The cheapest times to fly from ZCL to MDW are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 6th to December 9th

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 MDW is early February. Prices can be as high as $1731 for Saturday flights during mid May, or as low as $323 for Thursday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Zacatecas (ZCL) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $354 to $1264 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $431. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $1154. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $723 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $581 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZCL to MDW flight.

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

ZCL to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZCL to MDW 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 $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MDW, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ZCL. Saturdays 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 $244 (28%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $552. Return trip prices are from the MDW 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 MDW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 48 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from ZCL to MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 0.95% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZCL to MKE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Delta, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1564 miles or 2517 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZCL to MDW flight is about 3 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Zacatecas and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from ZCL to MDW.


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 MDW
Destination airport name Chicago Midway International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 41.8
Longitude -87.8


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