The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to MIA are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • May 21st to July 1st
  • August 6th to October 21st (except the weeks of September 3rd, September 10th, and October 8th)

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 MIA is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1505 for Friday flights during early April, or as low as $532 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Miami

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Miami, FL (MIA) will usually cost between $563 to $994 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $582. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $946. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $365 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $662 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to MIA flight.

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

ZIH to MIA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to MIA 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 $0.28, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $92 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $652. Return trip prices are from the MIA 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 MIA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 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 MIA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from MIA
  • Usually 8.61% less expensive than MIA
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to FLL flights


Flight Hacking ZIH to MIA

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 MIA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $309
  • Average savings: $353 (53.32%)

See ZIH to MTY flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $471
  • Average savings: $191 (28.85%)

See ZIH to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZIH to MIA? 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, LATAM, Sun Country Airlines, United, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1469 miles or 2364 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to MIA flight is about 3 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Miami, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from ZIH to MIA.


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 MIA
Destination airport name Miami International Airport
City Miami, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 25.8
Longitude -80.3


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