The cheapest times to fly from DEN to MTJ are

  • early January
  • March 26th to June 10th (except the weeks of May 21st and May 28th)
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of August 27th)

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 MTJ is late October. Prices can be as high as $548 for Thursday flights during early to mid February, or as low as $352 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Montrose

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Montrose/Delta, CO (MTJ) will usually cost between $364 to $422 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $360. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid February, with an average price of $447. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $87 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $372 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to MTJ flight.

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

DEN to MTJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to MTJ 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 $1.18, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $10 (3%) 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 $373. Return trip prices are from the MTJ 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 MTJ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 20 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 MTJ while comparing.

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

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 59.08% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ALS flights

Destination alternative #2: Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) in Moab, UT

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 56.53% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to CNY flights

Destination alternative #3: Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ) in Cortez, CO

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 45.36% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to CEZ flights

Destination alternative #4: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) in Gunnison, CO

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 10.63% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to GUC flights

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

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 9.02% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ASE flights

Destination alternative #6: Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) in Telluride, CO

  • 38 miles (61 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 3.63% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to TEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 196 miles or 315 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to MTJ flight is about 1 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Montrose/Delta, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from DEN to MTJ.


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 MTJ
Destination airport name Montrose Regional Airport
City Montrose/Delta, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -107.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to MTJ tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MTJ heading for DEN about 6 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Montrose/Delta, CO is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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