In the books, apparition is described as a process when you disappear in one place and immediately reappear in another. In Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie, it is displayed as a very fast flight (like hyperspace travel in Star Wars), but still a process that takes time. Is there any canon information that resolves this ambiguity?
Apparition works quite differently in the books and in the movies. In the books, it is essentially teleportation with only a few seconds of "nothingness" followed by instantly arriving at your destination.
Harry felt Dumbledore’s arm twist away from him and redoubled his grip; the next thing he knew, everything went black; he was being pressed very hard from all directions; he could not breathe, there were iron bands tightening around his chest; his eyeballs were being forced back into his head; his eardrums were being pushed deeper into his skull and then —
He gulped great lungfulls of cold night air and opened his streaming eyes. He felt as though he had just been forced through a very tight rubber tube. It was a few seconds before he realized that Privet Drive had vanished.
But at other times (aka, whenever the filmmakers decide that it would look cool), the wizard (usually a Death Eater) turns into a column of smoke that travels quickly through the air and can interact with the physical world.
So it basically depends in the movies. Apparation is teleportation, except for those times where it isn't.