The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to ORD are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 28th to June 24th
  • August 6th to September 30th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ZIH to ORD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1271 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $466 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $521 to $856 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $520. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $832. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $312 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $585 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to ORD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ZIH to ORD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ZIH to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to ORD flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ixtapa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Ixtapa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $63 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $578. Return trip prices are from the ORD to ZIH flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ZIH to ORD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZIH to ORD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ZIH to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (ZIH > MEX > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $415
  • Average savings: $170 (29.06%)

See ZIH to MTY flights

Hack #2: Monterrey (ZIH > MTY > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $517
  • Average savings: $69 (11.71%)

See ZIH to MEX flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (ZIH > LAX > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $584
  • Average savings: $2 (0.26%)

See ZIH to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZIH to ORD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, Frontier, InterJet, Sun Country Airlines, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1864 miles or 3000 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ZIH to ORD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to ORD flight is about 4 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from ZIH to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZIH
Origination airport name Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
City Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Country Mexico
Latitude 17.6
Longitude -101.5

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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