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About Grand Rapids

Blessed with unspoiled nature and a blossoming art scene, Grand Rapids is the perfect destination to enjoy a quick weekend getaway. To fully enjoy the vast swath of rolling hills and orchards the city has to offer, head towards Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, where you can pick apples like a local and enjoy delicious regional wines. This location also features apple products such as apple ciders and apple pies, making it a true haven for foodies. If you wish to explore the historical values and heritage of the city, check out the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, which features plenty of memorabilia of the former president. For even more local produce, head to the Downtown Market.

Due to its proximity to nature, Grand Rapids offers the freshest local home-cooked dishes. Some notable local favorites include The Sovengard, which makes Scandinavian dishes using local ingredients, and, an upscale establishment that offers French-inspired dishes similarly featuring local produce.

Grand Rapids includes bus and train service throughout the Midwest and beyond. The nearest airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, located 9.4 miles from the city center.

What train companies travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan?

Located in Michigan, Grand Rapids is accessible by train from 4 other cities. You can choose from 6 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Grand Rapids on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Coach tickets to Grand Rapids are also available..

Train companies serving Grand Rapids

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24813h 49m£71.88
Amtrak Pere Marquette44h 20m£32.67
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • Named after a famous French explorer, the Amtrak Pere Marquette is a train route from Grand Rapids to Chicago. Trains include onboard WiFi, a cafe car, and a quiet car ideal for sleeping or working. The Pere Marquette is consistently rated highly for its timely service and quality train cars by passengers.

Which train carrier has the best service to Grand Rapids?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Grand Rapids by train with Amtrak Pere Marquette giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Pere Marquette had the most comfortable train service to Grand Rapids taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Pere Marquette offers. They rate Amtrak Pere Marquette a 4.4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Grand Rapids punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Pere Marquette has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Grand Rapids, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

£3.18 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Grand Rapids, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Grand Rapids. In the last month, trains from Holland to Grand Rapids had the lowest average price at £3.18.

The main train station in Grand Rapids is Vernon J. Ehlers Station. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Grand Rapids.

The closest airport to Grand Rapids is Gerald R. Ford Intl Airport (GRR), it is located 9.4 miles from the city center of Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids ranks number 5 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 130 in United States. Grand Rapids ranks number 17 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Grand Rapids via train service. On average 4 direct daily train trips serve Grand Rapids.
The population of Grand Rapids is 195097. Grand Rapids ranks number 3 in terms of population in Michigan and number 99 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Grand Rapids range from £3 for a short trip to Grand Rapids, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Grand Rapids starts at , and a longer trip by train to Grand Rapids can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £14.
People who take the train to Grand Rapids are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Grand Rapids easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Grand Rapids is Vernon J. Ehlers Station, located just 0.6 miles away. Select Vernon J. Ehlers Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Grand Rapids. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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