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Cheap flights to Rarotonga from $198

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 18/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
AKL — RAR
19 Jun — 26 Jun1
1 adult
Wed 19/6
Wed 26/6

Flights to Rarotonga in 2024

Find the latest flights to Rarotonga in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,800 searches and data was last updated on 14 June 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Average price

$776

Return from

$488

One-way from

$198
High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in June 2024
From Auckland Intl to Rarotonga
One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Rarotonga (RAR)

Cheap flights to Rarotonga in June & July 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Rarotonga in June and July 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,800 searches and data was last updated on 14 June 2024.
Check out some of the flights available from low prices to Rarotonga in June and July 2024. Prices refresh often so be sure to come back soon for more deals.
Tue 23/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Wed 31/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$582
Tue 30/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 5/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$595
Tue 30/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 5/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$637
Tue 23/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 30/703:10RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$708
Wed 31/720:00AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 7/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$736
Sat 29/615:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Fri 5/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$748
Tue 30/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Fri 9/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$757
Tue 30/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 6/803:10RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$782
Tue 30/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mMultiple Airlines
Thu 8/803:10RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$800

Rarotonga 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Rarotonga in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,800 searches and data were last updated on 14 June 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals to Rarotonga in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Thu 15/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Wed 21/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$535
Thu 15/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Fri 23/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$538
Tue 3/915:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 9/922:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$552
Sat 17/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 19/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$578
Tue 23/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Wed 31/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$582
Thu 15/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 19/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$591
Tue 30/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 5/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$595
Sat 3/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Wed 7/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$604
Tue 12/1115:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop4h 00mJetstar
Mon 25/1121:10RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 20mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$629

Flights to Rarotonga departing soon

Discover available last-minute flight options to Rarotonga, providing immediate availability and potentially lower prices. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,800 searches and data was last updated on 14 June 2024.
If you're looking for a last-minute flight to Rarotonga, consider booking one of these fares. Make sure the flight you book matches the day, time, and destination you're looking for.
Thu 20/615:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Wed 3/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$867
Thu 20/615:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 1/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$873
Thu 20/615:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Fri 5/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$896
Wed 19/607:30AKL - RAR
1 stop21h 25mMultiple Airlines
Wed 26/622:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$966
Wed 19/607:30AKL - RAR
1 stop21h 25mMultiple Airlines
Tue 25/603:10RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$982
Sat 22/608:55AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 45mMultiple Airlines
Wed 3/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$1,061
Sat 22/608:55AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 45mMultiple Airlines
Mon 1/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$1,064
Thu 20/615:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mMultiple Airlines
Thu 4/703:10RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$1,079
Sat 22/608:55AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 45mMultiple Airlines
Fri 5/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$1,087

One-way flights to Rarotonga

Explore one-way flight options to Rarotonga for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,800 searches and data was last updated on 14 June 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights departing to Rarotonga in the near future. Users can also find round-trip Rarotonga flights by using the search form above.
Thu 18/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$198
Tue 2/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$227
Tue 13/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$264
Sat 29/615:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$282
Sat 29/615:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$311
Wed 14/820:00AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 12/6$329
Sat 29/615:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$373
Sun 21/720:00AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 13/6$418
Sun 21/707:30AKL - RAR
1 stop21h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 13/6$517

Direct flights to Rarotonga

Thu 15/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Wed 21/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$535
Thu 15/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Fri 23/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$538
Tue 3/915:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 9/922:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$552
Sat 17/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 19/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$578
Tue 23/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Wed 31/722:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$582
Thu 15/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 19/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 12/6$591
Tue 30/715:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Mon 5/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$595
Sat 3/815:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop3h 55mJetstar
Wed 7/822:00RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 35mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$604
Tue 12/1115:10AKL - RAR
Nonstop4h 00mJetstar
Mon 25/1121:10RAR - AKL
Nonstop4h 20mJetstar
Deal found 13/6$629

Find flights to Rarotonga within your budget

Locate flights to Rarotonga that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 132,800 searches and data was last updated on 14 June 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$488 - $792

