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There are 8 ways to get from New York to Grand Rapids by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Newark, fly, line 5 bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Grand Rapids (GRR) EWR - GRR
  3. Take the line 5 bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Wealthy at Division WB

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Bus  •  13h 33m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids Nyc

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Fly from New York La Guardia  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Grand Rapids (GRR) LGA - GRR

Fly from New York JFK  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Grand Rapids (GRR) JFK - GRR

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Grand Rapids (GRR) PHL - GRR

Bus via Detroit  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Detroit "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Grand Rapids, MI 1483 / ...

Train  •  24h 14m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station Pere Marquette

Drive  •  12h 19m

  1. Drive from New York to Grand Rapids 749.5 miles

New York to Grand Rapids by bus

The bus journey time between New York and Grand Rapids is around 13h 31m and covers a distance of around 795 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 19 min. The fastest bus normally takes 13h 31m. Operated by Wanda Coach and The Rapid, the New York to Grand Rapids bus service departs from New York, NY - 3 Allen St and arrives in Fulton at Louis WB. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
13h 11m
Layover time:
19 min
Total time:
13h 31m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
13h 31m
Bus distance:
795 miles
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$54
Carbon emissions:
158 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
22:00
Last bus departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Grand Rapids bus schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grand Rapids is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Grand Rapids is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Grand Rapids is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Grand Rapids is to bus which costs $50 - $85 and takes 13h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Grand Rapids is to train and fly and line 5 bus which costs $100 - $330 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Grand Rapids. However, there are services departing from New York, NY - 3 Allen St and arriving at Fulton at Louis WB via Division at Maplelawn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Grand Rapids station. However, there are services departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arriving at Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 14m.

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The distance between New York and Grand Rapids is 623 miles. The road distance is 749.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Grand Rapids without a car is to bus which takes 13h 33m and costs $50 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from New York to Grand Rapids, including transfers.

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New York to Grand Rapids bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from New York, NY - 3 Allen St station.

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New York to Grand Rapids train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Grand Rapids is to fly which takes 5h 56m and costs $120 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $85 and takes 13h 33m, you could also train, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 24h 14m.

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  • Distance: 623.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 27m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from New York to Grand Rapids every 2 hours. Alternatively, Wanda Coach operates a bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids 6 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 12h 50m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Flights from New York JFK to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Flights from New York JFK to Grand Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Grand Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from New York JFK to Grand Rapids via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Grand Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Grand Rapids via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Grand Rapids via Miami
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.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
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Amtrak Acela Express

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
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Child
$90 - $130
First Class - Adult
$150 - $210
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$150 - $210
First Class - Child
$140 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
The Rapid
Phone
+1 616-456-7514
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Kentwood Station - Woodland to Wealthy at Division WB
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
The Rapid
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
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Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Detroit
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$100 - $160
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Grand Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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New York to Grand Rapids bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, arrive at Grand Rapids station.

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New York to Grand Rapids train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Grand Rapids is 749 miles. It takes approximately 12h 19m to drive from New York to Grand Rapids.

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Allegiant Air, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Newark Airport to Grand Rapids Airport.

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