The cheapest times to fly from SAF to DRO are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • March 19th to May 6th
  • August 13th to September 23rd (except the week of August 27th)
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 SAF to DRO is early December. Prices can be as high as $821 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $436 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Durango

Flying from Santa Fe, NM (SAF) to Durango, CO (DRO) will usually cost between $436 to $643 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $436. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $633. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $197 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $446 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAF to DRO flight.

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

SAF to DRO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAF to DRO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santa Fe. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.96, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DRO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAF. 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 $51 (10%) 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 $463. Return trip prices are from the DRO to SAF 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 SAF 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 1 hour 14 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 SAF to DRO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) in Montrose/Delta, CO

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from DRO
  • Usually 2.02% less expensive than DRO
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAF to MTJ flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAF to DRO? 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 Durango La Plata County Airport to Santa Fe Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 141 miles or 227 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAF to DRO flight is about 1 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Fe, NM and Durango, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from SAF to DRO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAF
Origination airport name Santa Fe Municipal Airport
City Santa Fe, NM
Country the United States
Latitude 35.6
Longitude -106.1

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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