The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to HOU are

  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • October 8th to March 4th (except the weeks of January 8th and February 19th)

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 HOU is early November. Prices can be as high as $3355 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $589 for Saturday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $621 to $2614 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $719. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $2397. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1678 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1697 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to HOU flight.

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

ZIH to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to HOU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Ixtapa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.15, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $1230 (55%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $683. Return trip prices are from the HOU 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 HOU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 38 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 HOU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 72.57% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See ZIH to IAH flights

Destination alternative #2: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 57.81% less expensive than HOU
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to AUS flights


Flight Hacking ZIH to HOU

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 HOU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Monterrey (ZIH > MTY > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $413
  • Average savings: $1284 (75.66%)

See ZIH to MEX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $586
  • Average savings: $1112 (65.5%)

See ZIH to MTY flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $709
  • Average savings: $989 (58.25%)

See ZIH to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, American, Avianca, Delta, JetBlue, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from William P Hobby Airport to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 919 miles or 1479 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to HOU flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from ZIH to HOU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeZIH
Origination airport nameIxtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeHOU
Destination airport nameWilliam P Hobby Airport
CityHouston, TX
Countrythe United States


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