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What is Spain like?

Spain is one of Europe's most popular countries for tourists. In Barcelona and Madrid it has 2 bustling cities full of art, culture and cosmopolitan influences. Ancient civilisations like the Moors and the Romans have had their say in the local architecture, while the country itself boasts towering cliffs, snowy mountains and scenic beaches.

Which airlines fly to Spain?

Although there are no direct flights from New Zealand to Europe, it's possible to get to Spain with 1 or 2 stops from Auckland and other airports across the country.

Air New Zealand offers this journey in collaboration with other airlines, but if you prefer to stick with 1 carrier the whole way, you can book a ticket with the likes of:

How long is the flight to Spain?

Barcelona El-Prat Airport

Auckland to Barcelona

27 hours 10 minutes (1 stop)

Christchurch to Barcelona

29 hours 45 minutes (2 stops)

Queenstown to Barcelona

27 hours 45 minutes (2 stops)

Wellington to Barcelona

29 hours 40 minutes (2 stops)

Madrid Barajas Airport

Auckland to Madrid

27 hours 25 minutes (1 stop)

Christchurch to Madrid

29 hours 40 minutes (2 stops)

Queenstown to Madrid

30 hours 30 minutes (2 stops)

Wellington to Madrid

29 hours 55 minutes (2 stops)

What is the best time to visit Spain?

Spain's warmest months are July and August, which is a great time to visit the beach resorts and islands. It can get a bit too hot inland though, with locals closing shops and cafes during the afternoon for their daily siestas.

Winter is a lot quieter and is generally a cheaper time to visit. In the north, there's a good chance of experiencing a white Christmas.

Do I need a visa for Spain?

No. Spain is part of the Schengen zone, so New Zealand passport holders can visit for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without the need for a visa.

How expensive is Spain?

Spain and New Zealand have similar prices for many items, although you may find that eating out is pricier in the European country. To counteract this, bottles of wine and beer tend to be a few dollars cheaper than in NZ.

Spain uses the euro.

Useful tips about Spain

Like most of Western Europe, Spain is considered a safe area to visit.

Want to see more of the world on your trip? Find out more about booking a round-the-world ticket.

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Please note: all information is correct as of December, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.