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Grand Rapids Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Grand Rapids Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

CNN is playing in the lobby and was quite loud but since I had no where else to go, I ended up watching it all night. - redlegsfan21

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Gerald R Ford International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, modern international airport with two concourses (Concourses A and B)
  • After airport restaurants and shops close for the night, vending machines are the only in-airport snack option. Plan ahead and buy your food and drinks before the concessions close.
  • The airport provides free WiFi. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • We have no reviews from travelers who have slept in this airport, but one reviewer noted that sleeping was impossible due to the uncomfortable bucket seats and loud TVs in the airport lobby. Have a travel mattress, sleep mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones handy for a chance at a good night’s sleep!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Grand Rapids Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Grand Rapids Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Grand Rapids Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Springhill Suites Grand Rapids Airport Southeast - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available on request. Use the courtesy phone at the airport to arrange pick-up. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Airport 28th St - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Sleep Inn & Suites - (7 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Grand Rapids Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Grand Rapids Airport. Connect to the “FlyGRFord” network.

Access to free use of computer workstations is available in the airport’s business centers.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, in the Grand Hall, near the entrance to Concourse B • Airside, in the main hallway of each concourse.
  • Baggage Carts - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available. Location: Baggage Claim, next to luggage carousels. Rate: unknown.
  • Business Centers - Comfortable seating, workstations, power outlets, and free WiFi is available in the airport’s Business Centers. Entry fee: Free. Three locations: Grand Hall • Concourse A (between Gates 4 & 6) • Concourse B (opposite MI Tap Room).
  • Children’s Play Area - When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Kids Port, Grand Hall, close to the Food Court.
  • Currency Exchange - Not available.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - You will find a few shops selling mostly souvenirs, travel related items, newspapers, etc. Destination Michigan is the Landside shop and a Touch of Grand Rapids is in the Marketplace and each of the concourses (Airside). Open from 5:00AM.
  • Family Services - If you require a quiet space for nursing, visit the Information Center for assistance.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with some open as early as 4:30AM or 5:00AM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Vending machines are located near the entrance to Concourse B, and also on Concourses A and B.
  • Game Room - Located in the Grand Hall, behind the Grand Rapids Travel Store. A change machine is available inside.
  • Information Desk - Location: across from baggage claim. Hours: 9:00AM - 11:00PM. Look for the airport ambassadors throughout the airport wearing bright green jackets.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - Mobile charging stations, equipped with AC and USB outlets, are available airside near the departure gates.
  • Observation Deck - Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport's observation deck. Location: on the mezzanine level.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

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As of February 2018, Grand Rapids airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • Delta • Frontier Airlines • Southwest Airlines • United Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Grand Rapids Airport is served by local bus route 17. At the time of this update, bus fare is $1.50 and includes one transfer. For route map and schedule, visit The Rapid website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies can be found on-site, on the 1st level of the parking garage: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Alamo.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Baymont Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Airport   •   Best Western Hospitality Hotel & Suites   •   Clarion Inn & Suites Airport   •   Comfort Inn Airport   •   Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Grand Rapids Airport   •   Courtyard Grand Rapids Airport   •   Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Airport   •   DoubleTree By Hilton Grand Rapids Airport   •   Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Airport / 28th St   •   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids Airport   •   Red Roof Inn   •   Residence Inn Grand Rapids Airport   •   Sleep Inn & Suites   •   SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids Airport   •   Wyndham Garden Grand Rapids Airport


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the terminal during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required. At the time of this update, one-way fare to downtown Grand Rapids is $32 in a regular taxis and $37 in a luxury taxi.

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Last Updated: 02 November 2017

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