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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 bus companies travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan?

Located in Michigan, Grand Rapids is accessible by bus from 159 other cities. You can choose from 262 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Grand Rapids on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

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

Bus companies serving Grand Rapids

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1081d 8h 37m$165.69
Indian Trails537h 14m$40.81
  • Greyhound


    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • Indian Trails

    Indian Trails

    Indian Trails was established in 1910 to provide intercity bus service in the Midwest, and today is one of the most essential ground travel operators in the region. Indian Trails’ modern fleet consists of well-maintained buses with near-zero emissions. Passengers are treated to comfortable seats with footrests, free WiFi, USB outlets, and individual air conditioning controls.

Which bus 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 bus with Greyhound giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Indian Trails had the most comfortable bus service to Grand Rapids taking into account the seats and amenities that Indian Trails offers. They rate Indian Trails 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 Greyhound has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Grand Rapids, rating them a 4.6 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Grand Rapids?

$5.00 is the cheapest price for a bus 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, buses from Rockford to Grand Rapids had the lowest average price at $5.00.

Where is the bus station in Grand Rapids, MI?

The busiest bus station in Grand Rapids is Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW. As Grand Rapids's main station, it has the most buses coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Vernon J. Ehlers Station.

What is the closest airport to Grand Rapids, MI?

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.

Is Grand Rapids a popular bus travel destination?

Grand Rapids ranks number 18 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 555 in United States. Grand Rapids ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Grand Rapids via bus service. On average 33 direct daily bus trips serve Grand Rapids.

What is the population of Grand Rapids?

The population of Grand Rapids is 195097. Grand Rapids ranks number 6 in terms of population in Michigan and number 234 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Grand Rapids cost?

Bus tickets to Grand Rapids range from $5 for a short trip to Grand Rapids, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Grand Rapids starts at , and a longer trip by bus 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 $26 .

What type of traveler does Grand Rapids attract?

Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Grand Rapids for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Grand Rapids?

The closest bus station to the city center of Grand Rapids is Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Rapid Central Station - 250 Grandville Ave SW 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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