The cheapest times to fly from DAB to ZIH are

  • August 27th to October 7th
  • October 29th to March 25th (except the week of November 19th)

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 DAB to ZIH is mid November. Prices can be as high as $3448 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $613 for Saturday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Daytona Beach, FL (DAB) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $782 to $2717 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $856. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $2637. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1782 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1867 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DAB to ZIH flight.

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

DAB to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DAB to ZIH flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Daytona Beach. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.76, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZIH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DAB. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Ixtapa, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Daytona Beach. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $379 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1657. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to DAB 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 DAB to ZIH can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 43 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 DAB to ZIH while comparing.

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

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZIH
  • Usually 66.35% less expensive than ZIH
  • 2-layover flights available

See DAB to ACA flights


Flight Hacking DAB 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 DAB to ZIH — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $562
  • Average savings: $1305 (69.89%)

See DAB to MEX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (DAB > LAX > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $758
  • Average savings: $1109 (59.42%)

See DAB to LAX flights

Hack #3: Washington, DC (DAB > DCA > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $777
  • Average savings: $1090 (58.37%)

See DAB to DCA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to Daytona Beach International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1517 miles or 2441 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DAB to ZIH flight is about 3 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Daytona Beach, FL and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from DAB to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DAB
Origination airport name Daytona Beach International Airport
City Daytona Beach, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 29.2
Longitude -81.1

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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