The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to MSP are

  • April 16th to July 8th (except the weeks of May 7th, May 14th, and June 25th)
  • August 20th to October 7th
  • December 24th to February 25th (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 MSP is early June. Prices can be as high as $1440 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $590 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $611 to $964 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $631. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1023. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $392 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $688 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to MSP flight.

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

ZIH to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to MSP 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 $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Minneapolis, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Ixtapa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $66 (9%) 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 $682. Return trip prices are from the MSP 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 MSP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZIH to MSP

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 MSP — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $611
  • Average savings: $78 (11.26%)

See ZIH to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $637
  • Average savings: $52 (7.49%)

See ZIH to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1944 miles or 3129 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to MSP flight is about 4 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from ZIH to MSP.


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 MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


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