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The cheapest times to fly from DEN to DRO are

  • May 28th to May 6th (except the weeks of July 30th, December 3rd, and December 17th)

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 DRO is late December. Prices can be as high as $513 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $347 for Tuesday flights around late December.

 

When to Fly to Durango

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Durango, CO (DRO) will usually cost between $347 to $364 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $347. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $371. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $24 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $364 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to DRO flight.

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

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DEN to DRO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to DRO 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 $0.91, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $3 (1%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $347. Return trip prices are from the DRO to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to DRO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 26 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 DRO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field Airport (ALS) in Alamosa, CO

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 58.24% less expensive than DRO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ALS flights

Destination alternative #2: Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ) in Cortez, CO

  • 50 miles (80 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 44.23% less expensive than DRO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to CEZ flights

Destination alternative #3: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) in Gunnison, CO

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 8.79% less expensive than DRO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to GUC flights

Destination alternative #4: Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) in Telluride, CO

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 1.65% less expensive than DRO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to TEX flights

Destination alternative #5: Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport (ASE) in Aspen, CO

  • 150 miles (241 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 7.14% less expensive than DRO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ASE flights

Destination alternative #6: Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) in Santa Fe, NM

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 0.89% less expensive than DRO
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SAF flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Durango La Plata County Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 249 miles or 401 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to DRO flight is about 1 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Durango, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from DEN to DRO.

 

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 DRO
Destination airport name Durango La Plata County Airport
City Durango, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 37.2
Longitude -107.7

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to DRO tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DRO heading for DEN about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Durango, CO is about 18 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 18 minutes late
  • Republic: 20 minutes late

 

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