Zihuatanejo Ixtapa International Airport ZIH
serves the Mexican State of Guerrero bordering on the Pacific coast. Its city
Zihuatanejo, is the third-most-visisted area in Mexico and a very desirable tourist destination, due to its beautiful beach, great hotels and infrastructure.
ZIHAirport is a 15-minute ride from the city of Zihuatanejo, which stretches aong the coast.
Driving directions and cautions
: If driving towards Mexico City, use the detour 'Periferico" around the city toward Cuernavaca, which will later get you onto the toll road Autopista Del Seol leading to Acapulco; from there take Carr. Nacional 200 north to Zuhuatanejo.
Alternatively, take the Autopista Siglo XXI connecting to Morelia, Uruapan, Patzcuaro, Michoacan to Carr. National 200 on the coast near Feliciano. Do not
attempt to take the Toluca Highway (Carr. Nactional 134), which locals refer to as the 'Road of Death', and which is very dangerous. Also never drive at night.
With a long runway and about 460,000 passengers a year, Zihuatanejo Ixtapa Airport is served by dometic & international airlines, with connections worldwide. Many airlines also offer seasonal flights.
The passenger terminal at Zihuatanejo Ixtapa International Airport
houses arrivals and baggage claim area with vending machines, a taxi kiosk, 2 ATM machines by Banamex and HSBC, and rental car counters . Stores, food & drink , as well as duty-free shops and news/book stores are disbursed throughout the center. The check-in and departure areas are one level up (via stairs & elevator) and have a waiting room and airline gates 1-4.
Transport from Zihuatanejo Ixtapa International Airport:
Besides rental cars, taxis or shared-ride vans (AZsa 755-553-8864; ETASA, 755-553-6313; TTAZSA, 755-554-8033), the bus terminal in Zihuatanejo offers bus service to most Mexican towns & cities. Estrella de Oro and Estrella Blance buses are reliable and safe lines, making regular runs within the State of Guerrero.
Parhikuni buses run between Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa, as well as to various towns & cities in Michoacan (Patzcuaro, Morelia, etc.).
The Autotransportes Monarcas Express (call tollfree within Mexico 1-800-685-7575) runs between Ziohuatanejo-Ixtapa and Uruapan and Morelia. It is located at Calle Rubi No. 6, behind the CHL office.