The cheapest times to fly from MIA to ZIH are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 14th to June 24th (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 6th to October 28th (except the weeks of September 10th and October 15th)

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 MIA to ZIH is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1408 for Friday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $566 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Miami, FL (MIA) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $582 to $977 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $601. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $1082. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $480 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $692 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MIA to ZIH flight.

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

MIA to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MIA to ZIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Miami. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $92 (12%) 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 $668. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to MIA 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 MIA 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 3 hour 38 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 MIA to ZIH while comparing.

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

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZIH
  • Usually 19.08% less expensive than ZIH
  • 1-layover flights available

See MIA to ACA flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $333
  • Average savings: $360 (51.95%)

See MIA to MEX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $516
  • Average savings: $177 (25.51%)

See MIA to MTY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, Frontier, InterJet, LATAM, Sun Country Airlines, United, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1469 miles or 2364 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MIA to ZIH flight is about 3 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Miami, FL and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMIA
Origination airport nameMiami International Airport
CityMiami, FL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeZIH
Destination airport nameIxtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport


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