The cheapest times to fly from FLL to ZIH are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • May 14th to July 1st
  • August 6th to August 19th
  • September 3rd to October 21st (except the week of September 10th)

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 FLL to ZIH is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1262 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $529 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $585 to $968 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $609. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $946. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $338 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $698 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FLL to ZIH flight.

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

FLL to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FLL to ZIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Fort Lauderdale. 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 fly to ZIH, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into FLL. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Ixtapa, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Fort Lauderdale. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $91 (12%) 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 $673. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to FLL 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 FLL 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 39 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 FLL to ZIH while comparing.

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

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZIH
  • Usually 17.20% less expensive than ZIH
  • 1-layover flights available

See FLL to ACA flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $386
  • Average savings: $312 (44.66%)

See FLL to MEX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $695
  • Average savings: $3 (0.43%)

See FLL to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1484 miles or 2388 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FLL to ZIH flight is about 3 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Fort Lauderdale, FL and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from FLL to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FLL
Origination airport name Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
City Fort Lauderdale, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 26.1
Longitude -80.1

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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