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

The average price to go to Cook islands (Rarotonga island) from Melbourne airport is $ 1076 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 908 (in june) and $ 1432 (in april), which is a saving of $ 168 or a surplus of $ 357 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $803 to $856 and it is generally more economical to leave on a friday and return on a thursday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

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 Melbourne-Cook islands (Rarotonga island) plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 6234 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Cook islands (Rarotonga island) from Melbourne 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 june, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 908, saving $ 168 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 1076). Conversely, april will be the most expensive ($ 1432).

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

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 957 $ 1169 fair price
February$ 825 $ 920 good price
March$ 827 $ 1009 good price
April$ 1086 $ 1432 very high price
May$ 906 $ 1061 fair price
June$ 803 $ 908 very good price
July$ 841 $ 1012 good price
August$ 790 $ 976 good price
September$ 828 $ 1046 good price
October$ 846 $ 1087 fair price
November$ 846 $ 1003 good price
December$ 978 $ 1279 fair 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 Melbourne to Cook islands (Rarotonga island)

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Melbourne to Cook islands (Rarotonga island) range from $588 to $1659. 2% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $589 to $642), 1% at the maximum price (from $1605 to $1659). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $803 to $856 (16% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Melbourne->Cook islands flight

There are 3 companies that serve Melbourne from Cook islands (Rarotonga island) airport: Air New Zealand, Qantas and Jetstar.

Data analysis:

Of the 6234 flights analyzed in previous years, Air New Zealand was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (59% of the time) on the Melbourne->Cook islands route.

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Melbourne-Cook islands (Rarotonga island) flights departing on a friday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a friday as your departure date, you can save an average of $40. On the other hand, departing on a sunday may cost you an additional $151.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Cook islands (Rarotonga island) to Melbourne 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 $41. Conversely, departing from Cook islands (Rarotonga island) on a monday may cost you an additional $34.



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

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 9 to 10 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 Melbourne-Cook islands flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a monday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Melbourne to Cook islands (Rarotonga island), it is recommended to buy it 9 to 10 months before departure (it is then on average 904 $, which is a saving of 172 $ 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 (354 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Melbourne 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: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 1015 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 1142), 4 to 5 months ($ 1035)

February-
March-
April

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 1200 $)

Other interesting period(s): 4 to 5 months ($ 1269)

May

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 919 $)

Other interesting period(s): 5 to 6 months ($ 1001)

June

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 803 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 825)

July

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 823 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 947), 3 to 4 months ($ 826)

August

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 763 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 883)

September

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 801 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 989), 3 to 4 months ($ 880)

October

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 759 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 1001), 3 to 4 months ($ 871), 4 to 5 months ($ 807), 6 to 7 months ($ 793)

November

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 974 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 993)

December

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 1176 $)

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

Data analysis:

Statistically, monday is the day when plane tickets for Melbourne->Cook islands are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a monday, you will save $12. Conversely, by buying it on a tuesday, you may end up paying $21 more.




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