The cheapest times to fly from MSP to ZLO are

  • January 8th to February 11th (except the week of January 29th)
  • April 16th to June 17th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • July 30th to August 19th
  • September 3rd to November 4th

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 ZLO is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1282 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $557 for Thursday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Manzanillo

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Manzanillo (ZLO) will usually cost between $578 to $913 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $565. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1038. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $473 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $612 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to ZLO flight.

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

MSP to ZLO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to ZLO 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 $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZLO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MSP. Sundays 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 $100 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $633. Return trip prices are from the ZLO 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 ZLO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 23 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 MSP to ZLO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from ZLO
  • Usually 13.89% less expensive than ZLO
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSP to PVR flights

Destination alternative #2: Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport (GDL) in Guadalajara

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from ZLO
  • Usually 4.66% less expensive than ZLO
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSP to GDL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Delta, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Playa de Oro International Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1893 miles or 3046 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to ZLO flight is about 4 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Manzanillo?

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


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 ZLO
Destination airport name Playa de Oro International Airport
City Manzanillo
Country Mexico
Latitude 19.1
Longitude -104.6


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