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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Tampa (TPA)

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Reasons to fly with Qantas

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Pointsin Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

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Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more.

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Visiting from Sydney to Tampa

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Visit Tampa Bay, in the heart of Florida’s Gulf coast. Discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, top chefs, family fun, and a century of Cuban culture – all in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. In Tampa Bay, the hospitality is as warm as the weather. Tampa bubbles with cultural and culinary excitement along with their historic districts and fine arts institutions. The range of adventures on offer from arts to world-class aquariums to hot nightclubs and dolphin cruises make this a compelling region to experience.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Tampa is from September to December. It’s the perfect time to enjoy Tampa’s outdoor attractions, with pleasant temperatures in the mid 20°Cs. Tampa Bay has some of Florida's best natural surroundings. Three scenic rivers—Alafia, Hillsborough and Little Manatee with tidal inlets leading out to open bay water invite endless enjoyment for all ages. The months from May to August are the busiest in the area for the top attractions, plus the weather can be uncomfortably muggy. The months between January and April though cooler are a more expensive time to plan a trip. 

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Tampa International Airport (TPA)Opens external site in a new window is an international airport 9 km west of Downtown Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The airport presently serves non-stop destinations throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Arriving in Tampa

The staff at Tampa Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Tampa from Tampa International Airport

Getting into Tampa from Tampa International Airport is easy with various transport options available. A variety of ground transport options makes it easy to access surrounding areas from Tampa International Airport. A taxi service by Yellow Cab and United Cab is available at the curbside outside the baggage claim level. Access to on-airport rental car providers is available by taking the SkyConnect train from the Main Terminal. A shared passenger van service is on offer with a fleet of model Lincoln Town Cars, SUVs, minivans and large passenger vans and Alora Transportation offers worry-free premier limo transportation. Public bus, The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus stop is located at the rental car centre. Just follow the signs to Remote Curbside. Guests departing the Airport using Uber or Lyft can be picked up by the service provider at red baggage claim. Charter bus services are also available along with taking the SkyConnect.

Getting around Tampa

Tampa Bay is the perfect place to visit. With unique group tour ideas and itineraries combined with a host of lodging experiences, there is much to discover in the city. Once you’re in town, getting around is a breeze as Tampa transport options include a comprehensive menu of motor coach, limo and taxi services, streetcar and trolley, shuttle systems and rental cars. There are private water taxis, the taco streetcar, electronic scooters, water bikes, shuttle services, cruises, bike share. E-boats, car hire, charter buses and limos are all on hand to explore Tampa and the many attractions on offer.

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.