Cheap flights to New Mexico

30 May — 6 Jun1
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Which day is cheapest to fly to New Mexico?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to New Mexico. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

How long is the flight to New Mexico?

You can book flights to New Mexico from New Zealand from Auckland or Christchurch cities as these international airports serve passengers from all over the world.  Flights to New Mexico from New Zealand from either city take an average of 38-48h depending on the number of stops. Cheap flights to New Mexico take an average of 48h as you’ll have to go through 4 stops from Auckland Intl (AKL) through to Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) in Australia. You’ll then fly to Los Angeles (LAX) in California and finally to Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX),  Arizona. Next, take a 9h bus ride from Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Where can you get direct flights to New Mexico from?

Unfortunately, for now, direct flight deals to New Mexico are currently unavailable. However, you can use an alternative route that reduces your travel time by 9h. This is by flying from Auckland Intl (AKL) through to Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD), then to Tokyo Haneda (HND) in Japan.  Next, take a flight from Japan to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Texas. From here, you’ll fly directly to Albuquerque city. This option takes you through 5 stops, although it costs you almost double compared to the cheap flight. However, New Mexico flight deals are available if you have enough time to spare, you can choose the cheap option since its ideal for sightseeing. You will also enjoy the experience of the rich heritage and culture of the Indians along the way.

What is the best way to travel around New Mexico?

You can take a flight from the major airports in New Mexico, namely Albuquerque (ABQ), Santa Fe (SAF), and Rosewell Intl (ROW) to access various regions in the city. However, if you love taking trains, you can buy a USA Rail Pass, which gives you 15-30 days of unlimited travel on Amtrack. The pass is available via agents or online on their website. The train has stops in Gallup, Lamy, Grants, Raton, Las Vegas, and Albuquerque. Additionally, you can explore New Mexico via a bus ride in case you intend to be economical. The ride is offered by Greyhound, which is the sole nationwide bus line plying the area. However, the majority of people prefer Amtrak, which is cosier but offers the same rates. The ride pass is available online or via travel agents.

What are some things to do in New Mexico?

If you love expansive nature with great landscape with yellow and red cliffs, Ghost Ranch in New Mexico is the right place for you. The 21000 acres of towering rocks will leave you mesmerised. The beautiful scenery is ideal for hiking, horse riding, and kayaking, among other outdoor activities. The Valles Caldera sits on an 89000 acre National Preserve known for its 3 super volcanoes in the USA. The mountain valleys coupled with the large elk herds make it one of the few tourist attractions sites synonymous with both locals and tourists. Horse riding in awesome wave-like gypsum in the 275 square miles of White Sands desert sand creates one of the world’s natural wonders, comparable to the Arabic deserts. You will be treated to a rare sight thanks to the darkness and clarity of the New Mexico skies, which resemble the Beehive Star Cluster at night.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to New Mexico?

The USA Department of Homeland Security requires a valid passport for entry into the USA. Additionally, visitors from a select few countries including New Zealand enjoy a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) during their stay in New Mexico for 90 days.

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