The cheapest times to fly from BHM to TPA are

  • July 23rd to February 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 24th)

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 BHM to TPA is early December. Prices can be as high as $1221 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $217 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Birmingham, AL (BHM) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $243 to $399 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $241. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $426. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $185 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $282 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BHM to TPA flight.

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

BHM to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BHM to TPA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Birmingham. 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $59 (18%) 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 $265. Return trip prices are from the TPA to BHM 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 BHM to TPA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 49 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from BHM to TPA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, FL

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 15.45% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to GNV flights

Destination alternative #2: Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) in Daytona Beach, FL

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 12.97% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to DAB flights

Destination alternative #3: Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Melbourne, FL

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 11.72% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to MLB flights

Destination alternative #4: Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

  • 40 miles (64 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 11.19% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to SRQ flights

Destination alternative #5: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 6.93% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See BHM to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BHM to TPA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tampa International Airport to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 460 miles or 740 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BHM to TPA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BHM to TPA flight is about 1 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Birmingham, AL and Tampa, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from BHM to TPA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBHM
Origination airport nameBirmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
CityBirmingham, AL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeTPA
Destination airport nameTampa International Airport
CityTampa, FL
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from BHM to TPA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TPA heading for BHM about 5 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Tampa, FL is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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