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Travel time from Bar Harbor to Grand Rapids

Bar Harbor to Grand Rapids airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Bar Harbor to Grand Rapids? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Grand Rapids, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Tuesday, 4:14 am:  start in Bar Harbor
drive for about 2 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 7:15 am at the latest

6:20 am:  Bangor International (BGR)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 7:45 am

6:50 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

7:50 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

8:20 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

8:35 am:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

8:45 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 60 minutes

9:45 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 34 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:19 am:  wheels up! take-off from BGR
fly for about 2 hours in the air

12:23 pm:  Detroit Metro Wayne County (DTW)
Detroit, MI is the same time as Bangor, ME
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

12:29 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

1:33 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 64 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

1:48 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:58 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 3 minutes

2:01 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

2:17 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from DTW
fly for about 27 minutes in the air

2:44 pm (local time):  Gerald R. Ford International (GRR)
Grand Rapids is the same time as Bar Harbor
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

2:48 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at GRR
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 27 minutes to your destination

3:15 pm (local time):  arrive in Grand Rapids

Total travel time: 11 hours

Flying non-stop from Bar Harbor to Grand Rapids

How far is Grand Rapids from Bar Harbor? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 879 miles or 1414 km

Flight time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 11 hours, 1 minute.

Flying private is roughly 5.5x faster, and saves you about 9 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Best day of the week to fly to Grand Rapids

Looking at flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from BGR to DTW, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from DTW to GRR, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Tuesday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Bar Harbor to Grand Rapids

The most common route is BGR to DTW, then connecting to GRR, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. BGR to DTW to GRR
    Bangor International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Gerald R. Ford International
  2. BGR to LGA to GRR
    Bangor International to LaGuardia to Gerald R. Ford International

Airlines that fly to Grand Rapids

We picked ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  2. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  3. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)

Plan a trip to Grand Rapids

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Grand Rapids. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Grand Rapids like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Grand Rapids like What to do in Grand Rapids Michigan? Click the button below to explore Grand Rapids in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Grand Rapids to Bar Harbor, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

If you happen to know Bar Harbor, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Bar Harbor!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 879 miles
flight time of 2 hours, 15 minutes
30 Bar Harbor travel answers
9 Grand Rapids travel answers


Grand Rapids Airports
  1. Gerald R. Ford International Airport
  2. Muskegon County Airport

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