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Low Season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$289
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$232
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Tampa to Columbus

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $232 or less.
The cheapest flight from Tampa to Columbus was found 47 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is August.
Morning departure is around 64% 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 Tampa to Columbus Flights

How long does a flight from Tampa to Columbus take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 15m, covering a distance of 832 miles.
How many flights are there between Tampa and Columbus?
There are 68 (nonstop) flights between Tampa and Columbus per week, averaging 9 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Tampa to Columbus?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($50), Spirit Airlines ($61) and Multiple Airlines ($89).
Do I need a passport to fly between Tampa and Columbus?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Tampa and Columbus?
Southwest (6 times daily), Spirit Airlines (2 times daily), Frontier (0 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Tampa to Columbus?
For Tampa to Columbus, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Columbus back to Tampa, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Tampa
$50
only
$50
Destination
Columbus
$50
only
$50
Tue, Feb 27
TPA
CMH
2h 15m
Tue, Mar 6
CMH
TPA
2h 16m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
TPA
Mediocre 2.0

the flights and attendents were good ,flight was delayed almost 2 hours on my return flight

didnt have to pay for luggage on first flight put under seat on return flight the girl at ticket counter was rude to me and charged me 45.00 for my bag i put under my seat and she was not a pleasant person to deal with, i wouldnt fly frontier again

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The crew was rude to the passengers. They charge form 9$ to 40$ for seat selection. Charge for a Carry on bag (anything that doesn't fit under your seat). The flights had maintenance issue, hence delayed. I will absolutely avoid traveling with frontier in the future.

PHL
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

This is actually almost a funny question because Frontier is the worst Airlines well actually that's not true spirit is the worst Airlines the seats are uncomfortable it takes about an hour and a half to just put your bags and baggage drop and then when you get on the plane They don't serve you anything they have no entertainment your crowded in can't move people are rude worst hairlines ever

Every single thing

DCA
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Friendly staff

Didn't like I wasn't offered a cup of water and they nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING!

IAD
SAT
Mediocre 3.6

The crew was helpful and apologetic.

They purposefully understaffed the check in counter, which you have to use. They charge for every little thing, even carry on bags and snacks. The seats might as well be lawn chairs. They are so close together everyone onboard will die from head injuries if there's an accident. I'll fly Southwest from now on.

Thu, Feb 22
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Sun, Feb 25
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

LGA
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Only one security line and didn’t get a seat until everyone boarded even though I already had a ticket that I pre ordered

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

MSY
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Every thing

MSP
PHX
Okay 4.0

Flight from MSP to PHX was delayed an hour, which messed up our transportation down there. Minimal word was given, at time of boarding they then delayed 30 min, then when that time expired they added another 30. VERY UNORGINIZED, and unprofessional. Terrible service, terrible airline, don't be tricked by 5% cheaper fairs... they suck!

They canceled our flight home from PHX to MSP, they blamed weather in DFW, which is bull, there were many other airlines flying out of DFW that morning. Because they blamed weather, there was no compensation for screwed up schedules. The next available flight was 2.5 DAYS later!! no other options, it was ridiculous... they were no help to get rebooked on another airline, or even driving to another airport... horrible all around. We ended up driving to Mesa Gateway, flying Alegiant Air to Fargo, renting a car, driving 5.5 hours back to MSP to get our car, then 2.5 hours home again. But it's all good, Spirit refunded that leg of our fare... $220... we spent over $750 to get home by 1am, when we should have been there by early afternoon. DONT EVER FLY SPIRIT - THEY'RE THE WORST...

Tue, Mar 27
TPA
CMH
2h 17m
Thu, Apr 5
CMH
TPA
2h 16m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 1
TPA
CMH
2h 15m
Tue, Mar 6
CMH
TPA
2h 16m
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
BUF
MCO
Mediocre 3.3

The service was Ok, but our flight was 4 hours delayed and it wasn't mechanical or weather related delay, the airline made a scheduling error, we almost missed our car rental and we didn't get to our destination til really late at night when it should been there in the daytime. Overall, won't fly with them again

IAD
SAT
Mediocre 3.6

The crew was helpful and apologetic.

They purposefully understaffed the check in counter, which you have to use. They charge for every little thing, even carry on bags and snacks. The seats might as well be lawn chairs. They are so close together everyone onboard will die from head injuries if there's an accident. I'll fly Southwest from now on.

MCO
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was ok

First of all the check in lady was rude and unprofessional. The company lost y luggage resulting in extra charges When I was looking for assistance mr Prince was extremely rude, rolling the eyes and not providing support, I was lost and seeking for guidance and I had to figure it out by myself

BUF
MCO
Good 7.3

Flight was great. Checkin etc was great

DCA
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Friendly staff

Didn't like I wasn't offered a cup of water and they nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING!

