Sixt Car Rental at Basel
Sixt Basel Airport
Basel-Mulhouse Airport is located about 6km, or 3.7 miles from Basel, Switzerland, 22km, or 14 miles from Mulhouse, France, and approximately 70km, or 43 miles from Freiburg, Germany. These are the main cities served by the airport of Basel-Mulhouse, or the EuroAirport, and due to its unique location, has three official airport codes – BSL, MLH and EAP. The airport is completely constructed within the borders of France, but is directly connected to Basel by a customs road with no border pass requirements. Facilities at the airport are vast, and include a selection of car hire companies, such as Sixt Basel-Mulhouse Airport. Sixt is popular for their low rental rates and other innovative car rental services.
The Basel-Mulhouse Airport is one of the only airports in the world which is jointly operated by two companies (France and Switzerland), and these two countries, as well as Germany, are allowed access to the airport without any customs or other border restrictions. There is one large terminal for arriving and departing passengers, and the building has a French sector and a Swiss sector. Passengers can remain in ‘their’ part of the airport, or move across the ‘border’ in the departures area on level 3. Since the airport’s establishment in the 1940’s, it has received many expansions, including the new South and North terminal buildings in more recent years. Passengers will find all the facilities they require at Basel-Mulhouse Airport, and several transport options as well. The airport’s car hire companies, including Sixt, are located on the second level of the building, in Hall 1 of the French sector and Hall 4 of the Swiss sector.
Driving a hire car from one of the Basel-Mulhouse Airport car hire companies is a most convenient form of transport, especially for passengers arriving at the French side of the airport, as the country of France has an excellent road network. The A35 provides direct access to the airport, and runs to Mulhouse in the north, as well as further on to Colmar, Sélestat and Obermai. Main roads leading from Mulhouse include the A36 to Belfort, Montbéliard and Besancon, and the N66 northwest to Saint-Étienne-lès-Remiremont. From Sixt, vehicles should be reserved in advance, as this airport location can be very busy at times. Vehicles can be booked online, or over the telephone.
Sixt offers a wide range of vehicles from both of their offices at the airport, which are all divided into various car categories. Different cars are available from each of the Sixt rental offices at Basel-Mulhouse Airport. From the French side, the smaller vehicle models are similar to the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 308, and those from Sixt on the Swiss side are similar to the VW Polo and Mazda 3. These are also the cars which are hired with the cheaper rental rates. They are fuel efficient, and usually considered to be eco-friendly. Larger cars in ‘France’ are the VW Passat Variant, Opel Zafira, Opel Insignia Sports Tourer and the Ford S-Max, and from ‘Switzerland’, there are choices of the Mitsubishi Lancer, Mazda 5 and BMW 3er Touring. Certain vehicles from both Sixt offices include a satellite navigation system in their rental. For groups of travellers, a van may be more ideal, and these cars from Sixt are similar to the Renault Traffic, Renault Grand Espace and the Ford Transit Bus, all seating between seven and nine passengers.
Various items of equipment for the rented cars can be hired from Sixt as well, and options for out-of-office hour returns and one way hires are available. Sixt one way hires are available for the majority of vehicle categories, and are a useful service for any customer who would prefer to return their vehicle to a rental location other than those at Basel-Mulhouse Airport. One way hires may have additional charges, or may be free of charge, but this will depend on the final destination chosen for the hire car. The Basel-Mulhouse Airport car rental companies may offer hand controls for disabled drivers as well, and Sixt hand controls are free of charge, but available by reservation only. The device will need to be fitted to the vehicle, and is only used on certain types of automatic cars, and will therefore need at least a 48 hour notice period.
Customers fond of renting from Sixt should consider applying for the Sixt Express Card in order to make the most of Sixt’s available services. There are the Sixt Quick-Check-In terminals for easier access to your vehicle on the day of collection, and the Sixt Mobile-Check-In and Sixt Online-Check-In services for easier vehicle reservations. The terminal allows customers with an existing reservation to bypass the rental counters and create their own rental contracts. Customers will simply insert their Sixt Express Card or credit card into the terminal, choose from three available vehicles and print their agreement. The keys to the vehicle are found in the safe. There are also other types of Sixt Express Cards available. The Sixt Ladies Card provides the same benefits for ladies as it does for their partners, and the Sixt Gold Card is especially for more frequent renters, and offers a wider range of discounts and services. A frequent renter, as defined by Sixt, is someone who has hired a car three or more times from the company.
The primary renter, at the French and Swiss sides of the airport, is required to be at least 21 years of age, and must have held a valid drivers license in his/her country of residence for a minimum period of one year prior to the rental date. Most local licenses are accepted, but it is best to confirm with Sixt if an International Driving Permit will be required. Sixt, at Basel-Mulhouse Airport, can be contacted at the below details for any further information needed.
Euroairport, 4030 Basel
|Mulhouse Bale Airport
Aeroport de Bale-Mulhouse
68300 Saint Louis, France