The flight time from Boston to Tampa is 3 hours, 11 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BOS Boston, MA 2 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 49 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives TPA Tampa, FL 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
93%
Delta
88%
Frontier
87%
JetBlue
80%
Spirit
75%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Boston to Tampa is 3 hours, 11 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 49 minutes.

The flight distance from Boston to Tampa is 1185 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Tampa to Boston
2 hours, 53 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
3h 9m
JetBlue
3h 11m
Spirit
3h 14m
Frontier
3h 15m
United
3h 26m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

40

Distance

1185 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

JetBlue
23
Delta
13
Spirit
2
Frontier
0
United
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Boston from Tampa by plane?

The distance from Boston to Tampa by plane is 1185 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Boston to Tampa?

The flight time from Boston to Tampa is 3 hours, 11 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 49 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 3 hours, 9 minutes, and United the slowest taking 3 hours, 26 minutes.

What airlines fly from Boston to Tampa?

Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, United, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Boston to Tampa.

Does Southwest fly from Boston to Tampa?

Southwest does not fly from Boston (BOS) to Tampa (TPA). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Boston 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 169 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Tampa 8 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Boston to Tampa, Delta is 88% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 88% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 93% 7% 0%
Delta 88% 11% 1%
Frontier 87% 13% 0%
JetBlue 80% 18% 2%
Spirit 75% 20% 5%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Boston and Tampa, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Delta 16 167 4 189
JetBlue 15 169 6 191
Spirit 14 172 7 194
Frontier 17 168 7 195
United 12 188 4 206

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
5pm 0.09
7am 1.32
9am 0.29
4pm 1.12
8pm 0.03
6am 0.01
6pm 0.03
12pm 0.01
7pm 0.57
3pm 0.7
1pm 0.08
8am 0.41
10am 0.13
11am 0.86

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Tampa that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 189
February 185
March 206
April 230
May 216
June 160
July 124
August 146
September 144
October 150
November 154
December 190

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Tampa that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 6.15
Tuesday 5.5
Wednesday 5.48
Thursday 5.94
Friday 6
Saturday 5.12
Sunday 6.08

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
JetBlue 0
Delta 0
Spirit 0
Frontier 0
United 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
5pm 13 170 7 193
7am 16 165 4 187
9am 17 171 5 193
4pm 15 169 5 191
8pm 11 163 6 186
6am 16 174 6 197
6pm 11 170 6 190
12pm 16 171 3 191
7pm 14 171 6 190
3pm 17 171 4 195
1pm 15 173 6 198
8am 16 175 6 201
10am 14 171 6 194
11am 14 167 5 188
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.