Basel Airport or Euro Airport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to give it its full name is a busy airport serving France, Germany and Switzerland due to its central location. It is owned by both the French and the Swiss and there are French and Swiss sectors for arrivals and departures, depending on your destination. If you have car hire at Basel Airport, the city of Basel is just 12 km away and a 15 minute drive. Mulhouse in France is 22 km away and Freiburg in Germany is 70 km away.
Basel Airport has numerous facilities for all passengers including an information desk on level 2, should you have any enquiries. For all your money needs, there are 3 currency exchange booths and 4 ATMs. If you need accommodation, there is hotel information desk and for train tickets into the city, there is the SBB Counter. If you want to check emails, there are internet corners available and Wi-Fi service is chargeable. There are shopping options at the airport including K Kiosk for books and sweets and Petit Casino for last minute snacks and souvenirs. You can buy your newspaper at Relay or search for duty free bargains and fashion at Dufry. When you need some lunch, you can have sandwiches at the Crousti Cafe or for fine dining head for the fifth floor and Restaurant Au 5eme. For food on the move, there are Grab and Go kiosks on each level. If you wish to stay at the airport, there is the Airport hotel Basel and the Ibis Mulhouse Basel Airport.
Basel is an old city with much heritage and its symbol is the Basilisk, a mythical dragon that protects the city. The town is split into two sections by the Rhine River and both parts are worth exploring. In the old town, you can see the Romanesque Munster cathedral and the renaissance Town Hall or Rathaus. Stop for coffee and some local cake at the Marktplatz and watch the world go by. If you are in need of a little culture or want to find out more about the city’s heritage there are over 25 museums to explore with everything from doll’s houses to contemporary art. After dinner, take a relaxing stroll along the promenade, next to the River Rhine. Get out of the city with car hire in Basel and explore the wine region of Alsace and the Black Forest.