The cheapest times to fly from ILM to DRO are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • March 26th to April 29th
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • September 3rd to November 18th (except the weeks of September 10th, October 1st, and October 8th)

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 ILM to DRO is early November. Prices can be as high as $1045 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $523 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Durango

Flying from Wilmington, NC (ILM) to Durango, CO (DRO) will usually cost between $549 to $835 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $561. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $798. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $237 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $599 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ILM to DRO flight.

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

ILM to DRO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ILM to DRO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Wilmington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DRO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ILM. 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 $76 (12%) 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 $573. Return trip prices are from the DRO to ILM 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 ILM to DRO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 0 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from ILM to DRO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 19.97% less expensive than DRO
  • 1-layover flights available

See ILM to GJT flights

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

  • 50 miles (80 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 4.26% less expensive than DRO
  • 2-layover flights available

See ILM to CEZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ILM to DRO? 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 Durango La Plata County Airport to Wilmington International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1679 miles or 2702 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ILM to DRO flight is about 4 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Wilmington, NC and Durango, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from ILM to DRO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ILM
Origination airport name Wilmington International Airport
City Wilmington, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 34.3
Longitude -77.9

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


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