The cheapest times to fly from BRD to TPA are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 15th)
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, and February 12th)

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 BRD to TPA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1078 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $246 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Brainerd, MN (BRD) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $326 to $732 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $320. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $752. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $431 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $464 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BRD to TPA flight.

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

BRD to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BRD to TPA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Brainerd. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TPA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BRD. 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 $150 (26%) 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 $405. Return trip prices are from the TPA to BRD 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 BRD to TPA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 32 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from BRD to TPA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 0.97% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BRD to MCO flights


Flight Hacking BRD to TPA

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 BRD to TPA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Minneapolis, MN (BRD > MSP > TPA)

  • Price for both tickets: $435
  • Average savings: $29 (6.3%)

See BRD to MSP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tampa International Airport to Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1421 miles or 2287 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BRD to TPA flight is about 3 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Brainerd, MN and Tampa, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from BRD to TPA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBRD
Origination airport nameBrainerd Lakes Regional Airport
CityBrainerd, MN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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