Daily flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Tampa International Airport (TPA) make exploring Florida’s flawless Gulf Coast easy. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the area and explore all there is to see and do.
Frequent departures make holidays in Tampa and the Gulf Coast irresistible. Find a flight that suits your budget and requirements - with everything included in the price you don’t have to worry about hidden extras. Combine beautiful beaches and the world-class attractions of Busch Gardens with the unexpected character of Naples and culture of Sarasota. Why not hire a car and explore Florida at your own pace, visit the theme parks of Orlando or experience the vibrant nightlife of Miami?
Flight duration from London Gatwick (LGW) to Tampa International Airport (TPA)
You can fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Tampa International Airport (TPA) in just over nine hours. Regular departures mean getting away to Florida’s sun-drenched Gulf Coast couldn’t be easier. British Airways offers a number of different cabins, so it’s easy to find something that suits your budget. Travel in World Traveller or Club World and take advantage of the award-winning service – with complimentary food, drinks and newspapers on-board the time will fly. We also offer priority boarding for families and Skyflyer activity packs to keep little ones entertained.
Fly to Tampa (TPA) with British Airways and combine regular flights, award-winning service and fantastic benefits. Let us take care of everything, from flights to accommodation and airport transfers. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. Our World Traveller fares include free seat selection 24 hours in advance*, complimentary on-board food and bar service and the ability to check-in online, on your mobile or at the airport. Club World travellers can also enjoy lounge access and priority boarding.
*Free seat selection 24 hours in advance is not available if you are travelling on a hand baggage only (Basic) fare.
Transfer links and car hire from Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Tampa International Airport is located within easy reach of downtown Tampa. Take the stress out of getting to your Tampa hotel by pre-booking an airport transfer before you travel. You’ll be given the opportunity to add a shuttle or private door-to-door transfer once you’ve booked your Tampa flight or holiday. Or why not book car hire, in partnership with Avis, and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of exploring Florida at your own pace. You’ll receive great benefits – with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support.
Calling St Pete and Clearwater a watery paradise is an understatement. Here the beach and water sports are a big part of everyday life. Kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, tubing, paddling and cruising on various watercrafts are popular ways to enjoy the water and get a different perspective of the area’s beaches and waterways. But while the waterfront may be the prime attraction, there are dozens of outdoor adventures waiting to be discovered off the beaten path.
Discover Busch Gardens® Tampa, an extraordinary 335-acre adventure park which brings together an unrivalled combination of incredible rides and amazing animals. Come and experience a new breed of speed on the ultimate launch coaster. Don’t miss Cheetah Hunt and the Cheetah Run. Take a self-guided tour around one of the beautiful animal habitats; Jungala gives you the chance to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most endangered animals, Bengal tigers and orangutans.
Those venturing beyond the beach have a choice of the area's 26 communities, each offering a distinct charm, feel and heritage. Choose the picturesque fishing town of Tarpon Springs or the Scottish-tinged village of Dunedin. Take advantage of fine dining and bars, as well as festivals throughout the year. There’s also a wide range of speciality shops selling everything from antiques to beachwear.
Why not start with hip and cosmopolitan downtown St. Petersburg, home of the world-famous Dali Museum? Or head to artsy Gulfport, where galleries, shops and restaurants occupy Old Florida bungalows. End the day at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, where musicians, jugglers and other colourful characters gather daily to toast the Gulf sunset.
You'll find a wide variety of activities to choose from, including all types of water sports, pirate and sea life safari cruises and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Nature enthusiasts can get in touch with their wild side by kayaking and canoeing through the many mangrove trails or cycling the 43-mile-long Pinellas Trail.