The cheapest times to fly from BUQ to TPA are

  • January 15th to April 1st (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to June 10th (except the week of May 14th)
  • October 8th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 29th)

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 BUQ to TPA is late January. Prices can be as high as $2741 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $1216 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $1229 to $2392 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1249. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2327. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1078 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1452 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUQ to TPA flight.

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

BUQ to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUQ to TPA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Bulawayo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TPA, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into BUQ. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Tampa, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Bulawayo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $260 (13%) 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 $1378. Return trip prices are from the TPA to BUQ 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 BUQ to TPA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BUQ 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 BUQ to TPA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BUQ > JFK > TPA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1267
  • Average savings: $185 (12.74%)

See BUQ to JNB flights

Hack #2: Johannesburg (BUQ > JNB > TPA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1364
  • Average savings: $88 (6.06%)

See BUQ to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, Lufthansa, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tampa International Airport to J. M. Nkomo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8109 miles or 13050 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUQ to TPA flight is about 15 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Bulawayo and Tampa, FL?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUQ
Origination airport name J. M. Nkomo International Airport
City Bulawayo
Country Zimbabwe
Latitude -20
Longitude 28.6

Return Airport

Destination code TPA
Destination airport name Tampa International Airport
City Tampa, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28
Longitude -82.5


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