Thu, Mar 15
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Sun, Mar 18
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
FLL
MDE
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Spirit offers the worst service there is I arrived 1 hour earlier to the flight they wouldn't take my luggage had to purchase my ticket through another airline

MCO
DFW
Mediocre 2.6

I liked getting to my destination safely.

I didn’t like the incredibly packed Spirit Airline checkin area with little to no staff for assistance. The one or two that were there were not very approachable or helpful. The worst part was my flight being delayed for one hour due to “flight staff not available” to fly. To add insult to injury, the news of the delay was not posted in the airport departure screens nor on the spirit website/app.

ORD
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

N/A

The flight ended up canceling. There was no explanation given and no accommodations to reschedule. It was a Friday and the earliest they could fly us out was Sunday, we were scheduled to fly back Monday. There wasn’t even an apology or attempt to get us on another flight. We walked ourselves over to the frontier counter where they were willing to help us figure something out. That flight actually ended up delayed and they gave us vouchers for the delay so we would fly with them again in the future. The airlines are a service industry and spirit gets a 0 in my eyes.

PHL
MCO
Okay 5.0

Spirit charges for bags BOTH ways

MSP
MSY
Excellent 10.0

On time

Fri, Mar 2
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Sun, Mar 4
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 3 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
PHL
MCO
Okay 5.0

Spirit charges for bags BOTH ways

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

MSP
MSY
Excellent 10.0

On time

MSY
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Every thing

Wed, May 30
TPA
CMH
4h 00m
Tue, Jun 5
CMH
TPA
5h 23m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 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

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
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.

MSP
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

They lost my luggage.

ATL
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pls see above

Tue, Feb 27
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Tue, Mar 6
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 8 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

LGA
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Only one security line and didn’t get a seat until everyone boarded even though I already had a ticket that I pre ordered

EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

DEN
IAH
Good 6.0

I liked it much better before priceline took over

I don't like the fact that I can no longer print my boarding pass before I get to the airport

MCO
DFW
Mediocre 2.6

I liked getting to my destination safely.

I didn’t like the incredibly packed Spirit Airline checkin area with little to no staff for assistance. The one or two that were there were not very approachable or helpful. The worst part was my flight being delayed for one hour due to “flight staff not available” to fly. To add insult to injury, the news of the delay was not posted in the airport departure screens nor on the spirit website/app.

Thu, Mar 1
TPA
CMH
2h 15m
Mon, Mar 5
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 3
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Sun, Mar 4
CMH
TPA
2h 16m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 23
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Sun, Feb 25
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 3 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
MSY
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Every thing

EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

SEA
LAS
Excellent 9.3

It was clean, and I felt like I got a good deal and the staff was very friendly

The other passengers were interesting... lots of swearing, I wouldn’t take my kids on one of these flights

ORD
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

N/A

The flight ended up canceling. There was no explanation given and no accommodations to reschedule. It was a Friday and the earliest they could fly us out was Sunday, we were scheduled to fly back Monday. There wasn’t even an apology or attempt to get us on another flight. We walked ourselves over to the frontier counter where they were willing to help us figure something out. That flight actually ended up delayed and they gave us vouchers for the delay so we would fly with them again in the future. The airlines are a service industry and spirit gets a 0 in my eyes.

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

Mon, Feb 26
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Tue, Mar 6
CMH
TPA
2h 16m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 24
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Sun, Feb 25
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 2 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
MSP
PHX
Okay 4.0

Flight from MSP to PHX was delayed an hour, which messed up our transportation down there. Minimal word was given, at time of boarding they then delayed 30 min, then when that time expired they added another 30. VERY UNORGINIZED, and unprofessional. Terrible service, terrible airline, don't be tricked by 5% cheaper fairs... they suck!

They canceled our flight home from PHX to MSP, they blamed weather in DFW, which is bull, there were many other airlines flying out of DFW that morning. Because they blamed weather, there was no compensation for screwed up schedules. The next available flight was 2.5 DAYS later!! no other options, it was ridiculous... they were no help to get rebooked on another airline, or even driving to another airport... horrible all around. We ended up driving to Mesa Gateway, flying Alegiant Air to Fargo, renting a car, driving 5.5 hours back to MSP to get our car, then 2.5 hours home again. But it's all good, Spirit refunded that leg of our fare... $220... we spent over $750 to get home by 1am, when we should have been there by early afternoon. DONT EVER FLY SPIRIT - THEY'RE THE WORST...

FLL
MDE
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Spirit offers the worst service there is I arrived 1 hour earlier to the flight they wouldn't take my luggage had to purchase my ticket through another airline

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

MSY
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Every thing

PHL
MCO
Okay 5.0

Spirit charges for bags BOTH ways

Tue, Feb 27
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Wed, Mar 14
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 15 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
MSY
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Every thing

ORD
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

N/A

The flight ended up canceling. There was no explanation given and no accommodations to reschedule. It was a Friday and the earliest they could fly us out was Sunday, we were scheduled to fly back Monday. There wasn’t even an apology or attempt to get us on another flight. We walked ourselves over to the frontier counter where they were willing to help us figure something out. That flight actually ended up delayed and they gave us vouchers for the delay so we would fly with them again in the future. The airlines are a service industry and spirit gets a 0 in my eyes.

