The cheapest times to fly from DEN to COS are

  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to October 21st
  • December 3rd to March 25th (except the weeks of January 15th, January 29th, and February 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DEN to COS is early December. Prices can be as high as $538 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $293 for Saturday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Colorado Springs

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Colorado Springs, CO (COS) will usually cost between $298 to $328 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $298. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $370. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $72 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $303 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to COS flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DEN to COS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DEN to COS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to COS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.59, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $16 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $298. Return trip prices are from the COS to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to COS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 7 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DEN to COS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pueblo Memorial Airport (PUB) in Pueblo, CO

  • 37 miles (60 km) away from COS
  • Usually 55.61% less expensive than COS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to PUB flights

Destination alternative #2: San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field Airport (ALS) in Alamosa, CO

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from COS
  • Usually 49.83% less expensive than COS
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ALS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to COS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 73 miles or 117 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DEN to COS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to COS flight is about 1 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Colorado Springs, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 39 available flights from DEN to COS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code COS
Destination airport name City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
City Colorado Springs, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -104.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to COS tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 40% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave COS heading for DEN about 30 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Colorado Springs, CO is about 30 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 36 minutes late
  • United: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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