The cheapest times to fly from RAR to SYD are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • May 7th to June 24th
  • July 23rd to September 9th (except the week of August 27th)
  • October 29th to December 2nd (except the week of November 12th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from RAR to SYD is early August. Prices can be as high as $1793 for Wednesday flights during early January, or as low as $403 for Tuesday flights around early August.


When to Fly to Sydney

Flying from Avarua (RAR) to Sydney (SYD) will usually cost between $422 to $873 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $496. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1036. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $540 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $636 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAR to SYD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RAR to SYD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

RAR to SYD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAR to SYD flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Rarotonga. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $186 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $555. Return trip prices are from the SYD to RAR flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RAR to SYD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 33 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking RAR to SYD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from RAR to SYD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (RAR > AKL > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $631
  • Average savings: $6 (0.86%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RAR to SYD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sydney International Airport to Rarotonga International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3097 miles or 4984 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RAR to SYD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAR to SYD flight is about 6 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Avarua and Sydney?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from RAR to SYD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RAR
Origination airport name Rarotonga International Airport
City Avarua
Country the Cook Islands
Latitude -21.2
Longitude -159.8

Return Airport

Destination code SYD
Destination airport name Sydney International Airport
City Sydney
Country Australia
Latitude -33.9
Longitude 151.2


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