A meal, a drink, a snack. Sit and dine or grab and go. Either way, we think you'll find something enjoyable at one of our many food and beverage areas located throughout GFIA.
From a wide variety of bagel flavors like banana nut, jalapeno cheddar, or whole wheat to their super bagels like asiago cheese, fruit crumb, and stuffed pepperoni tomazzo to their full complement of bagel sandwiches like tuna melt, roast beef and California turkey, The Great American Bagel has something for everyone. Located on Concourses A & B, you may even decide to pick up something to take with you on your flight.
Hours of operations: 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Offering a great variety of local and national brand beers, as well as cocktails, wine, and spirits, MI Tap Room is conveniently located post-security on Concourse B. For a meal, you can select from a menu of appetizers, delicious salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, and more. If breakfast is more your style, try an omelet or a skillet to start your day. For a unique taste of Michigan, look for the MI Tap Signature dishes.
Prospect Hill is a full-service restaurant located in the post-security Marketplace that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices that are sure to tide you over or fill you up. A great brewhouse featuring Founder's beer where you can get a taste of some of the best local craft beer.
The full beverage menu is available, including espresso drinks, brewed coffees, Frappuccinos, and seasonal specialty drinks, along with an assortment of signature baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, ground and whole bean coffees, and souvenir merchandise. Located pre-security in the Grand Hall and in the post-security Marketplace.
Food & beverage vending is located in the terminal main hall near the entrance to Concourse B, as well as on Concourses A and B.
Stop by 'Destination Michigan' in the Grand Hall on the pre-security side of the terminal or at one of our Grand Rapids Magazine Travel Stores located on each concourse for any of your travel needs. Select from a wide variety of reading materials, wearables, snacks, travel gear, and more. They carry a great selection of electronics items like portable chargers, headphones, and earbuds to make your flight more comfortable and stress-free. Made in Michigan items, souvenirs, and more are available for purchase. You can even purchase a new carry-on bag to take it all with you.
'A Touch of Grand Rapids' features Michigan made items such as leather goods and jewelry from local and regional artisans, salsas and preserves made with Michigan grown cherries, blueberries and other fruits, Mosby's popcorn, and many more! Also choose from a variety of souvenirs that highlight life in Michigan and Grand Rapids such as Hello from Grand Rapids postcards, Life is Better at the Lake items and items from local attractions like the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Benefits Cosmetics brings fun, instant beauty solutions to travelers with the Glam up and Away! automated retail kiosks. They are glam-packed with brow products, bestsellers and minis...and frequently 'freshen up' with the latest innovations and flyer-favorites. The Benefit Cosmetics kiosk is located in the post-security Marketplace.
Conveniently purchase anything from a new set of headphones or a replacement charger to memory cards or a Fire TV Stick to a new iPad or iPhone that is ready to use right out of the box! There is a Best Buy kiosk located on Concourse A & B.
Complimentary business centers are located in the Grand Hall, in the Marketplace post-security, on Concourse A across from Gate A1 and on Concourse B across from Gate B1. Additional areas equipped with seating, work surfaces, and electrical outlets are located on Concourse A between gates A4 & A6, and on Concourse B in front of the MI Tap Room. The airport's Wi-Fi service is available throughout the airport. CURRENTLY CLOSED
The airport's International Room is available for rent by the public. To reserve this room, call 616-233-6000.Room rental fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card at the Airport Authority Administrative office. All fees must be paid in advance of the reserved date and time.
Please note: We recommend making reservations 48 hours in advance; and the reservation is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from an authorized Airport Authority representative.
The GRR mobile app features real-time flight departure and arrival information, updates on parking availability at the airport, and security wait times. Additionally, amenities such as food and beverage locations, kids play areas, nursing rooms, and the military welcome center are featured on the app. Passengers can also connect with airport ground transportation options available at the airport.
Charging stations are available in the airline gate areas. Power is available via AC and USB ports.
Family restrooms are located on the east end of the Grand Hall, in the Marketplace across from Starbucks, on Concourse A next to gates A1 and A4, and on Concourse B next to gates B2 and B6.
