The cheapest times to fly from OAK to ZIH are

  • July 30th to October 7th (except the week of August 13th)
  • November 5th to March 11th (except the week of 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 OAK to ZIH is late January. Prices can be as high as $2517 for Wednesday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $577 for Saturday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $599 to $1802 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $616. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1703. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1087 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $786 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to ZIH flight.

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

OAK to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to ZIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Oakland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays 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 $673 (47%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $667. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to OAK 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 OAK 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 4 hour 21 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 OAK to ZIH while comparing.

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

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZIH
  • Usually 28.71% less expensive than ZIH
  • 1-layover flights available

See OAK to ACA flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $491
  • Average savings: $295 (37.56%)

See OAK to MEX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $561
  • Average savings: $225 (28.64%)

See OAK to LAX flights

Hack #3: Monterrey (OAK > MTY > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $647
  • Average savings: $139 (17.7%)

See OAK to MTY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Delta, United, Volaris, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1874 miles or 3016 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to ZIH flight is about 4 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from OAK to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeOAK
Origination airport nameMetropolitan Oakland International Airport
CityOakland, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeZIH
Destination airport nameIxtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport


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