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$285 Find cheap flights from Auckland to Rarotonga

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Cheap flight deals from Auckland to Rarotonga (AKL-RAR)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Auckland to Rarotonga that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$558Jetstar
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Sat, 14 Sep - Wed, 25 Sep
15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$579Jetstar
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Thu, 12 Sep - Wed, 25 Sep
15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$582Jetstar
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Thu, 5 Sep - Wed, 11 Sep
15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$600Jetstar
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Thu, 12 Sep - Fri, 27 Sep
15:10 - 21:05AKL-RAR
3h 55mdirect
22:00 - 00:35RAR-AKL
4h 35mdirect
$612Jetstar
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Tue, 10 Sep - Wed, 25 Sep
20:05 - 01:05AKL-RAR
4h 00mdirect
21:10 - 00:30RAR-AKL
4h 20mdirect
Sun, 24 Nov - Fri, 29 Nov
20:05 - 01:05AKL-RAR
4h 00mdirect
02:15 - 05:40RAR-AKL
4h 25mdirect
$805Air New Zealand
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Sun, 24 Nov - Tue, 26 Nov
20:05 - 01:05AKL-RAR
4h 00mdirect
02:15 - 05:40RAR-AKL
4h 25mdirect
$854Air New Zealand
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Wed, 20 Nov - Sat, 23 Nov
08:50 - 13:40AKL-RAR
3h 50mdirect
02:15 - 05:40RAR-AKL
4h 25mdirect
$904Air New Zealand
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Mon, 2 Dec - Tue, 3 Dec
20:05 - 01:05AKL-RAR
4h 00mdirect
14:55 - 18:10RAR-AKL
4h 15mdirect
$920Air New Zealand
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Wed, 20 Nov - Thu, 28 Nov

Flights from Auckland to Rarotonga - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Auckland to Rarotonga to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Auckland to Rarotonga?

The average price of all flights from Auckland to Rarotonga clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Auckland to Rarotonga, you should consider leaving on a Tuesday and avoid Fridays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Auckland, you’ll find the best rates on Fridays and the most expensive ones on Tuesdays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to Rarotonga?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Auckland to Rarotonga, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Auckland to Rarotonga is February, where tickets cost $704 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets is $1,079 and $953 respectively.

Can I save money by flying with a stopover from Auckland to Rarotonga?

The average price for all direct flights, flights with one stopover, and flights with two stopovers for the route found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
No, with an average price for the route of $1,120, prices are generally cheapest when you fly direct.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Auckland to Rarotonga?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Auckland to Rarotonga, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Auckland to Rarotonga, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 25 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Auckland to Rarotonga?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Auckland to Rarotonga found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for $558 on Jetstar, followed by Air New Zealand ($805). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as $285 on Jetstar and from $512 on Air New Zealand.

Which airlines fly direct between Auckland and Rarotonga?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Auckland to Rarotonga.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Auckland to Rarotonga. They are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. The cheapest airline for this route is Jetstar, with the best one-way deal found costing $280. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

How many flights are there between Auckland and Rarotonga per day?

Each day, there are between 1 and 4 nonstop flights that take off from Auckland and land in Rarotonga, with an average flight time of 3h 52m. The most common departure time is 16:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 16 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Wednesday, when 25% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Tuesday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Auckland and Rarotonga?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Auckland to Rarotonga take?

The duration of a direct flight to Rarotonga from Auckland is typically 3h 45m. The journey crosses a distance of 4,847 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Auckland to Rarotonga?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Auckland at 08:55 and will be landing in Rarotonga at 14:40.

What’s the latest departure time from Auckland to Rarotonga?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Auckland to Rarotonga jets off at 20:00 and lands at 01:55.

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Low season

March

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$285
Best time to beat the crowds (8% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (31% more expensive on average)
Flight from Auckland to Rarotonga

When to book flights from Auckland to Rarotonga

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Auckland to Rarotonga based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Auckland to Rarotonga

  • Is it possible to fly non-stop from Auckland to Rarotonga?

    Jetstar, Virgin and Air New Zealand are among the airlines that offer direct flights between Auckland and Rarotonga.

  • Can I do my duty free shopping once I land at Rarotonga?

