The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to IAH are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to June 24th
  • October 1st to November 4th (except the weeks of October 8th and 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 ZIH to IAH is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1162 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $278 for Friday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Houston, TX (IAH) will usually cost between $287 to $700 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $304. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $743. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $439 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $466 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to IAH flight.

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

ZIH to IAH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to IAH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ixtapa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IAH, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ZIH. 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 $123 (21%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $434. Return trip prices are from the IAH 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 IAH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 40 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZIH to IAH

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 IAH — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $361
  • Average savings: $105 (22.56%)

See ZIH to MEX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $368
  • Average savings: $98 (20.95%)

See ZIH to MTY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, Frontier, InterJet, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 938 miles or 1510 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to IAH flight is about 2 hour 40 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 30 available flights from ZIH to IAH.


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 IAH
Destination airport name George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -95.3


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