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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
15%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$233
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$146
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Tampa to Chicago

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $146 or less.
The cheapest flight from Tampa to Chicago was found 26 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 October.
Morning departure is around 30% more expensive 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 Tampa to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Tampa to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 47m, covering a distance of 1004 miles.
How many flights are there between Tampa and Chicago?
There are 728 (nonstop) flights between Tampa and Chicago per week, averaging 103 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Tampa to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($71), United ($93) and Multiple Airlines ($93).
Do I need a passport to fly between Tampa and Chicago?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Tampa and Chicago?
Southwest (13 times daily), United (11 times daily), American Airlines (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Tampa to Chicago?
For Tampa to Chicago, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Tampa, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Tampa
$71
only
$71
Destination
Chicago
$71
only
$71
$254
only
$254
Fri, Mar 2
TPA
ORD
3h 01m
Sun, Mar 4
ORD
TPA
2h 37m
Trip: 3 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 106 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.3

I didn't order any food this trip. There is no "entertainment" on Spirit airlines. It would be nice to have WIFI and/or charging ports.

A little narrow between the seat rows. If you a large person this could be uncomfortable

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

charged my husband and I for check bags $100 for 1 way trip. No water given to any passengers.

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.6

Food and entertainment- NA on time and made up time for bad weather

Seats didn’t recline and tray table was too small to be of any use

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

Comftable flight on time

Paying 55.00 last min. For carry on.

TPA
ORD
Okay 4.0

I bought a ticket that was supposed to take 6 hours because of delays it took 11 not enough connecting flights first and last using them

Wed, Apr 11
TPA
ORD
2h 54m
Tue, Apr 24
ORD
TPA
2h 46m
Trip: 14 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
TPA
ORD
Good 7.6

Seat have enough space for legs. Airplain was clean and crew was friendly and pilot was nice as well, we had some air bumps on our way, so pilot took time to explain why he turned on seat sign, as well as he told 5-10 minutes before start lending that it is ladt change to get up to use restroom if someone needs it. The landing was smooth

Employees of united in Tampa airport are rood, to be exect lady Jennie M (or something starting with J and inial M) It was my flight back to Chicago. I had basic economy which means I can have only one personal bag (which I did, but it is lil bigger then regular women bags) I new it will fit cause I am flight with it all the time if I am going only for a few days and on those cheapest tickets. She gave me hard time telling me that my purse is to big to take on board and was making me to pay for that and the tone with wich she dpoke to me wasn't nice. When I told her that in Chicago they let me go with that bag, she said: "those united employees are not doing there job, if you want to go with it go, but I'll call too ur gates and they will charge you double for that bag" Which noone did, they did not even stoped me on gates, because my bag is perfectly fitting under the seat.

TPA
ORD
Good 7.6

Internet service & power outlets didn't work

TPA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Got there early!

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Entertainment in flight

Seat room

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The crew were always really helpful and kind. They were happy to speak English or Japanese.

Despite stitching when I could and as soon as I could. Lower back buttocks hurt pretty bad half way through the flight. This is a knock on the airline industry and not so much ANA. Comfort levels start diminish when you try to squeeze as many seats as you can into airplane. Especially, for people like me who are at least 6' tall. Also, the food was very meh. This was surprising because all my other experiences with ANA were quite the opposite.

Tue, May 1
TPA
ORD
2h 47m
Tue, May 8
ORD
TPA
2h 34m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
TPA
ORD
3h 00m
Wed, Mar 7
ORD
TPA
2h 37m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 106 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
TPA
ORD
Okay 4.0

I bought a ticket that was supposed to take 6 hours because of delays it took 11 not enough connecting flights first and last using them

TPA
ORD
Okay 4.3

Nothing...

Girl at the check-in desk was careless, impolite. The overweight fees were rediculously high! The website always collapses when u try to check in ot prepay!!! The crew didn’t offer even water for free!!! And they were conversing bery loudly the whole flight... some personal topics i had zero desire to listen to! Come on, it was only a 2 hour flight- couldn’t they not talk as much!?!?!?

