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Your time is precious, and that's why the Ford Airport has gone to new heights to make sure that getting there is better here. Have you done a price comparison lately? With the addition of low-cost carriers Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Air, and Frontier Airlines, fares are dropping at GRR.

GPS Address: 5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Tips

Check-In savvy - Allegiant Air closes its ticket counter 40 minutes prior to scheduled departures. If you have not checked in by this time, you will not be allowed to board your flight.

Plan to arrive at the ticket counter no less than 90-120 minutes prior to your scheduled departure for a domestic flight (120 minutes for international flight).

Military Personnel

Immediate family members are welcome to accompany you through security screening to the gate area to await the departure of your flight. In order for this to occur smoothly, please have the following items when you arrive at the airport:

  • Your military orders
  • Photo ID for each family member over the age of 18

When you arrive at the ticket counter, please ask the ticket agent for a gate pass for each of your immediate family members who will accompany you to the gate area (this includes young children). The gate pass(es) will grant them permission to pass through the TSA security screening and into the sterile area of the terminal.

Pet-relief areas: there is a pet relief area outside on the west end of the terminal building where we suggest owners take their animals before departing.

Remember: Using a TSA-approved lock ensures that your baggage can be checked by TSA baggage screeners without damage to your locks. TSA-approved locks are available for purchase at the News & Gift shop in the main hall at GFIA.

Directions

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The airport entrance is located at the intersection of 44th Street SE and Patterson Avenue.

INTERSTATE 96

Motorists may take exit 46 for westbound M-6, exit 44 for westbound 36th Street, or exit 43A for westbound 28th Street. From exit 46, proceed west on M-6 to exit 15. Proceed north on M-37 and watch for signs for northbound Patterson Avenue. Take Patterson Avenue north to the airport entrance at 44th Street. Proceed east on 44th Street to the airport passenger terminal facility and parking facilities.

From exit 44 proceed west on 36th Street to Patterson Avenue (1 mile), turn left, and proceed south to the airport entrance at 44th Street. Proceed east on 44th Street to the airport passenger terminal facility and parking facilities.

From exit 43A, proceed west on 28th Street to Patterson Avenue (1/2 mile), turn left, and proceed south to the airport entrance at 44th Street. Proceed east on 44th Street to the airport passenger terminal facility and parking facilities.

 

U.S. 131

Motorists may either take exit 89A for Interstate 96 east (if coming from the north) or take exit 77 for M-6 east (if coming from the south). From exit 89A, take Interstate 96 east to exit 43A for westbound 28th Street. Proceed west on 28th Street to Patterson Avenue (1/2 mile), turn left, and proceed south to the airport entrance at 44th Street. Proceed east on 44th Street to the airport passenger terminal facility and parking facilities.

From exit 77 proceed east on M-6 to exit 15. Proceed north on M-37 and watch for signs for northbound Patterson Avenue. Take Patterson Avenue north to the airport entrance at 44th Street. Proceed east on 44th Street to the airport passenger terminal facility and parking facilities.

 

INTERSTATE 196

Motorists may take exit 64 for westbound M-6 and proceed east on M-6 to exit 15. Proceed north on M-37 and watch for signs for northbound Patterson Avenue. Take Patterson Avenue north to the airport entrance at 44th Street. Proceed east on 44th Street to the airport passenger terminal facility and parking facilities.

 

M-37

Motorists traveling south may take M-37 to 44th Street. Follow the signs for the indirect left turn onto eastbound 44th Street. Take 44th Street east to the airport entrance at Patterson Avenue. Motorists traveling north should proceed north on M-37 and watch for signs for northbound Patterson Avenue. Take Patterson Avenue north to the airport entrance at 44th Street. Proceed east on 44th Street to the airport passenger terminal facility and parking facilities.

As you approach the airport (within 3-5 miles) tune your radio to 1610 AM for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport's information station for details on driving directions, parking rates and options, and updated security measures.

To download these directions (along with a map) in printer-friendly format, select the link below.

Map & Driving Directions to Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Parking (map)

Parking information: 800-642-1978

 

Most convenient:

Valet: $21.00/day.

Short term: $2 per hour, with a maximum daily rate of $24.

Least expensive:

Long-Term Garage Parking: $2 per hour, $13/day, Long-Term North Lot: $10, Economy Lot Parking: $9.  See map and rate chart.

Cellphone lot:

GFIA offers the convenience of a Cell Phone Lot for those who are picking up arriving passengers. Located on Ross Dr., just south of Oostema Blvd. near the airport entrance. You must remain in your vehicle at all times in the Cell Phone Lot.

Parking map:

Grand Rapids Airport - parking map

 

PARKING GARAGE MAP & LEGEND

Terminals

Overview - Terminal Maps

The Gerald R Ford International Airport terminal consists of two levels and has 11 gates for flight arrival and departure. Level one gives way to two concourses A and B. The terminal area of Gerald R Ford International Airport provides many traveler facilities such as a variety of restaurants, food vending machines, restrooms, courtesy telephones, family assist restrooms, flight insurance, game room, hotel information, children's play area, lost and found counter, mail services, self service luggage carts, Automated Teller Machines, money change machines and currency exchange.

The terminal of Gerald R Ford International Airport is served by 12 major airlines, flying to over 14 major destinations within the United States of America and other international capital cities. The total of passengers using the Gerald R Ford International Airport for their traveling convenience exceeds two million, annually.

Terminal-Map2016

Concourse A

  • Delta Air Lines
  • American Airlines

Concourse B

  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Allegiant

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Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Airport / 28th St

Stay at our Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids-Airport 28th Street hotel where you’ll find natural scenery and contemporary venues nearby. Situated in a shopping plaza behind Target, our three-story hotel is a short drive from Interstate 96 and about 10 miles from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ride our shuttle from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.  Reserve a seat for a stage production at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre or shop at Woodland and Centerpointe malls. Choose between a hockey game at Van Andel Arena and tours of the Gerald R. Ford Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Return to your comfortable guest room featuring a clean and fresh Hampton bed®. Each modern room offers free WiFi, a 32-inch TV, alarm clock radio, and coffeemaker. Upgrade to a suite for more space, a microwave oven, and mini-refrigerator. Refresh with a WaterPik® shower spray.

Complimentary amenities include hot breakfast and an airport shuttle. There’s also an indoor pool, a whirlpool tub, and an exercise room, plus a business center.

Comfort Inn Airport Grand Rapids

This modern hotel in a 3-story building is 0.6 miles from the Centerpointe Mall and a 3.5-mile drive from Gerald R. Ford International Airport. 

All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers, as well as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges and coffeemakers. Some also have balconies.

A hot breakfast buffet and airport shuttle are both complimentary. Other amenities include an exercise room and guest laundry facilities (fee).

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Ford Airport has gone to new heights to make sure that getting there is better here. With the addition of low-cost carriers Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Air, and Frontier Airlines, fares are dropping at GRR.

GPS Address: 5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512