Check before leaving home that your accommodation provider has arranged airport transfers on your behalf – this should be your preferred option. Some properties include this in their rate, others will charge extra for the service.
Taxis and shuttle services are available at Rarotonga International Airport, but can sometimes be scarce at busy times and you might have to share your ride.
Look for the registered, privately operated green cabs at the taxi rank, as you exit the arrivals hall at the airport. Alternatively you can pre-book one before you leave home by emailing one of the companies listed below. Don’t forget to advise them of your date of arrival and flight number, plus the number of persons in your party. Expect to pay $15 to $20 per person.
Green taxis are also available 24/7 on Rarotonga and offer an excellent, friendly service.
Aitutaki also has shuttle/taxi services, although outer islands do not offer any.