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Car Hire from Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport

Car Hire from Karlsruhe Airport

Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport, also known as Baden Airpark is located in Baden-Wurttemberg in the south of Germany. With Karlsruhe 40km away from the airport and Baden-Baden 12km away from Karlsruhe Airport car hire offers a convenient way around the region which is home to medieval towns, spas and the nearby Black Forest.

Where to hire a car at Karlsruhe Airport

Europcar, Hertz, Keddy by europcar and Sixt offer car hire from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport, the desks are located in the Arrivals Hall.

Petrol Stations near Karlsruhe Airport

If your car hire agreement has a full to full fuel policy you will need to ensure you return it with a full tank of fuel to avoid a refuelling charge.
The nearest petrol station to Baden-Baden Airport is located on Victoria Boulevard B which is the road leading in and out of the airport.

Driving around Karlsruhe Airport

The Baden-Wuttemburg region of Germany offers an enjoyable driving experience through the scenic towns. If you are driving in winter, especially in the Black Forest area you will need to be prepared for snow on the roads and carry snow chains.
The area is well connected with the European Route E35 which runs north to south through Germany passing Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg and Rhei-Neckar-Kreis. Many of the Autobahns in Germany do not have a posted speed limit and travelling at high speeds above 80mph is common.

Getting to your Destination

Here is our guide to some of the destinations in Baden-Wurttemberg near Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport that can be reached once you have hired a car from the airport.


Karlsruhe, despite being off the tourist radar has lots on offer. The city has a unique fan shaped layout, an annual music festival (Das Fest), Karlsruhe Palace, the ZKM Media Museum and a number of other museums exploring the history and culture of the city.
Karlsruhe Airport to Karlsruhe is a 42km, 36 minute drive via the A5. On street parking in Karlsruhe can be difficult to find and expensive so it is best to head to the parking garages. The multi-storey car park on Baumeisterstrasse is centrally located in easy reach of the centre and a number of attractions and parking costs €1.50 per hour during the day and €4 after 6pm.


Scenery, Roman history, winter skiing and spas are the main attractions in Baden-Baden, a picturesque town in a Black Forest valley.
Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport to Baden-Baden is a 20 minute, 15km drive via the B500.


Pforzheim to the north of the Black Forest enjoys the nickname of Goldstadt thanks to its prominent watch and jewellery making industry. The Jewellery Museum (Schmuckmuseum), The Copper Hammer, and The Technical Museum of the Jewellery and Watchmaking Industry of Pforzheim and shops selling the locally produced jewellery are some of the main attractions in the city.
Karlsruhe Airport to Pforzheim is a 45 minute, 61km drive via the A5 and A8. There are car parks located throughout the city centre, with parking typically costing around €1.50 per hour.

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