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Travel time from Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida)


Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida) airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida)? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Saint Petersburg (Florida), you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Thursday, 1:37 pm:  start in Jacksonville
drive for about 33 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 3:05 pm at the latest

2:10 pm:  Jacksonville International (JAX)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 3:35 pm

2:40 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

3:40 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

4:10 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

4:25 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:35 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 15 minutes

4:50 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

5:06 pm:  wheels up! take-off from JAX
fly for about 47 minutes in the air

5:53 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Jacksonville, FL
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

6:00 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

6:35 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 35 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

6:50 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:00 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 21 minutes

7:21 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:36 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from CVG
fly for about 1 hour in the air

8:37 pm (local time):  Tampa International (TPA)
Saint Petersburg (Florida) is the same time as Jacksonville
taxi on the runway for an average of 3 minutes to the gate

8:40 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at TPA
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 50 minutes to your destination

9:30 pm (local time):  arrive in Saint Petersburg (Florida)

Total travel time: 8 hours

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Flying non-stop from Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida)

How far is Saint Petersburg (Florida) from Jacksonville? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 187 miles or 301 km

Flight time: 37 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 7 hours, 54 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 9.3x faster, and saves you about 7 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Saint Petersburg (Florida) Airports
  1. St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
  2. Tampa International Airport
  3. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Saint Petersburg (Florida)

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from JAX to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to TPA, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida)

The most common route is JAX to ATL, then connecting to TPA, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. JAX to ATL to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Tampa International
  2. JAX to CLT to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Charlotte Douglas International to Tampa International
  3. JAX to BWI to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Tampa International
  4. JAX to JFK to TPA
    Jacksonville International to John F. Kennedy International to Tampa International
  5. JAX to DFW to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Tampa International
  6. JAX to EWR to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Newark Liberty International to Tampa International
  7. JAX to FLL to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International to Tampa International
  8. JAX to PHL to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Philadelphia International to Tampa International
  9. JAX to DCA to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Ronald Reagan Washington National to Tampa International
  10. JAX to ORD to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Chicago O'Hare International to Tampa International
  11. JAX to DTW to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Tampa International
  12. JAX to DEN to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Denver International to Tampa International
  13. JAX to BOS to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Logan International to Tampa International
  14. JAX to BNA to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Nashville International to Tampa International
  15. JAX to IAH to TPA
    Jacksonville International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Tampa International
  16. JAX to MDW to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Chicago Midway International to Tampa International
  17. JAX to MIA to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Miami International to Tampa International
  18. JAX to MSP to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Tampa International
  19. JAX to LGA to TPA
    Jacksonville International to LaGuardia to Tampa International
  20. JAX to HOU to TPA
    Jacksonville International to William P Hobby to Tampa International
  21. JAX to DAL to TPA
    Jacksonville International to Dallas Love Field to Tampa International


Airlines that fly to Saint Petersburg (Florida)

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. Spirit Air Lines (NK)


Plan a trip to Saint Petersburg (Florida)

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Saint Petersburg, Florida. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Saint Petersburg (Florida). If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Postcard Inn. A great place to eat might be Ulele. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Saint Petersburg (Florida) like The Dali Museum. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Saint Petersburg (Florida) like St. Petersburg, Florida. Click the button below to explore Saint Petersburg (Florida) in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Saint Petersburg (Florida) to Jacksonville, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida) road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida)?

If you happen to know Jacksonville, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Jacksonville!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 187 miles
flight time of 37 minutes
19 Jacksonville travel answers
25 Saint Petersburg (Florida) travel answers










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