The cheapest times to fly from PHX to DRO are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the weeks of January 8th and February 5th)
  • March 26th to April 29th
  • May 21st to June 24th
  • September 3rd to November 11th (except the week of October 1st)

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 PHX to DRO is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $591 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $243 for Tuesday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Durango

Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Durango, CO (DRO) will usually cost between $243 to $347 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $243. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $355. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $112 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $252 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to DRO flight.

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

PHX to DRO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHX to DRO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, 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 $23 (8%) 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 $251. Return trip prices are from the DRO to PHX 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 PHX to DRO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 37 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 PHX to DRO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) in Santa Fe, NM

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 17.86% less expensive than DRO
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to SAF flights

Destination alternative #2: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 3.57% less expensive than DRO
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHX to GJT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PHX 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 353 miles or 568 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to DRO flight is about 1 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Durango, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from PHX to DRO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PHX
Origination airport name Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -112

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 PHX to DRO tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DRO heading for PHX about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Durango, CO is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Mesa: 8 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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