The cheapest times to fly from DEN to MRY are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • late May to early June
  • July 9th to July 22nd

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 MRY is early December. Prices can be as high as $742 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $307 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Monterey

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Monterey, CA (MRY) will usually cost between $313 to $492 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 $340. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $453. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $113 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $386 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to MRY flight.

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

DEN to MRY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to MRY 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 $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $125 (28%) 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 $328. Return trip prices are from the MRY 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 MRY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 42 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 MRY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 38.08% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 36.14% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SFO flights

Destination alternative #3: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 32.77% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SMF flights

Destination alternative #4: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Fresno, CA

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 24.22% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to FAT flights

Destination alternative #5: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 22.54% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to OAK flights

Destination alternative #6: San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP) in San Luis Obispo, CA

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 5.57% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to SBP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Monterey Regional Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 957 miles or 1540 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to MRY flight is about 2 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Monterey, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from DEN to MRY.


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 MRY
Destination airport name Monterey Regional Airport
City Monterey, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.6
Longitude -121.8


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to MRY tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 41% 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 MRY heading for DEN about 38 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Monterey, CA is about 29 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 38 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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