    There are two duty free shops for you to choose from in the Arrivals section of Rarotonga Airport. A broad range of alcohol, tobacco and beauty products are available at CITC and SAVA stores. Be mindful that the limit on duty-free alcohol you are allowed to bring into the Cook Islands is 2 litres of wine/spirits or 4.5 litres of beer.

  • Are there any hotels located at Rarotonga Airport?

    There are no hotels located on the premises of the airport, however The Islander Hotel is the closest in proximity and is directly across the road from the airport terminal. A twin room with sea views and a king size bed is available from CI$ 280 (NZ$ 280) approx.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Auckland to Rarotonga?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Auckland to Rarotonga was $174 for a one-way ticket and $340 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Auckland to Rarotonga?

    The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Auckland to Rarotonga flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Auckland to Rarotonga?

    Star Alliance, oneworld, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Auckland and Rarotonga, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Auckland to Rarotonga?

    There are direct flights from Auckland to Rarotonga on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Auckland to Rarotonga, Air New Zealand or Jetstar?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Auckland to Rarotonga are Air New Zealand and Jetstar. With an average price for the route of $867 and an overall rating of 8.1, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Jetstar is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $608 and an overall rating of 6.7.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Auckland to Rarotonga?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Auckland to Rarotonga.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Auckland to Rarotonga?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Rarotonga from Auckland is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Auckland to Rarotonga?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Rarotonga with an airline and back to Auckland with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Auckland to Rarotonga?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Rarotonga from Auckland up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Auckland to Rarotonga

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $270 or less one-way and $623 or less round-trip.
  • Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is the largest airport serving the Cook Islands and welcomes the majority of international travellers. It not only serves the major island of Rarotonga but also serves as a gateway to other islands such as Aitutaki and Avarua.
  • Those travelling between Auckland (AKL) and Rarotonga with Jetstar should be aware that an inflight meal is not included. Plan ahead and make sure you eat before getting on the plane, or a pack a cold sealed meal to take with you. Keep in mind that Jetstar, along with all other airlines, does not allow customers to bring hot food onboard.
  • If you are planning to hire a rental car during your stay on the island of Rarotonga, it can be best to book in advance, so that you can pick it up once you get off the plane. A host of globally recognised rental companies including Avis, Budget and Hertz have offices located within the terminal of Rarotonga International Airport.
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Prefer to fly direct from Auckland Intl to Rarotonga?

Find which airlines fly direct from Auckland Intl to Rarotonga, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Auckland Intl to Rarotonga

Monday

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas Airways, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, +4 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas Airways, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, +4 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas Airways, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, +4 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

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Direct returns

Rarotonga to Auckland Intl

Monday

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas Airways, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, +4 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas Airways, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, +4 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas Airways, +3 more

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, +4 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, +2 more

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Top 3 airlines serving from Auckland to Rarotonga

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Auckland to Rarotonga. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Auckland to Rarotonga? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 572 reviews
8.4Boarding
7.6Food
8.7Crew
7.8Entertainment
8.1Comfort
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

2.0 MediocreAnonymous, May 2024AKL - YVR
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Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

The staff and crew on board were excellent. Business class however, was very weird. I thought we would have individual pods, but the way it was set up was unexpected. Not very private and If you wanted to lay down, you had to have an entire bed made up for you by the crew, rather than how Delta one works where you could just lie down whenever you feel like it. It was a 16 hour flight. I chose not to have my bed made, and that turned out to be a good idea because everybody who had their bed made had to wait for the crew to roll up their mattresses. So strange!

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

Flight was canceled due to technical issue shortly before the check-in counters opened. Passengers were rebooked on a flight three days later. Request to be accommodated on Air Tahiti Nui could not be processed. Customer service sorted out the refund after calling and being put on hold for almost an hour.

Carring crew, nice ambiance of the cabin, comfortable beds, good food well served. We liked everything.

The pilot tried to make up for lost time due to delays that were out of her control. She communicated the issues openly and clearly and made every effort to do what she could to alleviate issues.

Original plane sidelined. Had to wait an hour for replacement.

Generally good but there wasn’t any staff available when my luggage didn’t appear at baggage claim in Fresno. It took about half an hour to locate a staff member to open up the room where it was being kept.

All flights were on time and boarding was issue free

On time every leg of the journey and exceptional staff at counter, gate, and on board. I haven’t travelled in US for a long time and was genuinely surprised how pleasant this was.

Nice flight, nice crew but no cookie or napkin with my seltzer.

