Billund

Do you need a car in Billund?

Should you rent a car in Billund Denmark > Billund

Billund Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings

Why should you rent a car in Billund?

In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Billund?

Billund Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

10%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€80

 #63/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

 

 €140

73/300

 

Free parking score

Total 55 - of which 44 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

80%

#15/300

 

In and around Billund

  • Billund has no railway station, so if you don’t rent a car, you will have to take a bus to get anywhere.
  • Buses from Billund are generally slow and irregular.
  • Legoland might be Billund’s most famous attraction, but that will probably only keep you occupied for a day. Even though there are other summer attractions in Billund, a rental car is going to make it much easier to explore the rest of the Jutland peninsular.
  • Visit nearby Vejle, and enjoy its stunning modern architecture and shopping facilities, which include a great mix of old and new.
  • Rent a car to access the many golf courses which are available around Billund.

Beyond Billund

  • Rent a car in Billund and drive to other cities in Western Denmark, such as Aalborg, Arhus, Esbjerg and Odense.
  • A car is ideal to explore the coastal areas in the West of Jutland, including Ringkobing Fjord and Nissum Fjord – although these fjords are shallow, and nothing like as spectacular as the fjords in Norway.
  • Enjoy the white sandy beaches on Denmark’s west coast.
  • Visit the Jelling Stones, and learn about the legend of Harald Bluetooth. Bluetooth is strongly identified with the creation of Denmark as a nation state and making warring tribes speak to each other, hence the origin of the Bluetooth mobile networking system.
  • Flights to Billund are often much cheaper than flights to Copenhagen, as Billund is a major Ryanair base, and Copenhagen airport has traditionally been associated with high cost airlines, especially as Ryanair no longer operate flights into nearby Malmö, Sweden.
  • Billund might not be much of an alternative to Copenhagen for a short weekend break, but flying into Billund as an alternative to Copenhagen and picking up a rental car at Billund airport will certainly give you many more options for exploring Denmark as a whole, rather than just the capital city.
  • The drive from Billund to Copenhagen is 261 km, and should take just under three hours. This will include a trip across the fantastic great Belt link. If you are visiting Billund to appreciate Danish toy design, you might aswell appreciate Danish bridge design at the same time.
  • Driving in Denmark is generally trouble-free — the roads are well engineered, spotlessly maintained, and traffic jams are rare.
  • Hiring a car in Billund and driving to Copenhagen will probably be cheaper than taking a bus (to Vejle) and train, and you won’t have the hassle of changing.
  • If you are arriving from outside Europe, and visiting the West of Denmark, save time by avoiding Copenhagen airport and flying to Billund via Amsterdam with KLM.

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  • You are still in Denmark. Public transport is well integrated, walking and cycling is a pleasure!
  • There is no need at all to hire a car just to visit Legoland — Billund airport was primarily built to serve the Lego company, and is just a short bus or taxi ride from Legoland.
  • Easy bus connections are available to nearby Vejle from both Billund town centre and Billund airport, taking around 45 minutes.
  • From Vejle, regular trains are available to Odense and Copenhagen, and also up to Arhus and Aalborg.
  • Why not spend a little bit of time in Billund itself, and see how a toy has influenced the real life town. Billund is easily walkable.
  • As is the case throughout Scandinavia, there are plenty of cycle paths to explore radiating out from Billund.
  • If you are interested in city environments, take the bus & train to Odense, and explore the famous system of linked parks that the city offers. This is naturally best done on foot or better still on a bike – so leave the hire car at the airport!

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Ratings

Car rental in - Billund Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Billund?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Billund?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Billund?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Billund if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Billund if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Billund if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

9

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VERDICT YES

Simply because hiring a car at Billund airport is going to give you the widest flexibility to see different destinations, unless you really are just here to visit Legoland.

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Copenhagen

Should you hire a car in Copenhagen?

Should you rent a car in Copenhagen Denmark > Copenhagen

Copenhagen is wonderful, and so are its cycling facilities, but we assume you knew that anyway.

