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Home Oceania Cook Islands Cheap flights to Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Cheap Flights to Rarotonga

Popular in December High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price $553 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from $611 From Auckland to Rarotonga
One-way from $265 One-way flight from Auckland to Rarotonga
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Rarotonga flights by month

January
$572
February
$537
March
$606
April
$622
May
$578
June
$611
July
$626
August
$577
September
$594
October
$571
November
$566
December
$547
Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Rarotonga. Flying to Rarotonga in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Rarotonga?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
AKL - RAR
Price
$537 - $901
RAR
Temperature
26 - 30 °C
RAR
Rainfall
65 - 196 mm

Peak season 

The largest of the Cook Islands, travellers book flights to Rarotonga for swimming, snorkeling, shopping, nightlife, island cuisine and a relaxed laid back vibe. The island’s interior is characterised by volcanic outcrops and rainforest, while many of the beaches are rimmed with coral reefs and marine life. The friendliness of Rarotonga’s locals make it a popular place to visit again and again. Most New Zealanders arrive on cheap flights to Rarotonga between June and August to escape the winter back home. This high season period can make finding flights to Rarotonga and hotels more difficult, so make reservations as early as possible. Christmas is also another busy period when many Cook Island natives come home for the holiday, be sure to book flight tickets well in advance.

Off Season

Rarotonga’s wet season and the threat of cyclones puts most people off from visiting during December to April. But in general the rainy season is characterised by short and heavy bursts of rain followed by sun. If you visit during this time you can find the cheapest flights to Rarotonga, plus plenty of accommodation, rental cars and dining options.

When is the best time to book a flight to Rarotonga?

The best time to to take cheap flights to Rarotonga is during the months on the edge of winter, summer and the rainy season; April, May, September and October. The weather is likely to be good and there are fewer tourists on the island.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Rarotonga?

The cheapest day to fly to Rarotonga is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rarotonga?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Rarotonga. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Rarotonga?

Flights from Auckland to Rarotonga – 3 hrs 50 mins

Flights from Wellington to Rarotonga – 23 hrs 5 mins

 

  Flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga – 23 hrs

 

  Flights from Dunedin to Rarotonga – 20 hrs

Which airlines operate flights to Rarotonga?

 

Air New Zealand operates a flight to Rarotonga most days of the week. Less frequent flights are operated by Virgin Australia and Jetstar. Domestic carrier Air Rarotonga is always busy and operates up to flights a day between Rarotonga and Aitutaki and other sister islands of the Cooks group.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

 

Rarotonga Airport (RAR) is located in the town of Avarua, 3km west of the downtown area. To get there you can catch public transport options of a bus or a taxi. The bus goes anti-clockwise round the island and passes by the RSA club across the road from the airport every 30 minutes. Taxis are located next to arrivals area. Many hotels have courtesy buses so check with your hotel when booking if they offer an airport pick-up service.

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