Unfortunately, there aren't any direct flights from Grand Rapids to Vancouver. If you're flying from Grand Rapids, MI Airport (GRR-Gerald R. Ford Intl.) to Vancouver, BC Airport (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), get set to change planes. United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines service this route with only one stopover. Use the break to stretch out your legs and get a bite to eat.
The shortest flight from Grand Rapids to Vancouver is around 5 hours and 13 minutes. Order a refreshment from the cabin crew, work on your travel itinerary or get to know your neighbors — you'll have plenty of time on this medium-haul trip.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Vancouver International Airport is located at 3211 Grant McConachie Way, approximately nine miles south of downtown Vancouver. Numerous airlines service the airport, including Air New Zealand, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Find cheap flights to Vancouver by using Orbitz.com. The website displays all the flights available on your travel date so that you can book the one that fits your budget.
Vancouver's rapid transit rail link can get you from the airport to downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes. The airport also offers a downtown shuttle service for $14. The taxicab fare from the airport to downtown ranges from $30 to $35. If you need access to a vehicle during your stay, use Orbitz.com to reserve a rental car. When you arrive in Vancouver, you'll pick up your rental car on the ground floor of the parkade, which is located just outside the airport terminal.
The weather in Vancouver determines the peak tourist season. Most people visit the city from June to August, when the temperatures stay in the upper 60s and low 70s. During the winter, the temperature averages 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The spring and fall are a little warmer, with temperatures generally staying in the mid-50s. If you want decent weather and good travel rates, use Orbitz.com to book your trip in April or May.
Area attractions include Stanley Park, which offers horse-drawn carriage tours. Both the carriage tours and harbor cruises attract tourists. Vancouver Lookout offers a great view of the city from an observation deck that sits 430 feet high. In addition to using Orbitz.com to book flights to Vancouver, you can use the site to purchase tickets to area attractions and tours.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.