The cheapest times to fly from DRO to DEN are
- May 28th to May 6th (except the weeks of December 10th and December 24th)
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 DRO to DEN is mid 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 mid December.
When to Fly to Denver
Flying from Durango, CO (DRO) to Denver, CO (DEN) 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 mid 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 DRO to DEN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DRO to DEN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DRO to DEN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Durango. 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 DEN to DRO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DRO to DEN 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 DRO to DEN while comparing.
- 73 miles (117 km) away from DEN
- Usually 8.52% less expensive than DEN
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DRO to DEN? 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 Denver International Airport to Durango La Plata County Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 249 miles or 401 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DRO to DEN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DRO to DEN flight is about 1 hour 26 minutes.
How many flights go between Durango, CO and Denver, CO?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 39 available flights from DRO to DEN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Durango La Plata County Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Denver International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from DRO to DEN tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 49% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DEN heading for DRO about 7 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Denver, CO is about 14 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 13 minutes late
- Republic: 2 minutes early
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