TPA
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Prices are greT

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.6

Food and entertainment- NA on time and made up time for bad weather

Seats didn’t recline and tray table was too small to be of any use

TPA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Lots of legroom

Bag fees were more than the flight

Thu, Mar 1
TPA
ORD
3h 00m
Mon, Mar 5
ORD
TPA
2h 37m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 106 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
TPA
ORD
Okay 5.6

Food and entertainment- NA on time and made up time for bad weather

Seats didn’t recline and tray table was too small to be of any use

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The flight was on time

the fees

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The plane was very dated. The seats were broken (did not recline). Did arrive on time which was a plus.

Overall Bad Experience

TPA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Lots of legroom

Bag fees were more than the flight

TPA
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Prices are greT

Fri, Feb 23
TPA
ORD
3h 00m
Mon, Feb 26
ORD
TPA
2h 39m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 106 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
TPA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Lots of legroom

Bag fees were more than the flight

TPA
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Prices are greT

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

I liked efective boarding procces. Without delay!

Seats that you can't move on back.

TPA
ORD
Okay 5.6

Food and entertainment- NA on time and made up time for bad weather

Seats didn’t recline and tray table was too small to be of any use

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The flight was on time

the fees

Fri, Apr 27
TPA
MDW
4h 45m
Sun, Apr 29
MDW
TPA
5h 56m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16046 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
EYW
Excellent 8.6

Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West.

Nothing

STL
ATL
Okay 4.6

They changed my flight to a different one departing 2 hours earlier and did not notify me! The original flight was still available & they would not let me take it despite my reservation paper work. CRAZY! I have a two hour drive to the airport this gave me the option to leave home at 2:30am or go the night before and pay for a hotel. Flight was managed by DELTA who also did not care! All involved blamed each other. Beware

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

DTW
AMS
Good 7.0

The vegan meal was not good

CUN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!

Thu, Mar 15
TPA
ORD
2h 53m
Sun, Mar 18
ORD
TPA
2h 39m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jul 4
TPA
ORD
2h 56m
Sun, Jul 8
ORD
TPA
2h 42m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 23 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DFW
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

The only positive thing to be said for the flight was that the seat was not uncomfortable.

Entertainment system did not work during entire flight; crew (stewards) lied to passengers on the ground that it would work after takeoff, only admitting after we were in the air that they had been told by the technicians it would not work at all. Crew did not respond to call lights when pressed (in First Class), nor did they know how to operate the power system.

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

American cancelled flight after all day wait because they could not find a first officer.

TPA
ORD
Poor 0.0

NEVER GOT THE TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Average. Expectation for US airlines are so low this flight score average.

TPA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Good air and great stewardesses

Tue, May 1
TPA
ORD
2h 47m
Fri, May 4
ORD
TPA
2h 42m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 9
TPA
ORD
2h 58m
Sun, Mar 11
ORD
TPA
2h 48m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, May 11
TPA
ORD
2h 58m
Mon, May 14
ORD
TPA
2h 42m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 106 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
TPA
ORD
Okay 5.6

Food and entertainment- NA on time and made up time for bad weather

Seats didn’t recline and tray table was too small to be of any use

TPA
ORD
Okay 4.0

I bought a ticket that was supposed to take 6 hours because of delays it took 11 not enough connecting flights first and last using them

TPA
ORD
Good 6.0

Comfortable seat, quick boarding, great prices

Delayed45 minutes but did receive early notice. However, Chicago airport notifications were not updated and awaiting family had long time to wait.

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The flight was on time

the fees

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

I liked efective boarding procces. Without delay!

Seats that you can't move on back.

Fri, Jun 1
TPA
ORD
2h 58m
Sun, Jun 3
ORD
TPA
2h 40m
Trip: 3 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 106 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
TPA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

charged my husband and I for check bags $100 for 1 way trip. No water given to any passengers.

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The plane was very dated. The seats were broken (did not recline). Did arrive on time which was a plus.

Overall Bad Experience

TPA
ORD
Good 6.0

Comfortable seat, quick boarding, great prices

Delayed45 minutes but did receive early notice. However, Chicago airport notifications were not updated and awaiting family had long time to wait.

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The flight was on time

the fees

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

Comftable flight on time

Paying 55.00 last min. For carry on.

