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Billund is a small town in Denmark, just short 3-hour train ride away from Copenhagen. Billund Denmark is home to the first and original Legoland Theme Park. Billund is also well known for Lego House and Lalandia water park resort. All these make Billund a great place to take your kids on family vacation. Most people visit Copenhagen and then take the train to Billund, however flying into Billund is also an option because they have the second largest airport in Denmark.
The kids are huge Lego fans, and so am I, so I knew a trip to Denmark would not be complete without visiting Billund with the kids. With that in mind, I made plans for us to spend 2 days there.
When Is The Best Time To Visit Billund, Denmark
If you’re heading to Billund to visit amusements parks as well as the waterpark, then summer time will be the best time to visit. However if you’re visiting just for Legoland and Lego House, as well as museums which are indoor, then anytime is a good time to visit. When visiting Denmark in the Winter with kids make sure to dress appropriately for the weather because it does get very cold. We visited Billund in October and it was cold. Coming from California, our perception of cold will vary though. The weather was in the high 50’s.
How To Get To Billund
Train From Copenhagen to Billund
The easiest way to get to Billund from Copenhagen is by train. The train is just under 3 hours, consists of a 2-hour train ride and a 40-minute bus ride and cost $110 for 2 adults – 2 kids ride free per paying adult. The best route from Copenhagen to Billund will be to take the ICL from Copenhagen Central Station to Vejle, walk about 4 minutes and then take the bus from Vejle Trafikcenter to Legoland Billund Resort which is about a 5-10-minute walk.
Pro Tip: Book your train seats ahead of time! We did not do this, so unfortunately the cabin we were in got separated and we continued to another city while our luggage went somewhere else. It was such a hassle getting our luggage bag and it took us over 7 hours to get from Copenhagen to Billund. Crazy but a great learning experience also.
Fly Into Billund Airport, Denmark
Billund Airport is the second largest airport in Denmark. When we left Billund, we flew out of the Billund Airport to London. If Billund is your main destination, then flying into Billund is the way to go.
- Driving In Denmark: You can rent a car and drive from anywhere in Europe to Billund. We met lots of family that had driven from Poland and other parks of Europe.
- Taking A Taxi In Denmark: You can take a taxi to Billund, however it will be very expensive so I do not recommend it at all. Taxis in Denmark is very expensive.
How To Get Around Billund
Bus: We took the bus to every place we needed to go to with no issues. You can pay for your buss fare with cash or with a credit card.
Pro Tip: The bus system in Billund is great! Make sure you have Google maps to helps you navigate to where you want to go to. If not, everyone speaks English so you can always ask.
Where To Stay In Billund With Kids
Billund is expensive, however not as expensive Copenhagen, whew! We spent 2 nights in Billund and stayed in two different places.
Legoland Pirates’ Inn Motel
I wanted the kids to experience staying on one of the Legoland Properties. I knew they would enjoy it especially because they love Legos, however I knew this would come with a high price tag. I searched for Legoland rooms on TripAdvisor which led me to book on Booking as it was the website offering the best deal. I booked one night in a room that sleeps 6, it also included fee breakfast for $242. This was perfect because it is expensive to eat out in Denmark and our room had no kitchen for us to cook any meals.
Legoland Denmark is huge and has several other places to stay. They are all walking distance from each other.
- Legoland Holiday Village: This place consists of the following below.
- Hotel Legoland: This is the actual Legoland Hotel, however it more expensive as it is less than a 2 minute walk from the Legoland Theme Park. I snapped this photo below as we were walking around Legoland. Although expensive, it is very convenient.
We spent our second night in Danhostel Grindsted-Billund. It was not as close to Legoland, but it didn’t matter because it was much cheaper and just a 20-minute bus ride away. Again, I booked this hotel on TripAdvisor and it cost $135. It had a communal kitchen where we cooked meals, a play area for kids and a spacious room. There were several other families here.
Other Places To Stay Near Legoland With Kids
- Lalandia Resort – This resort is very popular with families because it has a water park.
- Hotel Propellen
- Hotel Svanen
- REFBORG Hotel Billund
- Zleep Hotel Billund
- Lillevang Apartments
- Bolding Apartments
Pro Tip: Use TripAdvisor to book your hotels. You can read reviews from people who have stayed there and see actual pictures from travelers. TripAdvisor will also lead you to the cheapest place to book the accommodation you are looking for such as Booking, Hotels.com, Expedia and even Agoda.
Things To Do In Billund With Kids
Legoland Theme Park
Legoland is one of our favorite theme parks. Although the rides are the same at all the parks we’ve been to, it is always exciting for the kids and I. We spent an entire day here and even when they closed the kids still did not want to leave. Ticket cost $55 for kids 3-12 an $58 for kids 13 and up. You can save some money if you purchase your tickets in advance online at least 7 days before your trip. There are so many rides at Lego Land, and this amusement park is perfect for kids of all ages, adults as well.
Other Legoland Theme Parks we have been to:
Lego House Billund
The Lego House in Billund is fairly new, as they were celebrating their one-year anniversary the day we visited and had cake for everyone there. The bottom floor is free and has 2 restaurants and Lego Shop. The top floors are were the Experience Zones are and you have to pay to go up there, and it is absolutely worth it. I had so much fun I did not want to leave the Lego House. My favorite part was the Lego pit!! The kids loved everything, especially being able to build with all types and sorts of Legos. I plan to go back to Billund just so I can visit the Lego House again.
Pro Tip: Buy your tickets online to save money! Tickets cost $35 for kids aged 3 and up. Free for kids under 2. It is even cheaper if you combine and purchase Lego Land and Lego House tickets together online.
Other Things To Do In Billund With Kids
- Givskud Zoo
- Lalandia Billund
- Sculpturepark Billund
- Karensminde Agricultural Museum
- Lego Factory Tour
- Billund on bike
Where To Eat In Billund With Kids
Lalandia Espresso House – they also have a play area right outside.
Legoland Holiday Village Restaurant – the kids loved being able to serve themselves.
Things To Know About Billund
- People are very friendly, nice and helpful.
- Book your Legoland and Lego House tickets in advance and save money.
- We visited Lego House on the day that we were flying out and they had a locker bug enough to store all our luggage which was perfect.
- Eating in Denmark is expensive, so make sure to get a place with a kitchen so that you can cook meals and prep picnic meals for snacks in between.
Billund Travel Costs
Legoland Pirates’ Inn Motel – $242
Danhostel Grindsted-Billund – $135
Train Ticket – $110
Bus Ticket – $30
Entertainment – (Thank you to Legoland & Lego House for providing these tickets for our family)
Legoland Theme Park – $300
Lego House Billund – $180
Billund Pizza Steakhouse – $90
Legoland Holiday Village Restaurant – $120
Snacks – $40
Total For 2 Days: $767 (If we had paid for Lego tickets our total would have been $1247)
What other countries did we visit on this trip?
- United Kingdom
Booking Your Trip To Denmark – Tips & Tricks
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Top Travel With Kids Tips
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