The cheapest times to fly from DFW to MTJ are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 12th)
  • March 19th to August 19th (except the weeks of March 26th, May 7th, May 14th, June 11th, June 25th, July 23rd, and July 30th)
  • October 1st to November 11th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 15th)

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 DFW to MTJ is mid January. Prices can be as high as $839 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $435 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Montrose

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Montrose/Delta, CO (MTJ) will usually cost between $459 to $597 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $472. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $630. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $158 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $493 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to MTJ flight.

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

DFW to MTJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to MTJ flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.43, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $71 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $461. Return trip prices are from the MTJ to DFW 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 DFW to MTJ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 17 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 DFW to MTJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ) in Cortez, CO

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 44.02% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See DFW to CEZ flights

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

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 34.58% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See DFW to ALS flights

Destination alternative #3: Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) in Moab, UT

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 32.45% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See DFW to CNY flights

Destination alternative #4: Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport (ASE) in Aspen, CO

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 6.19% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to ASE flights

Destination alternative #5: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 2.03% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to GJT flights

Destination alternative #6: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) in Gunnison, CO

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 1.01% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to GUC flights


Flight Hacking DFW to MTJ

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DFW to MTJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tulsa, OK (DFW > TUL > MTJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $481
  • Average savings: $13 (2.54%)

See DFW to TUL flights

Hack #2: Oklahoma City, OK (DFW > OKC > MTJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $486
  • Average savings: $7 (1.42%)

See DFW to OKC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DFW to MTJ? 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 Montrose Regional Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 721 miles or 1160 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to MTJ flight is about 2 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Montrose/Delta, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from DFW to MTJ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

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 DFW to MTJ tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 31% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MTJ heading for DFW about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Montrose/Delta, CO is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 10 minutes late
  • Mesa: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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