The cheapest times to fly from PHL to TPA are
- January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
- July 30th to November 18th
- December 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, and February 12th)
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 PHL to TPA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $492 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $167 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.
When to Fly to Tampa
Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $188 to $337 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $192. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $366. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $174 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $238 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to TPA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PHL to TPA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PHL to TPA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday 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 $59 (21%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $218. Return trip prices are from the TPA to PHL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from PHL 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 38 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 PHL to TPA while comparing.
- 81 miles (130 km) away from TPA
- Usually 3.99% less expensive than TPA
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PHL to TPA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Tampa International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 921 miles or 1482 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PHL to TPA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to TPA flight is about 2 hour 38 minutes.
How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Tampa, FL?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from PHL to TPA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Philadelphia International Airport|
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|Destination airport name||Tampa International Airport|
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Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from PHL to TPA tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 39% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 18% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave TPA heading for PHL about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Tampa, FL is about 13 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 22 minutes late
- American: 19 minutes late
- Frontier: 23 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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