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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$394
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$258
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Tampa to San Diego

Average price per month
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 $257 or less.
The cheapest flight from Tampa to San Diego was found 24 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 September.
Morning departure is around 15% 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 San Diego Flights

How long does a flight from Tampa to San Diego take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 37m, covering a distance of 2083 miles.
How many flights are there between Tampa and San Diego?
There are 17 (nonstop) flights between Tampa and San Diego per week, averaging 2 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Tampa to San Diego?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($118), Multiple Airlines ($226) and American Airlines ($270).
Do I need a passport to fly between Tampa and San Diego?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Tampa and San Diego?
Southwest (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Tampa to San Diego?
For Tampa to San Diego, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Tampa, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Tampa to San Diego (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Tampa
$118
only
$118
Destination
San Diego
$118
only
$118
Tue, Feb 20
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Tue, Feb 27
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
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!

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...

MSY
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Every thing

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

PHL
MCO
Okay 5.0

Spirit charges for bags BOTH ways

Tue, Mar 6
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Thu, Mar 8
SAN
TPA
8h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 27
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Tue, Mar 6
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
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
MSP
MSY
Excellent 10.0

On time

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...

ACY
MYR
Excellent 9.6

Arrived 10 min early.

Thu, May 10
TPA
SAN
7h 14m
Wed, May 16
SAN
TPA
8h 01m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

DCA
CLT
Excellent 8.6

My wife is hypoglycemic and requires food. The flight was so early that none of the terminal restaraunts were open, nor did the plain have food for any passengers accept first class. I've purchased a box on other flights, but this one did not provide an option for a box lunch or breakfast.

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

Tue, May 15
TPA
SAN
9h 48m
Mon, May 21
SAN
TPA
8h 43m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54591 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

LGA
IAH
Good 6.3

I was told that I had to gate check my bags which had all of the necessities to travel with my child ( snacks, books, toys) due to it being a full flight. When I boarded, there were still several overhead storage bins completely empty. Very annoying. The crew could have physicallt assessed and checked before assuming due to flight capacity.

SJO
IAH
Mediocre 3.3

The check-in staff were very friendly and helpful.

I already knew I was going to pay $200 to ship my boards back home (I wonder if golf clubs which are roughly the same size cost as much,) but when pre-purchasing through the app for an "oversized" bag you have to put a "one" in the checked bag and a "one" in the oversized bag even though they're the same bag, but then they charge you for two, and when you tell the check-in person that you only have one bag of course they can't issue a refund. No, they tell you that you get to call customer service when you return home.

DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

DFW
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I LIKE THE SERVICE ON BORD OF THE PLANE

NOTHING

Sat, Feb 24
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Wed, Feb 28
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
Trip: 5 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

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...

ACY
MYR
Excellent 9.6

Arrived 10 min early.

PHL
MCO
Okay 5.0

Spirit charges for bags BOTH ways

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

Tue, Feb 27
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Sat, Mar 3
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
Trip: 5 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

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

MSP
MSY
Excellent 10.0

On time

Wed, Feb 28
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Sat, Mar 3
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
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

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.

MSY
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Every thing

ACY
MYR
Excellent 9.6

Arrived 10 min early.

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

Sat, Mar 3
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Wed, Mar 7
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
Trip: 5 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.

MSY
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Every thing

ACY
MYR
Excellent 9.6

Arrived 10 min early.

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...

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.

Sat, Apr 28
TPA
SAN
9h 48m
Tue, May 1
SAN
TPA
7h 49m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 1
TPA
SAN
9h 48m
Sat, May 12
SAN
TPA
9h 28m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 23
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Tue, Mar 6
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
Trip: 12 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!

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.

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.

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

Sat, May 5
TPA
SAN
9h 48m
Sat, May 12
SAN
TPA
7h 55m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 22
TPA
SAN
9h 18m
Wed, May 30
SAN
TPA
8h 01m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28211 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

CLT
LGA
Excellent 10.0

Ability to upgrade to first class

Security taking forever

LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

LAS
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Flight was punctual and service was good.

Gate change

Tue, Feb 27
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Sun, Mar 4
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
Trip: 6 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

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

PHL
MCO
Okay 5.0

Spirit charges for bags BOTH ways

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

MSP
MSY
Excellent 10.0

On time

Wed, May 9
TPA
SAN
9h 48m
Wed, May 16
SAN
TPA
8h 01m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 2
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Tue, Mar 6
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
Trip: 5 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
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.

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

ACY
MYR
Excellent 9.6

Arrived 10 min early.

OAK
LAS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Most unprofessional airline, will not use again!

MSP
MSY
Excellent 10.0

On time

Sat, May 12
TPA
SAN
9h 48m
Wed, May 16
SAN
TPA
8h 01m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 24
TPA
SAN
6h 37m
Tue, Feb 27
SAN
TPA
8h 16m
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
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.

ACY
MYR
Excellent 9.6

Arrived 10 min early.

PHL
MCO
Okay 5.0

Spirit charges for bags BOTH ways

EWR
FLL
Okay 4.0

Nothing

They scam you into buying everything.

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.

Sat, Apr 21
TPA
SAN
9h 48m
Tue, Apr 24
SAN
TPA
9h 13m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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Tampa to San Diego Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Diego
Flights Depart from Tampa
Flight Price $118
Distance 2083 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United
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