Car Hire from Mulhouse Airport
Mulhouse is in the Alsace region of France and offers an intriguing mix of French and German culture. The local area is home to vineyards, national parks, quaint towns and villages and some excellent cuisine. Hiring a car from Mulhouse Airport, you can get off the beaten track and explore this beautiful French countryside at your own pace.
Where to hire a car at Mulhouse Airport
There are many car hire companies operating at Mulhouse Airport, which is split into a French and a Swiss sector. Companies based in the French sector include Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and Budget. They are all located in the main terminal building on level 2 of the arrivals hall.
Cars hired from the French sector of the airport will be equipped with the breathalyser kit all French cars are required to carry. If you’re planning to travel to Switzerland or Germany, it’s worth checking with your car hire company for any restrictions or fees associated with travelling between countries.
Petrol Stations near Mulhouse Airport
If you have hired a car with a full to full fuel policy you will pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and will be required to refuel before returning it. There is a petrol station located within the French sector of the airport so it’s very easy if you need to return your rental car with a full tank. The petrol station is located next to the F6 car park and is open 24 hours a day.
Driving around Mulhouse Airport
With well-signposted and well-maintained roads, driving around Mulhouse Airport is very easy. From the airport the E25 goes north towards Mulhouse, the D419 heads west towards Altkirch and all other main roads head towards either the German or Swiss borders.
Drivers from the UK need to remember to drive on the right hand side of the road. You can check the airport’s website for up to date information on any traffic issues that may slow your journey to or from the airport.
Getting to your destination
When you hire a car from Mulhouse Airport, you’re within easy reach of some great tourist destinations. Here are just a few of them:
Mulhouse city is home to a cathedral, an impressive old town and Tour de l’Europe, a skyscraper with views over the whole city. Visitors can head to a number of city museums, the zoological and botanical gardens or the city art gallery.
The city of Mulhouse is 25 minutes’ drive from Mulhouse Airport, taking the E25 north and then taking the E60 west into the centre. The city has plenty of parking options, including large car parks and both pay and display and time limited street parking.
Riquewihr is a wine making town, just north of Mulhouse. The picturesque town is surrounded by hills covered in vines. Visitors can hike around the vineyards, try some of the local tipple, wander around the 16th century old town and dine in excellent restaurants. In the surrounding area, there are other quaint villages and an old castle to explore.
Riquewihr is around 50 minutes’ drive from Mulhouse Airport, taking the E25 north. Pay and display parking spaces are available outside the old city walls but it may take you some time to find a space. Once you have parked up, the old town is compact and easy to traverse on foot.
Colmar is a medieval city located north of Mulhouse Airport. The majority of Colmar’s attractions are based in the historic old town where visitors will find beautiful architecture including the House of the Heads and St Martin’s Church. Little Venice is an area of canals in the old town and visitors can take a boat ride to view the picturesque city from an alternative angle. There are also lots of museums, wonderful restaurants and shops to pick up souvenirs.
Colmar is just 40 minutes’ drive from Mulhouse Airport, taking the E25 route north. There are lots of parking spaces available around the city, either on the street or in public car parks. A convenient spot for the city centre is the old covered market on Rue des Ecoles which is now used as a car park. There are also some free parking spaces available by Place Haslinger.