Flights from Philadelphia (PHL) to Tampa (TPA)

The Liberty Bell may be in Philadelphia, but you can also get your freedom fix whenever you fly from Philadelphia International Airport to Tampa International Airport with Southwest Airlines®. No matter if you’re traveling for business, fun, or family, book with confidence when you fly with Southwest®. If you have flexible travel dates, search for your Philadelphia flights with our Low Fare Calendar and discover all the ways to save. 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 46 minutes

Departing from: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

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.

There’s more to Tampa than its world-renowned beaches. Explore this western Florida city filled with a variety of cultural, historical, and natural charm. You can travel from location to location with ease by hopping on either the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus, or calling a cab or ride share.

Pay a visit to numerous attractions in downtown Tampa, including the Tampa Museum of Modern Art. This museum is home to one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern portion of the U.S. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts exhibits a unique collection of contemporary works from photographers all around the globe, and preserves historic photographic work from artists of various backgrounds.

For outdoorsy folks, the trails at Little Manatee River State Park include various distances and difficulties—even some that border the river. Just outside of Tampa Bay is Rainbow Springs, a more secluded destination with breathtaking scenery, perfect for canoeing or kayaking. Just outside downtown Tampa is a 16,000-acre wildlife preserve known as Canoe Escape. Immerse yourself and take a self-guided, downstream trip on the Hillsborough River.

Tampa has a diverse, unique restaurant scene, which includes authentic and reimagined Cuban-style restaurants; waterfront bistros with fresh, succulent seafood; and various bars at which you can continue the party into the night. More interested in shopping? Be sure to stroll through the charming Hyde Park historical district, full of picturesque tree-lined streets, numerous boutiques, and top high-end retailers.

Find numerous ways to see the sights of Tampa and make your trip an unforgettable experience. Hop on the next Southwest flight and go explore!

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.


Bags fly free®1

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


The Southwest travel experience

At Southwest, we know that a great trip from Philadelphia to Tampa is about more than scoring a cheap flight. That’s why we offer services and perks, from booking to boarding, that make your travel experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Find out more about the Southwest® Experience before you book your Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Tampa?

The average flight time from Philadelphia to Tampa is 2 hours 46 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Philadelphia to Tampa occur daily?

There are 5 flights daily from Philadelphia to Tampa on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Philadelphia to Tampa?

Southwest flies nonstop from Philadelphia to Tampa once daily.

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

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

Yes! Flights from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Tampa?

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

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