The flight time from Philadelphia to Tampa is 2 hours, 35 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHL Philadelphia, PA 5 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 13 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives TPA Tampa, FL 13 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Philadelphia to Tampa is 2 hours, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 13 minutes.

The flight distance from Philadelphia to Tampa is 920 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Tampa to Philadelphia
2 hours, 25 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 32m
2h 32m
2h 35m
2h 37m
2h 41m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



920 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Philadelphia from Tampa by plane?

The distance from Philadelphia to Tampa by plane is 920 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Philadelphia to Tampa?

The flight time from Philadelphia to Tampa is 2 hours, 35 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 13 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 32 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 2 hours, 41 minutes.

What airlines fly from Philadelphia to Tampa?

Spirit, American, JetBlue, Frontier, and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Philadelphia to Tampa.

Does Southwest fly from Philadelphia to Tampa?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Tampa (TPA). On average, they have 5 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 Philadelphia 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 133 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Tampa 13 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 Philadelphia to Tampa, Frontier is 82% reliable, which means that Frontier flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
JetBlue 93% 7% 0%
Spirit 92% 8% 0%
American 87% 8% 5%
Frontier 82% 13% 5%
Southwest 81% 9% 10%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Philadelphia 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
JetBlue 14 132 5 152
Southwest 12 135 4 152
American 17 133 4 155
Frontier 14 133 6 157
Spirit 14 132 7 161

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
10pm 0.02
3pm 0.69
2pm 0.16
11am 0.43
10am 0.66
6pm 0.68
12pm 0.42
9am 0.22
4pm 0.36
8am 0.68
7pm 0.07
1pm 0.29
6am 0.05
5pm 0.24
9pm 0.17
7am 0.39
8pm 0.17
5am 0.13

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Philadelphia 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 247
February 238
March 285
April 200
May 77
June 91
July 105
August 202
September 120
October 166
November 233
December 285

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Philadelphia 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 6.88
Tuesday 4.83
Wednesday 5.62
Thursday 6.92
Friday 7.17
Saturday 5
Sunday 6.83

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
American 1
Frontier 0
Southwest 0
Spirit 0
JetBlue 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
In the Air
Taxi In
10pm 9 133 4 146
3pm 14 135 4 155
2pm 14 133 6 154
11am 18 131 6 158
10am 17 135 4 157
6pm 17 132 4 155
12pm 15 134 4 154
9am 13 134 6 153
4pm 16 135 5 157
8am 17 133 4 157
7pm 14 130 4 150
1pm 15 134 4 156
6am 14 135 4 157
5pm 17 136 4 158
9pm 16 131 4 155
7am 13 131 5 150
8pm 13 132 4 151
5am 10 136 4 150
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.