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Tampa to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 28m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Tampa
Flight Price $229
Distance 2,389 miles
Airlines JetBlue, Frontier, United Airlines, Delta

Good to Know

Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$397
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$326
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Tampa to San Francisco

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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 $326 or less.
The cheapest flight from Tampa to San Francisco was found 34 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
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 Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Tampa to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 00m, covering a distance of 2389 miles.
How many flights are there between Tampa and San Francisco?
There are 64 (nonstop) flights between Tampa and San Francisco per week, averaging 8 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Tampa to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($229), JetBlue ($249) and Frontier ($274).
Do I need a passport to fly between Tampa and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Tampa and San Francisco?
United Airlines (5 times daily), Air New Zealand (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Tampa to San Francisco?
For Tampa to San Francisco, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Tampa, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Tampa to San Francisco?
When flying out of Tampa you will be using Tampa, often referred to as Tampa Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

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

Airports
Origin
Tampa
$229
only
$229
Destination
San Francisco
$229
only
$229
Fri, Feb 1
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
15h 39m
Mon, Feb 11
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
14h 38m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 24
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
11h 59m
Mon, Jan 28
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
14h 38m
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 14,999 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
SEA
LGB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent Jet Blue experience from Baggage Check in at counter and flight attendants . Very personal ; customer service.

Cons: Nothing; everything very good!

LAX
BOS
Excellent 9.2

Cons: The traffic at LAX is horrible (not JetBlue's fault). It took a good 25 minutes to drive from the entrance of the airport to the terminal. Allow extra time.

JFK
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Sraff service , on time departure and arrival, and in-flight services.

Cons: Nothing that I didn't like about JetBlue.

LAS
LGB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plenty of leg room. Very comfortable

Cons: N/A

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best company ever

Fri, Feb 1
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
14h 42m
Thu, Feb 7
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
16h 10m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,434 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LAX
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Everything was fine until the passenger for seat 1E boarded

Cons: I paid EXTRA for comfort. I paid $89 to select my seat (1F). A very, very LARGE lady boarded the plane shortly before the door was closed. She was assigned to seat 1E. After some difficulty and struggles she was able to fasten her seatbelt. The gentlemen who was in seat 1D disappeared. I was LITERALLY unable to sit back comfortably in my seat because of this lady's size. Her body spilled over my armrest. I could not get comfortable at all. From Los Angeles to Atlanta I was miserable. I firmly believe that if someone is of a certain size, they should be required to purchase two seats. Why should I have to suffer when I paid extra to have a comfortable flight? So unfair.

DEN
SAT
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good for the price

DEN
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The price! Non stop

LAS
GEG
Okay 5.6

Pros: Direct flight

Cons: Not really a negative thing to say

LAS
MCO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Absolutely nothing !

Cons: The staff from beginning to end where rude inattentive , the seat where extremely uncomfortable. Gate change multiple time within the last hour

Sat, Dec 15
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
6h 00m
Wed, Jan 2
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
4h 56m
Trip: 19 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
AMS
IAH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great. I had no issues with boarding.

SJC
IAH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Everyone was nice, and the flight was on time. Checked in with the app and just a carry on, so my day was hassle free.

Cons: Can't really think of anything. It was a good flight.

TPA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth flight. Good cabin service.

SFO
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: I missed my sister graduating because of avianca

IAH
LFT
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Everyone was nice, boarding was smooth, and we even landed early. Great flight.

Cons: Nothing was bad about the trip really. Crew did a fine job.

Mon, May 20
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
8h 49m
Fri, May 24
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
7h 49m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,930 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
AUS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: That Delta was not more accommodating when I missed my flight.. Got totally lost in Austin. Have never driven there before and highways were difficult at times. $503 to get on another flight home. Ended up getting better deal at Southwest. Will most likely stick with them next time I am forced to fly.

ATL
PHX
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Got a stiff neck cause the seat would not go back. Makes it difficult to see the entertainment with my progressive lenses

CUN
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Speedy check in. Friendly crew.

Cons: The tv kept having problems. In all three seats we were in. We could only watch tv but the audio kept cutting out. Annoying to say the least

MKE
LGA
Good 7.3

Pros: Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good.

Cons: Small plane but that’s not really fixable

LAX
SJC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Comfy seats, quick service.

Cons: If you are in Zone 3 or 4 you pretty much have to check in your bag back there is no more room. Which I don’t understand and is highly incovienent.

Tue, Jan 8
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
33h 35m
Mon, Jan 14
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
31h 29m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 7
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
15h 12m
Tue, Feb 12
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
10h 23m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,434 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DCA
DEN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Able to take off, fly, and land the plane.

Cons: Poor customer service and bag policy, which was NOT posted prior to my purchase. The seats were akin to being on a bus..., fixed in place, the definition of pain, unless you are gifted with adipose in that geographic region. A terrible flying experience—never again.

DEN
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The price! Non stop

ONT
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Price

Cons: All good

DEN
SAT
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good for the price

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Waiting for 2+ hours at the gate waiting for the plane to leave.

