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Fares from $108 One Way, $175 Round Trip from Tampa to Columbia

Prices starting at $175 for return flights and $108 for one-way flights to Columbia 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 Tampa to Columbia

Origin Airport IATA CodeTPA
Destination Airport IATA CodeCAE
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Plan Your Trip from Tampa to Columbia

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.

Airports in Columbia

Columbia Metropolitan Airport in West Columbia, South Carolina, services more than 1.2 million passengers annually. One of the best ways to find cheap flights to Columbia is to check Orbitz.com, which searches hundreds of flights to ensure you get the best deal. Located approximately 10 miles from downtown Columbia, this airport is serviced by Delta, American Eagle, US Airways and United.

Transportation From the Airport

When your flight lands at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, you can take a taxi to the hotel of your choice. If you want to rent a car to make traveling around the city easier during your stay, you can check for package deals that include low-cost flights to Columbia, hotel rooms and rental cars on Orbitz.com. Many of the larger hotels near the airport offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Weather in Columbia

Daytime temperatures in Columbia are fairly mild during the winter months, with highs in the 50s. During the summer, the weather is hot with highs in the 80s to 90s. Nighttime lows rarely dip lower than the upper 30s during the winter and the 60s during the summer. If you are traveling during the summer months, bring an umbrella or rain coat, as pop-up showers are possible.

Colombia's Major Attractions

Once you book cheap flights to Columbia on Orbitz.com, you will have to decide what to do. You can go to the award-winning Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. You may also want to visit the State Museum or find sales on tickets to a production at one of the many theatres in the area.

Flights from Tampa to Columbia - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Tampa to Columbia?

No, unfortunately. You'll need to swap planes if you want to fly from Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) to Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan). Several companies operate on this route with just one stopover, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air.

What is the shortest flight from Tampa to Columbia?

The trip from Tampa to Columbia can be as quick as 2 hours and 15 minutes. With a leisurely flight time like this, why not round up some friends and take off on a spontaneous getaway?

What airlines fly from Tampa to Columbia most frequently?
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Columbia?

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 Columbia 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 Columbia with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Columbia 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.