The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to EWR are

  • April 9th to May 13th (except the week of April 16th)
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • October 8th to November 11th (except the week of October 29th)
  • December 24th to March 25th (except the week of January 1st)

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 EWR is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1088 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $500 for Wednesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Newark

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Newark, NJ (EWR) will usually cost between $543 to $871 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $543. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $895. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $352 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $689 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to EWR flight.

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

ZIH to EWR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to EWR 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 $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Newark, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Ixtapa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $85 (12%) 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 $624. Return trip prices are from the EWR 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 EWR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 4 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from ZIH to EWR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 6.68% less expensive than EWR
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to PHL flights

Destination alternative #2: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 4.64% less expensive than EWR
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to JFK flights

Destination alternative #3: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 0.87% less expensive than EWR
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to LGA flights


Flight Hacking ZIH to EWR

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 EWR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (ZIH > MEX > EWR)

  • Price for both tickets: $469
  • Average savings: $221 (32%)

See ZIH to MTY flights

Hack #2: Monterrey (ZIH > MTY > EWR)

  • Price for both tickets: $619
  • Average savings: $70 (10.2%)

See ZIH to MEX flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (ZIH > LAX > EWR)

  • Price for both tickets: $668
  • Average savings: $21 (3.05%)

See ZIH to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, Singapore Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United, VivaAerobus, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Newark Liberty International Airport to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2274 miles or 3660 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Newark, NJ?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from ZIH to EWR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeZIH
Origination airport nameIxtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeEWR
Destination airport nameNewark Liberty International Airport
CityNewark, NJ
Countrythe United States


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