The cheapest times to fly from MBS to GRR are

  • late April
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 20th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 MBS to GRR is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $499 for Monday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $237 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Grand Rapids

Flying from Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI (MBS) to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) will usually cost between $238 to $407 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 $270. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $398. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $128 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $296 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MBS to GRR flight.

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

MBS to GRR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MBS to GRR flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Saginaw. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.16, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Grand Rapids, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Saginaw. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $82 (25%) 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 $269. Return trip prices are from the GRR to MBS 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 MBS 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 8 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 MBS to GRR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 44.76% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See MBS to DTW flights

Destination alternative #2: South Bend International Airport (SBN) in South Bend, IN

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 5.41% less expensive than GRR
  • 1-layover flights available

See MBS to SBN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 85 miles or 137 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MBS to GRR flight is about 1 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI and Grand Rapids, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from MBS to GRR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MBS
Origination airport name MBS International Airport
City Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.5
Longitude -84.1

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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