The cheapest times to fly from ATL to ZIH are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • May 21st to June 24th
  • August 13th to October 7th

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 ATL to ZIH is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1394 for Thursday flights during late December, or as low as $662 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $689 to $928 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $669. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1018. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $350 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $718 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to ZIH flight.

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

ATL to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to ZIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Ixtapa, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Atlanta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $24 (3%) 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 $741. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to ATL 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 ATL to ZIH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 44 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ATL to ZIH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Juan N Alvarez International Airport (ACA) in Acapulco

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZIH
  • Usually 4.04% less expensive than ZIH
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to ACA flights


Flight Hacking ATL to ZIH

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 ATL to ZIH — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $591
  • Average savings: $128 (17.76%)

See ATL to MEX flights

Hack #2: Houston, TX (ATL > IAH > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $656
  • Average savings: $63 (8.7%)

See ATL to IAH flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $692
  • Average savings: $26 (3.62%)

See ATL to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1529 miles or 2461 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to ZIH flight is about 3 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from ATL to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

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


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