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Flights to Rarotonga in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$553Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip from$728From Auckland Intl to Rarotonga
One-way from$14One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Rarotonga (RAR)

Cheap flights to Rarotonga in October, November 2021

The best prices found for RAR flights for October, November
23 Nov - 30 Nov
$735pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
RAR
Rarotonga
RAR
Rarotonga
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
20 Nov - 18 Dec
$776pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
RAR
Rarotonga
RAR
Rarotonga
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Rarotonga 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Rarotonga found for this year
1 Dec - 9 Dec
$728pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
RAR
Rarotonga
RAR
Rarotonga
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
23 Nov - 30 Nov
$735pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
RAR
Rarotonga
RAR
Rarotonga
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
20 Nov - 18 Dec
$776pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
RAR
Rarotonga
RAR
Rarotonga
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Cheapest prices for Rarotonga flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Rarotonga found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$524
February
$493
March
$556
April
$571
May
$531
June
$560
July
$574
August
$529
September
$545
October
$524
November
$519
December
$501

When is the best time to fly to Rarotonga Airport?

Average Rarotonga flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - RAR
Price
$493 - $826
RAR
Temperature
26 - 30 °C
RAR
Precipitation
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 flights to Rarotonga are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

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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What airport do you fly into for flights to Rarotonga?

If you book a flight to Rarotonga, you will be flying into Rarotonga, which is the city’s only airport. Rarotonga (RAR) is located 0.8 km from the centre of Rarotonga.

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Cheap tickets to Rarotonga found by our users in New Zealand as recently as October 26, 2021.

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