The cheapest times to fly from LCK to PIE are

  • January 8th to February 4th (except the week of January 15th)
  • July 23rd to October 7th (except the week of September 17th)
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 LCK to PIE is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $473 for Friday flights during mid March, or as low as $139 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Columbus, OH (LCK) to St. Petersburg, FL (PIE) will usually cost between $151 to $364 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $148. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $417. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $270 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $203 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LCK to PIE flight.

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

LCK to PIE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LCK to PIE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Columbus. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $123 (38%) 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 $190. Return trip prices are from the PIE to LCK 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 LCK to PIE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 28 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 LCK to PIE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from PIE
  • Usually 12.81% less expensive than PIE
  • Nonstop flights available

See LCK to SRQ flights

Destination alternative #2: Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) in Sanford, FL

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from PIE
  • Usually 6.16% less expensive than PIE
  • Nonstop flights available

See LCK to SFB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LCK to PIE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Allegiant, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from St Pete Clearwater International Airport to Rickenbacker International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 823 miles or 1324 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LCK to PIE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LCK to PIE flight is about 2 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbus, OH and St. Petersburg, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from LCK to PIE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LCK
Origination airport name Rickenbacker International Airport
City Columbus, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 39.8
Longitude -82.9

Return Airport

Destination code PIE
Destination airport name St Pete Clearwater International Airport
City St. Petersburg, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 27.9
Longitude -82.7


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LCK to PIE tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 41% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIE heading for LCK about 5 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in St. Petersburg, FL is about 9 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 5 minutes late


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