The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to MKE are

  • April 16th to June 24th
  • September 10th to October 7th
  • October 29th to November 11th
  • December 24th to March 4th (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 MKE is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1473 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $514 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Milwaukee

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Milwaukee, WI (MKE) will usually cost between $545 to $954 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 $549. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1376. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $827 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $640 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to MKE flight.

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

ZIH to MKE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to MKE 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 $0.21, 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 $128 (17%) 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 $623. Return trip prices are from the MKE 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 MKE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 27 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 MKE while comparing.

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

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from MKE
  • Usually 8.52% less expensive than MKE
  • Nonstop flights available

See ZIH to ORD flights

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

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from MKE
  • Usually 0.39% less expensive than MKE
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to GRR flights


Flight Hacking ZIH to MKE

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 MKE — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $517
  • Average savings: $123 (19.23%)

See ZIH to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, Volaris, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1923 miles or 3095 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to MKE flight is about 4 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Milwaukee, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from ZIH to MKE.


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 MKE
Destination airport name General Mitchell International Airport
City Milwaukee, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -87.9


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