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Looking for cheap airfare to Rarotonga? 25% of our users found tickets to Rarotonga for the following prices or less: From Auckland Intl $423 one-way - $535 round-trip
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High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from New Zealand is February.
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Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is the major travel hub for those travelling to the island of Rarotonga, as well as the greater Cook Islands region. The only other international airport for the Cook Islands is Aitutaki (AIT), where flights are less regular and considerably more expensive.
The distance between Rarotonga Airport and the downtown district is 3 km, however destinations all across the island can easily be reached by a short drive. Tikioki Beach is a popular resort destination on the opposite side of the island from the airport and can be reached within approximately 25 min.
You can find an ATM just after you pass through customs in the International Arrivals hall. The ATM will dispense New Zealand dollars, which is widely accepted across all of Rarotonga as well as the Cook Islands currency. The value of both currencies is equal and they are circulated throughout all of the Cook Islands.
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There are two duty-free shops which you can browse within the Arrival Terminal of Rarotonga Airport. The stores have an extensive range of liquor, local handcrafted gifts and souvenirs for you to choose from.
Pick up a rental car from either Avis or Polynesian Rentals and explore the breathtaking sights across the island at your own pace. Both companies have offices located within the Arrivals hall of Rarotonga Airport.
The majority of accommodation on the island is within the Avarua district and a taxi from the airport to the centre of town will cost CI$ 20 (≈NZ$ 20). It is recommended that you prearrange a driver to meet you, as taxis do not commonly wait at Rarotonga Airport for customers.
The flight route Auckland to Rarotonga was the most popular route on KAYAK over the last 3 days. A return flight could be found for $495. Also in the last 3 days, Christchurch was the most budget-friendly place to find a flight to Rarotonga with one-way tickets at $494 and $1,677 return.
In general from New Zealand, Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways fly the most to Rarotonga.
You’ll need to travel 1 km to reach the Rarotonga city centre from Rarotonga.
All flights to Rarotonga land at Rarotonga. The airport code is RAR,and it can also be referred to as Rarotonga or Rarotonga Intl.
On average, a flight to Rarotonga costs $1,228. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $233 and departed from Auckland Intl Airport.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Rarotonga is Monday. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Thursday.
The cheapest month for flights to Rarotonga is February. On the other hand, the most expensive months are January and November.
Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Rarotonga. Confirm policies on booking site.
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