The cheapest times to fly from MEL to GRR are

  • January 22nd to March 18th
  • April 23rd to June 17th (except the week of May 7th)
  • July 16th to September 9th (except the week of July 30th)
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 MEL to GRR is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $2350 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $879 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Grand Rapids

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) will usually cost between $949 to $1883 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $920. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2204. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1283 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1146 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to GRR flight.

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

MEL to GRR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to GRR flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Melbourne. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $185 (10%) 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 $1142. Return trip prices are from the GRR to MEL 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 MEL to GRR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 37 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 MEL to GRR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 6.24% less expensive than GRR
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEL to ORD flights

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

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 4.58% less expensive than GRR
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEL to SBN flights

Destination alternative #3: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 3.80% less expensive than GRR
  • 2-layover flights available

See MEL to FNT flights

Destination alternative #4: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 1.09% less expensive than GRR
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEL to DTW flights


Flight Hacking MEL to GRR

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 MEL to GRR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MEL > LAX > GRR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1130
  • Average savings: $16 (1.4%)

See MEL to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, JAL, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9795 miles or 15763 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to GRR flight is about 18 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from MEL to GRR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEL
Origination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne
Country Australia
Latitude -37.7
Longitude 144.8

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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