The cheapest times to fly from LEX to TPA are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • July 9th to October 7th
  • 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 LEX to TPA is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $487 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $235 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $255 to $382 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $249. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $370. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $121 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $270 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to TPA flight.

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

LEX to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to TPA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below 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 $68 (21%) 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 $258. Return trip prices are from the TPA to LEX 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 LEX 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 2 hour 15 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 LEX to TPA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Pete Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in St. Petersburg, FL

  • 10 miles (16 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 30.98% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See LEX to PIE flights

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

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 29.31% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See LEX to SFB flights

Destination alternative #3: Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, FL

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 22.82% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See LEX to PGD flights

Destination alternative #4: Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Melbourne, FL

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 0.74% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to MLB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Qantas, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tampa International Airport to Blue Grass Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 705 miles or 1135 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEX to TPA flight is about 2 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Tampa, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from LEX to TPA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

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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