The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to CVG are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 9th to June 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 ZIH to CVG is early June. Prices can be as high as $2112 for Monday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $577 for Wednesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Cincinnati

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Cincinnati, OH (CVG) will usually cost between $577 to $848 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $587. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2045. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1458 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $648 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to CVG flight.

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

ZIH to CVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to CVG flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ixtapa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CVG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ZIH. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Cincinnati, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Ixtapa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $76 (10%) 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 $645. Return trip prices are from the CVG to ZIH 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 ZIH to CVG 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 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZIH to CVG

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 ZIH to CVG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Houston, TX (ZIH > IAH > CVG)

  • Price for both tickets: $645
  • Average savings: $3 (0.46%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, VivaAerobus, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1793 miles or 2886 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to CVG flight is about 4 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Cincinnati, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from ZIH to CVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ZIH
Origination airport name Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
City Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Country Mexico
Latitude 17.6
Longitude -101.5

Return Airport

Destination code CVG
Destination airport name Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
City Cincinnati, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 39
Longitude -84.7


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