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|Destination Airport IATA Code||BLL|
|Destination City Name||Billund|
The Danish town of Billund is the birthplace of Lego and home to Legoland. Those little bricks have turned this small town into the nation’s second-biggest tourist attraction after Copenhagen – and even if you don’t do Lego there are plenty of other attractions, including museums, a zoo and the Jutland countryside.
Legoland is open from late March to early November and attracts almost two million visitors a year. The town is much quieter during the close season when temperatures drop below zero and there is snow on the ground.
The summer months from May to August are the busiest, with temperatures above 20°C, although there is always the chance of rain. The driest months are in spring, which is a good time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.
Even during peak season, it is possible to find cheap flights to Billund if you plan ahead and are flexible with your dates.
There are year-round flights from Manchester and London but using the ‘Nearby airports’ option allows you to find connecting routes to Billund from different departure points in the UK.
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Optimal flight times from the UK to Billund include:
Like many things in Billund the town’s airport, one mile outside the town, exists thanks to Lego. It was established by the company in the 1960s and now handles more than three million passengers a year.
The airport has plenty of shops, restaurants and proudly boasts one of the world’s best lounges, the King Amlet Lounge. There are also Lego-related displays, free table football and local artworks.
Airlines that fly from the UK to Billund include:
From the airport there are several bus routes to Billund and other cities. Several major car rental firms have desks at the airport.
During the summer there is a free shuttle bus, which takes in Legoland and also heads to the airport.
It is possible to hire bikes and explore on two wheels. Hiring a car is a good option if you want to get out into the countryside.
The town’s ubiquitous theme-park is just north of the town, and Legoland is the reason most people visit. There are roller-coasters, water rides, children’s rides, various Lego-themed shows and areas dedicated to different Lego products. Consider buying a two-day pass, and book tickets online to avoid queues. You can also visit the Lego factory and the Lego House (which is open all year round).
If you tire of the models, Givskud Zoo is home to real animals, including lions and gorillas.
Lalandia water park is Scandinavia’s biggest water park and another big draw for families. The Aquadome, as it is known, has plenty of exciting rides and you can also ski and skate in Winterworld.
Don’t let the Lego blind you to the other attractions Billund has to offer. There are museums and great cycling and hiking outside the town.
Be aware that Billund is a magnet for families and children. If kids aren’t your cup of tea consider when to plan your trip.