If you’re looking to fly from New Zealand to Benidorm, Spain, then there are plenty of options available to Alicante–Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport (ALC) with most flight times ranging from 32h 35min to 40h 35min, depending on where your flight departs. When flying from Auckland Airport (AKL), one of the quicker transit times is roughly 32h 35min, but most flights take around 35h in total, some even up to 51h with additional layovers. From Christchurch Airport (CHC), you can grab a flight that takes about 36h, but most that are available take 40h or more. From Wellington Airport (WLG), flight times can range from 38h 30min to 58h with additional layovers.
Unfortunately, direct flights from New Zealand to Benidorm are not currently available; however, you can find some decent deals through Cheapflights for flights including layovers. For Benidorm flight deals flying from Auckland, the cheaper deals have much longer transit times, up to 57h, via layover airports such as Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL), Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Barcelona El-Prat Airport (BCN). A quicker flight from Auckland is about 32h 35min with layovers at Singapore Airport (SIN), Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) and Zurich Airport (ZRH). From Wellington, you can fly via Auckland (average layover 2h 20min), Singapore (2h 55min) and Frankfurt (5h 50min), with a total flight time of about 38h 30min. From Christchurch, you can fly with layovers in Singapore and Zurich, with a total flight time of roughly 36h.
To get from Alicante Airport, Alicante, to the city centre, there are a few options available. A cheap option is to grab a coach with the company called Alsa to Benidorm. Single tickets cost around € 9.80 (NZ$ 17) for adults and € 6.90 (NZ$ 12) for children, while the journey takes around 45min. There are also airport taxis available to Benidorm, but these can be expensive; you’re likely to be charged about € 75 (NZ$ 128) for the one-way trip. Alternatively, you can hire a car from the car hire companies located at the airport.
Benidorm is well known for its nightlife, beach life and rocky coves, like that of Cala Tio Ximo, a tranquil cove beach with a rocky face, clear waters and great views. You also have Levante Beach for a spot of sunbathing and Tapas Alley for a night of drinks, tapas and music. If you’re travelling with children, there’s also plenty to do, like visiting Terra Natura, a zoo and theme park; you also have Aqualandia, an outdoor water park for the whole family to enjoy, and Terra Mitica theme park, if you want to ride rollercoasters in the sunshine. For those adventurous travellers, you can hike up to La Cruz de Benidorm or enjoy some scenic mountain biking routes.
If you’re travelling from New Zealand to Benidorm, Spain, then you must present a valid passport at the airport; your passport must also be valid for at least three months. For New Zealand citizens, you must apply for the Spanish ETIAS Visa Waiver to travel. You can apply for it online prior to your travel dates; it takes 10-15min to complete the online application, with approval usually being received in a matter of minutes.