The cheapest times to fly from DTW to GRR are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 12th)
  • April 23rd to June 3rd
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December

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 DTW to GRR is early December. Prices can be as high as $335 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $139 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Grand Rapids

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) will usually cost between $149 to $234 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $163. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $251. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $88 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $179 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to GRR flight.

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

DTW to GRR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to GRR flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.93, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $47 (24%) 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 $150. Return trip prices are from the GRR to DTW 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 DTW 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 12 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 DTW to GRR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 14.80% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to FWA flights

Destination alternative #2: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Kalamazoo, MI

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 12.29% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to AZO flights

Destination alternative #3: Capital Region International Airport (LAN) in Lansing, MI

  • 48 miles (77 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 8.66% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to LAN flights

Destination alternative #4: MBS International Airport (MBS) in Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 8.66% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See DTW to MBS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 120 miles or 193 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to GRR flight is about 1 hour 12 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from DTW to GRR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DTW
Origination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DTW to GRR tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 36% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave GRR heading for DTW about 22 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Grand Rapids, MI is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 21 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 14 minutes late
  • Endeavor: 31 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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