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Rarotonga International Airport

Rarotonga International Airport (RAR)


Rarotonga International Airport is a few minutes from Avarua. It is the main entry point for those travelling to the Cook Islands. There are only a few airlines that offer flights to Rarotonga International Airport on the remote Cook Islands and, as such, the airport is generally quite quiet and a breeze to pass through. Most flights to the Cook Islands originate in Australasia, but there are some from as far afield as Los Angeles.


The airport is situated two miles (3km) west of Avarua.

Getting to the city

Hotel courtesy buses meet every flight, and public buses service the island; the bus stop is across the car park from the terminal. Taxis are also available.


Local time is GMT -10.

Car rental

Car rental is available and includes well-known companies such as Avis and Budget.


Facilities include a bureau de change and ATM, duty-free shopping, some small shops, and restaurants. Facilities for the disabled are also available.


Parking is available at the airport.

Departure Tax

The departure tax is included in international tickets.


Air New Zealand, Air Rarotonga and Jetstar Airways offer flights to Rarotonga International Airport.


WiFi is available at the airport.

Business Lounges

Business flyers wishing to catch up on some work at the airport can connect to WiFi.

Rarotonga International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.