The cheapest times to fly from CLT to RAR are

  • January 8th to February 11th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • April 9th to April 29th
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • July 30th to November 25th (except the weeks of September 17th, October 8th, October 15th, and 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 CLT to RAR is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $8792 for Friday flights during late March, or as low as $1372 for Saturday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Rarotonga

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Avarua (RAR) will usually cost between $1461 to $8165 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $3263. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $4850. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1588 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2236 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to RAR flight.

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

CLT to RAR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to RAR flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RAR, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into CLT. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Rarotonga, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Charlotte. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $3260 (41%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1900. Return trip prices are from the RAR to CLT 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 CLT to RAR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CLT to RAR

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 CLT to RAR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1719
  • Average savings: $518 (23.14%)

See CLT to AKL flights

Hack #2: Sydney (CLT > SYD > RAR)

  • Price for both tickets: $2077
  • Average savings: $160 (7.13%)

See CLT to SYD flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (CLT > LAX > RAR)

  • Price for both tickets: $2089
  • Average savings: $147 (6.57%)

See CLT to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Delta, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Rarotonga International Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6460 miles or 10396 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to RAR flight is about 12 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Avarua?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from CLT to RAR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

Return Airport

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


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