The cheapest times to fly from RAR to PDX are

  • April 2nd to August 5th
  • October 8th to November 4th

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 PDX is early May. Prices can be as high as $8963 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $1159 for Friday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Portland

Flying from Avarua (RAR) to Portland, OR (PDX) will usually cost between $1454 to $8932 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1716. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $3568. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1852 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1940 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAR to PDX flight.

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

RAR to PDX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAR to PDX 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 $4771 (53%) 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 $1534. Return trip prices are from the PDX 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 PDX 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 17 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RAR to PDX

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 PDX — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1439
  • Average savings: $502 (25.85%)

See RAR to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1630
  • Average savings: $311 (16.01%)

See RAR to AKL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1725
  • Average savings: $215 (11.08%)

See RAR to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5171 miles or 8322 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAR to PDX flight is about 10 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Avarua and Portland, OR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from RAR to PDX.


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 PDX
Destination airport name Portland International Airport
City Portland, OR
Country the United States
Latitude 45.6
Longitude -122.6


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