The cheapest times to fly from PIE to LCK are

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • July 30th to November 11th (except the week of October 8th)

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 PIE to LCK is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $393 for Friday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $139 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Columbus

Flying from St. Petersburg, FL (PIE) to Columbus, OH (LCK) will usually cost between $149 to $330 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $151. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $327. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $176 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $206 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PIE to LCK flight.

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

PIE to LCK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PIE to LCK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Tampa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 $195. Return trip prices are from the LCK to PIE 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 PIE to LCK 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 PIE to LCK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Cleveland, OH

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from LCK
  • Usually 15.33% less expensive than LCK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PIE to CLE flights

Destination alternative #2: James M Cox/Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Dayton, OH

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from LCK
  • Usually 14.84% less expensive than LCK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PIE to DAY flights

Destination alternative #3: Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport (HTS) in Ashland, WV

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from LCK
  • Usually 9.98% less expensive than LCK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PIE to HTS flights

Destination alternative #4: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from LCK
  • Usually 3.89% less expensive than LCK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PIE to CVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PIE to LCK? 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 Rickenbacker International Airport to St Pete Clearwater International Airport?

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

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

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

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PIE to LCK tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 27% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LCK heading for PIE about 18 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Columbus, OH is about 18 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 18 minutes late


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