Thu, Mar 7
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
10h 48m
Mon, Mar 11
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
10h 41m
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 14,999 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
FLL
ATL
Good 6.6

Cons: The planes are incredibly outdated. The flight was delayed due to maintenance issues and I see why! The life vests under the seat were falling down and sliding all around the floor. It was a mess.

JFK
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: Boarding was easy

Cons: Blocked gate upon arrival, then jet bridge didn’t work. Can we the basics right here? Also the turkey sandwich was mediocre

SEA
LGB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent Jet Blue experience from Baggage Check in at counter and flight attendants . Very personal ; customer service.

Cons: Nothing; everything very good!

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best company ever

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Safe quick flight for the long journey despite delay in boarding and departure

Cons: Major delays not only going but returning with JetBlue. This was my first time flying them and I’m likely to never use them again. Poor customer service as no one was willing to help with WiFi set up on the way going since I’ve never flown them. Luckily I found 1 nice flight attendant and he helped point me in the right direction in set up. Overall not impressed with service and performance of this carrier.

Sat, Mar 16
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
11h 26m
Sat, Mar 23
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
9h 41m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 14,999 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
JFK
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Sraff service , on time departure and arrival, and in-flight services.

Cons: Nothing that I didn't like about JetBlue.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best company ever

MBJ
FLL
Good 6.6

Cons: The planes are incredibly outdated. The flight was delayed due to maintenance issues and I see why! The life vests under the seat were falling down and sliding all around the floor. It was a mess.

LAX
BOS
Excellent 9.2

Cons: The traffic at LAX is horrible (not JetBlue's fault). It took a good 25 minutes to drive from the entrance of the airport to the terminal. Allow extra time.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Safe quick flight for the long journey despite delay in boarding and departure

Cons: Major delays not only going but returning with JetBlue. This was my first time flying them and I’m likely to never use them again. Poor customer service as no one was willing to help with WiFi set up on the way going since I’ve never flown them. Luckily I found 1 nice flight attendant and he helped point me in the right direction in set up. Overall not impressed with service and performance of this carrier.

Sat, Dec 22
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
7h 57m
Sat, Dec 29
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
15h 50m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 36,434 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LAX
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Everything was fine until the passenger for seat 1E boarded

Cons: I paid EXTRA for comfort. I paid $89 to select my seat (1F). A very, very LARGE lady boarded the plane shortly before the door was closed. She was assigned to seat 1E. After some difficulty and struggles she was able to fasten her seatbelt. The gentlemen who was in seat 1D disappeared. I was LITERALLY unable to sit back comfortably in my seat because of this lady's size. Her body spilled over my armrest. I could not get comfortable at all. From Los Angeles to Atlanta I was miserable. I firmly believe that if someone is of a certain size, they should be required to purchase two seats. Why should I have to suffer when I paid extra to have a comfortable flight? So unfair.

LAS
GEG
Okay 5.6

Pros: Direct flight

Cons: Not really a negative thing to say

DEN
SAT
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good for the price

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Had to wait at the gate on the plane for 50 minutes when we landed. Another plane was there. Not good at all!!

CUN
DEN
Okay 5.0

Pros: Flight was on time

Cons: Paying $50.00 for each checked or carry on bag

Fri, May 17
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
14h 30m
Mon, May 20
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
30h 36m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 4
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
10h 54m
Mon, Apr 8
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
10h 46m
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 14,999 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
MBJ
FLL
Good 6.6

Cons: The planes are incredibly outdated. The flight was delayed due to maintenance issues and I see why! The life vests under the seat were falling down and sliding all around the floor. It was a mess.

LGB
OAK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent

Cons: Wonderfull

BQN
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All attention

Cons: No comment

SEA
LGB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent Jet Blue experience from Baggage Check in at counter and flight attendants . Very personal ; customer service.

Cons: Nothing; everything very good!

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Safe quick flight for the long journey despite delay in boarding and departure

Cons: Major delays not only going but returning with JetBlue. This was my first time flying them and I’m likely to never use them again. Poor customer service as no one was willing to help with WiFi set up on the way going since I’ve never flown them. Luckily I found 1 nice flight attendant and he helped point me in the right direction in set up. Overall not impressed with service and performance of this carrier.

Thu, Dec 27
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
6h 08m
Wed, Jan 2
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
6h 57m
Trip: 7 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
TPA
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Flight was ahead of schedule.

Cons: No free entertainment, everything possible is a paid extra. The outbound segment of this flight was over 2 hours late with drinks service that took over 2 hours to complete their first run - completely incompetent. Avoid United, especially now.

TPA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very gracious staff and attendants : )

TPA
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Smooth ride, snack box, friendly staff

MCO
IAH
Excellent 9.6

Cons: N/a

TPA
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: All United personnel I dealt with were polite, courteous, and professional.

Cons: Very little leg room. Very little!

Fri, Jun 21
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
14h 10m
Mon, Jun 24
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
29h 33m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 21
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
15h 37m
Sat, Dec 22
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
15h 50m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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