The cheapest times to fly from LAX to DRO are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • March 19th to April 29th (except the week of April 9th)
  • August 6th to August 19th
  • September 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of October 1st, November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, 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 LAX to DRO is early November. Prices can be as high as $809 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $352 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Durango

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Durango, CO (DRO) will usually cost between $356 to $491 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 $378. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $519. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $142 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $402 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to DRO flight.

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

LAX to DRO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to DRO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, which is a bit above 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 $79 (18%) 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 $361. Return trip prices are from the DRO to LAX 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 LAX 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 2 hour 8 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 LAX to DRO while comparing.

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

  • 50 miles (80 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 29.60% less expensive than DRO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to CEZ flights

Destination alternative #2: Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) in Santa Fe, NM

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 27.86% less expensive than DRO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to SAF flights

Destination alternative #3: San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field Airport (ALS) in Alamosa, CO

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 27.11% less expensive than DRO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to ALS flights

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

  • 150 miles (241 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 8.21% less expensive than DRO
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to ASE flights

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

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 2.36% less expensive than DRO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to GJT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LAX to DRO? 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 Durango La Plata County Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 639 miles or 1028 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to DRO flight is about 2 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Durango, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from LAX to DRO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAX to DRO 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 0% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DRO heading for LAX about 5 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Durango, CO is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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