|February||Best time to beat the crowds (11% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (16% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$606||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
United Airlines, Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Auckland Intl to Rarotonga. Confirm policies on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 3h 45m, covering a distance of 3014 km.
There are 4 (direct) flights between Auckland and Rarotonga per week, averaging 0 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($392) and Multiple Airlines ($594)
Air New Zealand flies once weekly (Saturday), United Airlines flies once weekly (Saturday), Virgin Atlantic flies once weekly (Saturday).
When flying out of Auckland you will be using Auckland Intl, often referred to as Auckland Airport. You will be landing at Rarotonga, also known as Rarotonga Airport.
Jetstar, Virgin and Air New Zealand are among the airlines that offer direct flights between Auckland and Rarotonga.
There are two duty free shops for you to choose from in the Arrivals section of Rarotonga Airport. A broad range of alcohol, tobacco and beauty products are available at CITC and SAVA stores. Be mindful that the limit on duty-free alcohol you are allowed to bring into the Cook Islands is 2 litres of wine/spirits or 4.5 litres of beer.
There are no hotels located on the premises of the airport, however The Islander Hotel is the closest in proximity and is directly across the road from the airport terminal. A twin room with sea views and a king size bed is available from CI$ 280 (NZ$ 280) approx.
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.
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 travellers know whether to wait or book now.
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.
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.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew always happy and polite."
Cons: "all travellers were polite this trip, which I’m sure was appreciated by the crew."
Pros: "no amazing crew and no warm and fuzzies"
Cons: "Pre bought meals and wasn't permitted hot chocolate for children. Eventually given and nothing said. On the journey over hot choc offered. Not a big deal. I think you fall down in customer service by not supplying a little like coffee and hot choc and a free snack. Possably will avoid flying Jetstar again. Service is paramount. And no entertainment available because it wasnt a long haul just a short haul though international. Mmmmm no to Jetstar i feel. I own a resort and i know what customer service must feel like."
Cons: "Flight was canceled."
Pros: "Seat not very wide"
Cons: "Screaming kids in business & just behind business"
Pros: "For that price it was a great flight"
Pros: "Comfotable flight, Good landing."
Cons: "Though one of the stewardess' was professional she was a little impersonal. That statement is a little harsh as she was very young. I am sure as she gains experience she will become great at what she does. Maybe a big smile would help when she addresses passages."
Pros: "I always worry about Jetstar, bad experiences in the past. Just glad me and my luggage got to where we were meant to be!"
Pros: "tons of leg room in emergency aisle + fast on/off loading of plane"
Cons: "weird boarding via bus that was kinda annoying"
Cons: "I cannot believe that when I put the table down I could not move & at 80 kg I was by no means the biggest person on that plane!!!!!"
Cons: "Boarding routine Space available"
Cons: "Cheaper checked bags"
Pros: "Nothing actually"
Cons: "Late departure, uncomfortable seats, rude staff"
Pros: "Efficient processes all round - check-in, boarding, disembarking, baggage collection, etc."
Pros: "on time, clean aircraft, efficient crew."
Cons: "Changed departure gate not announced. Auckland gate signs misleading."
Pros: "boarding has been delayed however there is poor communication between the staff regarding estimated of delay..."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Good seat. Good service."
Pros: "Less expensive flight"
Cons: "Charging for tea/coffee/water is over the top."
Pros: "The pilot made such a smooth landing, it was one of the best I’ve experienced."
Cons: "Probably just the delay and time management for boarding"
Pros: "Small plane but comfy leg space; friendly crew."
Cons: "Fight was 30 mins late!"
Pros: "Easy check in, bag drop and courteous staff"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "No food or water"
Pros: "Great crew/ boarding/flight in general , on time & efficient staff"
Cons: "The seats need to be wider spaced as my husband is 6 foot & spent the flight with his knees against the back of the seat in front... a little more room please"
Pros: "Crew, food and timelines"
Cons: "A metal bar was poking into my back from the seat (17D) - as if the padding had worn away and the seat frame exposed. Tray table had not been cleaned and was covered in crumbs"
Cons: "Was 3 hours late with no reason"
Pros: "Quick and comfortable. Arrived 30 mins ahead of schedule"
Cons: "Crew attitude"
Pros: "The price, the timing of the flights"
Cons: "Cheap thin seats squashed together means you can feel every time the person behind you moves. There were people yelling at each other because they were getting so annoyed by it."
Cons: "$120 bag fee!! Plane was late. Ticket line took over an hour. Paying bag fee was a separate line took one-half hour. Gate was changed had to move 1/4 mile."
Pros: "The trip was seamless for the most part."
Cons: "The jet star staff at the Auckland airport were rude when checking me and my bag in. Also both the domestic and international Auckland airports are awful."
Pros: "Italy a okay flight"
Cons: "Don't have WiFi connection"
Pros: "Great boarding process. Happy/smiling staff. Great experience overall."
Cons: "No onboard entertaibment but it is a budget airline on a short haul flight so...."
Pros: "Stormy weather made for a bumpy ride but that is no ones fault. Everything else as one would expect from a short flight"
Pros: "cost effective, good flight."
Pros: "I wasnt hungry"
Cons: "I declined as i wasnt hungry or yhisty"
Pros: "It was all on time. A good flight."
Pros: "First time flyer very good"
Pros: "On time departure/arrival"
Pros: "All very straightforward from boarding to landing. Pleasant and helpful crew. As comfortable as could be for a small plane."
Cons: "No entertainment available - although flight was only an hour so not really a big deal"
Cons: "Poor/no communication when flights were delayed, then cancelled, then delayed, then cancelled again! Resulted in waiting at the airport until after 12pm and very little of any sleep."
Pros: "the cost"
Cons: "the fact that my flight was pushed back. no big deal, but would have been nice if it was on time."
Pros: "Good price/value for money."
Cons: "Paperwork issues caused a 1 hour delay leaving Perth, could have been handled better."
Pros: "At least I got notification about delay right before going to the bed and did not have to wake up at 4 am"
Cons: "Flight status online at Jetstar website indicated on time departure, had to call to verify delay. Our boarding pass, issued at 2:30 pm still had 7:30 am boarding time. Flight was delayed because of airplane maintenance but we got no compensation, just $10 Australian voucher to use at the airport to buy food."
Pros: "The price, service, punctuality and the excellent service of all personal involved. Excellent service"
Cons: "A little de organized the boarding process but I have to say caused by passengers behavior, in addition some of the passengers didn't follow the luggage rule and nothing happened. I would like to suggest some information during the fligh. Where were be and what could we be seeing during our flight."
Pros: "Need to replace seat."
Cons: "Smell of sewage throughout flight."
Pros: "On time. No fuss. No frills. As per expectations."
Cons: "Lower standards for no-frills airlines. Slow check-in at AKL, make sure you arrive 3 hours before departure time."