Flights from Columbus (CMH) to Tampa (TPA)

Swap the lake for the ocean and fly to Tampa! Head down south with Southwest Airlines® and book a flight from John Glenn Columbus International Airport to Tampa International Airport, a beautiful subtropical state. Reserve your flight to Tampa with Southwest® and explore all of the theme park adventures, nature-filled sites, and beautiful beaches this city has to offer. 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 18 minutes

Departing from: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

Arriving at: Tampa International Airport (TPA)


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 11/19/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/20/2020.

Explore Tampa.

Take a break from the Midwest and head down to Tampa for an unforgettable adventure in one of Florida's most tourist-friendly cities. If you're looking for a balance between amusement and rest and relaxation, this is the destination for you. Your flight from Columbus to Tampa can take you to Busch Gardens—one of the largest rollercoaster theme parks in the United States. Or take a trip to visit some of Florida's wildlife: You can visit Tampa Zoo at Lowry Park or even Tampa's Florida Aquarium, home to thousands of sea creatures you won't want to miss. At the aquarium, you can even swim with the sea turtles or meet African penguins, an experience unlike any other.

If you love exploring new and exciting cuisines, you'll love visiting Tampa for its great eats. Visit popular Spanish restaurants and enjoy historic Spanish cuisine during your stay. Fresh seafood and other cultural cuisines are at your fingertips when you travel to Tampa. While you're out trying delicious food, you can also take advantage of visiting historical sites such as the Historic Ybor City District, a U.S. National Historic Landmark and popular place for sightseeing beautiful architecture and tours. Take a stroll and enjoy the rich history this once colonial town has to offer.

Why build snowmen when you can build sand castles? Dip your toes in the sandy waters and take a flight from Columbus to Tampa. Make sure to get the most out of your visit by taking advantage of Southwest's deals on rental cars and hotels during your stay. Whether you're hoping to book a whole vacation package or just a flight, you'll make the most of your time when you book with Southwest.

Travel tips


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 remarkable trip from Columbus to Tampa is created with more than cheap flights. That's why we offer services and perks, from booking to boarding, that make your travel experience great. Find out more about the Southwest® Experience before you book your Columbus 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'll find low fares with no hidden fees. 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.

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

2Fare difference may apply.

Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Columbus to Tampa?

The average flight time from Columbus to Tampa is 2 hours 18 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Columbus to Tampa occur daily?

There are 10 flights daily from Columbus to Tampa on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Columbus to Tampa?

Southwest flies nonstop from Columbus to Tampa once daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Columbus to Tampa?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Columbus 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 Columbus to Tampa?

Yes! Flights from Columbus 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 Columbus to Tampa?

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Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Columbus to Tampa with Southwest?

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