The cheapest times to fly from RAR to LAX are

  • April 16th to June 24th
  • July 23rd to October 21st
  • November 12th 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 LAX is mid August. Prices can be as high as $7978 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $1267 for Saturday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Avarua (RAR) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1312 to $7649 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1477. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2880. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1403 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1567 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAR to LAX flight.

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

RAR to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAR to LAX flight is more expensive than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Rarotonga. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $2855 (45%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1354. Return trip prices are from the LAX 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 LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 25 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking RAR to LAX

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 LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1261
  • Average savings: $306 (19.53%)

See RAR to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1320
  • Average savings: $248 (15.79%)

See RAR to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Qantas, Sun Country Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Rarotonga International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4682 miles or 7535 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAR to LAX flight is about 9 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Avarua and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from RAR to LAX.


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 LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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