Cheap Flights to Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs overview

When is the best time to fly to Colorado Springs?

The months of March to May and September to November are the best times to take flights to Colorado Springs. From September, the mountains which surround the city merge into a cavalcade of colour as the foliage transforms into a sea of orange, yellow and bright red. Average temperatures during these months are much more comfortable than those of June-August and so are ideal for those who enjoy walking or cycling as temperatures don’t reach above 21 degrees Celsius.

During September to November tourist numbers drop from the highs of the preceding months and many hotel rates follow suit. Travellers will also be able to benefit from cheap flights to Colorado during these off peak months, making it the perfect time to visit for budget-conscious holidaymakers. If you are visiting in November, it is advisable to check which accommodation is available as some hotels close about this time. December is a great month to take a flight to Colorado Springs as there are many Christmas festivities taking place such as Christmas at Glen Eyrie Castle, The Christmas Symphony, Skate in the Park and the annual Festival of Lights celebration. The event provides a day of fun for all the family such as face painting and letters to Santa, Christmas story time, live performances and the Festival of Lights Parade of music, animals, Santa and sparkling lights, which takes place in the centre.

City overview

The second largest city in Colorado State, Colorado Springs is a delightful blend of stunning natural beauty, fascinating museums and engaging family attractions. As the city sits at the foot of Pikes Peak, one of America's most famous natural landmarks, remarkable scenic vistas are assured. Forming part of the legendary Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak rises majestically to a height in excess of over 13,000 ft (4000 m) and is a popular destination for hikers. Alternatively, you can reach the summit via the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, taking in some truly breathtaking views of lush pine forests and fresh, cascading streams.

Pikes Peak looks down over a city that prides itself on culture and heritage. Colorado Springs boasts a number of museums and art venues including the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Centre and the Pioneers Museum. This latter attraction tells the history of the region and is housed in a beautifully historic building surrounded by lush green lawns and colourful flowers. One of the most unique attractions here is the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, home to some of the rarest coins in United States history.

As the sun sets, you will find a superb variety of eateries and drinking establishments in the city, ranging from casual pavement cafes and pizza parlours to sophisticated high-end restaurants. Afterwards you can see in the small hours of the morning in an elegant wine bar or a chic club. The choice is yours. 

Getting around Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is served by two interstates, I-25 and US 24, in addition to a number of state highways. A bus service called the Mountain Metro runs to various destinations within the city on a regular basis during the day but only offers a limited service during the evenings. The city is bike-friendly and boasts a number of places from which you can hire a bicycle.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Colorado are served by Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) which lies approximately 6 miles (10km) away. The main Interstate 25 runs between the two locations. There are a number of public transport options to reach the city from the airport, including a regular bus service, shuttles and a plethora of taxis.

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 56.81
Pair of jeans
£ 25.91
Markets
Large bottle of water
£ 0.91
A dozen eggs
£ 1.93
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1.37
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 3.76
Restaurants
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 0.99
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 3.76
Cheap meal
£ 7.87
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 2.74
How much does transport cost in Colorado Springs?
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 1
1 mile taxi journey
£ 4
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 16

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