The cheapest times to fly from LGA to RAR are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • July 30th to December 16th

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 LGA to RAR is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $12200 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $1081 for Saturday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Rarotonga

Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to Avarua (RAR) will usually cost between $1193 to $4341 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $1556. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $4409. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2854 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2120 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGA to RAR flight.

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

LGA to RAR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGA to RAR 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 $0.19, 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 LGA. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Rarotonga, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $3456 (35%) 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 $1858. Return trip prices are from the RAR to LGA 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 LGA 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 13 hour 30 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1720
  • Average savings: $400 (18.87%)

See LGA to AKL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1897
  • Average savings: $224 (10.54%)

See LGA to SYD flights

Hack #3: Richmond, VA (LGA > RIC > RAR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1979
  • Average savings: $142 (6.67%)

See LGA to RIC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6958 miles or 11198 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA to RAR flight is about 13 hour 30 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from LGA to RAR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LGA
Origination airport name LaGuardia Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -73.9

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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