The cheapest times to fly from MFE to TPA are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • early December
  • December 24th to February 25th

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 MFE to TPA is early December. Prices can be as high as $639 for Saturday flights during early March, or as low as $342 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $368 to $516 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $386. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $522. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $136 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $447 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MFE to TPA flight.

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

MFE to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MFE to TPA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from McAllen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $53 (12%) 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 MFE 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 MFE 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 44 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 MFE to TPA while comparing.

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

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 33.22% less expensive than TPA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MFE to SFB flights

Destination alternative #2: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 11.19% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MFE to RSW flights

Destination alternative #3: Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando, FL

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 3.13% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MFE to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Adria, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tampa International Airport to McAllen Miller International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 973 miles or 1566 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MFE to TPA flight is about 2 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX and Tampa, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from MFE to TPA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MFE
Origination airport name McAllen Miller International Airport
City Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -98.2

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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