MSP
PHX
Okay 4.0

Flight from MSP to PHX was delayed an hour, which messed up our transportation down there. Minimal word was given, at time of boarding they then delayed 30 min, then when that time expired they added another 30. VERY UNORGINIZED, and unprofessional. Terrible service, terrible airline, don't be tricked by 5% cheaper fairs... they suck!

They canceled our flight home from PHX to MSP, they blamed weather in DFW, which is bull, there were many other airlines flying out of DFW that morning. Because they blamed weather, there was no compensation for screwed up schedules. The next available flight was 2.5 DAYS later!! no other options, it was ridiculous... they were no help to get rebooked on another airline, or even driving to another airport... horrible all around. We ended up driving to Mesa Gateway, flying Alegiant Air to Fargo, renting a car, driving 5.5 hours back to MSP to get our car, then 2.5 hours home again. But it's all good, Spirit refunded that leg of our fare... $220... we spent over $750 to get home by 1am, when we should have been there by early afternoon. DONT EVER FLY SPIRIT - THEY'RE THE WORST...

SEA
LAS
Excellent 9.3

It was clean, and I felt like I got a good deal and the staff was very friendly

The other passengers were interesting... lots of swearing, I wouldn’t take my kids on one of these flights

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

Wed, Feb 21
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Sun, Feb 25
CMH
TPA
2h 22m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 2
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Sun, Mar 4
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 3 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

LGA
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Only one security line and didn’t get a seat until everyone boarded even though I already had a ticket that I pre ordered

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

DEN
IAH
Good 6.0

I liked it much better before priceline took over

I don't like the fact that I can no longer print my boarding pass before I get to the airport

MSP
PHX
Okay 4.0

Flight from MSP to PHX was delayed an hour, which messed up our transportation down there. Minimal word was given, at time of boarding they then delayed 30 min, then when that time expired they added another 30. VERY UNORGINIZED, and unprofessional. Terrible service, terrible airline, don't be tricked by 5% cheaper fairs... they suck!

They canceled our flight home from PHX to MSP, they blamed weather in DFW, which is bull, there were many other airlines flying out of DFW that morning. Because they blamed weather, there was no compensation for screwed up schedules. The next available flight was 2.5 DAYS later!! no other options, it was ridiculous... they were no help to get rebooked on another airline, or even driving to another airport... horrible all around. We ended up driving to Mesa Gateway, flying Alegiant Air to Fargo, renting a car, driving 5.5 hours back to MSP to get our car, then 2.5 hours home again. But it's all good, Spirit refunded that leg of our fare... $220... we spent over $750 to get home by 1am, when we should have been there by early afternoon. DONT EVER FLY SPIRIT - THEY'RE THE WORST...

Thu, Feb 22
TPA
CMH
2h 15m
Mon, Feb 26
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 3
TPA
CMH
2h 18m
Tue, Mar 6
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 4 days
5.5OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.5 Okay
Based on 52727 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LGA
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Only one security line and didn’t get a seat until everyone boarded even though I already had a ticket that I pre ordered

FLL
MDE
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Spirit offers the worst service there is I arrived 1 hour earlier to the flight they wouldn't take my luggage had to purchase my ticket through another airline

MCO
DFW
Mediocre 2.6

I liked getting to my destination safely.

I didn’t like the incredibly packed Spirit Airline checkin area with little to no staff for assistance. The one or two that were there were not very approachable or helpful. The worst part was my flight being delayed for one hour due to “flight staff not available” to fly. To add insult to injury, the news of the delay was not posted in the airport departure screens nor on the spirit website/app.

ORD
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

N/A

The flight ended up canceling. There was no explanation given and no accommodations to reschedule. It was a Friday and the earliest they could fly us out was Sunday, we were scheduled to fly back Monday. There wasn’t even an apology or attempt to get us on another flight. We walked ourselves over to the frontier counter where they were willing to help us figure something out. That flight actually ended up delayed and they gave us vouchers for the delay so we would fly with them again in the future. The airlines are a service industry and spirit gets a 0 in my eyes.

EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

Wed, Jun 13
TPA
CMH
5h 14m
Wed, Jun 20
CMH
TPA
4h 36m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16027 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BOS
ATL
Okay 4.0

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

GDL
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Staff was great!

No TV for movies.

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.

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

Thu, Feb 22
TPA
CMH
2h 15m
Sat, Feb 24
CMH
TPA
2h 23m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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Tampa to Columbus Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 19m
Flights Arrive in Columbus
Flights Depart from Tampa
Flight Price $50
Distance 832 miles
Airlines Frontier, Spirit Airlines, Delta
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