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Christchurch to Rarotonga flight information

Flights arrive in Rarotonga
Flights depart from Christchurch
Flight price $745
Distance 3,559 km
Airlines Air New Zealand, Jetstar

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Low season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average price:
$885
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$823
or less return trip within
3 months
of travel is a good deal

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How long does a flight from Christchurch to Rarotonga take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 00m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($745) and Jetstar ($781)
Which airports will I be using when flying from Christchurch to Rarotonga?
When flying out of Christchurch you will be using Christchurch, often referred to as Christchurch Airport. You will be landing at Rarotonga, also known as Rarotonga Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga (return)

Airports
Origin
Christchurch
$745
only
$745
Destination
Rarotonga
$745
only
$745
Fri, 3 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
19h 30m
Wed, 8 Apr
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
7h 30m
Trip: 6 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: The seat was super uncomfortable and they switched out flights 3 times so the layovers were extremely long.

Cons: Not switching our flights three times and not accommodating us like we had originally paid for.

HLZ
CHC
Good 7.5

Pros: All good

Cons: It was very cold so the cabin could have been warmer

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing, very attentive.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Food in business class and more choice of movies

RAR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was great!

Thu, 2 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
9h 40m
Wed, 8 Apr
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
7h 30m
Trip: 7 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 4,523 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: They wouldnt let me board because they said I was 5 min late, yet I was 30 min before the flight. The internal Brisbane airport shuttle had a problem. They should have let me board because this was the airport’s fault. They charged me 75 extra dollars too. Very lame

SYD
AVV
Good 6.0

Pros: Nice crew inside the plane

Cons: It is outrageous the price for overweight cabin that was not even 10kg. Not food or entertainment included in ticket price. Even if it's a short flight, at least water to keep passengers hydrated should provide. Really uncomfortable with this situation.

DPS
MEL
Okay 4.3

Cons: Business class seats are too close together to accommodate recline. Results in a rude shock when the person in front of you reclines their seat.

SYD
DPS
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Seat not very wide

Cons: Screaming kids in business & just behind business

SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was amazing for the price I paid.

Cons: There could be better food/snack options but I can’t complain too much.

Thu, 20 Feb
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
15h 45m
Sun, 1 Mar
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
7h 25m
Trip: 11 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

Cons: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The food in Premium Economy was good and there are plenty of movies to choose from. The staff were lovely.

Cons: I had paid for Premium Economy and was seated in Row 30. The passengers were boarded up to row 28, then from to back of the plane forward then I was boarded with the last remaining passengers. That was not what I feel should have happened. I did not like the footrest on the seats.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Kind staff, long flight but the attendant were super kind

WRE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very prompt and efficient

AKL
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: One traveler was hit by car and injured prior to the trip. Could not get a refund from the airline.

Wed, 11 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
7h 00m
Wed, 18 Dec
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
10h 30m
Trip: 8 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
BNE
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad.

Cons: The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: The boarding was inconvenient. LAX has just been updated. Gerri g a bus out to the tarmac is something I expect in Africa. Can Air NZ move to a different terminal?

SFO
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful crew, excellent food, very comfortable!

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Food was delicious. They served dinner and breakfast. The flight was not crowded. I was able to sleep by stretching across 3 economy seats in my row.

Cons: It would be better if the armrests went up.

AKL
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: One traveler was hit by car and injured prior to the trip. Could not get a refund from the airline.

Sun, 8 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
15h 45m
Wed, 18 Dec
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
9h 30m
Trip: 11 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Staff friendly and helpful

Cons: My seat 57E could not be adjusted but half way through the flight was given another seat and managed to get some sleep. In our experience Air New Zealand is tops.

AKL
IAH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Food was delicious and warm. Water was provided throughout the flight. Entertainment was excellent.

Cons: There were large black box type items underneath certain seats which impacted personal item stowage and leg room.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Movies, texting other seats, requesting food and water from my screen

RAR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was great!

SFO
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful crew, excellent food, very comfortable!

Tue, 26 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
12h 30m
Sat, 30 Nov
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
21h 10m
$1,005
Trip: 5 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 4,523 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
SYD
SGN
Excellent 9.6

Cons: I prepaid for my meal and it was brought to me soon after I boarded about 4pm. I wasn’t hungry as I already had lunch. It would have been better to bring it for me at dinner time, Sydney time as that’s what my body clock was on. The last service was too close to landing.

AKL
CHC
Good 6.0

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.

SYD
NAN
Good 6.0

Pros: Left on time, arrived 10 min early

Cons: No hot food, limited selection.....which ran out quickly

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Delayed so long.

SYD
DPS
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Seat not very wide

Cons: Screaming kids in business & just behind business

Wed, 15 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
18h 40m
Wed, 22 Jan
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
21h 40m
Trip: 8 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
WRE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very prompt and efficient

MEL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Sat in business class pods. Best flights we’ve ever taken !

Cons: Nothing

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

YUL
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: wasn't able to incline my seat...

Cons: being able to incline my seat...

MEL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: I couldn’t get the seat to recline.

Mon, 13 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
18h 40m
Sat, 18 Jan
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
19h 10m
Trip: 6 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
APW
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were always friendly and just looks happy to do their job. Seat were comfortable enough for what I paid for

Cons: Breakfast

MEL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Sat in business class pods. Best flights we’ve ever taken !

Cons: Nothing

SFO
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful crew, excellent food, very comfortable!

AKL
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Their plane

Cons: Food

AKL
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Easy flight.

Sat, 2 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
11h 00m
Sat, 9 Nov
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
27h 30m
$1,151
Trip: 8 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 4,523 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
NPE
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Flight from Napier to Auckland was delayed

HNL
SYD
Okay 5.0

Pros: Efficient boarding and grateful for the spare seat with the baby on our lap. Crew was nice enough.

Cons: We waited for a $9 toastie for 25 minutes- and had to remind the crew to get it. Disappointed that they are so cheap the only free thing on a 10 hour flight was water- after paying for checked bags, one coffee, and one sandwich, the extras made them more expensive then other "non budget" airlines.

LST
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: late flights. Poor communication.

AKL
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exactly what we expected from a budget airline.

Cons: Dragging the luggage between international and domestic terminal wasn't fun.

OOL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was wider than I expected.

Cons: Old.

Sat, 23 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
RAR
Rarotonga
8h 10m
Sat, 30 Nov
RAR
Rarotonga
CHC
Christchurch
17h 40m
$1,241
Trip: 8 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
HNL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was great but the seats were not.

Cons: Roomier seats and meals should be served a little bit closer in between

YUL
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: wasn't able to incline my seat...

Cons: being able to incline my seat...

SFO
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful crew, excellent food, very comfortable!

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was polite, efficient and prompt

Cons: The food quality needs improvement!

TRG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super easy

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