The cheapest times to fly from SID to ZIH are

  • January 8th to July 15th (except the weeks of January 22nd and March 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 SID to ZIH is mid May. Prices can be as high as $19500 for Tuesday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1937 for Saturday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Sal Island (SID) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $2056 to $13200 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1937. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $10675. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $8738 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4337 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SID to ZIH flight.

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

SID to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SID to ZIH flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Sal. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.52, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZIH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SID. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Ixtapa, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Sal. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2217 (22%) 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 $3507. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to SID 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 SID to ZIH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 14 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SID > BOS > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1619
  • Average savings: $2719 (62.68%)

See SID to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SID > JFK > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1978
  • Average savings: $2359 (54.39%)

See SID to BOS flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (SID > EWR > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1995
  • Average savings: $2343 (54.01%)

See SID to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Azores Airlines, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5140 miles or 8272 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SID to ZIH flight is about 10 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Sal Island and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from SID to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SID
Origination airport name Amilcar Cabral International Airport
City Sal Island
Country Cape Verde
Latitude 16.7
Longitude -22.9

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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