The flight time from Buffalo to Tampa is 2 hours, 37 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BUF Buffalo, NY 4 minutes early.
9 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 22 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives TPA Tampa, FL 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Southwest
92%
Frontier
81%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Buffalo to Tampa is 2 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 22 minutes.

The flight distance from Buffalo to Tampa is 1053 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Tampa to Buffalo
2 hours, 31 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 36m
Frontier
2h 50m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

8

Distance

1053 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
7
Frontier
1

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Buffalo from Tampa by plane?

The distance from Buffalo to Tampa by plane is 1053 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Buffalo to Tampa?

The flight time from Buffalo to Tampa is 2 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 22 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 36 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 50 minutes.

What airlines fly from Buffalo to Tampa?

Southwest and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Buffalo to Tampa.

Does Southwest fly from Buffalo to Tampa?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Tampa (TPA). On average, they have 7 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 Buffalo 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 9 minutes
In the Air 142 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Tampa 10 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 Buffalo to Tampa, Southwest is 92% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 92% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 92% 6% 2%
Frontier 81% 19% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Buffalo 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)
Southwest 8 142 4 156
Frontier 11 143 7 170

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
6pm 0.05
6am 0.1
3pm 0.19
8am 0.11
2pm 0.12
1pm 0.04
4pm 0.14
8pm 0
10am 0.02
7am 0.08
12pm 0.01
9am 0.22
5pm 0.06
11am 0.1

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Buffalo 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 38
February 37
March 55
April 66
May 55
June 33
July 40
August 31
September 5
October 0
November 48
December 51

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Buffalo 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 1.26
Tuesday 1.09
Wednesday 1.11
Thursday 1.25
Friday 1.19
Saturday 1.45
Sunday 1.3

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
Southwest 0
Frontier 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)
6pm 9 146 5 162
6am 8 138 3 151
3pm 9 139 6 156
8am 8 138 5 152
2pm 7 141 3 154
1pm 7 138 5 151
4pm 9 143 6 163
8pm 22 156 6 184
10am 8 148 4 166
7am 9 144 4 158
12pm 9 141 4 154
9am 10 146 4 166
5pm 9 139 4 155
11am 8 143 4 157
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.