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Fares from $126 One Way, Round Trip from Grand Rapids to Des Moines

Prices starting at for return flights and $126 for one-way flights to Des Moines were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Des Moines from Grand Rapids

Route Information for Flights from Grand Rapids to Des Moines

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Flights from Grand Rapids to Des Moines

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.

Cheap Flights to Des Moines

If Iowa is your travel destination, you can get help planning your trip. Orbitz.com can find cheap flights to Des Moines at the click of a button. Des Moines International Airport is the main airport in this area and is located just three miles from downtown at 5800 Fleur Drive. Airlines flying out of the airport include Delta Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, Allegiant Air and more. Simplify your travel planning, and let Orbitz.com find low-fare air tickets for you.

Airport Transportation Information

The airport offers a variety of transportation options to passengers. Travelers can choose from taxis, shuttle buses, limousines and rental cars to take them from the airport to their last destination. Transportation companies include C & C Limousine, Budget Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Capitol Cab Company and more. There is also the option of bus transportation offered by Jefferson Bus Lines and Greyhound.

Weather in Des Moines

Des Moines's weather is characteristic of hot and humid summers and cold and snowy winters. If traveling during the warmer months, it's a good idea to pack light, cool clothing. During the colder months, be prepared with overcoats and warm clothing.

Attractions in Des Moines

This city has a variety of historical sites, parks, landmarks and other attractions. Some of the most popular places to visit in Des Moines are the Capitol Building and the Iowa State Fairgrounds, which opens every August. Orbitz.com can help you plan your trip by finding you cheap flights to Des Moines.

Flights from Grand Rapids to Des Moines - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Grand Rapids to Des Moines?

There are no direct flights on this route. But American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines can get you from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Gerald R. Ford Intl.) to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) with only one stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Grand Rapids to Des Moines?

Leave those movies on your laptop for the hotel room, because the flight from Grand Rapids to Des Moines can be as quick as 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Des Moines?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Des Moines have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Des Moines with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Des Moines without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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