The cheapest times to fly from TPA to PPT are

  • January 1st to May 6th (except the weeks of March 5th, March 19th, and April 2nd)
  • August 27th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the weeks of November 5th and 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 PPT is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3238 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $1154 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Tahiti

Flying from Tampa, FL (TPA) to Papeete (PPT) will usually cost between $1214 to $2217 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1242. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $2113. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $871 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1519 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TPA to PPT flight.

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

TPA to PPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TPA to PPT flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Tampa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, 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 $382 (22%) 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 $1401. Return trip prices are from the PPT 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 PPT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 50 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking TPA to PPT

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 PPT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (TPA > SFO > PPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1389
  • Average savings: $131 (8.59%)

See TPA to SFO flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (TPA > LAX > PPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1458
  • Average savings: $62 (4.05%)

See TPA to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tahiti Faa’a Airport to Tampa International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5475 miles or 8811 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TPA to PPT flight is about 10 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Tampa, FL and Papeete?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from TPA to PPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TPA
Origination airport name Tampa International Airport
City Tampa, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28
Longitude -82.5

Return Airport

Destination code PPT
Destination airport name Tahiti Faa’a Airport
City Papeete
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -17.6
Longitude -149.6


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