The cheapest times to fly from ORD to RAR are

  • January 15th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • March 19th to June 24th
  • August 13th to September 9th
  • October 29th to November 18th

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 ORD to RAR is mid May. Prices can be as high as $7723 for Tuesday flights during mid December, or as low as $1052 for Friday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Rarotonga

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Avarua (RAR) will usually cost between $1326 to $3595 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 $1421. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3534. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2112 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1947 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to RAR flight.

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

ORD to RAR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to RAR flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays 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 $4714 (73%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1620. Return trip prices are from the RAR to ORD 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 ORD to RAR can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 22 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1578
  • Average savings: $369 (18.96%)

See ORD to AKL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1779
  • Average savings: $168 (8.61%)

See ORD to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1924
  • Average savings: $23 (1.16%)

See ORD to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD 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, American, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Rarotonga International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6322 miles or 10174 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to RAR flight is about 12 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Avarua?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from ORD to RAR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ORD
Origination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9

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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