The cheapest times to fly from IPL to GDL are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • August 13th to November 4th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 IPL to GDL is early September. Prices can be as high as $1044 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $414 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Guadalajara

Flying from El Centro, CA (IPL) to Guadalajara (GDL) will usually cost between $420 to $697 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $426. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $794. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $368 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $449 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IPL to GDL flight.

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

IPL to GDL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IPL to GDL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from El Centro. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to GDL. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Guadalajara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $22 (4%) 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 $472. Return trip prices are from the GDL to IPL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IPL to GDL 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 2 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IPL to GDL

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 IPL to GDL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (IPL > LAX > GDL)

  • Price for both tickets: $353
  • Average savings: $96 (21.38%)

See IPL to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IPL to GDL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport to Imperial County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1137 miles or 1830 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IPL to GDL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IPL to GDL flight is about 3 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between El Centro, CA and Guadalajara?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from IPL to GDL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIPL
Origination airport nameImperial County Airport
CityEl Centro, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeGDL
Destination airport nameMiguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport


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