The cheapest times to fly from MFE to ZIH are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • May 14th to July 8th
  • September 17th to October 14th
  • November 26th to December 16th

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 MFE to ZIH is mid January. Prices can be as high as $816 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $340 for Sunday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $364 to $665 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 $384. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $608. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $224 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $486 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MFE to ZIH flight.

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

MFE to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MFE to ZIH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from McAllen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.48, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Ixtapa, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to McAllen. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $187 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $397. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to MFE 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 MFE 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 2 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $441
  • Average savings: $45 (9.26%)

See MFE to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to McAllen Miller International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 627 miles or 1009 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MFE to ZIH flight is about 2 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from MFE to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMFE
Origination airport nameMcAllen Miller International Airport
CityMission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeZIH
Destination airport nameIxtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport


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