The cheapest times to fly from CMI to GRR are

  • January 1st to February 18th
  • April 2nd to June 10th (except the weeks of April 9th and May 21st)
  • July 16th to July 29th
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 CMI to GRR is early November. Prices can be as high as $1008 for Saturday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $294 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Grand Rapids

Flying from Champaign/Urbana, IL (CMI) to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) will usually cost between $294 to $498 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $294. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $465. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $171 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $304 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMI to GRR flight.

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

CMI to GRR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMI to GRR flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Champaign. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.78, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 (17%) 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 $301. Return trip prices are from the GRR to CMI 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 CMI 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 1 hour 25 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 CMI to GRR while comparing.

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

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 29.28% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See CMI to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Iberia, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to University of Illinois/Willard Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 243 miles or 391 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMI to GRR flight is about 1 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Champaign/Urbana, IL and Grand Rapids, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from CMI to GRR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CMI
Origination airport name University of Illinois/Willard Airport
City Champaign/Urbana, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40
Longitude -88.3

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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