There are five car rental Basel Airport desks on both the Swiss and French sides of the airport. Search for a quote here at carhirecomparison.ie today. Due to agreements struck with local suppliers we are able to cost compare all the best deals available offering you great value for money. Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland. It is located in the North East of the country. It has close borders to both France and Germany whose influence can easily be spotted in the city and surrounding areas.
Basel Airport is known officially as Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and also as EuroAirport due to Freiburg being in Germany and Mulhouse being in France. The airport is actually used by both France and Switzerland in the same way though it is located on French territory. This means that both French and Swiss citizens are not subject to custom checks.
This meant that there was what was considered a Swiss side and a French side of the airport. Switzerland joined the Schengen Treaty in March 2009 meaning that both halves are now united. The airport caters for around five million passengers every year.
British Airways operate a Heathrow connection to Basel while Easyjet fly from Gatwick. Ryanair offer flights to Basel from London Stansted. The arrival of budget airlines into Basel Airport had made the area more accessible for holidaymakers particularly during ski season.
Basel is often top of many peoples ski destination lists. There are some excellent ski resorts near Basel such as the Gotthard Oberalp Arena, Engelberg-Titlis, the Jungfrau Region, Heidiland and many more.