Whether you are hoping to explore the city itself or the surrounding region (or the neighbouring countries), a car hire in Mulhouse is the way to go! Not only does Mulhouse offer a range of cultural delights such as the largest railway and automobile museums in all of Europe, but it is also very conveniently located for those wishing to have a road trip in France or Central Europe.
If you are planning on picking up your car hire in Mulhouse and going for a road trip in the region, you are in luck, because the motorways in Alsace are toll-free! The city of Mulhouse is also very well connected to other destinations. Both Strasbourg and Zurich can be reached within an hour an a half, the former via the A35 motorway and the latter via the A3. Or heading south-east, you can get to Lyon in about three and a half hours via the A36 and A6. More on driving your car hire in France here.
The city of Mulhouse caters well to those wishing to park their car rental inside the city. Over 4000 on-street parking spaces as well as over 3300 spaces within car parks are on offer. Mulhouse has also adopted an innovative service for motorists: you can now pay for parking using a smartphone app!
Mulhouse is located in the east of France, near the borders with Switzerland and Germany. It is in the Haut-Rhin département, within the Alsace region. The city is divided into an upper and lower town, and dissected by the rivers Doller and Ill. The warmest time to visit Mulhouse is between June and August, however, some rain is also to be expected during the summer months.
Mulhouse does not have an airport of its own, but rather shares one with Basel and Freiburg. This airport is called EuroAirPort, and is located about 16 miles south of Mulhouse. The city can thus be easily reached with a car rental from the airport.
EuroAirPort (MLH, BSL)
Address: 68304 Saint-Louis, France
Telephone: +33 3 89 90 31 11
Besides booking a car hire, you can also get around Mulhouse with public transport. The trams and buses are operated by Soléa. Tickets can be bought using a card or cash at ticket machines, which are found at every station. You can also purchase tickets at Soléa agencies, the central railway station, and select shops.
There are three tram lines in operation in Mulhouse, all of which intersect at Porte Jeune. There is also a hybrid tram-train line, which runs from the central railway station to Thann.
The bus network consists of 22 different routes that will take you around the city, as well as the surrounding region.