Getting Around Grand Rapids

Public Transportation

Grand Rapids has one of the nation’s best transportation systems making it easy to visit local attractions, bars, and restaurants.

The Rapid

You can easily ride The Rapid throughout Grand Rapids during your stay. Use this easy guide to see just a few of the many spots you can hit on the rapid.  Find more information about The Rapids on their website,

Don’t want to drive to and around Grand Rapids? Check out the Transportation Services for alternative transportation options. Use the search engine for even more options – from limo service to ferries to carriage rides.

When you arrive:

Parking in downtown Grand Rapids is convenient, with thousands of available public spaces. DeVos Place also has 700 additional spots. Each downtown hotel has its own parking, and several parking structures offer electric car charging.

Once you’re here, you’ll be amazed how easy it is to get around. Logical street layouts, clear street signs and minimal traffic make driving a breeze. Or you can let someone else do the driving: Ride the Rapid, our safe, clean, energy-efficient public bus system. Grand Rapids has many public transportation options at the ready; check out what would work the best for you!

Explore all the maps you need to drive, park, bike, hike and locate specific attractions. Review a complete list of transportation options and assistance. Also, stay up to date on the most current roadwork conditions.