The cheapest times to fly from ZCL to JFK are

  • January 15th to February 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • May 7th to July 15th
  • August 6th to November 4th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 ZCL to JFK is late May. Prices can be as high as $1502 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $280 for Wednesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Zacatecas (ZCL) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $343 to $775 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $391. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1121. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $730 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $557 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZCL to JFK flight.

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

ZCL to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZCL to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Zacatecas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $88 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $500. Return trip prices are from the JFK to ZCL 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 ZCL to JFK 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 43 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZCL to JFK

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 ZCL to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (ZCL > MEX > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $469
  • Average savings: $88 (15.8%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZCL to JFK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Cape Air, COPA, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Seaborne Airlines, SWISS, United, VivaAerobus, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2078 miles or 3344 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ZCL to JFK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZCL to JFK flight is about 4 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Zacatecas and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from ZCL to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZCL
Origination airport name General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport
City Zacatecas
Country Mexico
Latitude 22.9
Longitude -102.7

Return Airport

Destination code JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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