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Fares from $38 One Way, $75 Round Trip from Tampa to Columbus

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Route Information for Flights from Tampa to Columbus

Origin Airport IATA CodeTPA
Destination Airport IATA CodeCMH
Distance830 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival7:30PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival7:30PM UTC

Flights Review

Nov 21, 2019

I do enjoy flying with Spirit

Mar 18, 2018

It was a very pleasant experience.

Mar 12, 2018

Spirit advertises low rates for minimal service and that's exactly what you get. I find this a good thing. I prepare in advance, bring my own snacks and just expect the airlines to get me to destination safely, ontime for a good price!

Mar 11, 2018

My first flight was a newer plane. This flight was an older plane which is fine but they should have cleaned it more

Mar 4, 2018

Everything was great and would fly with Spirit again

Feb 19, 2018

Check in staff was super helpful allowing us to come to the front of the line because of our small children and short time to flight. Also helped us keep our bags under 50lbs.

Flying from Tampa to Columbus

Flying From Tampa

The commercial airport offering flights from Tampa is the Tampa International Airport. It primarily serves Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and North American Airlines. The airport lies six miles west of downtown Tampa. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Tampa International.

Parking at the Airport

Tampa International Airport offers several parking options for your vehicle while you are away. Short-term parking is in a garage located above the terminal at the northern end of the airport. It costs no more than $20 for a 24-hour period. Long-term parking is the cheaper option; it costs $15 for 24 hours. The long-term parking area is adjacent to Airside A. Orbitz.com's flight planner option helps you choose parking options.

Transportation Options for Travelers

Getting to Tampa International Airport is easy by bus or taxi. HART makes regular stops at the east end of the red baggage claim near belt #15. Greyhound, meanwhile, has a terminal on Polk Street in downtown Tampa that has buses that travel to the airport. If you take a taxi, expect to pay at least $15. Orbitz.com may offer special deals for bus tickets, depending on your location.

Eating at the Airport

The landside building at the airport offers a variety of cuisines to refresh you before your flight from Tampa. If you want coffee and breakfast, you can have a latte at the Starbucks, which is open 24 hours per day. Terminal restaurants, including Burger King, are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Port Columbus International Airport

If you're looking for domestic flights to Columbus, Orbitz.com can help you find the best deal. Port Columbus International Airport is located at 4600 International Gateway, approximately 9 miles from downtown Columbus. Seven airlines service the airport-United Airlines, Southwest, US Airways, American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada and AirTran Airways.

Transportation From the Airport

The Central Ohio Transit Authority operates bus services that run from the airport to downtown Columbus. Bus fare costs $2. Taxicabs are also available at the airport. Cab fare costs $2.75 for the first 1/9 of a mile and $.45 for each 2/9 of a mile after that. There is also a $3 surcharge for all taxicabs transporting passengers from the airport. Cab fare to the downtown area typically costs between $23 and $28. If you want access to your own vehicle, Orbitz.com can reserve a rental car for you.

Weather in Columbus

During the winter months, the temperatures in Columbus are typically in the high 20s or low 30s. The weather warms up in the summer, and temperatures are usually in the mid-80s. If you use Orbitz.com to book your trip in April or October, you'll have nice weather and save money, because it's not considered a peak travel time.

Highlights and Attractions

Each year, in July, Columbus hosts the Ohio State Fair. Other area attractions include the Central Ohio Fire Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wyandotte Winery. The Orbitz.com website does more than find flights to Columbus; it also finds discounts on hotels and allows you to purchase tickets to area attractions.

Flights from Tampa to Columbus - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Tampa to Columbus?

Yep, Southwest Airlines will get you directly from Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) to Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.), so you won't have to worry about long layovers or missing your next flight.

What is the shortest flight from Tampa to Columbus?

It can take just 2 hours and 15 minutes to travel from Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) to Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.). Kick back and enjoy the ride, because you'll be touching down in no time.

What airlines fly from Tampa (and vicinity) to Columbus (and vicinity) most frequently?

Southwest Airlines is the most frequent airline operating on the Tampa (and vicinity) to Columbus (and vicinity) route. Select from 49 flights per month with this carrier.

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

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 Columbus 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 Columbus with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Columbus 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 Orbitz.com 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 Orbitz.com 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.