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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.

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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.