There are 2 ways to get from Rarotonga to Tahiti by plane or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Moorea, carferry  •  19 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Rarotongo (RAR) to Moorea (MOZ) RAR - MOZ
  2. Take the carferry from Moorea to Papeete

$609 - $962

Cheapest option

Fly to Papeete  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Rarotongo (RAR) to Papeete (PPT) RAR - PPT

$310 - $1,900

Questions & Answers

The distance between Rarotonga and Tahiti is 1155 km.

It takes approximately 19 h 18 min to get from Rarotonga to Tahiti, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Rarotongo Airport to Moorea Airport. The quickest flight takes 16 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Air Tahiti offers flights from Rarotongo Airport to Moorea Airport.

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There are 138+ hotels available in Tahiti. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rarotonga to Rarotongo Airport is to drive which takes 4 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Rarotonga to Tahiti.
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  • Distance: 721.9 miles
  • Duration: 19 h 18 min

What companies run services between Rarotonga, Cook Islands and Tahiti, Îles du Vent, French Polynesia?

Air Tahiti flies from Avarua to Arue once a week.

Airlines
Air Tahiti
Website
airtahitinui.com
Flights from Rarotongo to Moorea via Papeete
Ave. Duration
17 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $950
Flights from Rarotongo to Moorea via Papeete, Bora Bora
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,300
Flights from Rarotongo to Papeete
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,300
Ferry operators
Aremiti
Phone
+689 40 50 57 57
Email
contact@aremiti.net
Website
aremiti.net
Car ferry from Moorea to Papeete
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
aremiti.net

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