The cheapest times to fly from PNS to ZIH are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • May 14th to June 24th
  • August 6th to October 21st

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 PNS to ZIH is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1755 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $563 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Pensacola, FL (PNS) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $598 to $1227 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 $598. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1386. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $787 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $686 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PNS to ZIH flight.

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

PNS to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PNS to ZIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Pensacola. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 to Ixtapa, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Pensacola. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $67 (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 $715. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to PNS 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 PNS 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 15 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 PNS to ZIH while comparing.

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

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZIH
  • Usually 10.71% less expensive than ZIH
  • 1-layover flights available

See PNS to ACA flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $508
  • Average savings: $179 (26.02%)

See PNS to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, COPA, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1263 miles or 2033 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PNS to ZIH flight is about 3 hour 15 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from PNS to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PNS
Origination airport name Pensacola International Airport
City Pensacola, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.5
Longitude -87.2

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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