The cheapest times to fly from GRR to PIE are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • July 16th to October 7th

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 GRR to PIE is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $639 for Tuesday flights during late December, or as low as $150 for Sunday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) to St. Petersburg, FL (PIE) will usually cost between $158 to $424 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $162. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $508. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $346 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $226 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRR to PIE flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the GRR to PIE route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

GRR to PIE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRR to PIE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Grand Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Tampa, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Grand Rapids. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $27 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $235. Return trip prices are from the PIE to GRR flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from GRR to PIE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 52 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 GRR to PIE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) in Sanford, FL

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from PIE
  • Usually 1.77% less expensive than PIE
  • Nonstop flights available

See GRR to SFB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GRR to PIE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Allegiant, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from St Pete Clearwater International Airport to Gerald R. Ford International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1046 miles or 1683 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GRR to PIE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRR to PIE flight is about 2 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Grand Rapids, MI and St. Petersburg, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 1 available flights from GRR to PIE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GRR
Origination airport name Gerald R. Ford International Airport
City Grand Rapids, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -85.5

Return Airport

Destination code PIE
Destination airport name St Pete Clearwater International Airport
City St. Petersburg, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 27.9
Longitude -82.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from GRR to PIE tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 13% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 71% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIE heading for GRR about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in St. Petersburg, FL is about 14 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 14 minutes late


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