The cheapest times to fly from MDW to ZCL are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 19th)

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 MDW to ZCL is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1369 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $323 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Zacatecas

Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Zacatecas (ZCL) will usually cost between $372 to $785 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $432. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $883. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $451 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $553 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to ZCL flight.

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

MDW to ZCL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDW to ZCL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. 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 fly to ZCL, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into MDW. Saturdays 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 $244 (28%) 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 $509. Return trip prices are from the ZCL to MDW 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 MDW to ZCL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 48 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 MDW to ZCL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ponciano Arriaga International Airport (SLP) in San Luis Potosi

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from ZCL
  • Usually 18.82% less expensive than ZCL
  • 2-layover flights available

See MDW to SLP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Delta, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1564 miles or 2517 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to ZCL flight is about 3 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Zacatecas?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from MDW to ZCL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMDW
Origination airport nameChicago Midway International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeZCL
Destination airport nameGeneral Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport


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