The cheapest times to fly from SLC to ZIH are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 14th to June 24th (except the weeks of May 21st and June 4th)
  • August 6th to October 7th (except the weeks of August 27th, September 10th, and September 24th)

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 SLC to ZIH is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1786 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $465 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Ixtapa

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) will usually cost between $523 to $906 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $534. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $877. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $343 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $684 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to ZIH flight.

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

SLC to ZIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to ZIH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $110 (14%) 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 $642. Return trip prices are from the ZIH to SLC 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 SLC 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 5 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SLC > LAX > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $534
  • Average savings: $151 (22%)

See SLC to LAX flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (SLC > MEX > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $663
  • Average savings: $21 (3.07%)

See SLC to MEX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (SLC > SFO > ZIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $664
  • Average savings: $20 (2.92%)

See SLC to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1720 miles or 2768 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to ZIH flight is about 4 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from SLC to ZIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLC
Origination airport name Salt Lake City International Airport
City Salt Lake City, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -112

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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