Sleeping in Airports

Durango Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Durango Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Once we reached the terminal there was nothing except one gift shop with things such as ‘Travel Games!’. – trackracer11

DRO Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Durango-La Plata County Airport.

What to expect

Durango Airport (code: DRO) consists of a tiny terminal with few amenities. There is a gift shop and restaurant on the landside and a bar with snack food on the airside. Bathrooms are described as exceptionally small. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Durango airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller / 31Aug2017)

Sleeping in Durango Airport

After security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints open. Airport staff and security are described as friendly, and do not seem to mind people sleeping in the terminal. There is a lounge area with armrest-free seating near the ticketing/check-in counters. Consider eyeshades to block out the bright lighting and earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones to block out the all-night, streaming public service announcements. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Durango Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Durango, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at the Durango Airport. Connect to the “DRO_Wifi” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, across from the giftshop.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include:

  • Landside: Durango Deli, a full service restaurant & bar
  • Airside: Durango Deli grab-n-go food and cocktail lounge
  • Vending Machines can be found in the departure area and near the TSA counter.

Information Desk – Not available.

Library – A mini library to ease long waiting hours. Location: besides Gate 3.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us “There is what looks like a high-top cocktail table for cell phone charging in the far corner of the terminal on the air-side.” (December 2019)

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shopping – The airport’s only shop is La Plata Gifts, located landside.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. The TSA security checkpoints open 90 minutes before the first flight and close after the last flight.

Keep in mind that TSA, airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning.

From the Durango Airport web site: “The terminal is open 24 hours per day for the convenience of our passengers. Seating, restrooms, water, and vending machines are available at all times. “

Airlines

Durango airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroméxico Connect • American Airlines • Frontier • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental desks are located in the baggage claim area. The following car rental agencies are located onsite: Alamo • Avis • Enterprise • Hertz • National.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were able to find just one hotel with airport shuttle service: Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis and Shuttles

It is highly recommended to book taxi or shuttle transportation in advance. For a current list of ground transportation service providers, visit the City of Durango website.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.