The cheapest times to fly from ZIH to SAT are

  • May 7th to July 8th
  • October 29th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 12th, November 26th, December 10th, and 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 SAT is late December. Prices can be as high as $1409 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $530 for Saturday flights around late December.


When to Fly to San Antonio

Flying from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) to San Antonio, TX (SAT) will usually cost between $563 to $1037 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $564. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1409. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $845 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $616 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZIH to SAT flight.

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

ZIH to SAT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZIH to SAT 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 $0.45, 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 $88 (12%) 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 $633. Return trip prices are from the SAT 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 SAT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 30 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ZIH to SAT

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 SAT — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $346
  • Average savings: $270 (43.83%)

See ZIH to MTY flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $408
  • Average savings: $208 (33.77%)

See ZIH to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, Frontier, InterJet, Sun Country Airlines, United, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 846 miles or 1362 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZIH to SAT flight is about 2 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and San Antonio, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from ZIH to SAT.


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 SAT
Destination airport name San Antonio International Airport
City San Antonio, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.5
Longitude -98.5


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