Wayne County Airport is located in the suburb of Romulus, 21 miles southwest of downtown Detroit. Currently, Delta Airlines carries the majority of the traffic. Orbitz.com works closely with the airline to get the best deals for flights.
Transportation in Detroit
Bus routes 125 and 280 run to and from the airport once per hour. You can take the bus to anywhere in metropolitan Detroit; terminals are scattered throughout the city. The airport also has a rental car service. Located next to I-94, you can use a rental car to travel to Detroit and the surrounding cities. Booking rental car service is easy with Orbitz.com.
Detroit Climate Expectations
Detroit has extreme temperature variations, from upwards of 90 degrees in the summer to below zero in the winter. If you visit during the winter, expect moderate snowfall in January, and bring warm clothing, such as hats, gloves, and earmuffs to protect yourself from frostbite.
Things to Do in Detroit
The city got its nickname of "Motown" partially from the motor industry but also from its culture of soul music. Take some time out to attend the Detroit International Jazz Festival, or visit the Detroit Theatre District to attend a live Broadway show. In addition to finding cheap flights to Detroit, Orbitz.com can give you addresses of low-cost hotels near popular tourist attractions.