The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to MLB are

  • March 12th to April 1st
  • October 29th to February 25th

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 MLB is early November. Prices can be as high as $3077 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $680 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Melbourne, FL (MLB) will usually cost between $825 to $2701 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 $752. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $2686. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1934 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2311 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to MLB flight.

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

ZIH to MLB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to MLB 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 $0.95, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MLB, and Saturday 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 $256 (11%) 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 $1975. Return trip prices are from the MLB 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 MLB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 42 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 MLB while comparing.

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

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from MLB
  • Usually 73.82% less expensive than MLB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to FLL flights

Destination alternative #2: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from MLB
  • Usually 71.40% less expensive than MLB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to MCO flights

Destination alternative #3: Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from MLB
  • Usually 71.31% less expensive than MLB
  • 1-layover flights available

See ZIH to PBI flights


Flight Hacking ZIH to MLB

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 MLB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $599
  • Average savings: $1713 (74.1%)

See ZIH to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $734
  • Average savings: $1578 (68.26%)

See ZIH to MEX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (ZIH > SFO > MLB)

  • Price for both tickets: $772
  • Average savings: $1540 (66.62%)

See ZIH to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1507 miles or 2425 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to MLB flight is about 3 hour 42 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from ZIH to MLB.


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 MLB
Destination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.1
Longitude -80.6


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