We fly to Tampa daily

9-10 hour flight time

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Visas and entry requirements

Foreign nationals or
non-US citizens


  • Upload your passport details and complete contact tracing information ahead of departure (this can be done during Online Check In which opens 24 before your flight)
  • Ensure you have a valid passport and ESTA (if eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program). 

US citizens/nationals or Lawful permanent residents


  • Upload your passport details and complete contact tracing information ahead of departure (this can be done during Online Check In which opens 24 before your flight)

What you need to know

Handy hints to help you hit the ground running in Tampa.

Local time

GMT -5 hours


US Dollar $


English and Spanish


120 volts 60Hz

Plug type A and B



Local transport

TECO Line Streetcar rides are free and connect Ybor City with the Channel District and Downtown. HART buses run throughout the city too.

Airport Guides

Before you set off, take a look at Tampa Airport guide.

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Tampa is a buzzy, cosmopolitan waterside city where you’ll feel both relaxed and exhilarated. Close to some of the world’s biggest theme parks, as well as Florida’s most beautiful beaches, Tampa makes a great base to explore all that the Sunshine State has to offer.

The city itself is a social hub where you’re never far from lively bars, restaurants, shops and some amazing attractions. Try an adventurous safari on camelback at the extraordinary Giraffe Ranch, or get within metres of sleeping lions at Big Cat Rescue. If you've got business on your mind, Tampa’s 600,000 sq ft Convention Center offers excellent facilities for meetings, exhibitions and banquets that bring thousands of people together from all over the world.

If you’re after some chill time, a short drive will take you to the glorious beaches of Clearwater and St Petersburg. If it’s thrills you seek, in just over an hour you'll find yourself in theme park capital of the world,  Orlando.

Whether you’re a balmy beach bum or a chic city slicker, Tampa will keep you entertained.

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Summer in the Sunshine State


Whilst it's cold and rainy in the UK, get planning a sunny summer trip to look forward to. Soak up the rays on the beaches or take the short trip to Orlando and immerse yourself in the magic of the theme parks. Take advantage of the school holidays for a family trip, or enjoy the quieter September period wihout the little ones. Either way, get your flight locked in now.


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Discover Tampa

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Thrilling theme parks

Get the best of both worlds. Tampa is a short drive away from Orlando's biggest and best theme parks. In just over an hour, you could be jumping on the exhilirating coasters of Universal Studios or experiencing the magic of Walt Disney World.

World-class beaches

As two of TripAdvisors Top 25 Beaches in the USA, head to nearby Clearwater or St. Pete Beach to swim in crystal clear waters and feel the sand between your toes. Or discover the pristine isle of Caladesi Island State Park which is a jewel unto itself. Catch a boat or ferry from Honeymoon Island and settle into paradise.

Cosmopolitan life

Feasting on a menu of good wine, fine American dining and highbrow culture, this city knows how to do civilised. From the Tampa Museum of Art to the groundbreaking Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa boasts a vibrant art scene.

Rest your head...

Whether you're staying a few nights or making a short stop on your way to the Gulf Coast's famous beaches, why not add a hotel to your flight booking to make your trip to Tampa as easy and stress-free as possible?

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