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Car Rental Basel Airport | Rent a car Basel

A city on the river Rhine close to the border with France. An excellent spot to rest a while. It has the highest concentration of museums in the country. There are 40 museums and a culture for connoisseurs. You might want to take a couple of days to explore the city and its surroundings. A good way to move around is by renting a car. Check our website for competitive rental prices.

Basel Airport Car RentalBasel is Switzerland’s third most populous city.  Basel is famous for its river called Rhine and it’s so rich in culture and heritage. It is the most important city in Switzerland for it is the centre city of the country and it holds great historical contribution for the country. It also offers great entertainment for tourists for it is home to the Theatre Basel, the most famous theatre in the area. Basel also includes museums, old fashioned style houses known as the old town attractions, markets, events and festivals, and other fantastic and interesting sceneries.  Car rental is a must to pack all of this into one holiday.

Basel will effortlessly amaze you with fascinating culture and interesting landmarks. You can travel by foot or by car hire. There are a lot of famous tourists spots in Basel including the Basel Rathaus (Town Hall). Next would be, Münster which is famous for its’ gothic style, design and structure. It is also accompanied by Galluspforte (known as St. Gallus Door), the most important and historical structure in Basel. You can also visit Elisabethen, Markplatz and many more.  This is why car hire can be of benefit – you will not need to take any of the attractions off your list because of lack of time.

The city is rich in culture and has many great museums.  The Museum Jean Tinguely is a good starting point and this hold many animated and mechanical works of the museum. The Kunstmuseum Basel is another great museum as it is home to great medieval and renaissance artworks. You can also try visiting the Fondation Beyeler, the Museum der Kulturen and many more.  History lovers in particular should consider Basel car hire for their main mode of transport.   

The Theatre Basel is a three stage public theater primarily consisting of the grand stage known as Grosse Bühne, Schauspielhaus and Kleine Bühne and offers ballet, drama and other kinds of performances that are great for an evening out. Classical music lovers can go and watch the Symphony Orchestra Basel, for they offer great relaxing and classical music. You will also be entertained with music genres such as dance, jazz and rock.

Enjoy the great landmarks and culture. You can also pay a visit to the great markets that Basel can offer.  Shopping is a favourite pastime among tourists and Basel car rental is ideal for moving around all of those important purchases.  You will want to return to this wonderful city again and again.

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Car rental tips for Basel Airport

Winter tyres

Depending on the car rental supplier, there is an option to have your rental car equipped with snow tyres/chains. In Switzerland winter tires are mandatory between the 1st of October to 30rd of April. 

Meet and greet

Not all car rental companies at Basel Airport have a office in the terminal building therefore they offer meet and greet service. A representative from the car rental supplier will meet you in the airport terminal at the ‘Meet and Greet’ to take you to your rental car.


When traveling we advise to carry some Francs CHF to avoid any unwanted surprises. At Base airports there are Money Exchange offices in order to change your local currency.

Time zone

The local time code for Basel is CEST.


When traveling to Basel make sure to check the local weather conditions in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.


Basel has approximately 175,000 inhabitants.

Travel restrictions in Basel Airport for my car rental

You are not allowed to drive your rental car in prohibited areas, or driving on ice, unbridged rivers and streams, foreshores and other off-road terrains. Please ask the local car rental company for any possible restrictions.

One way car rentals in Basel Airport

Most major car rental agents in Basel Airport offer one way rentals. One-way rental is when you collect the car in one place and return the car in another location. In most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. In the terms and conditions will state if the one-way fee is included in the rental price. If the one-way charge is not included in the rental price, the one way charge needs to be paid on arrival directly to the car rental agent.

How to select the appropriate child seat for my children for my car rental?

It is the parents responsibility to select the correct child seat, child seats are always subject to availability therefore we recommend when you make your car rental booking online to add the correct child seat.

Need help choosing a rental car

If you are not sure which car to rent or do not understand completely how it works, you can always contact our call center by phone or live chat. We can help you out by selecting the right car for you and advising there where its needed.

Toll roads in Basel Airport

In many cities and countries you have toll roads, most toll roads you can pay with cash or with your credit card, however some car rental companies offer electronic toll devices, depending on the car rental agent the price this toll device is included in the rental price or not, in the detailed terms of each car rental agent you can find this information. The electronic toll device allows automatic payments of all fees due for passing through any electronic toll barrier, when you arrive at the car rental desk you can activate this toll device and the toll expenses will be automatically paid in your credit card.

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Facts about car rental in Basel Airport

  • Last month, the average car rental length at Basel Airport was 5 days.
  • The average rental car length at Basel Airport is 5 days.
  • The most booked rental car type currently at Basel Airport is COMPACT cars.
  • Last year, the most booked rental car type at Basel Airport were ECONOMY cars.
  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Basel Airport? Last month, the average car rental price was 360 USD.
  • Last year, how much did it cost to rent a car at Basel Airport? Last year, the average car rental price was 392 USD.
  • What is the current average daily price to rent a at Basel Airport? Last month, the average rental price was 72 USD per day.
  • How much did it cost to rent a car at Basel Airport over the past 12 months? Last Year, the average rental price was 77 USD per day.
  • The car rental companies available at Basel Airport are: Alamo, National, Enterprise, Firefly.

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Call center opening hours

[EST] Mon - Fri: 03:00 - 16:00  Sat - Sun : 03:00 - 11:00

[GMT] Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 16:00  Sat - Sun : 08:00 - 16:00

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Basel Airport Rental Car Reviews
See below last 5 customer reviews. Our customers rated Basel Car Rental with an average of 8.00 based on 1 ratings.

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May 24, 2015



Good price from rental. the lady at sixt desk was very helpful and friendly. rnhowever after returning the car, and arriving back in the uk sixth tried to charge me for a gps that i didn't have in the vehicle. i am still waiting to hear from them if they have rectified the error.