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Getting In and Around Grand Rapids

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The city of Grand Rapids is blessed with a wide array of transportation options. You can arrive the city via plane, rail and road. Moreover, every nook and corner of the city is also very well connected by an efficient public transportation system including buses and cabs. If you are visiting Grand Rapids for only one or two days, then it is best to use public transportation or rent a car to travel around the city.

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Arriving Grand Rapids by Plane

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is the nearest airport that serves the city of Grand Rapids. It is the largest airport in West Michigan and the second largest airport in the state of Michigan, after Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. It has been ranked as one of the top five airports in the world by Airports Council International.

GRR serves five major airlines including Southwest, United, Delta, American and Allegiant and offers non-stop flights to 23 major destinations such as Denver, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Orlando, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington DC and more.

In addition to that, the airport receives almost 2 million passengers each year. It is also known for its wide variety of services including complimentary Wi-Fi, business centers, charging stations, kids play area, wheelchair access and much more.

Address: 5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, United States
Phone: 1 616 233 6000
Website: www.grr.org/

Getting To and From Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)

There are many ways of reaching the city and vice versa from the airport. From car rentals, taxis to buses, GRR provides its passengers with a variety of transport options.

Rental Car Facility
: Renting a car can be an easy way of reaching the city from the airport. Moreover, it is also an effective way of roaming the city without the hassle of waiting for public transport. Here are the rental car companies operating at GRR:

Avis: 1 800 230 4898
Budget: 1 800 527 0700
Enterprise: 1 800 736 8222
Hertz: 1 800 654 3131
National/Alamo: 1 800 227 7368
Broadmoor Rent A Car (Off-Airport): 1 800 698 9594

Taxis: Taxis are easily available at GRR. Metro Cabs offers luxury sedan service and traditional cabs to Grand Rapids city.

Public Transportation: For a cost effective and affordable means of reaching downtown, use the Rapid Bus System. For more information on schedules and bus stops, click here.

Hotel Shuttle Service: Several hotels in the city of Grand Rapids offer complimentary airport shuttle service for the passengers. The hotel pick up service is situated near the commercial lane across the main entrance of the terminal.

Arriving and Getting Around Grand Rapids by Rails and Buses

Amtrak: The Amtrak Pere Marquette offers direct rail service between Chicago Union Station and Grand Rapids throughout the week. For more information, click here.

Address: 431 Wealthy Street SW, Market Ave. & Wealthy St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 1 (800) USA RAIL

Greyhound Bus line: Greyhound buses provide easy access to Grand Rapids from nearby cities. Learn more about Greyhound buses here.

Indian Trails: Another popular intercity bus line that provides easy access from Petoskey, Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo with intermediate stops. Click here for more information on maps and schedules.

Megabus: In the year 2012, Megabus started offering service to Grand Rapids from Detroit, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis and East Lansing. Click here for more information.

Arriving and Getting Around Grand Rapids via Road

Grand Rapids is connected to all the major cities by a number of highways. Interstate 96 connects the city to Muskegon, Lansing and Detroit. Interstate 196 runs from east to west in the city and connects to I 96 and I 94. US 131 runs north to south and connects Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo and Cadillac. Other major highways include M 6, M 11, M 21, M 37, M 44 M 45, M 121 and A 45.

Grand Rapids Taxi and Limousine Services

All-American Pedicabs
Phone: 1 (616) 799 0163

Express Executive Cars, LLC
Phone: 1 (616) 328 5031

Great Lakes
Address: 1940 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 40508
: 1 (616) 241 5150

University Taxi/ University Executive Cars
Address: 4460 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: 1 (616) 777 3020

Yellow Cab
Address: 1412 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone: 1 (616) 459 4646

Five Star Sedan & Limousine Service
Address: 331 Ann St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, United States
Phone: 1 616 856 1779
Website: http://fivestarsedanlimo.com/

Dadd's Magic Bus and Limousine
Address: 407 Turner Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, United States
Phone: 1 616 235 3233
Website: http://daddsmagicbusandlimo.com/

A White Knight Limousine Inc
Address: 2602 Buchanan Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, United States
Phone: 1 616 292 6307
Website: http://www.awhiteknight.com/

Crystal Limousine & Party Bus
Phone: 1 616 698 2227

Allure Limousine
Address: 4398 Roger B Chaffee Blvd SE #109, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, United States
Phone: 1 616 589 5304

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