Flights In and Out of Durango Are Inexpensive and Easy to Book

Durango, CO is one of the top destinations for travelers to Colorado and is easily accessible by air. Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) is the main airport providing service to southwest Colorado, and just minutes from Mesa Verde, the La Plata Mountain Range, and San Juan National Forest.

The short trip to Durango will transport you to the Old West, surrounding you with beautiful ponderosa forests and picturesque mountain hiking trails. Fly direct from your hometown or make your trip a multi-stop with nearby vacation destinations like Denver. Phoenix, Dallas, and Salt Lake City all join Denver in offering year-round daily flights to Durango, with seasonal flights from origin points like L.A. also making convenient options for vacation travel.

Here are the airlines that fly direct to Durango airport for year-round service.

Year-Round, Flights to/from Durango 

Denver, CO (DEN)

Colorado’s capital sends multiple flights to and from Durango year-round. United Airlines offers this direct route, with fares ranging in the $300’s depending on the time of year. The flight time is a little over 1 hour with multiple departures every day.  Beginning June 4, 2021, Frontier Airlines will offer flights from Durango to Denver four days a week.

Phoenix, AZ (PHX)

Phoenix International Airport (PHX) to DRO direct is offered by American Airlines year-round. The 1.5-hour flight is offered multiple times throughout the day, direct with round trip options. 

Fares range from around $250-$300, depending on the time of year. 

Las Vegas (LAS)

Starting on June 11, 2021, there will be a non-stop service between DGO and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Flights to-and-from LAS will be operated two days per week year-round, with departures on Monday and Friday via Frontier Airlines. Pricing changes daily so it’s best to check the pricing frequently. 

Dallas, TX (DFW)

American Airlines also flies direct from Dallas (DFW) to DRO. The direct flight offers morning, afternoon, and evening options for convenient departure, with a flight time of just over 2 hours. Fares start around $350+ and vary depending on the time of year. 

Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC)

Delta Airlines recently announced their inaugural offering to DRO out of Salt Lake City, which will be a direct flight at least once daily, every day year-round. This flight is scheduled to be flying in May 2021, and tickets can be booked now for just under $300.

The flight time will be right at 1.5 hours.

Seasonal Flights

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

American Airlines will resume non-stop seasonal service this year from LAX direct to DRO. These flights will run daily June-August during the prime traveling season to Durango. If you’re visiting from or connecting through California, consider traveling during these months, because the convenient 2-hour flight is worth it. 

Fares are generally $450+, depending on the details.

Denver, CO (DEN)

An additional flight to Denver International Airport (DEN) will start on June 4, 2021, through Frontier Airlines.

Flights to DEN via Frontier Airlines will be operating four days per week during an initial summer seasonal period, with departures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.


With a multitude of flights in and out of Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO), getting to Durango has never been easier! Seasonal and daily, non-stop flights from the aforementioned cities will allow you to get to and from Durango like never before!