Getting there is better here. GFIA is located near I-96 and M-6, and only a short distance from US-131, just 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. Short-term, long-term surface, long-term close-in covered, economy, and valet parking are all available. A roadway canopy and elevated pedestrian walkways provide protection from the elements when arriving and departing. There is also a convenient cell phone waiting lot for meeters and greeters near the airport entrance. While you’re waiting, enjoy a Starbucks coffee, fast food or sit-down meal. The younger kids can take advantage of the Kids Port, while older ones might enjoy playing arcade-style games in the game room - both located off the Grand Hall. Airlines serving GFIA include: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Passengers can choose from 23 nonstop major market destinations and can connect to virtually anywhere in the world with just one stop.Airport transfer information is 20 minutes to downtown Grand Rapids. Taxi cost is about $35 per trip; luxury sedan service is about $37 to downtown. Several area hotels offer shuttle service. Many hotels, motels, shopping malls and restaurants are located close by. Visitor information desk provides maps and info 24/7, and is staffed from 9:00 am til 10:00 pm daily. Gerald R. Ford International Airport is West Michigan’s Gateway to the World.