The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to MDW are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to August 5th (except the weeks of May 14th and July 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 ZIH to MDW is late January. Prices can be as high as $2661 for Saturday flights during late March, or as low as $538 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $538 to $2091 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $586. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $1938. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1351 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $766 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to MDW flight.

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

ZIH to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to MDW 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 $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MDW, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into ZIH. 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 $368 (29%) 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 $872. Return trip prices are from the MDW 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 MDW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 19 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 MDW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 23.63% less expensive than MDW
  • Nonstop flights available

See ZIH to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 16.84% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to GRR flights

Destination alternative #3: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 16.51% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to MKE flights


Flight Hacking ZIH to MDW

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 MDW — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $612
  • Average savings: $155 (20.17%)

See ZIH to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (ZIH > LAX > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $694
  • Average savings: $72 (9.4%)

See ZIH to MEX flights

Hack #3: Monterrey (ZIH > MTY > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $695
  • Average savings: $71 (9.27%)

See ZIH to MTY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Delta, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1857 miles or 2989 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to MDW flight is about 4 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from ZIH to MDW.


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 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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