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Car Rental at Grand Rapids Airport (Gerald R. Ford Int Airport GRR)

Grand Rapids Airport Car Rental Guide

Introduction:
Nestled in the heart of Michigan, Grand Rapids is a vibrant city known for its art, culture, and buzzing downtown. Opting for a car rental from Grand Rapids Airport ensures that both the city and the surrounding natural wonders of Michigan are within your easy reach.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR):
Serving as the primary airport for Grand Rapids, GRR is efficiently structured to usher visitors into the city and its scenic surroundings.

Car Rental Facilities:
Upon touchdown, the airport’s Baggage Claim area directs you to the car rental counters. Renowned agencies like Enterprise, Alamo, and Dollar have their desks here, offering a plethora of vehicles tailored to your needs. Booking in advance is highly recommended, particularly during Michigan's vacation seasons.

Road Conditions:

  • City Roads: Grand Rapids has well-maintained urban roads ensuring hassle-free city tours.
  • Countryside Routes: Venturing outside the city, be prepared for picturesque highways. However, always check route conditions if you’re planning to explore less traveled paths.

Weather Considerations:

  • Winter: Michigan winters can be snowy and frosty. If you're traveling during these months, vehicles equipped with winter tires or four-wheel drive are ideal.
  • Summer: Summers are generally mild, but ensuring your vehicle has efficient air conditioning provides added comfort.

Driving Practices & Rules in Michigan:

  • Speed Limits: Adherence to the posted speed limits is a must. Typically, it's 70 mph on freeways and 55 mph on other roads unless otherwise marked.
  • Seat Belts: Michigan enforces seat belt laws, requiring all passengers to be buckled up.
  • Cell Phones: Using a handheld mobile device while driving is prohibited.

Exiting Gerald R. Ford International Airport:

  • Patterson Ave SE: This road offers an easy exit from the airport, linking you directly to the heart of Grand Rapids and its surrounding areas.

Tolls:
Currently, Michigan doesn't have toll roads, which means uninterrupted driving without needing to carry change for toll booths.

Traffic:
Grand Rapids' traffic is generally fluid. However, to ensure a smooth journey, it's wise to avoid the typical morning and late afternoon rush hours.

Key Attractions & Routes:

  1. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: A short 15-minute drive via Patterson Ave SE will take you to this stunning blend of natural and artistic beauty.
  2. Downtown Grand Rapids: Roughly 20 minutes from the airport, the city's heart boasts myriad attractions, including the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
  3. John Ball Zoo: Located just 25 minutes away, this destination offers a fun-filled day with animals from around the globe.
  4. Blandford Nature Center: A 30-minute drive provides an immersive experience into Michigan's natural habitat.

Conclusion:
Renting a car from Gerald R. Ford International Airport is your ticket to unlocking the treasures of Grand Rapids and its neighboring regions. Being aware of local driving norms, road conditions, and top attractions will not only make your trip safe but also memorable. Happy driving in Michigan's spirited city!


Current Rental Rates in Grand Rapids Airport

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 57.93 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 405.56 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 2 Doors

From 57.93 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 405.56 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mystery Car Compact or Larger

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 59.41 EUR/day
Mystery Car Compact or Larger

7 Days rental at 415.90 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 70.91 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 496.43 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.43 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 500.02 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Grand Rapids Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second largest city
  • Missionaries and fur traders first settled the city in the early 19th century
  • It’s named after the river it’s on, the Grand River
  • Its nickname is ‘furniture city’ because of the number of furniture factories there
  • Former US president Gerald Ford was born in Grand Rapids

 

Popular car hire destinations in Grand Rapids Airport

Best car rental companies in Grand Rapids Airport

9.1
No.2: ENTERPRISE,
based on 2610 reviews
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93
88
91
94
22 min (average wait time)
9.1
No.1: ALAMO,
based on 5875 reviews
92
92
88
92
95
24 min (average wait time)
8.9
No.3: NATIONAL,
based on 484 reviews
90
90
86
90
91
20 min (average wait time)

Grand Rapids Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo US Corporate
  • € 405.51
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 57.93
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 60
    Most Popular Type:
    Fullsize
  • 28
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 277
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Grand Rapids Airport

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January€ 71
February€ 74
March€ 68
April€ 84
May€ 85
June€ 88
July€ 91
August€ 70
September€ 66
October€ 66
November€ 68
December€ 73
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January€ 69
February€ 70
March€ 65
April€ 76
May€ 79
June€ 81
July€ 86
August€ 69
September€ 66
October€ 65
November€ 66
December€ 73
ItemPercent
January€ 115
February€ 107
March€ 96
April€ 104
May€ 113
June€ 119
July€ 121
August€ 114
September€ 105
October€ 104
November€ 108
December€ 117
ItemPercent
January€ 83
February€ 80
March€ 74
April€ 83
May€ 85
June€ 93
July€ 99
August€ 83
September€ 81
October€ 81
November€ 81
December€ 91
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January€ 108
February€ 116
March€ 89
April€ 110
May€ 103
June€ 109
July€ 140
August€ 119
September€ 113
October€ 114
November€ 119
December€ 129
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January
February
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April€ 42
May€ 42
June€ 44
July€ 56
August€ 38
September€ 38
October€ 36
November
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January€ 87
February€ 83
March€ 79
April€ 90
May€ 93
June€ 99
July€ 108
August€ 91
September€ 88
October€ 87
November€ 85
December€ 98
ItemPercent
January€ 71
February€ 76
March€ 67
April€ 112
May€ 112
June€ 115
July€ 104
August€ 75
September€ 66
October€ 68
November€ 67
December€ 63

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