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Flights to Tampa
Fly direct to Tampa (TPA) from London Heathrow (LHR) to discover Florida's white gold sands, sun-drenched palm trees and world-famous theme parks.
Flights start 3rd November
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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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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.
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.
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?
Weather & Local information
What will the weather be like?
Before you set off, take a look at our Tampa International Airport guide.
The electricity supply is 120 volts in Orlando. Standard British plugs will need an adapter.
Visit our dedicated US visa page, where you'll find lots of useful information on the travel documents you'll need.
The currency in Tampa is the US Dollar (USD).
Why you’ll love flying with Virgin Atlantic
Cabins and seats
Our seats have been carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in. Find out how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.
Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.
We reward your adventures with Virgin Points. Whether you're taking off, doing the weekly shop or splashing out on an exclusive stay, points make it all more rewarding.