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Travel time from Punta Gorda to Tampa



Punta Gorda to Tampa airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Punta Gorda to Tampa? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Tampa, 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, 11:45 am:  start in Punta Gorda
drive for about 2.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 2:55 pm at the latest

2:00 pm:  Sarasota/Bradenton International (SRQ)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 3:25 pm

2:30 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

3:30 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

4:00 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

4:15 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:25 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 1 minute

4:26 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:39 pm:  wheels up! take-off from SRQ
fly for about 1 hour in the air

5:52 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 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 ATL
fly for about 1 hour in the air

8:37 pm (local time):  Tampa International (TPA)
Tampa is the same time as Punta Gorda
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 15 minutes to your destination

8:55 pm (local time):  arrive in Tampa

Total travel time: 9 hours




Flying non-stop from Punta Gorda to Tampa

How far is Tampa from Punta Gorda? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 75 miles or 120 km

Flight time: 39 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 9 hours, 10 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 14.1x faster, and saves you about 8.5 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.



Best day of the week to fly to Tampa

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from SRQ 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 Punta Gorda to Tampa

The most common route is SRQ 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. SRQ to ATL to TPA
    Sarasota/Bradenton International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Tampa International
  2. SRQ to ORD to TPA
    Sarasota/Bradenton International to Chicago O'Hare International to Tampa International
  3. PGD to ORD to TPA
    Punta Gorda Airport to Chicago O'Hare International to Tampa International
  4. SRQ to JFK to TPA
    Sarasota/Bradenton International to John F. Kennedy International to Tampa International
  5. SRQ to DTW to TPA
    Sarasota/Bradenton International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Tampa International
  6. SRQ to EWR to TPA
    Sarasota/Bradenton International to Newark Liberty International to Tampa International
  7. PGD to PHL to TPA
    Punta Gorda Airport to Philadelphia International to Tampa International
  8. SRQ to BOS to TPA
    Sarasota/Bradenton International to Logan International to Tampa International
  9. SRQ to LGA to TPA
    Sarasota/Bradenton International to LaGuardia to Tampa International
  10. PGD to TTN to TPA
    Punta Gorda Airport to Trenton Mercer to Tampa International




Airlines that fly to Tampa

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 Tampa

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Tampa, Florida. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Tampa. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Columbia Restaurant. A great place to eat might be Ulele. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Tampa like International Plaza and Bay Street. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Tampa like Best new restaurants in Tampa? Click the button below to explore Tampa 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 Tampa to Punta Gorda, 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 Punta Gorda to Tampa road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Punta Gorda to Tampa?

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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 75 miles
flight time of 39 minutes
1 Punta Gorda travel answer
54 Tampa travel answers

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Tampa Airports
  1. Tampa International Airport
  2. St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
  3. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport



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