The cheapest times to fly from IAH to ZCL are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • June 4th to June 24th
  • July 30th to November 4th

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 IAH to ZCL is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1626 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $480 for Saturday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Zacatecas

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Zacatecas (ZCL) will usually cost between $524 to $739 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $510. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $988. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $478 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $586 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to ZCL flight.

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

IAH to ZCL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to ZCL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.55, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZCL, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into IAH. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $97 (14%) 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 $569. Return trip prices are from the ZCL to IAH 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 IAH to ZCL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 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 IAH to ZCL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Durango International Airport (DGO) in Durango

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from ZCL
  • Usually 3.16% less expensive than ZCL
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to DGO flights


Flight Hacking IAH to ZCL

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 IAH to ZCL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (IAH > MEX > ZCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $433
  • Average savings: $154 (26.19%)

See IAH to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IAH to ZCL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, COPA, Delta, Frontier, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 668 miles or 1075 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IAH to ZCL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to ZCL flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Zacatecas?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 35 available flights from IAH to ZCL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IAH
Origination airport name George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -95.3

Return Airport

Destination code ZCL
Destination airport name General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport
City Zacatecas
Country Mexico
Latitude 22.9
Longitude -102.7


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