Cheap Flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago

Flight information Grand Rapids to Chicago

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 150 miles

0h 55min

Most popular airline last month


Chicago O'Hare International, Chicago Midway, Chicago Pal-Waukee, Chicago Dupage County and others

5 airports

Skyscanner helps travelers find cheap flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago or other destinations around the United States and beyond. Since Grand Rapids and Chicago are not too far apart, cheap direct flights are relatively easy to locate. Grand Rapids, Michigan is served by Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The airport is 13 miles southeast of the city. To reach this airport, travelers can take hotel and motel shuttle service, limousine service, or taxi. The Rapid bus system and Greyhound Bus also make stops at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. In addition, travelers can take taxi, car rental, or drive themselves. The airport lists updated parking rates on its website.

Flying from Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Gerald R. Ford International Airport is located near many motels and hotels. Travelers who need to catch an early flight may wish to stay at one of the nearby hotels. Skyscanner features a helpful hotel search tool that allows you to find comfortable and affordable hotel rooms near the airport. Travelers will find various amenities on site that include convenience stores, restaurants, and coffee shops as well as Wi-Fi and business services. For domestic flights out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport, be sure to get to the airport no later than 90-120 minutes before your scheduled flight.

Flying to Chicago

To locate cheap flights from Grand Rapids to Chicago, be sure to use Skyscanner’s search tool. Airlines like American and United feature direct flights between the two cities, but travelers will also find connecting flights that may be even cheaper. When flying in winter, travelers should definitely check with the airport or airline during inclement weather as flight delays for both cities are not uncommon. Most flights are scheduled to land at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, but Midway is also a popular Chicago airport for domestic flights. Although O’Hare is larger and features substantially more amenities than Midway, including shops, restaurants, and bars, both airports feature convenient car rental services if you prefer to drive to your Chicago hotel or other destination. Travelers can also use public transportation, taxi service, shuttle, or limousine service to reach their hotel from either airport location.

Tips for Traveling to Chicago

As both Grand Rapids and Chicago are in the northern Midwest, travelers can expect similar seasonal climates. Grand Rapids features Eastern Standard Time, so it’s an hour ahead of Chicago, which is in the Central time zone. As one of the largest cities in the country, Chicago is home to a thriving public transportation system and features world-class hotels, shops, and cultural attractions. If you prefer to drive to your Chicago hotel or other destination, be sure to check out Skyscanner’s car rental search tool to secure an affordable rental vehicle for your stay.

Get to Know Chicago’s Attractions

When visiting Chicago, travelers will find an immense range of things to see and do. During the warm season, be sure to stroll along Lake Michigan or enjoy one of the city’s many outdoor concerts and fests like Taste of Chicago or Blues Fest. If you’re interested in doing some shopping while you’re in town, head downtown to peruse the shops of Water Tower Place or along Michigan Avenue’s famed The Magnificent Mile. If you’re into sports, you can head north to see the Cubs play at Wrigley Field or head south to the United Center to see the Bulls hit their 3-point shots. Other must-see attractions include the Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago, and picturesque Grant Park. Don’t forget to enjoy Chicago’s mouthwatering deep-dish pizza at Giordano’s or Gino’s West located just off the Magnificent Mile.

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