Flights from Washington, D.C. (DCA) to Tampa (TPA)

Want to take a break from the busy hustle of our capital and travel to a sunny seaside locale? Southwest Airlines® has flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Tampa International Airport that will have you relaxing in no time. If you have flexibility in your schedule, don’t forget to search for flights with our Low Fare Calendar, and you’ll find our lowest rates for each day of the month. Try exploring Southwest Vacations® to find package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more. Explore flights to Tampa with Southwest® and book with confidence.

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Departing from: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Arriving at: Tampa International Airport (TPA)


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Explore Tampa

While Tampa does have a wide variety of urban sights and sounds, its natural options truly shine. A simple 20-minute drive takes you from Tampa International Airport to the downtown center. Grab lunch in the historic Ybor City neighborhood or Hyde Park, and try fantastic fresh seafood or innovative drinks. Don’t forget to grab Tampa’s signature sandwich, the Cuban sandwich, which features ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. From there, you can check out the variety of urban parks, like the Riverwalk, which spans along the scenic Hillsborough River.

Move a little further down the waterway and sign up for a canoe trip down the Hillsborough River. Enjoy an incredible breadth of native wildlife despite being so close to the city. Paddle along the cypress tree-lined river, where alligators sun themselves, otters frolic along the bank, and roseate spoonbills forage for food. Beyond that, see if you can spot the countless birds, deer, and other native wildlife along your journey.

Wrap up your relaxing Tampa Bay area trip by visiting one of the many education wildlife centers. The Manatee Viewing Center is a protected marine reserve where you can watch manatees basking in the warm coastal waters. Explore the 50-foot observation tower, walking trails, scenic boardwalks, and butterfly gardens. Last but not least is ZooTampa at Lowry Park, which spans over 63 acres and provides life-saving care to treasured Florida species. Interact with exotic animals, learn more about native species, and enjoy the refreshing water rides.

Travel Tips


Infant 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 Free1

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


The Southwest Travel Experience

Here at Southwest, we know your trip from Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) to Tampa is about more than just finding the cheapest flights. That’s why we pride ourselves on offering services and perks, from booking to boarding, to make your travel experience as seamless as possible. Learn more about the Southwest Experience before you book your Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) to Tampa flight.

No matter which of our varied destinations you’re traveling to, flying with Southwest is a simple and fun experience. And when you search for your upcoming flight to Tampa, we won’t spring hidden fees on you—we offer low fares and, as always, bags fly free1. That’s our Transfarency® promise. If you want to stay in the know about flight details and sales, don’t forget to enroll in our Click 'N Save® emails. If you’re also interested in extra tours, hidden gems, and exciting activities, check out Southwest Airlines® Experiences.

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

2Fare difference may apply.