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There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Grand Rapids (GRR) PHL - GRR

$167 - $557

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi

$93 - $224

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Grand Rapids (GRR) BWI - GRR

$253 - $1,022

Train to Newark, fly  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Grand Rapids (GRR) EWR - GRR

$166 - $493

Train to New York La Guardia, fly  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Grand Rapids (GRR) LGA - GRR

$183 - $545

Train, bus  •  16 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids Nyc

$161 - $286

Train via Washington Union Station  •  25 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station

$229 - $651

Train  •  31 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station Pere Marquette

$175 - $495

Drive  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids 719.4 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids is to fly which costs $160 - $600 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Grand Rapids, Mi via Pittsburgh, Pa and Detroit, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Grand Rapids station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 27 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Grand Rapids is 585 miles. The road distance is 719.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 3 min and costs $160 - $290.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Grand Rapids bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Philadelphia to Grand Rapids train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids is to fly which takes 5 h 12 min and costs $160 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $230 and takes 19 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $650 and takes 25 h 27 min.

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  • Distance: 585.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Grand Rapids, MI, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Pittsburgh, Pa and Detroit, Mi in around 19 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Baltimore to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Grand Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Grand Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Grand Rapids, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Grand Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Philadelphia to Grand Rapids bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Grand Rapids, Mi station.

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Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Grand Rapids is 719 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 41 min to drive from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids.

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Delta, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Grand Rapids Airport.

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Book your Philadelphia to Grand Rapids bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Grand Rapids. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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