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
73.4 - 91.4 °F
TPA
Precipitation
1.6 - 8.3 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 to Tampa

One-way from

$23

One-way flight from Chicago to Tampa

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Tampa?

To save on the cost of your flight from Chicago to Tampa, book at least 15 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 12% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $165 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $198.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Tampa from Chicago. Prices for August average $186 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $79. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 45% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Chicago to Tampa in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 9% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Tampa in July, August 2021

The best prices found for CHI to TPA flights for July, August
28 Aug - 30 Aug
$59pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Aug - 26 Aug
$61pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$63pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Tampa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Tampa from Chicago found for this year
28 Aug - 30 Aug
$59pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Aug - 26 Aug
$61pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$63pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Tampa from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Tampa direct flight deals
21 Aug - 26 Aug
$59pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Aug - 26 Aug
$61pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Aug - 21 Aug
$63pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Frontier
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
5 Aug - 8 Aug
$87pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Frontier
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Frontier
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Aug - 10 Aug
$90pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
TPA
Tampa
TPA
Tampa
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Aug - 10 Aug
$93pp
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
3:01 pm - 6:44 pm
Frontier
Nonstop
2h 43m
ORD - TPA
Frontier
$23
Trip.com
3:53 pm - 7:39 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 46m
ORD - TPA
Spirit Airlines
$30
Travel2Be
3:53 pm - 7:39 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 46m
ORD - TPA
Spirit Airlines
$31
Spirit

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Tampa</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Tampa

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Tampa due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Tampa for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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.

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 38 inbound flights from Chicago per day. 9 airlines have flights to Tampa from Chicago on a regular basis.

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 $59, but on average you can expect to pay $74.

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 $74.

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?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 21 flights from Chicago to Tampa on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 48% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 48% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 5% of flight departures

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Tampa?

With an average temperature of 91 °F, peak weather can be found in June. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Tampa are hotter than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Tampa?

Airlines like Frontier and Spirit Airlines fly from Chicago to Tampa in about 2h 43m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance from Chicago to Tampa is about 1019 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($59), and Frontier ($65) offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Tampa. You may be able to fly from Chicago to Tampa for 61% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Frontier, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $23. Check flights for Spirit Airlines, as they currently have the next best price.

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
2h 54m
Average temperature for July in Tampa
91.4 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Tampa
7.2 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

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%
Spirit Airlines
$58 $194 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$50 $226 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$48 $263 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$161 $272 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$87 $281 No cancel fee N/A
Allegiant Air
$131 $331 No cancel fee 88%

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 59% of CHI to TPA departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 30% of CHI to TPA departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 6% of CHI to TPA departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% 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
38 daily flights
Monday
43 daily flights
Tuesday
37 daily flights
Wednesday
31 daily flights
Thursday
44 daily flights
Friday
37 daily flights
Saturday
42 daily flights
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