The cheapest times to fly from RAR to MSP are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the weeks of February 5th, February 19th, March 12th, March 26th, and April 23rd)
  • 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 RAR to MSP is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $6504 for Tuesday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1941 for Friday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Avarua (RAR) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $2093 to $6336 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $2157. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $5603. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3446 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2888 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAR to MSP flight.

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

RAR to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAR to MSP 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 $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MSP, 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 $3680 (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 $2302. Return trip prices are from the MSP 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 MSP 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 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RAR to MSP

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 MSP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (RAR > SYD > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1757
  • Average savings: $1132 (39.18%)

See RAR to AKL flights

Hack #2: Auckland (RAR > AKL > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1773
  • Average savings: $1115 (38.61%)

See RAR to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1839
  • Average savings: $1050 (36.34%)

See RAR to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Rarotonga International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6188 miles or 9959 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAR to MSP flight is about 12 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Avarua and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 32 available flights from RAR to MSP.


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 MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


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