The cheapest times to fly from GRR to SXM are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • April 16th to July 15th (except the weeks of May 7th, May 21st, and June 25th)
  • August 6th to October 7th

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 SXM is early January. Prices can be as high as $1379 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $647 for Tuesday flights around early January.


When to Fly to Sint Maarten

Flying from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) to Philipsburg (SXM) will usually cost between $671 to $870 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $672. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1029. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $357 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $696 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRR to SXM flight.

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

GRR to SXM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRR to SXM flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Grand Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below 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 $133 (16%) 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 $677. Return trip prices are from the SXM 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 SXM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 52 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 SXM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cyril E King Airport (STT) in Charlotte Amalie, VI

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SXM
  • Usually 12.64% less expensive than SXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRR to STT flights


Flight Hacking GRR to SXM

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 SXM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (GRR > MIA > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $594
  • Average savings: $102 (14.66%)

See GRR to MIA flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (GRR > FLL > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $602
  • Average savings: $95 (13.58%)

See GRR to FLL flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (GRR > LGA > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $616
  • Average savings: $81 (11.57%)

See GRR to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, COPA, Delta, United, Winair, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2159 miles or 3475 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRR to SXM flight is about 4 hour 52 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from GRR to SXM.


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 SXM
Destination airport name Princess Juliana International Airport
City Philipsburg
Country Sint Maarten
Latitude 18
Longitude -63.1


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