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Car Basel Airport Useful Information

Basel Airport (EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg) is located in Switzerland near the borders of France and Germany. Here's some information about driving to and from Basel Airport, road conditions, congestion, signage, nearby cities, and the type of car suitable for both summer and winter:

Driving to and from Basel Airport:

Basel Airport is easily accessible by car from the surrounding regions of Switzerland, France, and Germany. It's situated just a few kilometers from the city center of Basel.

Road Conditions:

The road infrastructure in Switzerland is generally excellent, and roads leading to Basel Airport are well-maintained. Swiss roads are known for their quality and safety standards.

Congestion:

Traffic congestion around Basel Airport can occur, especially during peak travel times, such as holidays and summer vacation periods. However, compared to major international airports, congestion is usually manageable.

Signage:

Road signage in Switzerland is clear and well-marked, typically in both German and French. Basel is located in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, so road signs in the vicinity of the airport are primarily in German. However, you'll also find French and English signs in key areas due to the proximity of France and the international nature of the airport.

Nearest Cities to Basel Airport:

Basel: The airport is located approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) northwest of the city center of Basel. The drive from the airport to the city center takes around 15-20 minutes.

Mulhouse, France: Mulhouse is about 25 kilometers (16 miles) southwest of Basel Airport, and it can be reached within a 30-40 minute drive.

Freiburg, Germany: Freiburg is roughly 75 kilometers (47 miles) northeast of Basel Airport, with a driving time of approximately 1 hour.

Best Car To Hire for Summer or Winter:

Switzerland experiences all four seasons, so your choice of a rental car may depend on the time of year and your travel plans.

Summer: For summer travel, a standard compact or midsize car should be suitable for driving in Switzerland. However, if you plan to explore the Swiss Alps or visit higher-altitude regions, consider a car with good traction or all-wheel drive (AWD) for mountain roads.

Winter: In the winter, especially if you plan to drive in snowy or mountainous areas, it's highly recommended to rent a car equipped with winter tires. Some rental agencies in Switzerland may require winter tires during the snowy season. An AWD or 4WD vehicle can provide added stability and safety in winter conditions.

Overall, Basel Airport is easily accessible by car, and Switzerland's well-maintained road network ensures a pleasant driving experience. Whether you're visiting in summer or winter, it's important to check weather and road conditions, as well as any specific requirements or regulations related to winter driving to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

Current Rental Rates at Basel Airport

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.46 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 283.23 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.52 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 290.69 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.94 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 293.64 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Basel Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Basel Airport is properly called EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg.
  • It’s less than four miles from Basel, 14 miles from Mulhouse and 43 miles from Freiburg.
  • The airport is jointly run by France and Switzerland.
  • The airport opened in 1946.
  • Last year 5 million passengers passed through its terminals, a huge increase on the previous year.

 

Basel Airport - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Basel Airport

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No.1: EUROPCAR,
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No.3: UNIRENT,
based on 612 reviews
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No.2: AVIS,
based on 135 reviews
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Basel Airport car hire information

  • 9.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar Direct
  • € 283.22
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 40.46
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 54
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 14
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 160
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Basel Airport

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January€ 96
February€ 98
March€ 74
April€ 68
May€ 74
June€ 64
July€ 108
August€ 90
September€ 52
October€ 55
November€ 56
December€ 87
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January€ 78
February€ 83
March€ 60
April€ 59
May€ 49
June€ 53
July€ 87
August€ 73
September€ 45
October€ 46
November€ 50
December€ 77
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January€ 156
February€ 170
March€ 113
April€ 117
May€ 153
June€ 100
July€ 177
August€ 142
September€ 87
October€ 98
November€ 93
December€ 132
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January€ 111
February€ 129
March€ 102
April€ 87
May€ 110
June€ 76
July€ 127
August€ 102
September€ 62
October€ 64
November€ 67
December€ 103
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January€ 167
February€ 207
March€ 156
April€ 153
May€ 295
June€ 223
July€ 279
August€ 274
September€ 197
October€ 201
November€ 208
December€ 271
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January€ 73
February€ 89
March€ 65
April€ 61
May€ 48
June€ 57
July€ 88
August€ 70
September€ 43
October€ 45
November€ 45
December€ 67
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January€ 134
February€ 131
March€ 103
April€ 101
May€ 139
June€ 89
July€ 126
August€ 127
September€ 78
October€ 81
November€ 83
December€ 119
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January€ 105
February€ 89
March€ 85
April€ 83
May€ 101
June€ 74
July€ 115
August€ 105
September€ 56
October€ 61
November€ 65
December€ 89

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