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Tampa travel tips

1) Take part in Tampa's most anticipated holiday – the Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Tampa is a city of fun and entertainment. The Gasparilla Pirate Festival has become an especially beloved and anticipated holiday of the town. It takes place at the end of January. Rumour has it that the pirate Jose Gaspar sailed in these places, whose grandiose adventures and courage have become a legend. Costume parades and performances are held on the avenues of the city. You can even witness a pirate ship’s invasion!

2) There is no point in taking large amounts of cash with you in Tampa

Almost any store and street cafe will accept payment by card. Therefore, it makes no sense to take a lot of cash with you. In addition, remember that not everywhere you can be given change.

3) Renting a car in Tampa really makes sense

Unlike many other cities, it makes sense to rent a car in Tampa. It will allow you to visit St Petersburg, Orlando, and Miami and see the best beaches in the area. There are plenty of parking spaces in Tampa (including free ones), and driving will not be a problem here.

Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf when they travel from San Francisco to Tampa. Book your trip to arrive at Tampa International, St. Pete–Clearwater International, Tampa, FL Bus Station, Tampa, FL - Union Station, or Tampa-University of South Florida. The distance between San Francisco and Tampa is 3849 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. San Francisco and Tampa have 347 direct flights per week.

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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Francisco to Tampa?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Francisco and Tampa takes around 5.2 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Francisco and Tampa?
The flight distance between San Francisco and Tampa is 3849 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Francisco and Tampa?
Several carriers operate flights between San Francisco and Tampa. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and London, Dublin, Manchester, New Delhi, Las Vegas, Glasgow, Athens, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sydney, Paris, Chicago, Hyderabad, Tahiti, New York, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Denver, Bengaluru, Minneapolis.
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, Chicago, Glasgow, Winnipeg, Tallinn, Hartford, Barcelona, Vilnius, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Amsterdam, Athens.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What airports are near Tampa?
The main airport in Tampa is Tampa International. It is also served by Southwest Florida International, Orlando Sanford International, Sarasota–Bradenton International, Punta Gorda, Orlando Melbourne International, Gainesville Regional, Daytona Beach International, Naples Municipal, Orlando Executive, Northeast Florida Regional.
What buses and trains depart from San Francisco?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Francisco, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Francisco and Tampa?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Francisco and Tampa thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Francisco and Tampa can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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