The cheapest times to fly from MSP to ZIH are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 24th
  • August 20th to October 7th (except the week of August 27th)

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 MSP to ZIH is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1612 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $585 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $608 to $908 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 $596. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $999. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $404 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $675 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to ZIH flight.

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

MSP to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to ZIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Ixtapa, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Minneapolis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $66 (9%) 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 $684. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to MSP 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 MSP to ZIH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $603
  • Average savings: $72 (10.67%)

See MSP to MEX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (MSP > LAX > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $634
  • Average savings: $41 (6.07%)

See MSP to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1944 miles or 3129 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to ZIH flight is about 4 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from MSP to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSP
Origination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2

Return Airport

Destination code ZIH
Destination airport name Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
City Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Country Mexico
Latitude 17.6
Longitude -101.5


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