The cheapest times to fly from AKL to GRR are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 24th (except the week of May 7th)
  • October 15th to December 2nd

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 AKL to GRR is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $2601 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1096 for Wednesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Grand Rapids

Flying from Auckland (AKL) to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) will usually cost between $1160 to $1782 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1162. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2149. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $987 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1357 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AKL to GRR flight.

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

AKL to GRR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AKL to GRR flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Auckland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GRR, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into AKL. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Grand Rapids, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Auckland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $97 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1351. Return trip prices are from the GRR to AKL 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 AKL to GRR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 58 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from AKL to GRR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 11.20% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See AKL to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: South Bend International Airport (SBN) in South Bend, IN

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 0.66% less expensive than GRR
  • 1-layover flights available

See AKL to SBN flights


Flight Hacking AKL to GRR

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from AKL to GRR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (AKL > LAX > GRR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1306
  • Average savings: $51 (3.76%)

See AKL to SAN flights

Hack #2: San Diego, CA (AKL > SAN > GRR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1312
  • Average savings: $45 (3.32%)

See AKL to LAX flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (AKL > LAS > GRR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1346
  • Average savings: $12 (0.85%)

See AKL to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Delta, Lufthansa, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Auckland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8326 miles or 13399 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AKL to GRR flight is about 15 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Auckland and Grand Rapids, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from AKL to GRR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AKL
Origination airport name Auckland International Airport
City Auckland
Country New Zealand
Latitude -37
Longitude 174.8

Return Airport

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


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