The cheapest times to fly from DCA to GRR are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DCA to GRR is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $587 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $203 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Grand Rapids
Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) will usually cost between $210 to $377 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $207. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $334. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $127 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $233 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to GRR flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to GRR route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DCA to GRR flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $61 (21%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $225. Return trip prices are from the GRR to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DCA to GRR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 55 minutes may be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DCA to GRR while comparing.
- 120 miles (193 km) away from GRR
- Usually 5.81% less expensive than GRR
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DCA to GRR? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 523 miles or 842 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DCA to GRR?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to GRR flight is about 1 hour 55 minutes.
How many flights go between Washington, DC and Grand Rapids, MI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from DCA to GRR.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Gerald R. Ford International Airport|
|City||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DCA to GRR tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave GRR heading for DCA about 35 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Grand Rapids, MI is about 40 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- PSA: 35 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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