The cheapest times to fly from GRR to MLB are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 30th to June 3rd (except the week of May 14th)
  • August 6th 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 GRR to MLB is late September. Prices can be as high as $1064 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $229 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) to Melbourne, FL (MLB) will usually cost between $231 to $439 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $235. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $472. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $237 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $262 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRR to MLB flight.

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

GRR to MLB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRR to MLB 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Melbourne, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Grand Rapids. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $91 (27%) 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 $244. Return trip prices are from the MLB 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 MLB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 53 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 MLB while comparing.

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

  • 59 miles (95 km) away from MLB
  • Usually 15.46% less expensive than MLB
  • Nonstop flights available

See GRR to SFB flights

Destination alternative #2: St Pete Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from MLB
  • Usually 13.93% less expensive than MLB
  • Nonstop flights available

See GRR to PIE flights

Destination alternative #3: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from MLB
  • Usually 3.44% less expensive than MLB
  • Nonstop flights available

See GRR to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1057 miles or 1701 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRR to MLB flight is about 2 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Grand Rapids, MI and Melbourne, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from GRR to MLB.


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 MLB
Destination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.1
Longitude -80.6


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