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£36

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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Tampa. Book your trip to arrive at Tampa International, St. Pete–Clearwater International, Tampa, FL - Union Station, Tampa, FL Bus Station, or Tampa, FL - Marion Transit Center. The distance between Chicago and Tampa is 1608 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines. Chicago and Tampa have 389 direct flights per week.

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Allegiant AirAAYG4NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo

Tampa travel tips

1) Get started with Tampa culture at the Museum of Science and Industry, the largest in the United States

MOSI – Museum of Science and Industry – has more than four and a half hundred interactive exhibitions. They allow museum guests to expand their understanding of the world around them and conduct their experiments. It will be interesting to learn how to fly an assault fighter, watch a heart operation, and experience the force of a hurricane wind. On the territory of the museum, there is a planetarium and a modern cinema that broadcasts popular science films.

2) Taste great beer at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa

Cigar City Brewing, LLC is a craft brewery in Tampa. More than 6 thousand brands of beer are produced here. Since 2010, the brewery has been producing Imperial Stout Hunahpu, but you can taste this type of beer only at the Beer Festival (Hunahpu Day), which takes place in March.

3) When is the best time to visit Tampa?

Tampa is one of the sunniest cities in America and a year-round tourist destination. Here you can enjoy 361 sunny days a year on average and about 22 degrees Celsius in any month of the year, be it winter or summer. However, the best time to visit Tampa is September to December due to the absence of tourists.

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 02/2023
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Most travelers from Chicago, ORD can enter Tampa, TPA.

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  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
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  • Masks are recommended in certain settings

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Tampa?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and Tampa takes around 2.8 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chicago and Tampa?
The flight distance between Chicago and Tampa is 1608 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chicago and Tampa?
Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and Tampa. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Manchester, Athens, Dublin, New York, Las Vegas, Vilnius, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando, Minneapolis, Barcelona, Austin, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Paris, Nashville, Atlanta, Glasgow, Riga.
What are the most popular routes to and from Tampa?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Tampa and London, Buffalo, Dublin, New York, Syracuse, San Juan, Edmonton, Las Vegas, Manchester, San Francisco, Glasgow, Winnipeg, Tallinn, Hartford, Barcelona, Vilnius, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Amsterdam, Athens.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, Quad City International, South Bend International, Central Illinois Regional, Muskegon County, Decatur.
What airports are near Tampa?
The main airport in Tampa is Tampa International. It is also served by Orlando Sanford International, Southwest Florida International, Sarasota–Bradenton International, Punta Gorda, Orlando Melbourne International, Vero Beach Regional, Daytona Beach International, Gainesville Regional, Orlando Executive, Naples Municipal.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chicago and Tampa?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Chicago and Tampa thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Chicago and Tampa can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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