Copenhagen Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings

For a slightly longer stay, is it worth picking up a hire car at Copenhagen airport?

Why should you rent a car in Copenhagen?

In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Copenhagen?

Copenhagen Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

30%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€95

 #92/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

 

 €305

206/300

 

Free parking score

Total 148 - of which 34 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

23%

#230/300

 
  • Expensive trains — if you are wanting to travel beyond Copenhagen, then Danish trains can be extremely expensive, unless you’re booking a longer distance trip well in advance, when some bargain apex fares are available. Car hire in Copenhagen is expensive too, but it will work probably out better value if you are travelling as a family or other group.
  • Freedom and ferries — although the suburban trains around Copenhagen run regularly, if you want to start exploring a little bit beyond the fringes, trains aren’t so frequent, and they aren’t always as well coordinated with inter-island ferries as you might expect.
  • Oresund crossing — engineering geeks will certainly want to head across the stunning Oresund crossing into neighbouring Sweden. Although this is a combined road and rail bridge and tunnel project, the road is on the top deck, so you get a better view.
  • Southern Sweden — Copenhagen airport is also the main gateway for Southern Sweden, as flights to Malmo are limited to a handful of international routes. Lush pine forests and endless vistas of Swedish lakes and coastlines can be explored within a very short time frame from picking up a hire car at Copenhagen airport.
  • Jutland and Legoland — the Jutland peninsular only has three main trunk railway lines, so a car is going to give you far more flexibility if you head out in this direction. To reach the town of Billund, which is home of Legoland, you would have to take the train to Vejle and then transferred to a slow and infrequent bus service. Note — if you want to visit this area in combination with Copenhagen, we would advise looking at a one-way flight to Billund, and returning from Copenhagen, or vice versa.

Why not? Visiting Copenhagen without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Copenhagen public transport quick facts

Train score

 

00%

Water travel score

20%

Overall public transport score

30%

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)

20%

  • Metro — the ultramodern Copenhagen Metro alone should be reason enough to not even need to think about getting a hire car. Not only is it super efficient, but the system is completely automated, giving an opportunity for geeks young and old to enjoy looking through the front window.
  • Water — Copenhagen is home to the Little Mermaid, and has many vibrant dockland districts. Some of the city’s most iconic architecture is in the waterfront areas, and the best way to appreciate this is from a boat.
  • Cycling — Copenhagen is one of the world’s leading cities for cycling, and an excellent way to see the city is by bike. Many hotels will provide bikes for their guests. There is also an automated city bike system, although it only operates during the summer.
  • Malmo — we highly recommend an excursion to the southern Swedish city of Malmo, which is just across the Oresund link, even if you just pay an architectural homage to Santiago Calatrava’s superb “Turning Torso” tower.
    For a simple city visit, the train will take you directly into the city centre without having to worry about parking. To explore the countryside beyond this, we would recommend getting a hire car, as mentioned above.
  • Walking — Copenhagen is one of those cities where it is great just to explore casually on foot, as it has such a great variety of traditional and modern architecture. Copenhagen is also extremely pedestrian friendly, although locals tend to prefer getting to and from the outlying areas by bike.
  • Odense — pop over to Odense to appreciate the Hans Christian Andersen story. Odense is another city that is really enjoyable just to walk or cycle around, and it is well documented for its network of linked parks.

Ratings

Car rental in - Copenhagen Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Copenhagen?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Copenhagen?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Copenhagen?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Copenhagen if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Copenhagen if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Copenhagen if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

5

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ConclusionShould you hire a car in Copenhagen?  Copenhagen is well-known as a city where there is no need for a car, and because of this, our starting point is not so much how does Copenhagen compare with other cities, but whether or not there is a care to even consider getting a hire car. When should you hire a car in Copenhagen?When you look beyond the city itself, there clearly are places which are better to explore on your own four wheels, and for those reasons our verdict is to consider getting a hire car for at least some of your stay.

Verdict: yes

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