Thu, Apr 5
TPA
ORD
2h 59m
Sun, Apr 8
ORD
TPA
2h 47m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Aug 7
TPA
ORD
2h 58m
Thu, Aug 23
ORD
TPA
2h 42m
Trip: 17 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 106 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
TPA
ORD
Good 6.0

Comfortable seat, quick boarding, great prices

Delayed45 minutes but did receive early notice. However, Chicago airport notifications were not updated and awaiting family had long time to wait.

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The flight was on time

the fees

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

Comftable flight on time

Paying 55.00 last min. For carry on.

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.3

I didn't order any food this trip. There is no "entertainment" on Spirit airlines. It would be nice to have WIFI and/or charging ports.

A little narrow between the seat rows. If you a large person this could be uncomfortable

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

charged my husband and I for check bags $100 for 1 way trip. No water given to any passengers.

Sat, Mar 10
TPA
MDW
4h 48m
Sun, Mar 11
MDW
TPA
5h 34m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16046 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
AMS
JFK
Okay 5.6

Food was better than the usual airline food. We also got a Valentine's day chocolate.

seats too narrow, barely have room to sit and stand. No USB charger

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

OKC
DTW
Excellent 10.0

As usual

Landing was a bit rough

CUN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!

MSP
MZT
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was a Christmas gift for my mother to spend some time with her friends in Mazatlán. I heard she spent the entire day waiting at the airport as her flight was rescheduled 4 times.

Thu, Mar 15
TPA
MDW
5h 38m
Mon, Mar 19
MDW
TPA
4h 23m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16046 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
CUN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

MSP
MZT
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was a Christmas gift for my mother to spend some time with her friends in Mazatlán. I heard she spent the entire day waiting at the airport as her flight was rescheduled 4 times.

GPT
ATL
Good 6.0

The crew was organized and made us all laugh, and had a great personality.

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average.

ATL
EYW
Excellent 8.6

Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West.

Nothing

Thu, Jun 14
TPA
ORD
2h 58m
Sun, Jun 17
ORD
TPA
2h 43m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 106 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

I liked efective boarding procces. Without delay!

Seats that you can't move on back.

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The plane was very dated. The seats were broken (did not recline). Did arrive on time which was a plus.

Overall Bad Experience

TPA
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

Comftable flight on time

Paying 55.00 last min. For carry on.

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.3

I didn't order any food this trip. There is no "entertainment" on Spirit airlines. It would be nice to have WIFI and/or charging ports.

A little narrow between the seat rows. If you a large person this could be uncomfortable

TPA
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Prices are greT

Tue, Apr 10
TPA
MDW
6h 41m
Wed, Apr 11
MDW
TPA
4h 32m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16046 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

OKC
DTW
Excellent 10.0

As usual

Landing was a bit rough

STL
ATL
Okay 4.6

They changed my flight to a different one departing 2 hours earlier and did not notify me! The original flight was still available & they would not let me take it despite my reservation paper work. CRAZY! I have a two hour drive to the airport this gave me the option to leave home at 2:30am or go the night before and pay for a hotel. Flight was managed by DELTA who also did not care! All involved blamed each other. Beware

AMS
PDX
Mediocre 3.0

NOTHING

ATL
EYW
Excellent 8.6

Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West.

Nothing

Tue, May 1
TPA
MDW
5h 20m
Sun, May 6
MDW
TPA
5h 56m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16046 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
CUN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

The flights were on time and they did two drink and snack services. Great crew!

ATL
EYW
Excellent 8.6

Once we hit the coast we skirted down the coas of Florida which provided a spectacular view. The approach and landing at Key West airport was thrilling and absolutely perfect. We’ve flown Delta many times but this was our first but not last time to Key West.

Nothing

MCI
LGA
Good 6.0

Too crowded overhead storage got filled right away. Had to place my bag under seat. Could not extend my legs.

ATL
ALB
Good 6.0

The crew was amazing. They were attentive and very professional

I upgraded my seat and paid extra for one with more room. And I wasn’t impressed with my upgrade, doesn’t feel like more leg than regular seats. Comfort was below average. The crew

DTW
AMS
Good 7.0

The vegan meal was not good

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Tampa to Chicago Flight Information

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