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Low Season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
15%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$251
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$156
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago to Tampa

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $156 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago to Tampa was found 29 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is August.
Morning departure is around 29% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chicago to Tampa Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Tampa take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 34m, covering a distance of 1004 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and Tampa?
There are 483 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Tampa per week, averaging 66 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Tampa?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($71), Multiple Airlines ($93) and Delta ($174).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Tampa?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and Tampa?
United (12 times daily), Southwest (12 times daily), American Airlines (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Chicago to Tampa?
For Chicago to Tampa, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Tampa back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago to Tampa (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$71
only
$71
$174
only
$174
Destination
Tampa
$71
only
$71
Sun, Feb 25
ORD
TPA
2h 39m
Tue, Feb 27
TPA
ORD
3h 01m
Trip: 3 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
TPA
Good 7.5

Flight to tampa good. But the anxiety from the news of the spirit airline problems & was told to show up over 2hrs early to check in. The ORD airport wasn't experiencing any problems

problems w/spirit return flight. my flight was cancelled last minute because of pilot problems. To add insult to injury they gave a $50 voucher. What is that suppose to do/make up for?!!!!!!!!!!! And to top it off, it has an expiration date of about a month & 1/2. What a joke!

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

Pilots did a Great Job navigating through storms!

Charged $84 for my husband's & my little carry on small pull along suitcase. What a rip off!

ORD
TPA
Okay 4.0

Flight crew was nice

They charged us way too much for our bag. They nickel and dime you that’s for sure.

ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

I liked that it was spacious with leg room. I slept most the flight, which is hard to do sometimes; so that's good!

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 3.3

Nice flight attendants

I had a 4 hour delay

Tue, Apr 17
ORD
TPA
2h 37m
Wed, May 2
TPA
ORD
2h 47m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
ORD
TPA
2h 42m
Wed, Mar 7
TPA
ORD
3h 00m
Trip: 8 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
TPA
Good 6.0

Food and entertainment NA

ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Bag limit 40 pound & experience Two bags for 110$

ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

I liked that it was spacious with leg room. I slept most the flight, which is hard to do sometimes; so that's good!

ORD
TPA
Okay 4.0

Flight crew was nice

They charged us way too much for our bag. They nickel and dime you that’s for sure.

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 3.3

Cheerful steward despite the fact she was supposed to be on 24 hour layover

Carry on $59, checked bag $52. Overpriced Only two girls at check in counter. Lengthy time checking in Rate food and entertainment!!! What food? Not even water. What entertainment? Expensive drink Poor leg room

Sun, Mar 4
ORD
TPA
2h 37m
Wed, Mar 7
TPA
ORD
3h 00m
Trip: 4 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
TPA
Okay 5.3

the crew was great

It's unbelievably obvious you're on the cheapest airline out there. Small hard metal seats, charge for everything including water, also no wifi available at all. And half the plane shook uncontrollably during take off and landing, very scary! The entire time I thought I would be happy to pay a little extra to never ride Spirit again... Not looking forward to my flight home.

ORD
TPA
Good 6.0

Food and entertainment NA

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 3.3

Nice flight attendants

I had a 4 hour delay

ORD
TPA
Okay 4.0

Flight crew was nice

They charged us way too much for our bag. They nickel and dime you that’s for sure.

ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Bag limit 40 pound & experience Two bags for 110$

Sun, Mar 4
ORD
TPA
2h 37m
Wed, Mar 7
TPA
ORD
3h 00m
Trip: 4 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
TPA
Good 6.0

Food and entertainment NA

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

We were delayed 8 hours spirit did not even offer meal voucher. I will never fly this airline again. They claim they are cheap but once you add bags and seat charges you are paying more than any other airline.

ORD
TPA
Okay 4.0

Flight crew was nice

They charged us way too much for our bag. They nickel and dime you that’s for sure.

ORD
TPA
Good 7.5

Flight to tampa good. But the anxiety from the news of the spirit airline problems & was told to show up over 2hrs early to check in. The ORD airport wasn't experiencing any problems

problems w/spirit return flight. my flight was cancelled last minute because of pilot problems. To add insult to injury they gave a $50 voucher. What is that suppose to do/make up for?!!!!!!!!!!! And to top it off, it has an expiration date of about a month & 1/2. What a joke!

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

Pilots did a Great Job navigating through storms!

Charged $84 for my husband's & my little carry on small pull along suitcase. What a rip off!

Tue, Mar 20
MDW
TPA
6h 05m
Wed, Mar 21
TPA
MDW
5h 38m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16005 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

Tue, Apr 24
ORD
TPA
2h 37m
Wed, May 2
TPA
ORD
2h 47m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 8
ORD
TPA
2h 34m
Tue, May 15
TPA
ORD
2h 47m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, May 12
ORD
TPA
2h 37m
Tue, May 15
TPA
ORD
2h 47m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jul 29
ORD
TPA
4h 56m
Fri, Aug 3
TPA
ORD
5h 42m
Trip: 6 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 23 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

how fast we boarded the plane.

The crying babies

ORD
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Smooth trip

Delay delay delay on the flights

ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Not turbulence

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

3 hours stuck on the tarmac before giving up on repairs and switching aircraft

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 3.6

Smaller plane, less leg room, no entertainment options, more of a no-frills "puddle jumper" kind of flight

Tue, Apr 3
ORD
TPA
2h 48m
Wed, Apr 11
TPA
ORD
2h 54m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Apr 6
ORD
TPA
2h 48m
Wed, Apr 11
TPA
ORD
2h 54m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 3
MDW
TPA
7h 15m
Wed, Apr 11
TPA
MDW
5h 44m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16005 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

ATL
JNB
Okay 4.0

Aircraft seemed shabby despite refresh of Comfort Plus, food was really mediocre. Steer clear of the Asian Veg option.

DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

ATL
MEX
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time, crew was friendly, plane was clean, and boarding was painless and efficient. Food was served which was a huge plus. I appreciate having a choice of almonds for a snack.

Thu, Mar 8
ORD
TPA
2h 48m
Mon, Mar 12
TPA
ORD
3h 00m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jun 2
ORD
TPA
2h 42m
Mon, Jun 4
TPA
ORD
2h 58m
Trip: 3 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Bag limit 40 pound & experience Two bags for 110$

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

We were delayed 8 hours spirit did not even offer meal voucher. I will never fly this airline again. They claim they are cheap but once you add bags and seat charges you are paying more than any other airline.

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

Pilots did a Great Job navigating through storms!

Charged $84 for my husband's & my little carry on small pull along suitcase. What a rip off!

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

Direct flight and on time

Be sure to do your research before going. I paid $57 to carry on a bag and you even have to pay for water. The seats are very uncomfortable. Another person told me there are a lot of ins and out to get better deals so just know before u go. I won't be flying with them again.

ORD
TPA
Good 7.5

Flight to tampa good. But the anxiety from the news of the spirit airline problems & was told to show up over 2hrs early to check in. The ORD airport wasn't experiencing any problems

problems w/spirit return flight. my flight was cancelled last minute because of pilot problems. To add insult to injury they gave a $50 voucher. What is that suppose to do/make up for?!!!!!!!!!!! And to top it off, it has an expiration date of about a month & 1/2. What a joke!

Wed, Apr 11
MDW
TPA
8h 03m
Thu, Apr 19
TPA
MDW
4h 45m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16005 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

SJC
SLC
Excellent 8.8

Good clean aircraft. Fairly comfortable seats. Even had a power outlet in my row. Not too bad for an aircraft from the late 70s.

for some reason, i had to pay to gate check a bag. It didnt seem like anyone else did while boarding my flight.

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

Comfort Plus allowed us to board early, useful USB ports.

Mon, Jun 4
ORD
TPA
2h 42m
Thu, Jun 7
TPA
ORD
2h 58m
Trip: 4 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

I liked that it was spacious with leg room. I slept most the flight, which is hard to do sometimes; so that's good!

ORD
TPA
Okay 4.0

Flight crew was nice

They charged us way too much for our bag. They nickel and dime you that’s for sure.

ORD
TPA
Okay 5.3

the crew was great

It's unbelievably obvious you're on the cheapest airline out there. Small hard metal seats, charge for everything including water, also no wifi available at all. And half the plane shook uncontrollably during take off and landing, very scary! The entire time I thought I would be happy to pay a little extra to never ride Spirit again... Not looking forward to my flight home.

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

Pilots did a Great Job navigating through storms!

Charged $84 for my husband's & my little carry on small pull along suitcase. What a rip off!

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 3.3

Cheerful steward despite the fact she was supposed to be on 24 hour layover

Carry on $59, checked bag $52. Overpriced Only two girls at check in counter. Lengthy time checking in Rate food and entertainment!!! What food? Not even water. What entertainment? Expensive drink Poor leg room

Fri, Apr 27
MDW
TPA
5h 56m
Sat, May 5
TPA
MDW
6h 37m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16005 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
DTW
YOW
Excellent 9.3

Please see above. Sherry was amazing

Plane was small and older but it was a short flight

DTW
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Even though I was disappointed by not being able to get the boarding passes from Delta for Aeromexico’s connecting flight to Bogota, I had an agent greet me after customs in Mexico to issue the boarding pass so I could use the transfer flight line. Excellent service throughout the entire trip.

Confusion over my boarding pass at the Delta terminal in Detroit.

ECP
ATL
Excellent 9.6

We have been on 6 flights over the last 8 days, all with Delta and we have already started telling people how wonderful the service was. Sherry on this last flight was amazing, working so hard all by herself as our flight attendant. We were very impressed. And the pilots all came out to say goodbye and thank you. All very nice...esp for me who needed some wheelchair assistance. We will certainly fly with you again in the future.

Smaller plane but ok for short flight

MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

BOS
JFK
Excellent 9.3

The volume controls on the tv we’re pretty poor. Was either too loud or too soft with only 5-6 volume settings.

Wed, Apr 4
ORD
TPA
2h 44m
Wed, Apr 11
TPA
ORD
2h 59m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jul 11
ORD
TPA
2h 43m
Tue, Jul 17
TPA
ORD
2h 58m
Trip: 7 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 112 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Bag limit 40 pound & experience Two bags for 110$

ORD
TPA
Okay 4.0

Flight crew was nice

They charged us way too much for our bag. They nickel and dime you that’s for sure.

ORD
TPA
Mediocre 3.3

Cheerful steward despite the fact she was supposed to be on 24 hour layover

Carry on $59, checked bag $52. Overpriced Only two girls at check in counter. Lengthy time checking in Rate food and entertainment!!! What food? Not even water. What entertainment? Expensive drink Poor leg room

ORD
TPA
Good 7.5

Flight to tampa good. But the anxiety from the news of the spirit airline problems & was told to show up over 2hrs early to check in. The ORD airport wasn't experiencing any problems

problems w/spirit return flight. my flight was cancelled last minute because of pilot problems. To add insult to injury they gave a $50 voucher. What is that suppose to do/make up for?!!!!!!!!!!! And to top it off, it has an expiration date of about a month & 1/2. What a joke!

ORD
TPA
Excellent 10.0

I liked that it was spacious with leg room. I slept most the flight, which is hard to do sometimes; so that's good!

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Chicago to Tampa Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 48m
Flights Arrive in Tampa
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $71
Distance 1004 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, Delta, American Airlines
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