The cheapest times to fly from JFK to ROT are

  • January 29th to May 27th (except the weeks of March 12th and March 19th)
  • August 27th to November 11th (except the week of October 8th)

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 JFK to ROT is late May. Prices can be as high as $5181 for Friday flights during early July, or as low as $1134 for Monday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Rotorua

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Rotorua (ROT) will usually cost between $1276 to $4145 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $1266. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $3758. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2493 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1583 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to ROT flight.

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

JFK to ROT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to ROT flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ROT, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Rotorua, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $434 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1669. Return trip prices are from the ROT to JFK 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 JFK to ROT can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to ROT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Auckland International Airport (AKL) in Auckland

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from ROT
  • Usually 20.97% less expensive than ROT
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to AKL flights

Destination alternative #2: Taupo Airport (TUO) in Taupo

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from ROT
  • Usually 3.57% less expensive than ROT
  • 2-layover flights available

See JFK to TUO flights


Flight Hacking JFK to ROT

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 JFK to ROT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (JFK > AKL > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1317
  • Average savings: $266 (16.8%)

See JFK to AKL flights

Hack #2: Christchurch (JFK > CHC > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1506
  • Average savings: $77 (4.86%)

See JFK to CHC flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (JFK > LAX > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1529
  • Average savings: $55 (3.44%)

See JFK to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to ROT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Rotorua Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8790 miles or 14146 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to ROT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to ROT flight is about 16 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Rotorua?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from JFK to ROT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code ROT
Destination airport name Rotorua Airport
City Rotorua
Country New Zealand
Latitude -38.1
Longitude 176.3


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