The cheapest times to fly from MEM to TPA are

  • January 1st to February 4th (except the week of January 8th)
  • July 16th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

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 MEM to TPA is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $694 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $221 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Memphis, TN (MEM) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $223 to $386 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 $226. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $411. 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 $261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEM to TPA flight.

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

MEM to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEM to TPA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Memphis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, 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 $72 (23%) 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 $244. Return trip prices are from the TPA to MEM 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 MEM to TPA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 10 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 MEM 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 38.20% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MEM to PIE flights

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

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 34.55% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MEM to SFB flights

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

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 13.63% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEM to MLB flights

Destination alternative #4: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 13.24% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MEM to MCO flights

Destination alternative #5: Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

  • 40 miles (64 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 0.38% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEM to SRQ flights

Destination alternative #6: Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) in Daytona Beach, FL

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 10.17% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEM to DAB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southern Airways Express, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tampa International Airport to Memphis International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 656 miles or 1056 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEM to TPA flight is about 2 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Memphis, TN and Tampa, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from MEM to TPA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEM
Origination airport name Memphis International Airport
City Memphis, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -90

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MEM to TPA tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 10% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TPA heading for MEM about 1 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Tampa, FL is about 13 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 1 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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