Budget Car Rental at Basel
Budget Basel Airport
The Basel-Mulhouse Airport has three official codes, due to its unique location in France alongside the borders of Switzerland and Germany. BSL is the code used for Basel, MLH is used for Mulhouse, France, and EAP is the airport’s international code. It is also known as the EuroAirport, and serves the three cities of Basel, Mulhouse and Freiburg, Germany. The airport handles over four million passengers per annum, and its flights reach 62 locations in over thirty countries. For arriving passengers, public transport is offered by buses, but many prefer to rent a car, from companies such as Budget Mulhouse Airport. Budget is an excellent choice for car rental, as they are well know for their ‘budget’ prices and high quality vehicles.
Basel-Mulhouse Airport consists of one large terminal building, but with many extensions which have been made over the years, including the latest additions of the North and South passenger terminals. Due to its location in the heart of Western Europe, at the crossroads of three important economical regions (Alsace France, North West Switzerland and Baden-Würtemberg) the airport has a French side and a Swiss side. However, passengers, or any pedestrian at the airport can easily cross over to either side with their Identity Document or travel documents. The border pass is located on Level 3, in the main departure area. Although the airport is completely built on French soil, passengers can reach the airport from Basel via the special customs road (built in 1952), which has no French border controls. At this car rental location, Budget is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 07:00 and 23:00, on Saturdays from 08:30 to 22:00 and on Sundays from 09:00 to 23:00. It may also be possible to return vehicles out-of-office hours.
The Basel-Mulhouse Airport car rental companies require their primary renters to be at least 21 years of age, and to have held a valid drivers license in their country of residence for a year prior to the rental date. Foreign renters may require an International Driving Permit, but most issued within the E.C are accepted. Although 21 is the minimum age requirement, persons should be 25 years of age or older to rent from the car groups H, J and P, and at least 30 years of age for group I. Drivers younger than 25 will also pay an additional amount per day of car hire for young driver fees. This amount is applicable to all underage drivers registered on the rental contract, and is taken for a maximum of ten rental days. All additional drivers will be required to meet the same criteria as the primary renter, which includes being the holder of a major credit card. Cards accepted by Budget are American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard / Eurocard / Access, Visa and Budget Charge Cards. Car groups H, I, J and P will also require the renters to have two major cards, one of which is an American Express card or Diners Club card.
Vehicles hired by Budget are all of the latest models, and are cleaned and checked for safety before every rental. Customers can therefore expect to receive a car which is in excellent condition. Vehicles are divided into various car categories, and are booked and priced accordingly. For the majority of categories available, Budget one way hires are an option for customers who would like to return their vehicle to a different rental location, in particular those who are not leaving on a flight from Basel-Mulhouse Airport. One way hires may be driven to all parts of France, as well as to many other European countries, and will not usually cost extra provided that they are returned within the same country as they were collected. Additional choices include Budget hand controls for disabled drivers, and the rental of optional equipment such as child seats and satellite navigation systems. From Basel-Mulhouse Airport, hand controls are free of charge, but should be reserved in advance. Customers should also keep in mind that there will be a mandatory Winter Tire Fee added during colder months of the year.
The Basel-Mulhouse Airport car hire companies offer vehicles in all shapes and sizes, and from Budget, many fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles are available. Budget’s ‘green machines’ are an excellent choice for all types of driving, and are sure to meet the demands of their drivers. The Economy 2 or 4 door vehicles from Budget may be similar to the VW Polo, while a Compact 4 door is the Opel Astra 1.4 or VW Golf. These smaller cars are ideal for customers who have fewer luggage items, but families may require a slightly larger vehicle. Cars with more room for luggage and passengers can be hired from the categories of Intermediate 4 door, Standard Wagon/Estate, Standard 4 door or even Standard SUV. Examples of these cars are the Renault Scenic, Ford Focus C-Max, Mazda 5, Opel Insignia and Mercedes B 180, while an SUV will be similar to the Nissan Qashqai. There are also Premium cars available from Budget, similar to the Mercedes C Class, with an automatic transmission.
All vehicles from Budget, Basel-Mulhouse Airport, are recommended to be hired with certain types of insurance. Customers can add Collision Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance and Theft Protection to their rentals at the time of selecting a vehicle. Vehicles from this location should also be reserved in advance, in order to ensure their availability, and can be arranged online.
Budget Car Rental
Avis Counter, Basel APT
Basel Airport, 4030, CH
Telephone Number: +41 61 325 28 40