Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Tampa.

Enjoy sun, sand, and a palm-lined modern metropolis—all in one easy-to-reach destination.

Middle seats open through November 30

Full exchange of fresh, outdoor air every 2-3 minutes while inflight

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Visit Tampa.

When you deplane at Tampa International Airport, you have several options from which to choose for getting around the Tampa Bay area. Hop on a bus, call a car, or pick up a rental car so you have full control of your comings and goings. You’ll want to drop your bags off quickly so you can get to the beach! Tampa is known for year-round beach fun in the sun. No matter if you’re with a group or riding solo, head to Picnic Island for fishing, a playground for little ones, and the beach for swimming and sunbathing. Beaches abound in Tampa Bay, so you’ll find plenty of opportunities to dig your toes into Gulf Coast sand.

Tampa is a city built of 84 official, distinct neighborhoods, divided into six historic districts. Architecture fans should head to the Ybor City district—a designated National Historic Landmark District—to see several places listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lovers of early 20th-century social clubs will especially enjoy all of the well-preserved and well-restored architectural examples of these vibrant spaces. Less into nightlife and more interested in the subcultures of mid-century America? Head to Perry Harvey Sr. Park for a visit to the Bro Bowl to see one of the last remaining skateparks from the 1970s. The first skatepark to be listed on any registry of historic places, this bank-style park was constructed as a free, public space during a time when parks like these typically charged admission. Try your hand at an ollie or simply take in the Americana.

If you’re visiting early in the year, make sure to check out the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Often called the Mardi Gras of Tampa, this well-known local celebration is an annual mock pirate invasion commemorating the pirate invasion led by the pirate ship Jose Gasparilla. After the parade, consider acquainting yourself with Floribbean cuisine: regional foods that are influenced by immigrant communities—primarily the Caribbean, including Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Get ready for bayside fun in the sun and book your next flight to Tampa on Southwest®. Southwest Airlines flies to Tampa International Airport often, making it easy to plan your next Sunshine State getaway. Book your upcoming flight with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable trip to Florida is about more than finding a great deal on a flight to the Tampa Bay area. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight to Tampa International Airport.

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Things to do in Tampa.
Flora and fauna fixes
  • Al Lopez Park
  • Hillsborough River State Park
  • Lettuce Lake Park
Can’t-miss museums
  • Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • USF Contemporary Art Museum
Entertaining outings
  • David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
  • Florida Orchestra
  • Opera Tampa

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Travel Advisory

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Details about Tampa International Airport.

Airport code:TPA



Airside C

Gates 30-31, 33-39, 42,43

Airport-provided WiFi


Cities with nonstop daily service to TPA*


Cities with daily service to TPA*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

Why fly Southwest?

Bags fly free®1

Your bags fly free, because nothing should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

No change fees2

Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

Gate to gate WiFi3

Surf the web from origin to destination with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and for $8 the Internet will make time fly by on all our flights.

Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie3 for free. Just one way we make getting to your destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Join Rapid Rewards, our award-winning frequent flyer program4.

Southwest Rapid Rewards lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row4. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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100% reward availability5.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to where you want to go.


No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.


Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to anywhere you want to go.


Rapid Rewards. Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the trip of a lifetime.


1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

42016-2019 Freddie Awards.

5As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.