The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to PHX are

  • August 6th to October 7th
  • October 29th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)
  • December 17th to March 11th (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 PHX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1997 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $544 for Saturday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Phoenix

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $659 to $1218 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $690. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1216. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $526 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $786 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to PHX flight.

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

ZIH to PHX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to PHX 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 $0.38, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $200 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $725. Return trip prices are from the PHX 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 PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 16 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZIH to PHX

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 PHX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ZIH > LAX > PHX)

  • Price for both tickets: $532
  • Average savings: $254 (32.32%)

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Hack #2: Mexico City (ZIH > MEX > PHX)

  • Price for both tickets: $541
  • Average savings: $246 (31.23%)

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Hack #3: Seattle, WA (ZIH > SEA > PHX)

  • Price for both tickets: $635
  • Average savings: $151 (19.21%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country Airlines, United, Volaris, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1274 miles or 2050 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to PHX flight is about 3 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Phoenix, AZ?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeZIH
Origination airport nameIxtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codePHX
Destination airport namePhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
CityPhoenix, AZ
Countrythe United States


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