Trade the Windy City for the Big Guava with a flight on Southwest Airlines. Southwest flies from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Tampa International Airport, making it easier to plan your next trip to the Sunshine State. If you have flexible travel dates, check out our Low Fare Calendar to find an array of low fares within your travel window. Make the most of your reservation with package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more from Southwest Vacations®.
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Chicago (O'Hare), IL to Tampa, FL
departing on 3/12
one-way starting at*
$127*Restrictions and exclusions apply. Seats and dates are limited. Select markets. 16 travel days available.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)|
Tampa International Airport (TPA)|
Average flight time|
2 hours 39 minutes|
Nonstop flight per day Monday through Friday|
Nonstop flight on Saturday|
Nonstop flight on Sunday|
†Weekly flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 3/1/2024 and 3/31/2024. Note: route may not operate every day of the week.
‡Nonstop flights based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday through Sunday between 3/1/2024 and 3/31/2024.
When you arrive at Tampa International Airport, you’ll find yourself in the cultural center of Florida’s Gulf Coast. When the South Florida Railroad connected with the city in 1883, what was once a small town boomed in size. Tourists began to arrive shortly after, and by the end of World War II, Tampa had become a beloved destination for travelers inside and beyond the Sunshine State.
Eco-tourists, rejoice! There’s lots to explore during your visit. Start with the Manatee Viewing Center, dedicated to preserving and educating visitors about the Florida manatee. You’ll enjoy more local flora and fauna than manatees during your visit to MVC: outside the facility native plants support award-winning butterfly gardens. If you want to do some architectural sightseeing while you stroll through a well-maintained landscape, make the hour-long drive to Bok Tower Gardens. Originally founded as a bird sanctuary atop the area’s tallest hill, the gardens’ centerpiece is the Singing Tower, made of pink and gray marble and styled in a combination of Gothic Revival and Art Deco influences.
Theme parks abound in Florida, but there’s much more to do in Tampa if you’re looking for thrills. Music lovers and nightclub denizens will want to take in what remains of the Central Avenue neighborhood where icons like Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday grew their careers. The river walk is especially enjoyable after the sun goes down; take a stroll and stop for a meal you can’t find anywhere else—fresh-caught seafood or Floribbean cuisine.
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.
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.
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.
At Southwest, we know it takes more than great deals on Tampa airfares and convenient scheduling options to make your trip memorable. So from booking to boarding, we offer services and features designed to make your travel from Chicago (O'Hare) to Tampa the best it can be. Learn more about the Southwest® travel experience before you book your flight from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Tampa International Airport.
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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.
2Fare difference may apply.
3Failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to departure may result in forfeited Travel Funds.
4Flight credits unexpired on or created on or after July 28, 2022, do not expire and will show an expiration date until our systems are updated. See full details here.
5Where available. Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer.
6Due to licensing restrictions, on WiFi-enabled international flights, free live TV and iHeartRadio may not be available for the full duration of flight.
7Internet access for $8 per device from takeoff to landing. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. In order to provide a top-notch Internet experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.