Your app is impossible to use. I couldn't load it. Then i couldn't open it. When i finally got both those things done -with much help -then i couldn't open the app to install a credit card. The upshot was 4 flights without access to food or drink. When i first tried to download united app some company called starlier opened instead and i would up signing up for some 49 dollar a month music service which i still have not been able to cancel.

Crew was not very helpful. They forgot to serve me coffee and had to wait for a long time.It looked as if they were not very happy with what they were doing.

The crew’s attitud was not good, only worried for pilot’s comfort, so I ask myself why do I pay so much for so less. The plane is old and broken. I will rey another airline

The leg space between me and the seat in front of me was excellent.

For a 22 minute flight all you expect is for it to be safe and comfortable

a constant reminder that you need to work harder so you can avoid this airline

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

The price difference/saving isn't sufficient to compensate the experience difference, don't recommend unless flight is under 3 hours. Huge queues for check in and the priority lane of other ailines blocked checked in Jetstar passengers from proceeding through to screening. Gate change to a "dungeon gate" that didn't have toilets in the vicinity. 45minute delay in boarding, no updates or explaination, let alone apology for any inconvenience. 1 scanner working for a full fight to board, no coordination. Loaded on to crowded buses to get on the plane in the middle of the tarmac, up stairs with no explaination. 4 bus trips. No system for boarding in sections. Over an hour late departing. Nothing complimentary, not even water or in-flight music. Pay wave not available and no cash sales. Staff onboard were friendly and professional.

Flight was delayed by 1 hour, we board then had to sit on the tarmac for another hour before take off. The flight was fine but again another delay with the baggage which took another hour to appear on the carousel.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Plane was late leaving darwin so we didn’t get home till 1130pm 2nd time in a fortnight that has happened. Hard when you have to work the next day

It may have been a result of earlier issues with a previous plane, causing delays, but the staff were not nearly as smiley as the previous Jetstar flight I was on. Also, they started boarding before the plane was empty...so we moved from one line into another line. They should have just waited until the plane was empty to avoid waiting in two lines.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Auckland to Rarotonga found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
23/11Sat
directJetstar
4h 00mAKL-RAR
$285
20/7Sat
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$372
18/7Thu
directJetstar
3h 55mAKL-RAR
$397
26/7Fri
1 stop
18h 35mAKL-RAR
$505
26/7Fri
directAir New Zealand
3h 45mAKL-RAR
$512
17/7Wed
1 stop
21h 25mAKL-RAR
$551
26/7Fri
2 stopsJetstar
22h 15mAKL-RAR
$695
17/7Wed
directAir New Zealand
3h 45mAKL-RAR
$699
26/7Fri
2 stops
16h 00mAKL-RAR
$708
23/11Sat
1 stopHawaiian Airlines
22h 00mAKL-RAR
$1,187

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Last minute flights from Auckland to Rarotonga

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Auckland to Rarotonga that are departing in the next 10 days.
15/7Mon
multi-stop
33h 45mAKL-RAR
24/7Wed
direct
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,284
15/7Mon
multi-stop
30h 45mAKL-RAR
23/7Tue
direct
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,484
15/7Mon
multi-stop
37h 10mAKL-RAR
22/7Mon
direct
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,573
15/7Mon
multi-stop
33h 45mAKL-RAR
24/7Wed
direct
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,578
15/7Mon
multi-stopJetstar
30h 45mAKL-RAR
24/7Wed
multi-stopJetstar
23h 20mRAR-AKL
$1,681
15/7Mon
direct
3h 45mAKL-RAR
24/7Wed
direct
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,686
15/7Mon
multi-stop
33h 45mAKL-RAR
23/7Tue
direct
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,693
15/7Mon
multi-stop
33h 45mAKL-RAR
24/7Wed
multi-stop
23h 20mRAR-AKL
$1,735
15/7Mon
directAir New Zealand
3h 45mAKL-RAR
23/7Tue
directAir New Zealand
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,788
15/7Mon
multi-stop
33h 45mAKL-RAR
22/7Mon
direct
4h 35mRAR-AKL
$1,902

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Auckland - Rarotonga Flights

Departure:

Auckland (AKL)New Zealand

Destination:

Rarotonga (RAR)Cook Islands

Return flight deals:

Rarotonga - Auckland

Cabin classes:

$1,535
$1,059
$331