The cheapest times to fly from GRR to DRS are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • October 29th to December 9th

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 DRS is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1747 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $668 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Dresden

Flying from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) to Dresden (DRS) will usually cost between $896 to $1743 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $940. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1736. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $796 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1096 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRR to DRS flight.

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

GRR to DRS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRR to DRS flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Grand Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DRS, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into GRR. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Dresden, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Grand Rapids. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $148 (12%) 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 $1112. Return trip prices are from the DRS 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 DRS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 48 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 GRR to DRS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ruzyne Airport (PRG) in Prague

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from DRS
  • Usually 18.75% less expensive than DRS
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRR to PRG flights

Destination alternative #2: Leipzig Halle Airport (LEJ) in Leipzig

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from DRS
  • Usually 4.56% less expensive than DRS
  • 2-layover flights available

See GRR to LEJ flights


Flight Hacking GRR to DRS

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 GRR to DRS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dusseldorf (GRR > DUS > DRS)

  • Price for both tickets: $718
  • Average savings: $378 (34.49%)

See GRR to DUS flights

Hack #2: Mulhouse (GRR > BSL > DRS)

  • Price for both tickets: $951
  • Average savings: $146 (13.28%)

See GRR to BSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4345 miles or 6993 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRR to DRS flight is about 8 hour 48 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from GRR to DRS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGRR
Origination airport nameGerald R. Ford International Airport
CityGrand Rapids, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeDRS
Destination airport nameDresden Airport


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