The cheapest times to fly from LAX to RAR are

  • February 5th to June 24th
  • August 20th to September 2nd
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 LAX to RAR is mid May. Prices can be as high as $2651 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $1010 for Saturday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Rarotonga

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Avarua (RAR) will usually cost between $1149 to $2196 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1410. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2370. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $960 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1703 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to RAR flight.

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

LAX to RAR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to RAR flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $2855 (45%) 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 $1277. Return trip prices are from the RAR to LAX 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 LAX to RAR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 25 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to RAR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1289
  • Average savings: $414 (24.31%)

See LAX to AKL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1481
  • Average savings: $223 (13.07%)

See LAX to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Rarotonga International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4682 miles or 7535 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to RAR flight is about 9 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Avarua?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from LAX to RAR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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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