The cheapest times to fly from ORD to GRR are

  • August 6th 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 ORD to GRR is early November. Prices can be as high as $485 for Thursday flights during late June, or as low as $167 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Grand Rapids

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) will usually cost between $180 to $285 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $182. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $282. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $100 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $210 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to GRR flight.

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

ORD to GRR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to GRR flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.95, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $25 (11%) 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 $198. Return trip prices are from the GRR to ORD 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 ORD to GRR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 14 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from ORD to GRR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Muskegon County Airport (MKG) in Muskegon, MI

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 19.05% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to MKG flights

Destination alternative #2: Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 8.10% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to DTW flights

Destination alternative #3: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from GRR
  • Usually 6.43% less expensive than GRR
  • Nonstop flights available

See ORD to FWA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 137 miles or 220 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to GRR flight is about 1 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Grand Rapids, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from ORD to GRR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ORD
Origination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ORD to GRR tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave GRR heading for ORD about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Grand Rapids, MI is about 22 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 13 minutes late
  • United: 35 minutes late
  • Envoy: 20 minutes late
  • Republic: 36 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 58 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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