The airport has two aviation-themed Kids Port play areas where little ones can burn off that energy and have fun waiting for their own flight or waiting for Grandma and Grandpa's plane to land. Both rooms include foam tile flooring, scenic graphics on the wall, toys, and kid-friendly seating. The post-security playroom also has a replica airplane while our pre-security Kids Port has a replica helicopter and air traffic control tower. The Kids Port play areas were made possible thanks to a partnership with Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. CURRENTLY CLOSED
A private and comfortable space for nursing; equipped for their special needs for breastfeeding and/or pumping while traveling. We have two nursing rooms available; pre-security next to the open stairwell across from Starbucks, and post-security across from Starbucks in the Marketplace.
Passengers with physical disabilities requiring special arrangements are advised to contact their airline in advance of their flight to discuss their specific needs.
Guide dogs and other assistance animals are welcome in all public areas of the passenger terminal building. Please be advised that assistance animals are required to be screened when entering the sterile area of the terminal. For more information on the screening of assistance animals, please see the TSA website pages dedicated to this subject.
In compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation Air Carrier Access Act Rule, the airport provides an animal relief area for service animals that accompany passengers at the airport. This wheelchair-accessible area is located at the west end of the terminal curb front and provides Mutt Mitts, trash receptacles, and benches. GFIA customers with pets are free to access the designated Animal Relief Area as well.
Handicap parking is available in all airport parking lots. Complimentary airport parking shuttles, which service the economy parking lot, are wheelchair lift equipped. For those patrons parking in the garage, elevators are available to the skybridge both in the garage and in the passenger terminal facility.
Our paging system is available to patrons who use T-Coil compatible assistive hearing devices in the public areas of the main terminal Grand Hall and Concourses A & B. Please note: The T-Coil System is not accessible in the restrooms or food & beverage and retail concessions spaces. Not familiar with the T-Coil compatible hearing loop system technology? Here is a great video that explains it! Not sure if your hearing aid supports T-Coil technology? Check with your audiologist. We are pleased to be able to offer this technology to improve the travel experience for our patrons with a hearing loss.
This is a toll-free helpline for passengers with disabilities and medical conditions that provides assistance in preparing for the airport security process. Call 1-855-787-2227 at least 72 hours ahead for assistance.Security Screening Advice for Passengers with Disabilities or Medical Concerns (from www.tsa.gov)
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Michigan Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Implementation Act, does not discriminate on the basis of disability in administration of its aviation-related programs and activities.
The Airport Authority is committed to providing equal opportunities for the disabled traveling public, applicants, participants, employees and other interested persons. The traveling public and other persons as listed above who believe they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, or have been denied access to services or accommodations required by law, should contact the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority ADA Coordinator at (616) 233-6000. View the Airport Authority's ADA Policy Notice.
The Military Welcome Center is open to military members, veterans, and their families 24 hours a day. The center offers charging stations, an airport arrival/departure monitor, and lounging space, as well as veteran profiles and programming offered by WGVU and PBS. There are also interactive maps and murals where military personnel and veterans can pinpoint where they have been stationed or deployed.
The Military Welcome Center is provided through a partnership with SpartanNash and GFIA. SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries and a grocery retailer and food distributor headquartered in West Michigan for more than 100 years.
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) at GFIA are provided by PNC and Fifth Third Bank. They are located pre-security in the front lobby behind the Visitor Information Desk and post-security in the Marketplace. Independent ATMs are also provided post-security on each concourse in the main hallway near the Grand Rapids Magazine Travel Store.
ReadySTATION® kiosks instantly convert cash into prepaid cards. Cash goes in—any value up to $1000—and a prepaid card instantly comes out, fully activated and ready to use anywhere in the world that accepts prepaid debit cards. It costs just $5 to buy a card.
There are mail and package drop boxes for the United States Postal Service and FedEx in the front lobby behind the Visitor Information Desk. USPS mail pieces must already have postage affixed. There are shipping labels available at the FedEx kiosk. These drop boxes can only accept envelopes and small packages.
Currency exchange services may be available through your bank. Local branches of Chase Bank, Fifth Third Bank, and PNC Bank provide this service for most currencies. Some may charge fees so you may wish to call ahead and inquire.
Put your best foot forward and treat yourself to a shine at Cyndee's Shoe Shine Service, located in the passenger terminal main hall next to Starbucks. Need to reach her? You can call 616.893.3152.