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There are 4 ways to get from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City by bus, car or plane

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  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Traverse City, MI

Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Indian Trails from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI

Drive

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City

Fly

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Traverse City (TVC)

Grand Rapids (GRR) to Traverse City (TVC) flights

The flight time between Grand Rapids (GRR) and Traverse City (TVC) is around 4h 57m and covers a distance of around 129 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 31m. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 8m. Services are operated by American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta. Typically 160 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
2h 25m
Layover time:
2h 31m
Total time:
4h 57m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
3h 8m
Flight distance:
129 miles
Flights per week:
160
Cheapest price:
$148
Carbon emissions:
68 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
05:42
Last flight departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Grand Rapids (GRR) to Traverse City (TVC) flight schedules

Flights departing Friday, September 24, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City. However, there are services departing from Gerald R Ford Airport and arriving at Traverse City, MI via Kentwood Station - Woodland and Grand Rapids, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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The distance between Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) and Traverse City is 131 miles. The road distance is 153.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City without a car is to bus which takes 5h 57m and costs $22 - $35.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City, including transfers.

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Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from Grand Rapids, MI station.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City is to bus which takes 5h 57m and costs $22 - $35. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $550 and takes 4h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from Grand Rapids Airport to Traverse City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 8m and has one stopover.

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Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, arrive at Traverse City, MI station.

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Map of how to get from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City.
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  • Distance: 130.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Grand Rapids Airport (GRR), USA and Traverse City, MI, USA?

Indian Trails operates a bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Traverse City, MI once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 3h 55m. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Grand Rapids to Traverse City via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Traverse City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Traverse City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $370
Flights from Grand Rapids to Traverse City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $420
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, MI to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to Traverse City, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) to Traverse City.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Grand Rapids Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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