Cheap flights from Chicago to Tampa (CHI - TPA)

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The best prices from Chicago to Tampa are usually found in August or July, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Tampa (TPA)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to TPA flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Tampa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Tampa.
CHI - TPA
Price
$74 - $243
TPA
Temperature
60.8 - 82.4 °F
TPA
Precipitation
1.6 - 7.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 51% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$74

From Chicago (CHI) to Tampa

One-way from

$48

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Tampa

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Tampa?

Find a great deal and save up to 2% by booking at least 21 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Chicago to Tampa within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $141.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Tampa?

August can be a great time to fly to Tampa from Chicago with a flight ticket averaging about $152. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $36. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Tampa (CHI - TPA)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Chicago to Tampa is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 9% on airfare.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Tampa?

Flights from Chicago to Tampa are found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Tampa.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Tampa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to TPA flights for October, November
13 Nov - 4 Dec
$34pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$35pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Oct - 5 Nov
$36pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Tampa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Tampa from Chicago found for this year
13 Nov - 4 Dec
$34pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$35pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Dec - 11 Dec
$36pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Tampa from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Tampa direct flight deals
13 Nov - 4 Dec
$34pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Nov - 6 Nov
$35pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Dec - 11 Dec
$36pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Tampa

Late deals on round-trip flights to Tampa from Chicago, departing today and this week
26 Oct - 3 Nov
$34pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Oct - 5 Nov
$36pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$44pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Tampa from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Tampa
9:02 am - 12:51 pm
Frontier
Nonstop
2h 49m
ORD - TPA
Frontier
$48
Travelocity
9:30 am - 1:07 pm
American Airlines
Nonstop
2h 37m
ORD - TPA
American Airlines
2:24 am - 4:09 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
24h 45m
ORD - TPA
Spirit Airlines
$54
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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Tampa

What airport do you fly into for flights to Tampa from Chicago?

For a flight from Chicago to Tampa, you will be flying into Tampa. Tampa (TPA) is just 4.9 mi from the center of the city. Tampa is the only Tampa airport and it handles 37 inbound flights from Chicago per day. 9 airlines have flights to Tampa from Chicago on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Tampa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Chicago to Tampa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Spirit Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Tampa for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Tampa for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $34, but on average you can expect to pay $48.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Tampa for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Tampa under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Tampa is less than $47.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Tampa for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Tampa within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Tampa?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Tampa on average per day?

12 flight departures from Chicago to Tampa per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 8% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 83% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 8% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Tampa?

There are many flights that can get you from Chicago to Tampa in 2h 42m. Fly via Spirit Airlines or Frontier to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 1019 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Tampa round-trip?

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Tampa, with prices starting at $34. Another option worth looking into is Frontier, starting at $56 round trip. Spirit Airlines is 77% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Tampa one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Chicago to Tampa are Spirit Airlines ($16), Frontier ($25), and American Airlines ($49).

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Tampa?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $48. While the most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Tampa) can be booked for $34 on average our data indicates $474 when flying from Chicago to Tampa

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Tampa?

When booking a flight from Chicago to Tampa, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Tampa?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Chicago to Tampa on time: Lufthansa (100%), SAS (96%), Brussels Airlines (95%).

How long is the flight from Chicago to Tampa?

A nonstop flight from Chicago to Tampa generally lasts from two hours and 10 minutes to just over two and a half hours. If you're booking a flight with a connection in another city, expect to add around two hours to your travel time.

Which airlines operate flights from Chicago to Tampa?

American Airlines, United, Spirit and Alaska Airlines all offer direct flights to Tampa from Chicago O'Hare. Southwest Airlines also boasts nonstop service to Tampa from Midway International Airport.

How frequent are flights between Chicago and Tampa?

The nine daily nonstop and three connecting flights from LAX to Guadalajara begin departing at 12:15 a.m. The last flight of the day leaves Los Angeles at 8:30 p.m.

Which airports serve Chicago and Tampa?

You have two major options when booking a flight from Chicago to Tampa: Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O'Hare is a major flight hub located 17 miles from downtown Chicago, offering the widest range of travel options. Midway International Airport is a smaller airport 10 miles from the city center. Most flights headed to the South Florida city land in Tampa International Airport, the area's major airport located just west of downtown Tampa. You can also find a few options when flying to nearby international airports such as Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. A number of regional and municipal airports also serve the Tampa Bay area, but choices are generally more limited.

Which direct flight route between Chicago and Tampa is cheapest?

For the best nonstop travel deals, look for flights from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Tampa International Airport. Book during the low season from June to August for even lower prices. While Chicago is a symbol of big-city entertainment, Tampa offers up its own appeal with bay cruises and Art Deco buildings along palm tree-lined streets. Enjoy family-friendly thrills at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, explore the Big Cat Rescue, or stroll down Bayshore Boulevard. Plus, when the temperatures drop in Chicago, Tampa is the perfect escape with January temps hovering around 70 degrees F. Wondering how to get around Tampa? Chicago may have its Metro train system, but the TECO Line streetcar system offers a fun, nostalgic way to travel between Tampa attractions. The bay paradise of Tampa boasts a warm climate and entertainment for all ages, so what's stopping you? Use our smart search engine to find your ideal flight from Chicago to Tampa.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Tampa, FL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Tampa from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Tampa within the United States

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Tampa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Tampa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Tampa.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Tampa?

Returning to Chicago from Tampa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Tampa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Tampa are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Tampa

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Tampa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Tampa.
Flight duration from Chicago to TPA
2h 48m
Average temperature for October in Tampa
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Tampa
2.4 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Tampa

Top 7 airlines flying from Chicago to Tampa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Tampa choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$35 $174 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$48 $263 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$50 $226 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$58 $194 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$87 $281 No cancel fee N/A
Allegiant Air
$131 $331 No cancel fee 88%
JetBlue
$161 $272 No cancel fee 62%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Tampa

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Tampa.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 56% of CHI to TPA departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 37% of CHI to TPA departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% of CHI to TPA departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 2% of CHI to TPA departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Tampa
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Tampa.
Sunday
31 daily flights
Monday
46 daily flights
Tuesday
44 daily flights
Wednesday
39 daily flights
Thursday
42 daily flights
Friday
39 daily flights
Saturday
21 daily flights
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