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Flight from Basel - car or train?

I know this is probably not the best time for such a question but I am flying to Spain tomorrow from Basel. I was planning on spending the night at Rheinfelden and to take the car to the airport in the morning. Will only be gone until Friday so I wanted to leave the car in the parking at the airport (French side as stated by the collective wisdom on EF) but I don’t know if that is a good idea time-wise. Is it better to choose a route via Germany in order to beat traffic jams from Rheinfelden to Basel in the morning? Flight is Easy Jet leaving 10.15 am so taking the train would be possible. No luggage, checked in online already. Gate closes at 9.45 am so is it ok if we get to the airport at 9 am?
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Re: Flight from Basel - car or train?

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Re: Flight from Basel - car or train?

Car- midweek is okay.
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Re: Flight from Basel - car or train?

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Car- midweek is okay.
If you went by car would you choose the Swiss route through Basel or via Germany (Lörrach)? Have never done that trip before so am clueless
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Re: Flight from Basel - car or train?

I wouldn't risk driving through Basel or Lörrach at that hour -- it's rush hour, you will be delayed. I'd take the train. Arriving at the airport at 9:00 should be fine -- you will have checked in online already (I think you have to!), all you need to do is drop your bags if you have any. BSL is tiny, you'll whiz through in a few minutes. (My record from arrival at check-in desk to gate is 4 minutes -- but that wasn't at rush hour.)

Plus, no parking hassles or costs!
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Re: Flight from Basel - car or train?

Thanks. We will take the train. Don't want to miss that flight so it might be easier. Will probably leave early so to get there with ample time.
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