The cheapest times to fly from TPA to KOA are
- January 1st to February 18th
- July 30th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)
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 KOA is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $1515 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $514 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.
When to Fly to Kailua-Kona
Flying from Tampa, FL (TPA) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $594 to $1008 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $567. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1169. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $603 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $859 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TPA to KOA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the TPA to KOA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the TPA to KOA flight is 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 $0.12, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KOA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into TPA. 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 $83 (9%) 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 $801. Return trip prices are from the KOA to TPA 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 TPA to KOA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 17 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 TPA to KOA while comparing.
- 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
- Usually 20.31% less expensive than KOA
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking TPA to KOA
Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from TPA to KOA — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $729
- Average savings: $131 (15.19%)
- Price for both tickets: $788
- Average savings: $72 (8.32%)
- Price for both tickets: $838
- Average savings: $22 (2.5%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from TPA to KOA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Tampa International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 4613 miles or 7424 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from TPA to KOA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop TPA to KOA flight is about 9 hour 17 minutes.
How many flights go between Tampa, FL and Kona, HI?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 97 available flights from TPA to KOA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Tampa International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport|
|Country||the United States|