Cost Comparison

DRO offers travelers substantive time and cost advantages over other airports. You know the cost to fly doesn’t just mean the cost of your ticket. When you factor in gas, parking, potential lodging and your own valuable time, there’s a good chance you’ll save more overall by flying through DRO than driving hours each way to Albuquerque or Denver. Check it out!

Cost Calculator

Use this handy Cost Comparison tool to find out how much you can save by flying from the Durango-La Plata County Airport!

  • DRO - Durango-La Plata County Airport: Durango, CO
  • ABQ - Albuquerque International Sunport, Albuquerque, NM
  • DEN - Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
  To & From DRO To & From ABQ To & From DEN
Enter Airfare $ $ $
Mileage * $17 $251 $416
Travel Time Cost ** $19 $175 $312
Days Parking *** $0 $0 $0
Total $0 0 $0


*Mileage is based on round trips starting in Durango, 30 miles to/from DRO, 434 miles to/from ABQ, and 718 miles to/from DEN, at the current IRS per-mile business rate of $0.58/mile. This is based on an annual study of variable and fixed costs of operating an automobile.

**Travel Time Cost is based on 45 minutes round-trip to DRO, 7 hours round-trip to ABQ, and 12.5 hours round-trip to DEN, at the median household income in Durango of $25.00/hour.

***Parking rates based on $7/day at DRO, $7/day at ABQ and $8/day at DEN

Durango - La Plata County Airport is your better choice in travel...

At the Durango-La Plata County Airport, we’re looking out for you while getting you where you need to be. With daily non-stop flights to Dallas, Denver and Phoenix, choosing DRO enables you to fly direct or through easy connections to destinations across the country.

DRO is conveniently located near your home or business, and is easy to use with close, low-cost parking, easily-navigated facilities, and short security lines. WiFi is always free, and vendors are open for service. Our friendly, courteous and professional staff are here to assist so you can get to your destination quickly and safely.  Fly DRO!