Car Hire at Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Whether you want to visit the land of the Grimm Brothers and the magical Black Forest, luxuriate around the glassy lakes or ski in the mountains of Lucerne or experience the best winter carnival in Europe, you can find the best car hire at Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport
There are five car hire companies with desks at Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport: Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Europcar. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Shell garage located just 7 minutes drive from Basel Airport. Head east on Route Douaniere de l’Aeroport a Bale and take the second exit at the roundabout. Continue on Flughafenstrasse and take the second exit at the next roundabout. Continue on Schlachthofstrasse, take a right onto Elsasserstrasse and then right on to Huningerstrasse where the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport
Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The A35 motorway on the French side links up with Basel Airport. From Saint-Louis on the French side it takes five minute to reach the airport and 30 minutes from the Mulhouse side on the A60. The trip from Colmar in Alsace (A35) will take around 50 minutes to reach Basel Airport and from Berne (E25), Zurich and Lucern (E35) approximately one hour. For Zurich you would take the E60.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport.
Blessed with a warm, sunny climate, Freiberg is the gateway to the magical Black Forest. Lively and friendly, Freiberg is surrounded by hills making it a great destination for walkers and hikers. For those feeling less energetic there is a funicular that will whisk you to the top from where you can hike back down. The town’s lovely cafes, restaurants and bars are the perfect place in which to relax after a hard day in the hills. The old town or Altstadt is a beautiful patchwork of historic architecture centred around the spectacular Munster, with sweeping squares and red roofed houses. In winter, with a dusting of snow, Freiberg is like a gingerbread town.
Freiberg is a 7 hour drive from Basel Airport. From the airport, get on the A35 towards Freiberg and merge on to the A5. Take the interchange to the A6 then the A9 to Dresden. Continue on the A9 staying on the right to get on to the A72. Follow signs to the S34 and from there follow signs to Freiberg.
Captivating Lucerne is surrounded by majestic mountains and glassy sapphire lakes. At its heart is a medieval quarter with chocolate-box architecture and cobbled narrow streets that span two riverbanks via a stunning 14th century wooden bridge. Fabulous art galleries show off an unrivalled collection of Picasso and Klee while its sun-catcher squares are lined with pastel-coloured houses, cute cafes and souvenir shops. High-brow concerts of Wagner and Mozart can be heard most evenings while the more modern live music scene is equally as popular. Carnivals, chocolate shops, snowy winters and golden autumns, lake swimming, mountain trekking and skiing; Lucerne has it all.
It takes just over an hour to drive to Lucerne from Basel Airport. From the airport, get on to the A3 toll road and continue on this road. Keep right and at the 45 interchange that the left lane for the A1/A2/E35 towards Lucerne. Merge onto the A1 and keep left for the A2. From the A2, take exit 26 for Lucerne and follow signs for the city centre.
Straddling the magnificent Rhine, the Swiss city of Basel boasts one of Europe’s best winter carnivals; Fasnacht. Historic and contemporary, Basel is a fabulous mix of the two with uber-cool urban design showcased on every corner from its architecture to its renowned galleries and museums. Medieval church spires pierce the skyline while wide elegant pavements stretch the length of the river, perfect for romantic sunset strolls. The historic old town is a hodge-podge of quirky buildings and narrow alleys where you can discover local markets and unusual local shops. Trams trundle happily through this fun loving, friendly city.
Basel city centre is just 10 minutes from Basel Airport. Take the airport road east and get on to the A3 toll road. Take the exit for Riehenring and follow signs for the centre.
Parking in the old city is relatively expensive and hard to find. There are a few 24 garages that are clean and safe located at the edge of the city centre. Parking in Basel is by zone. In the Blue Zone you can park free for one hour with a European Blue Disc from Monday to Satruday from 8am to 7pm. These discs can be bought in shops, petrol stations, police stations and kiosks. White zones are mnot time limited. There are also many car parks in the centre of Basel. Parking rates are from 3CHF per hour and cheaper in the evenings. Some hotels in Basel also offer free parking.
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