Cheap Flights To Rotorua (ROT)

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Cheap Flights to Rotorua from $58 One Way, $115 Round Trip

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Fly to Rotorua

Fly to Rotorua to see a place filled with lush forests, Maori culture and hot springs. Upon arriving, you'll be greeted by welcoming Kiwi (native New Zealanders), eager to show you why they're proud to call this region their home.


Rotorua sits on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua, where a beautiful lake cruise awaits you. You can also fish or take a boat out on one of the 17 other lakes in the area, or raft down the Kaituna River. Te Puia, Mitai Village, and Tamaki Village all cater to visitors hoping to see a traditional Maori war dance and sample authentic dishes. To learn more, just stop by the Rotorua Museum. The area is filled with geothermal activity, and a trip to the Living Maori Thermal Village of Whakarewarewa can help you understand how the natives adapted to their environment. If you want to take a dip, book a treatment at one of the thermal spas, or just breathe in the bubbling water and steamy air at Kuirau Park, a free park right by the city center.

Hints and tips

Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT) serves the community, and it sees flights coming in from Auckland, 140 miles north; Christchurch, 550 miles south; and Wellington, 280 miles south. Rotorua hosts an annual Bike Festival in February, drawing roughly 5,000 entrants. Highs in the summer are in the low 70s and in the low 50s in the winter.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Rotorua?
For up-to-the-minute flight information to Rotorua, take a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Find out if there are any travel advice reports and whether you’ll be required to quarantine when you touch down.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
The majority of airlines will make allowances for changes or cancellations due to COVID-19. To know for sure, read over your preferred carrier’s terms and conditions before booking. You can also head to our Customer Service Portal for lots of helpful info.
What is the best airport to fly to in Rotorua?
Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT) is the city’s only airport, so the only thing you’ll need to decide on will be the window seat or the aisle seat. The center of Rotorua is around 4 miles away and where many visitors start their adventure.
How much is a flight to Rotorua?
If you’re searching for flights back and forth, airfares fluctuated from $115 to $143 this past week. The lowest one-way price was $58, flying in from Auckland (AKL).
How to book the cheapest flight to Rotorua?
Using Orbitz, you’ll uncover some of the most affordable flight deals around from a big range of airlines. But if you want to boost your chances of snapping up cheap flights to Rotorua, here are a few pointers we think will help:

  • Depending on where you’re leaving from, choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival options). Oftentimes, other departure points offer better priced fares.
  • If you’re flexible with your travel plans, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. You’ll see the flight deals for the days either side of your selected departure. Fares often vary depending on what day of the week it is.
  • To fine tune your results, click on ‘Show options.’ You can search based on airlines, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. You can also select your preferred flight times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • The early bird gets the biggest savings, so book as soon as you’ve worked out your travel dates. The most affordable fares go like hotcakes and prices rise as the departure date nears.
  • Think about combining your hotels, flights and car rentals into an Orbitz package deal to stretch your budget even further.
  • If it’s an option, don’t fly in high seasons. Airfares soar during summer, school breaks and other vacation periods like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How long is a flight to Rotorua?
Your flight to Rotorua could be an hour or two or longer, depending on where you’re flying from. We’ve drawn up a list of three of the busiest domestic routes and flight times to give you some idea of what to expect:

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) to Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT) - 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) to Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT) - 40 minutes
  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) to Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT) - 1 hour and 45 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Rotorua?
Generally speaking, the cheapest month to book a seat is January. This is closely followed by February and August. When seeking a cheap flight to Rotorua, make sure you’re ready to book. Cheap deals appear suddenly and don’t stick around!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Rotorua?
Typically, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days of the week to book flights to Rotorua. If you’re looking for the best airfares, search across those days and you could land an excellent flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Rotorua?
Think about going early in the week if you want to score cheap flights to Rotorua. Orbitz data from 2020 indicates Monday is generally the most inexpensive day to take off, followed by Tuesday. Saturday was found to have the most expensive ticket prices. This is possibly because most passengers choose to begin their trip after a long working week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Rotorua?
We won’t keep you in suspense — according to Orbitz data, August is generally the cheapest month to fly. Ideal for those who want a weekend getaway or just an escape from it all before the weather turns. The costliest time to fly is the height of summer, with airfares at their highest in June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Things change, and your flight should be able to as well. That’s why Orbitz makes it a breeze to search for flights with no change fees and free cancellation. Simply enter your departure and arrival destinations and then choose “Filter by flexible change policies.” That’s what we call peace of mind!
What do I need for the flight to Rotorua?
It’s always smart to be ready for anything when going on a trip. Keep in mind the following pointers for a smooth, stress-free flight:

  • In all cases you’ll have to show proof of identification. How much? This depends on where you’re traveling to and from. When booking your flight, we suggest to put down the same name, gender and birth date as indicated on your government-issued ID.
  • Have some extra entertainment for your long trip to Rotorua. If you’ve had enough of watching that series on your phone, give your eyes a much-needed break from all that screen time and get stuck into a book.
  • Cabin temperatures can make you shiver. Bring an extra warm layer even if you’re traveling during the height of summer.

How many direct flights are there to Rotorua?
Every month, there are 17 direct flights into Rotorua. Air New Zealand is one airline that offers nonstop services to this destination.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Rotorua?
If you think a business or first-class ticket is beyond your grasp, think again. Here are a few practical tips to help you score a premium flight to Rotorua for less:

  • Flexibility is key. By being open to different travel dates, you’ll have a better chance of landing a deal on your airfares.
  • Budget airlines offer business-class seating at more affordable prices. Give the full-service carriers a miss and book with one of these cheaper options.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions (if available) or upgrade your ticket with your frequent flyer points.

How to get into Rotorua from the airport?
A Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT) car rental is an excellent way of traveling from ROT airport to downtown Rotorua. Pick up a ride from one of the main rental branches on-site, like Budget, Hertz or Europcar and then head southwest. You’ll need to drive about 4 miles before you reach the city center. Rotorua car rentals is another popular option situated downtown if you’d rather not drive right after you get off the plane.
What is the best time to go to Rotorua?
Make your way to Rotorua in the popular months of . As with most places in the Southern Hemisphere, the summer season here begins December 1. Think refreshing drinks, warmer days and more outdoor activities. At this time of year, daily temperatures normally range between 55undefined and 70undefined.
Travel tips for Rotorua

  • Step out in the downtown area and walk around the city’s big-name attractions. Polynesian Spa and Skyline Rotorua are a couple of favorites among travelers.
  • Also find time for the sights a short drive from Rotorua’s center. Find your way to Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti and experience another side of this wonderful destination.
  • When the time comes to discover other parts of Bay of Plenty Region, book a car rental and hit the road for Ohope. Awakeri is another worthwhile city with loads to do and see.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.