The cheapest times to fly from IAH to ZIH are

  • January 8th to April 8th
  • May 14th to June 24th
  • September 17th to October 28th

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 ZIH is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $1071 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $304 for Monday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $315 to $653 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $332. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $733. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $401 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $468 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to ZIH flight.

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

IAH to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to ZIH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZIH, and Friday 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 $123 (21%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $442. Return trip prices are from the ZIH 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 ZIH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 40 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from IAH to ZIH while comparing.

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

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZIH
  • Usually 12.09% less expensive than ZIH
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to ACA flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $382
  • Average savings: $86 (18.4%)

See IAH to MEX flights

Hack #2: Monterrey (IAH > MTY > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $405
  • Average savings: $63 (13.37%)

See IAH to MTY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, Frontier, InterJet, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 938 miles or 1510 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to ZIH flight is about 2 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from IAH to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIAH
Origination airport nameGeorge Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
CityHouston, TX
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeZIH
Destination airport nameIxtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport


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