The cheapest times to fly from RFD to PIE are

  • January 22nd to February 4th
  • July 16th to September 30th

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 RFD to PIE is mid August. Prices can be as high as $570 for Friday flights during mid March, or as low as $152 for Monday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Rockford, IL (RFD) to St. Petersburg, FL (PIE) will usually cost between $175 to $402 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $164. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $444. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $281 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 RFD to PIE flight.

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

RFD to PIE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RFD to PIE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PIE, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into RFD. 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 $9 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $248. Return trip prices are from the PIE to RFD 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 RFD to PIE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 52 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 RFD to PIE while comparing.

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

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from PIE
  • Usually 1.05% less expensive than PIE
  • Nonstop flights available

See RFD to SFB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RFD to PIE? 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 St Pete Clearwater International Airport to Chicago/Rockford International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1051 miles or 1691 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RFD to PIE flight is about 2 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Rockford, IL and St. Petersburg, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 1 available flights from RFD to PIE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RFD
Origination airport name Chicago/Rockford International Airport
City Rockford, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -89.1

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RFD to PIE tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 64% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIE heading for RFD about 2 minutes early. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in St. Petersburg, FL is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 2 minutes early


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