Durango-La Plata County Airport, United States (DRO)

Last updated:
August 9, 2022

General information

Durango–La Plata County Airport, is a city- and county-owned public airport 12 miles southeast of Durango, in La Plata County, Colorado. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility. Federal Aviation Administration records say it had 134,386 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 148,077 in 2009 and 163,611 in 2010.

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Does Durango Colorado have a major airport?

The nearest major airport is Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO / KDRO). This airport has domestic flights and is 15 miles from the center of Durango, CO. Another major airport is Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ / KCEZ), which has domestic flights from Cortez, Colorado and is 50 miles from Durango, CO.

What cities fly direct to Durango CO?

Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, and Las Vegas offer year-round direct flights to Durango. Los Angeles offers seasonal direct flights to Durango. If you are looking for transportation services from the airport or town, we offer shuttle services to help you get to the mountain.

Airport map

Map of Durango–La Plata County Airport. Source: Durango Gov.

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Services and facilities

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  1. ✈️ Delayed or canceled flight
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  3. 🧳 Lost or damaged luggage

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Most common questions

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What is the closest major city to Durango CO?

The closest major cities include Albuquerque, Denver, and Salt Lake City.

Is there a shuttle from Albuquerque to Durango?

There is no direct connection from Albuquerque to Durango. However, you can take the night bus to Tech Area 3, take the walk to Tech Area 3, take the bus to Espanola Transit Center, take the bus to Pine Avenue & 4th Street, take the bus to Orchard Plaza, then take the taxi to Durango.

Which side of the Durango train is best?

Best views are on the right side of the train going up from Durango to Silverton. over a year ago. The right side seemed to have the best views on the way up.

Is there food at Durango airport?

The pre-security location is a full service restaurant and bar. The location in the departure lounge offers grab-and-go food, as well as a bar. La Plata Gifts (970-259-6332) is a comprehensive gift shop and is located pre-security.

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