The cheapest times to fly from RAR to SEA are

  • January 8th to January 28th
  • February 19th to June 10th (except the weeks of March 19th, March 26th, and April 16th)
  • June 25th to July 15th
  • October 8th to October 28th (except the week of October 15th)

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 SEA is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $8972 for Thursday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $1332 for Friday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Seattle

Flying from Avarua (RAR) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $1438 to $7471 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1698. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $3821. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2123 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1959 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAR to SEA flight.

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

RAR to SEA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAR to SEA 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 $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $2991 (57%) 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 $1501. Return trip prices are from the SEA 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 SEA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 29 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 SEA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Portland International Airport (PDX) in Portland, OR

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from SEA
  • Usually 0.97% less expensive than SEA
  • 1-layover flights available

See RAR to PDX flights


Flight Hacking RAR to SEA

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 SEA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1445
  • Average savings: $514 (26.24%)

See RAR to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1558
  • Average savings: $402 (20.5%)

See RAR to AKL flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (RAR > SFO > SEA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1730
  • Average savings: $230 (11.72%)

See RAR to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to Rarotonga International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5283 miles or 8502 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAR to SEA flight is about 10 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Avarua and Seattle, WA?

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


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 SEA
Destination airport name Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
City Seattle, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -122.3


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