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Fares from $95 One Way, $182 Round Trip from St. Louis to Tampa

Prices starting at $182 for return flights and $95 for one-way flights to Tampa were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from St. Louis to Tampa

Origin Airport IATA CodeSTL
Destination Airport IATA CodeTPA
Distance869 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival6:50PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival1:40AM UTC

Fly from St. Louis to Tampa

Marvelous weather, cultural attractions and proximity to some of Southwest Florida s best beaches make Tampa a popular vacation destination. You can fly from St. Louis to Tampa in under 4 hours. Situated 10 miles northwest of the city at the junction of Interstates 70 and 170, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) is accessible by car, airport shuttle van and the MetroLink light rail system.


When you fly from St. Louis to Tampa, you can enjoy the Busch Gardens theme park, the Florida Aquarium and historic Ybor City with its Cuban influences. Tampa is the setting for the Henry B. Plant Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art and the Glazer Children s Museum. Raymond James Stadium is home to the NFL s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the NHL s Lightning play in the Amalie Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena that also hosts concerts, exhibitions and other events.

Hints and tips

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is located 6 miles west of downtown. In addition to cars and taxis, you can travel between many popular attractions on Tampa s streetcar and trolley systems. Tampa s humid, subtropical climate produces average summer highs in the 90s on the Fahrenheit scale and winter lows in the 50s. The city hosts annual several annual events, including the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, the Florida State Fair and the Outback Bowl.

Flights from St. Louis to Tampa - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from St. Louis to Tampa?

There most certainly is. Southwest Airlines offers nonstop flights from St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) to Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which makes going from St. Louis to Tampa a cinch.

What is the shortest flight from St. Louis to Tampa?

The trip from St. Louis to Tampa can be as fast as 2 hours and 10 minutes. With a leisurely flight time like this, why not organize a spur-of-the-moment getaway?

What airlines fly from St. Louis (and vicinity) to Tampa (and vicinity) most frequently?

If you want the carrier with the most frequent flights from St. Louis, MO Airport (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) to Tampa, FL Airport (TPA-Tampa Intl.), lock in your ticket with Southwest Airlines. This airline offers 79 flights per month along this route.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Tampa?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Tampa have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Tampa with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Tampa without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.