The cheapest times to fly from GRR to ZIH are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • April 16th to June 17th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 6th to August 26th
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 GRR to ZIH is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1777 for Tuesday flights during mid March, or as low as $551 for Wednesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $581 to $1194 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 $600. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $1228. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $628 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $711 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRR to ZIH flight.

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

GRR to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRR to ZIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Grand Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Ixtapa, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Grand Rapids. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $125 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $695. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to GRR 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 GRR 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 4 hour 33 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $692
  • Average savings: $19 (2.67%)

See GRR to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to Gerald R. Ford International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1981 miles or 3188 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRR to ZIH flight is about 4 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Grand Rapids, MI 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 GRR to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGRR
Origination airport nameGerald R. Ford International Airport
CityGrand Rapids, MI
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeZIH
Destination airport nameIxtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport


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