Experience Tampa’s sunny charm
Nestled right on the Gulf Coast, Tampa is a city that seems to have everything going for it. From pristine beaches to colourful neighbourhoods and an eclectic nightlife, it’s a place where you can relax on the beach, go parasailing and boutique shopping all in one day. With its fair share of museums, family-friendly amusement parks and waterfront cafes, it’s a dynamic city with a diverse mix of attractions.
British Airways flies direct to Tampa International Airport (TPA). Try a Tampa Cuban sandwich on your way to Ybor City, a charming Latin quarter north of downtown and former cigar manufacturing centre that was designated a National Historic Landmark District. Or visit Busch Gardens, a walkable theme park with an African theme filled with rides, roller coasters, exciting activities and unique safari experiences. Book your holiday to Tampa with us today.
The average flight time from London to Tampa is approximately nine hours.
British Airways flies direct to Tampa International Airport (TPA) from London Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow (LHR).
The summer is the busiest time in the area because families flock to Florida’s parks over the school holidays. This means you might find fares more expensive at this time of year. However, Tampa flights can often be cheaper than those to other Florida gateways: use our lowest fare finder to tap into Floridian sunshine at the best price. With more than 240 days of sunshine annually, Tampa’s weather makes it a year-round destination for travellers; so don’t hesitate to visit outside the busy summer season.
Flights to Tampa are often much cheaper than those to other Florida destinations. It’s busiest in the summer but visit outside the peak season and you’ll be rewarded with the best prices on flights and accommodation.
Tampa International Airport is just 10km west of downtown Tampa. For a seamless journey, pre-book a shuttle or private transfer with us before you travel. Simply add it to your booking and you’ll be arriving at your hotel in no time.
You can drive to Walt Disney World Resort in just under an hour and a half, while Universal Orlando Resort takes about two hours.
Or sit back and let us take care of everything and book one of our exciting Tampa holiday packages.
If you want to explore in your own time, hire a car with British Airways and collect Avios on every rental - with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support.
Boasting over 240 days of sunshine per year, Tampa is a can’t-miss spot if you’re planning to visit Florida. There truly is something for everyone here, from endless white sand beaches to family-friendly attractions. The historic Ybor City comes to life after dark with a lively mix of bars and nightclubs, or head to the beach for live music and dancing under the stars. Book your next trip to Tampa with British Airways.
There’s no need to get a visa in advance – if you’re travelling to Tampa on a British passport. However, you do need to apply for an ESTA. You should get your ESTA at least 72 hours before you travel, and it will cost $21. An ESTA is valid for multiple journeys. You can use it for two years, or until your passport expires.
Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before departure, free hand baggage and a generous checked bag allowance. Onboard you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.