The cheapest times to fly from RAR to TPA are

  • January 1st to February 4th (except the weeks of January 8th and January 22nd)
  • February 19th to April 22nd
  • October 15th to December 2nd

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 TPA is mid April. Prices can be as high as $6381 for Tuesday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1596 for Sunday flights around mid April.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Avarua (RAR) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $1834 to $6381 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid April with an average ticket price of $1903. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $5637. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3734 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2801 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAR to TPA flight.

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

RAR to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAR to TPA 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 $0.28, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TPA, 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 $3927 (65%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2064. Return trip prices are from the TPA 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 TPA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 5 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RAR to TPA

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 TPA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1768
  • Average savings: $1033 (36.88%)

See RAR to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1832
  • Average savings: $969 (34.59%)

See RAR to AKL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1938
  • Average savings: $863 (30.81%)

See RAR to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Tampa International Airport to Rarotonga International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6171 miles or 9931 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAR to TPA flight is about 12 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Avarua and Tampa, FL?

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


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 TPA
Destination airport name Tampa International Airport
City Tampa, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28
Longitude -82.5


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