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Car Basel Airport Useful Information

Book your next car hire from Basel Airport with Rhinocarhire and embark on a seamless journey through the tri-border area of Switzerland, France, and Germany. With Rhinocarhire, you gain access to a diverse fleet of vehicles, ensuring that whether you're traveling for business or leisure, there's a car that fits your needs. Experience competitive pricing, flexible rental terms, and the convenience of picking up your vehicle directly from Basel Airport. Our user-friendly booking process, coupled with 24/7 customer support, provides peace of mind from the moment you land to the end of your journey. Whether you plan to explore the cultural richness of Basel, the scenic beauty of the Alsace wine region, or the historic streets of Freiburg, Rhinocarhire offers the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your trip.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.


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.


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.

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

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.67 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 277.72 EUR from 23/09/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.07 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 294.53 EUR from 23/09/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Seat Arona

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.75 EUR/day
Seat Arona

7 Days rental at 299.31 EUR from 23/09/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Cupra Born

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.33 EUR/day
Cupra Born

7 Days rental at 485.37 EUR from 23/09/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

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

  • Cross-Border Convenience: Leverage your hire car to explore three countries: Switzerland, France, and Germany, all within easy driving distance from Basel.
  • Tailored Itineraries: Craft your own personalized travel itinerary, visiting places like the Black Forest, Alsace wine region, or Zurich at your own pace.
  • Scenic Routes: Take advantage of the scenic drives along the Rhine or through the Jura Mountains, offering stunning landscapes and picturesque villages.
  • Cultural Exploration: Drive to renowned museums, historical sites, and cultural landmarks in Basel and beyond, without relying on public transport schedules.
  • Shopping and Dining: Enjoy the freedom to explore local markets, boutiques, and restaurants in Basel and neighboring towns, enhancing your travel experience.


Basel Airport - Popular Destinations

  •  Basel City Center: About 8 km
  • Mulhouse, France: Approximately 30 km
  • Freiburg, Germany: Roughly 70 km
  • Zurich: About 90 km
  • Colmar, France: Approximately 60 km
  • Terminal collection of hire cars.

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Basel Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar Direct
  • € 277.69
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 39.67
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 59
    Most Popular Type:
  • 8
    Most popular model:
    Ford Focus Estate
  • 180
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Basel Airport

January€ 96
February€ 98
March€ 74
April€ 68
May€ 69
June€ 64
July€ 105
August€ 86
September€ 53
October€ 55
November€ 56
December€ 87
January€ 78
February€ 83
March€ 60
April€ 59
May€ 49
June€ 54
July€ 86
August€ 71
September€ 46
October€ 46
November€ 50
December€ 77
January€ 156
February€ 170
March€ 113
April€ 117
May€ 145
June€ 103
July€ 172
August€ 141
September€ 88
October€ 98
November€ 93
December€ 132
January€ 111
February€ 129
March€ 102
April€ 87
May€ 100
June€ 77
July€ 125
August€ 102
September€ 63
October€ 64
November€ 67
December€ 103
January€ 167
February€ 207
March€ 156
April€ 153
May€ 258
June€ 220
July€ 280
August€ 267
September€ 190
October€ 201
November€ 208
December€ 271
January€ 73
February€ 89
March€ 65
April€ 61
May€ 48
June€ 57
July€ 88
August€ 69
September€ 44
October€ 45
November€ 45
December€ 67
January€ 134
February€ 131
March€ 103
April€ 101
May€ 127
June€ 91
July€ 130
August€ 124
September€ 80
October€ 81
November€ 83
December€ 119
January€ 105
February€ 89
March€ 85
April€ 83
May€ 95
June€ 71
July€ 111
August€ 94
September€ 56
October€ 61
November€ 65
December€ 89

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