The Durango/La Plata County airport, located 15 miles southeast of the City of Durango and accessed via US Hwy 172, is a publicly owned commercial service and general aviation facility, operated jointly by the City of Durango and La Plata County. The 9,200 foot primary runway is lit and equipped with navigational aids, can handle the majority of commercial-sized aircraft. Currently, United Express offers 6 flights daily with service to Denver, U.S. Airways offers 2 flights daily to Phoenix, Frontier Airlines offers 2 flights daily to Denver and AmericanAirlines AmericanEagle offers 1 flight to Dallas/Fort Worth. Business and recreational travelers also enjoy private aircraft and charter service at Durango/La Plata with on-site, fixed-based operators. For additional information, visit www.flydurango.com .
The city of Durango offers a variety of options for public transportation through Durango Transit-or the “T”-which operates a variety of small buses and trolleys within the Durango municipal limits, including service to Downtown, Fort Lewis College, west, and south Durango, and all buses are equipped with bike racks. The city also operates an on-demand transportation service for the elderly and disabled. For information regarding routes, times, and fares visit www.getarounddurango.com, or call (970) 259-5438.
Road Runner Transit is a service of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, operated by the Southern Ute Community Action Program, and is based in Ignacio. Currently, there are 4 daily round-trips from Ignacio and Bayfield to Durango. For additional information call (970) 563-4545 or visit www.getarounddurango.com.
Trucking and delivery Service
Durango is served by motor carriers and delivery services from all geographic areas in the United States. Major markets in the Southwest and West coast areas enjoy closer, more convenient transport from Durango than from Denver-and more amenable winter weather. Atlas Van Lines, North American Van Lines, Airborne Express, UPS, and FedEx have local offices.
The following are local companies that provide transportation services in Durango: