The cheapest times to fly from TPA to CMH are

  • July 16th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)
  • December 24th to February 4th

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 TPA to CMH is mid August. Prices can be as high as $770 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $171 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Columbus

Flying from Tampa, FL (TPA) to Columbus, OH (CMH) will usually cost between $173 to $407 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 $172. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $478. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $307 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $273 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TPA to CMH flight.

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

TPA to CMH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TPA to CMH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Tampa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, 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 $49 (16%) 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 $254. Return trip prices are from the CMH to TPA 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 TPA to CMH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 29 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 TPA to CMH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 25.46% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See TPA to CVG flights

Destination alternative #2: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 15.75% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See TPA to PIT flights

Destination alternative #3: Toledo Express Airport (TOL) in Toledo, OH

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 8.06% less expensive than CMH
  • 1-layover flights available

See TPA to TOL flights

Destination alternative #4: Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Cleveland, OH

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 5.13% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See TPA to CLE flights

Destination alternative #5: Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK) in Akron, OH

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 4.03% less expensive than CMH
  • Nonstop flights available

See TPA to CAK flights

Destination alternative #6: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from CMH
  • Usually 1.65% less expensive than CMH
  • 1-layover flights available

See TPA to FWA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Glenn Columbus International Airport to Tampa International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 831 miles or 1337 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TPA to CMH flight is about 2 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Tampa, FL and Columbus, OH?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from TPA to CMH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeTPA
Origination airport nameTampa International Airport
CityTampa, FL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCMH
Destination airport nameJohn Glenn Columbus International Airport
CityColumbus, OH
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from TPA to CMH tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave CMH heading for TPA about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Columbus, OH is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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