Car Hire Baden Karlsruhe Airport

Car Hire Baden Karlsruhe Airport

Baden Airport Car Rental

Originally built as a military airfield, Baden Airport is an international hub located close to the town of Rheinmunster in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The airport is known as Baden-Baden Airport, or by its official name of Baden-Airpark. The building of the airfield began in December 1951 and was completed by June of the following year.  In 1953, the airfield became a Canadian military base, remaining as such until 1993. Two years later, in 1995, the airport was taken over by the newly founded German group Baden Airpark, and was transformed into a commercial airport, with the first commercial flight taking place two years later in 1997. Located only 12km west of the beautiful spa town of Baden-Baden, 40km south of the city of Karlsruhe and only 25km north of Strasbourg in France, hiring a car is, pretty much, essential for any visitor landing in Baden Airport. The town of Baden-Baden is not only located in close proximity to France but also to Switzerland and, with most car hire companies providing visitors with free border crossing passes, this  makes car hire not only a necessity but also an ideal way of obtaining a border pass quickly and efficiently and at no extra cost. 

Car Hire at Baden Airport

Thanks to the large number of car rental companies operating at Baden Airport visitors are provided with a wide range of vehicle styles, sizes and price ranges to choose from.However, although there are a variety of car hire companies operating in and around the airport, it is always advisable to book in advance as during peak times rental companies can become booked out incredibly quickly. Having a hire car is really handy in this part of the world and, if you book in advance, your holiday is guaranteed to be just as exciting as you want it to be.  Plus, by booking in advance, travellers can specify any personal requirements for vehicles, such as added extras like child seats. You will also have the luxury of being able to choose form a wider selection of vehicles. Choosing the best car in this region of Germany is pretty important although, as long as you get to see the stunning Black Forest, not much else really matters. The forest is made up largely of trees such as Juniper and Beech, planted by Germanic tribes for their specific uses hundreds of years ago. The opening times of each of the rental car companies operating at Baden Airport tend to vary slightly, with some opening as early as 7am and closing at around 11pm. with others choosing to operate under slightly shorter opening hours. The larger, international operators give you the chance to hire very early in the morning and fairly late into the night, thanks to their obviously larger workforces.  If you have to catch a flight at a strange time it is definitely worth checking specific company hours to make sure you are well looked after. Conversely, some of the rental companies operating in the area provide an out of hour’s vehicle delivery service.  This is a great option for those that decide to book with a car rental company that will be closed when they arrive. This service is, of course, an exclusive extra reserved for travellers who have booked in advance. Pre-booking can be done either over the phone, via fax or online. When booking, be sure to remember to print out the receipt or booking confirmation for the vehicles collection. Upon arrival it is a good idea to have both parts of your driver’s licence with you to present to the car rental agent, and, in many cases, also your passport as another form of identification.  Checking your rental provider’s FAQ section is also advisable as some vary on their driver requirements, such as age, and what documentation they require. Whatever your age, though, you will undoubtedly enjoy the calm waters of Lake Mummelsee, hidden away inside the ancient Black Forest.

Baden Airport Guide

In 2010 Baden Airport was named the 18th largest airport in Germany and the second largest airport in the state of Baden-Württemberg, with 1,192,894 passengers annually passing through its doors. The airport currently has 12 airlines operating to and from it and acts as a hub for Irish low cost airline Ryanair.  The set-up of the airport with its ground-level terminal, cheap parking and range of facilities, makes it a calm and relaxing place to be and a great way for you to begin a holiday in a region of Germany known for its peaceful atmosphere. For your convenience, the airport runs a web check-in service as well as a mobile check-in service, giving you the chance to pass through check-in quickly and efficiently, avoiding lengthy and stressful ques. An ATM is located inside the terminal so you can grab some money quickly on the way out. Beside that ATM is a change machine that swaps notes into coins. There are a range of cafes, restaurants and bars within the terminal itself as well as the airport’s surrounding area. These vary from small breakfast cafes, to bars and restaurants with beer gardens and children’s play areas. If you have decided to travel with the Elite Travel company you will have access to the Elite lounge and business meeting room, both of which are equipped with air conditioning, televisions and a flight monitor displaying the airport’s current departures. Starting off your holiday in luxury is absolutely possible within the lounge, thanks to the all-inclusive refreshments, comfortable seating and self-service bar.   The airport also has two observation decks for a quick peek out into the awaiting landscape.   

Driving to Baden Airport

When driving from the north take the A5 Karlsruhe/Basel then take exit 51 towards Iffezheim (also known as the Baden-Baden exit). When driving from the South take the A5 Basel/Karlsruhe and then take the Baden-Baden exit (exit 51).