Flights from Buffalo/Niagara Falls (BUF) to Tampa (TPA)

Take a break from the Empire State and set off on an exciting adventure in the Sunshine State. Southwest Airlines® has flights from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Tampa International Airport that will make your trip as bright as the Florida sun. Find your flight to Tampa with Southwest® and book with confidence. If your upcoming excursion has flexible dates, search for flights with our Low Fare Calendar and discover the lowest fares we’ve got. Don't forget to explore Southwest Vacations® to find package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 2 hours 53 minutes

Departing from: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

Arriving at: Tampa International Airport (TPA)


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 12/11/2020 and 2/28/2021, as of 12/11/2020.

Explore Tampa.

Get ready to explore a world of possibilities when you touch down in Tampa. Unwind and relax with views of white sand beaches on the coast of the Mexican Gulf. Grab your chair and camera and settle in to catch a quick sighting of dolphins, or finish off your day by taking in the gorgeous sunset. If you’re looking to explore urban Tampa, take a stroll on the Tampa Riverwalk, a path that curves its way through the heart of downtown Tampa alongside the Hillsborough River. Stop off and grab a bite from one of a variety of local restaurants, or cool-down with a cocktail at one of Tampa’s eclectic bars or breweries.

Discover more about Tampa’s past with a visit to the Tampa Bay History Center. The History Center preserves the rich culture of Tampa and the state of Florida, home to numerous hands-on exhibits and educational programs for people of all ages to experience. The History Center is also home to the Touchton Map Library/Florida Center for Cartographic Education, a research center containing a comprehensive collection of Florida cartography with holdings spanning five centuries. For the outdoorsy folks, check out Lettuce Lake Park, a 240-acre park with a spectacular view of the Hillsborough River from an observation deck. Be on the lookout for cool wildlife sightings, particularly alligators throughout the cooler months.

For more animal sightings, check out the famous ZooTampa at Lowry Park, a pristine tropical zoo that houses over 1,300 animals, and where you can come face-to-face with animals and wildlife from all across the world. But no matter if you’re spotting exotic wildlife or strolling through the charming city of Tampa, you can find a number of tourist attractions and destinations to make your trip memorable. Get excited for fun in the sun and soak up all the delightful things Tampa has to offer.

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Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest® pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


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Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest travel experience

At Southwest, we know that a memorable trip from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa is built with more than cheap flights. That’s why we offer services and perks, from booking to boarding, that make your travel experience as smooth as possible. Find out more about the Southwest® Experience before you book your Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa flight.

It’s simple and fun to fly with Southwest, no matter which of our destinations you choose. And when you search for your next flight to Tampa, you know you won’t be hassled by hidden fees—we offer low fares and, as always, bags fly free®. That’s our Transfarency® promise. Enroll in our Click 'N Save® emails and stay in the know about our latest flight deals. Looking for tours, activities, and more hidden gems? Check out Southwest Airlines® Experiences and earn Rapid Rewards® points when you fly.

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Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa?

The average flight time from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa is 2 hours 53 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa occur daily?

There are 9 flights daily from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa?

Southwest flies nonstop from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa once daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at Tampa International Airport?

You can rent a car at Tampa International Airport—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa?

Yes! Flights from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa?

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Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Tampa with Southwest?

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