The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MTJ are

  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of August 27th)
  • December 17th to April 1st (except the weeks of December 24th, February 5th, February 12th, March 5th, and March 19th)

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 MTJ is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $789 for Sunday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $201 for Wednesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Montrose

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Montrose/Delta, CO (MTJ) will usually cost between $230 to $562 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $334. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $545. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $211 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $430 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MTJ flight.

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

LAX to MTJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to MTJ 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 $0.4, 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. 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 $137 (28%) 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 $354. Return trip prices are from the MTJ 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 MTJ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 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 LAX to MTJ while comparing.

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

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 34.19% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to CEZ flights

Destination alternative #2: Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport (ASE) in Aspen, CO

  • 74 miles (119 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 14.19% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to ASE flights

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

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 31.86% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to ALS flights

Destination alternative #4: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 8.72% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to GJT flights

Destination alternative #5: Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) in Moab, UT

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 14.07% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to CNY flights

Destination alternative #6: Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO) in Durango, CO

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 6.51% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to DRO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 665 miles or 1070 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MTJ flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Montrose/Delta, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from LAX to MTJ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMTJ
Destination airport nameMontrose Regional Airport
CityMontrose/Delta, CO
Countrythe United States


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