Route

Departure

Return

Price

Auckland IntlRarotonga

AKL - RAR

AKLRAR

Auckland Intl

Thu 8/8

Nonstop3h 55m

Rarotonga

Fri 16/8

Nonstop4h 35m

$488

Auckland IntlRarotonga

AKL - RAR

AKLRAR

Auckland Intl

Thu 8/8

Nonstop3h 55m

Rarotonga

Wed 14/8

Nonstop4h 35m

$527

Auckland IntlRarotonga

AKL - RAR

AKLRAR

Auckland Intl

Thu 15/8

Nonstop3h 55m

Rarotonga

Wed 21/8

Nonstop4h 35m

$535

Auckland IntlRarotonga

AKL - RAR

AKLRAR

Auckland Intl

Thu 15/8

Nonstop3h 55m

Rarotonga

Fri 23/8

Nonstop4h 35m

$538

Auckland IntlRarotonga

AKL - RAR

AKLRAR

Auckland Intl

Thu 8/8

Nonstop3h 55m

Rarotonga

Mon 19/8

Nonstop4h 35m

$548

Auckland IntlRarotonga

AKL - RAR

AKLRAR

Auckland Intl

Wed 14/8

Nonstop3h 55m

Rarotonga

Wed 21/8

Nonstop4h 35m

$633

Auckland IntlRarotonga

AKL - RAR

AKLRAR

Auckland Intl

Fri 9/8

Nonstop3h 55m

Rarotonga

Fri 16/8

Nonstop4h 35m

$635

Auckland IntlRarotonga

AKL - RAR

AKLRAR

Auckland Intl

Thu 8/8

Nonstop3h 55m

Rarotonga

Thu 15/8

Nonstop4h 35m

$659

Auckland IntlRarotonga

AKL - RAR

AKLRAR

Auckland Intl

Wed 14/8

Nonstop3h 55m

Rarotonga

Thu 22/8

Nonstop4h 35m

$792

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Best time to book a flight to Rarotonga

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Temperature and rainfall in Rarotonga by month

Plan your trip to Rarotonga by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

RAR

Temperature

22 - 26 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Rarotonga, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 26.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of July, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 22.0 C).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Rarotonga. Price data was last updated on 12 June 2024.

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.

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When is the cheapest time to fly to Rarotonga?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Rarotonga. Price data was last updated on 9 June 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Rarotonga should consider flying on Wednesday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Saturday at midday, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Rarotonga

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Rarotonga. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Rarotonga. Reviews last updated 14 June 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown Jetstar and Air New Zealand to Rarotonga to help guide your decision. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.2
Very Good
592 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Food

7.6

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

8.2
Very Good
592 reviews
8.2
Very Good
592 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Food

7.6

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

6.8
Okay
611 reviews
8.2
Very Good
592 reviews

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Food

7.6

Overall

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

What is good to know if travelling to Rarotonga?

  • Visitors are not expected to tip while on the Cook Islands. It’s not part of the Islanders’ culture. Also, Rarotonga is a conservative place. Even Rarotongan women will cover up for the beach. Dress conservatively. 
  • There are four coral islets off Muri Beach: Mo tutapu, Oneroa, Koromiri and Taakoka. 
  • The Takitumu Conservation Area protects native birds and plants, particularly the Kakerori, the Rarotonga Flycatcher. 
  • Rarotanga’s cuisine is modern Pacific Rim – a fusion of Asian, Indian and French. Ika mata is a specialty on Rarotonga, it’s fish marinated in coconut and lime. Ika mata, with taro (the leaves of the taro are island spinach) appear on “island nights” menus. 
  • The Saturday market at Punanga Nui runs from 6am until noon. This is the place to pick up black pearls, hand-woven baskets and wooden souvenirs.
  • When is the best time to fly to Rarotonga?

    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.

  • 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.

  • What does RAR mean?

    RAR stands for Rarotonga Airport. Codes like this one are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Rarotonga?

    Travellers will need to book flights to Rarotonga (RAR) if they wish to fly to Rarotonga. The Rarotonga airport is 0.8 km from the city centre. On average, Rarotonga has 4 flights from Auckland per day from 3 airlines.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Rarotonga if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Rarotonga on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Rarotonga?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Jetstar is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Rarotonga.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Rarotonga?

    Rarotonga is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Rarotonga. One-way flights to Rarotonga typically cost $188, while return flights cost around $416.

  • How much is a return flight to Rarotonga?

    A return flight to Rarotonga will typically cost around $710, however they can be found for as little as $257.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Rarotonga depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Rarotonga, Auckland Intl offers the quickest one-way flight (3 hours 45 minutes).

  • Does Rarotonga have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Rarotonga can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Rarotonga?

    Yes. Rarotonga has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Nikao Beach Bungalows is the closest property to Rarotonga (0.0 km away from Rarotonga).

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