The cheapest times to fly from RAR to MCI are

  • January 1st to March 11th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 9th to June 3rd
  • October 22nd to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 29th and 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 RAR to MCI is late October. Prices can be as high as $6517 for Tuesday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1480 for Friday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Kansas City

Flying from Avarua (RAR) to Kansas City, MO (MCI) will usually cost between $1675 to $4915 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1700. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $5013. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3313 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2241 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAR to MCI flight.

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

RAR to MCI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAR to MCI flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Rarotonga. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MCI, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into RAR. 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 $3439 (61%) 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 $1987. Return trip prices are from the MCI to RAR 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 RAR to MCI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RAR to MCI

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 MCI — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1705
  • Average savings: $536 (23.92%)

See RAR to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1763
  • Average savings: $478 (21.33%)

See RAR to AKL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1799
  • Average savings: $443 (19.75%)

See RAR to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Kansas City International Airport to Rarotonga International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5921 miles or 9529 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAR to MCI flight is about 11 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Avarua and Kansas City, MO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from RAR to MCI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RAR
Origination airport name Rarotonga International Airport
City Avarua
Country the Cook Islands
Latitude -21.2
Longitude -159.8

Return Airport

Destination code MCI
Destination airport name Kansas City International Airport
City Kansas City, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.3
Longitude -94.7


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