Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Cook islands (Rarotonga island) (from: Auckland)

The average price to go to Cook islands (Rarotonga island) from Auckland airport is $ 633 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 495 (in february) and $ 791 (in october), which is a saving of $ 138 or a surplus of $ 158 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all the prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $435 to $489 and that it is generally more economical to leave on a thursday and return on a thursday on a direct flight.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Cook islands (Rarotonga island) before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your Auckland-Cook islands (Rarotonga island) plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 29315 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Cook islands (Rarotonga island) from Auckland and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in february, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 495, saving $ 138 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 633). Conversely, october will be the most expensive ($ 791).

Flight Auckland-Cook islands (Rarotonga island): when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 517 $ 659 fair price
February$ 449 $ 495 very good price
March$ 443 $ 530 good price
April$ 558 $ 676 fair price
May$ 444 $ 536 good price
June$ 389 $ 497 good price
July$ 491 $ 633 fair price
August$ 457 $ 671 fair price
September$ 495 $ 677 fair price
October$ 595 $ 791 very high price
November$ 490 $ 644 fair price
December$ 620 $ 780 high price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from Auckland to Cook islands (Rarotonga island)

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Auckland to Cook islands (Rarotonga island) range from $271 to $1140. 4% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $272 to $326), 1% at the maximum price (from $1086 to $1140). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $489 to $543 (12% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Auckland->Cook islands flight

There are 2 companies that serve Auckland from Cook islands (Rarotonga island) airport: Jetstar and Air New Zealand.

Data analysis:

Of the 29315 flights analyzed in previous years, Jetstar was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (57% of the time) on the Auckland->Cook islands route.

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Auckland-Cook islands (Rarotonga island) flights departing on a thursday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a thursday as your departure date, you can save an average of $66. On the other hand, departing on a friday may cost you an additional $177.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Cook islands (Rarotonga island) to Auckland departing on a thursday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a thursday for your return date, you will save an average of $44. Conversely, departing from Cook islands (Rarotonga island) on a sunday may cost you an additional $81.



When to book your flight Auckland - Cook islands (Rarotonga island) to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 11 to 12 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 0 to 1 month in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a Auckland-Cook islands flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a wednesday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Auckland to Cook islands (Rarotonga island), it is recommended to buy it 11 to 12 months before departure (it is then on average 555 $, which is a saving of 78 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 0 to 1 month in advance, you will pay the full price (162 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Auckland to Cook islands (Rarotonga island) flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 556 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 600), 2 to 3 months ($ 656)

February

Best time: 7 to 8 months before departure (average price: 460 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 484), 5 to 6 months ($ 471), 6 to 7 months ($ 495)

March

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 480 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 498), 3 to 4 months ($ 513), 4 to 5 months ($ 523), 5 to 6 months ($ 510), 8 to 9 months ($ 506)

April

Best time: 10 to 11 months before departure (average price: 485 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 613), 4 to 5 months ($ 613), 5 to 6 months ($ 667)

May

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 484 $)

Other interesting period(s): 0 to 1 month ($ 497), 1 to 2 months ($ 515), 2 to 3 months ($ 535), 5 to 6 months ($ 526), 8 to 9 months ($ 535), 9 to 10 months ($ 531)

June

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 361 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 380), 3 to 4 months ($ 393)

July

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 450 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 506), 3 to 4 months ($ 457), 4 to 5 months ($ 457), 10 to 11 months ($ 612)

August

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 382 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 543), 3 to 4 months ($ 435), 4 to 5 months ($ 398), 8 to 9 months ($ 525), 9 to 10 months ($ 489)

September

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 395 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 457), 4 to 5 months ($ 404), 8 to 9 months ($ 535), 9 to 10 months ($ 539), 10 to 11 months ($ 568)

October

Best time: 7 to 8 months before departure (average price: 435 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 768), 4 to 5 months ($ 568), 5 to 6 months ($ 525), 6 to 7 months ($ 448), 10 to 11 months ($ 582), 11 to 12 months ($ 557)

November

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 390 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 578), 5 to 6 months ($ 443), 7 to 8 months ($ 395), 11 to 12 months ($ 514)

December

Best time: 7 to 8 months before departure (average price: 490 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 723), 5 to 6 months ($ 771), 6 to 7 months ($ 657), 8 to 9 months ($ 511)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, wednesday is the day when plane tickets for Auckland->Cook islands are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a wednesday, you will save $16. Conversely, by buying it on a sunday, you may end up paying $22 more.




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