Sleeping in Airports

Billund Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Billund Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

This a nice little regional airport. Not so many and not the best chairs I’ve slept at, but ok. – Daniel

BLL Airport Overview

billund airport guide
Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / January 2020

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Billund Airport.

What to Expect

Billund Airport (code: BLL) consists of a three-level, single terminal building with 16 gates, and a dozen or so eateries and shops, including duty free. Services close down in the evening, so plan accordingly by stocking up on snacks and beverages prior to their closing. WiFi is available, and additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Billund Airport

While it is possible to stay overnight at Billund Airport, it probably won’t be the most comfortable airport to sleep in. The terminal was described as noisy and cold. However, our readers have found a few spots where, with a bit of luck, you may get some rest.

Locations & Seating

Past travellers suggest you spend the night Landside where some benches were spotted. One reader says there are “beds” in the toilets.  We’re guessing these are not meant to be “beds”.  Additionally, there is some quiet floor space above the cafe square, with plenty of room to stretch out. Be sure to bring some extra layers, as this area can be chilly. A traveller also recommends the second-floor area where they slept in a dark, quiet corner. There are some seats in the cafe area, but they are not comfortable or sleep-friendly.

For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Billund Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • King Amlet Lounge – Location: Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Billund Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Billund Airport:

  • Zleep Hotel Billund – This budget hotel is a 5 minute walk to the airport.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Propellen – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Svanen – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Billund Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does Adelaide Airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations?  Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

At the time of our February 2024 update, there were no 24-hour food concessions but only eateries open during flight operation hours.

  • Landside: Café Square • The Buddha Bowl
  • Airside: Diner • Gastro • Lagkagehuset • Sunset Boulevard

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Unavailable. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Mobile Charging

A reader tells us there is a free GoCharge phone charger located landside, next to the info tower and the clock, right between the Arrivals entrance.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers

Showers are available in the King Amlet Lounge. Economy Class passengers can access this lounge by paying a fee. The shower may be an additional fee. If you can confirm this, click here to update this guide. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Billund Airport. Connect to the “FREEinternetBLL” network. The bandwidth download is a maximum of 1 Mbit/s per client.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. DKK and Euros are dispensed. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Central hall, opposite car hire companies.

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange Denmark has three locations: Departures, airside, next to Lagkagehuset, Level 2. Hours: 4:00AM – 10:00PM • Arrivals, airside, next to baggage claim, before landside exit. Hours: 9:00AM – 11:30PM • Check-In, landside, opposite Check-In desks. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Drinking Water – see “Drinking Water” above.

Duty Free & Shopping – In addition to a duty-free shop, retail shops at the airport include Best Seller, Lego, and WHSmith. If you are returning to Billund, the airport offers free storage for your purchases so that you do not have to take unnecessary items on your trip. To collect your items upon return, simply notify the information desk before going through customs and they will have your package ready for you at the baggage reclaim.

Early Baggage Drop-Off – Most airlines at Billund Airport will allow you to drop-off your baggage between 12-24 hours prior to your flight departure.

Fast Track – Certain fare classes and elite status membership permits travellers can use the Fast Track security lanes. Check with your airline to see if you qualify.

Food & Drinks – see “Food & Drinks” above.

Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.

Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – see “Luggage Storage & Lockers” above.

Massage Chairs – Airside offers 4 massage chairs. Rates 20 KN.

Mobile Charging – see “Mobile Charging” above.

Rest Zones – see “Rest & Relaxation Zones” above.

Showers – see “Showers” above.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Smoking Area – Smoking is only permitted outside of the terminal, or in the smoking cabin located airside down by the Departure gates. The same rules apply to e-cigarettes.

Things to Do at the Airport

  • Arts – Several artworks, sculptures and Lego figures can be found throughout the terminal.
  • BiLLs Journey – A free app for children to enjoy and ease boredom at the airport.
  • Games – Play a game of table football to pass the time. Locations: Landside, Central Hall • Airside, Gates 8 – 10.

Things to Do Near the Airport

  • The Aquadome at the nearby Lalandia Billund Resort is a large water park with water slides, pools, saunas, jacuzzis and a mini golf area. Day passes are available.
  • Legoland is a short drive away from the airport.

WiFi – see “WiFi / Internet” above.

Airlines
Billund airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • British Airways • Delta Air Lines • Finnair • Kenya Airways • KLM • LOT • Lufthansa • Ryan Air • SAS.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

Billund Airport offers free shuttle bus between the parking area and the terminal. The shuttle bus starts 2 hours prior to the first flight departure and the last trip leaves 1 hour after the last scheduled flight arrival.  Contact LufthavnsParkeringen for more details.

Bus

Billund Airport is served by numerous public bus routes, linking the airport with destinations all over Midtjylland region, as well as train stations in Vejle, Give, Esbjerg, Skanderborg and Aarhus. The airport bus stop is located just outside of the terminal’s main entrance. For fares, routes and time schedules, visit the Billund Airport website.

Midttrafik serves Billund Airport with service to Vejle-Horsens-Skanderborg-Aarhus on Line 912X. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the Midttrafik website.

Sydtrafik serves the airport with these bus lines: Lines 944X and 144 (to/from Esbjerg), Line 119 (Give-Tørring), Line 166 (Kolding), and Lines 43 and 143 (Vejle). For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the Sydtrafik website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Shared Rides

Find a ride to and from the airport with others and save money while doing something good for environment. For live ride options visit the Billund Airport website.

Taxis

Taxis are available in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Staff

Generally, the airport staff are welcoming and will allow you to sleep if you choose to do so. A review said: “I asked the airport security if it was alright to sleep there and the staff not only did they comply but they provided me with a blanket and sleeping mat, helping me immensely in giving a good night’s sleep!” (July, 2015).

Airport Conditions

If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Temperature – Several people reported cold temperatures inside the terminal. It’s better to have a blanket than to need one later on. Even a hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets colder.
  • Lighting – A few travellers have reported that airport lights are not turned off at night. Come prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel. A reader also mentions a ‘Nice darker corner in the second floor’
  • Noise – Several readers said the terminal is very noisy, especially after 4:00 AM. Earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones will help if you’re trying to sleep overnight.

Safety & Security

We have had no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Billund Airport. Sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

Billund Airport Photos

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Last updated: 2024-02-19

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.