The cheapest times to fly from RAR to DCA are
- January 29th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
- May 21st to June 3rd
- October 15th to November 25th
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 RAR to DCA is mid November. Prices can be as high as $7269 for Saturday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $1837 for Friday flights around mid November.
When to Fly to Washington
Flying from Avarua (RAR) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $2322 to $6474 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1837. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $7269. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5432 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4499 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAR to DCA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RAR to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the RAR to DCA flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Rarotonga. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.41, which is a bit above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DCA, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into RAR. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Washington, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Rarotonga. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $4190 (62%) 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 $2920. Return trip prices are from the DCA to RAR flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from RAR to DCA 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 8 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 RAR to DCA while comparing.
- 94 miles (151 km) away from DCA
- Usually 58.84% less expensive than DCA
- 2-layover flights available
- 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
- Usually 48.32% less expensive than DCA
- 1-layover flights available
- 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
- Usually 47.61% less expensive than DCA
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking RAR to DCA
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 RAR to DCA — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $1827
- Average savings: $2672 (59.39%)
- Price for both tickets: $1833
- Average savings: $2667 (59.27%)
- Price for both tickets: $1890
- Average savings: $2609 (57.99%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from RAR to DCA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Delta, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Rarotonga International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 6755 miles or 10871 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from RAR to DCA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAR to DCA flight is about 13 hour 8 minutes.
How many flights go between Avarua and Washington, DC?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from RAR to DCA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Rarotonga International Airport|
|Country||the Cook Islands|
|Destination airport name||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|Country||the United States|
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