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Basel, Switzerland
16 May — 23 May
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Basel car rental information

Pick-up locationBasel
Rental locations49
Airport locations20

Basel car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
9.6 Excellent (14 reviews)
4 locations in Basel
Hertz
Locations in Basel
Airport Basel-mulhouse+41 61 325 27 80
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
Brueglingerstrasse 2+41 61 335 63 00
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Nauenstrasse 33+41 61 205 92 22
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
Riehenstrasse 165+41 61 685 99 00
Monday08:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 17:00
  • 9.8
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  • 9.2
  • 9.2
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10.0 Excellent4 Nov 2017
Great car, straight forward rentalPros: No pressure to take out additional insurance. Car was relatively new in perfect condition.Cons: No one at the desk at Airport when we arrived to turn in the car
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2017
Pros: they were very friendly despite the fact that I had the wrong pickup time and was 6h later
7.6 Good1 Jan 2017
Pros: Pretty much everything. Drop off at MUC is excellent, takes just secondsCons: Hertz office at Dreispitz in Basel is hard to find. Signs lead to a carwash, not to the office. The vehicle had two tires inside, taking up the entire trunk space. The guy at the office was telling me unbelievable stories that I have to carry those tires with me. Fortunately in another Hertz office they gladly took those tires from me.
9.6 Excellent15 Oct 2016
Pros: everythingCons: hard to find parking for after hours drop-off
9.6 Excellent11 Oct 2016
Great car, nice staffPros: Everything about the rental went smoothly, the car was clean and comfortable.Cons: It was a bit confusing to find the rental place, since Basel airport has a french side and a swiss side. Of course it's not Hertz's fault, just pay attention if you're renting in Basel airport. Another point is that we paid in advance for a second driver and ended up not using it - would have been nice if there was an option to add another driver in the middle of the trip.
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Rated no. 2
Budget
9.2 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Basel
Budget
Locations in Basel
Flughafen Basel Muehlhausen
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
  • 9.7
  • 9.4
  • 9.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
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From $58/dayRated no. 3
Alamo
Cheapest deal
Most popular
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Basel
Alamo
Locations in Basel
Centralbahnplatz 14+41 848 445 522
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Flughafen Basel-m Postfach 142+41 848 445 522
Monday07:00 - 13:00
Tuesday07:00 - 13:00
Wednesday07:00 - 13:00
Thursday07:00 - 13:00
Friday07:00 - 13:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday07:00 - 13:00
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
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10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2017
Pros: Free upgrade to a higher car class
Rated no. 4
Sixt
8.9 Excellent (17 reviews)
2 locations in Basel
Sixt
Locations in Basel
Euroairport+41 848 884 444
Monday07:00 - 13:00
Tuesday07:00 - 13:00
Wednesday07:00 - 13:00
Thursday07:00 - 13:00
Friday07:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:30 - 23:00
Schwarzwaldallee 242+41 61 683 59 89
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
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10.0 Excellent20 Apr 2019
Pros: Wonderful customer service in Basel!
8.0 Excellent9 Apr 2018
Pros: A choice of carsCons: I selected the wrong pick up location and couldn't change it. However 6th allowed an alternative drop off location foc. Slow collection of car due to slow customers ahead of me. Too many choices at the desk at hiring time
9.6 Excellent6 Apr 2018
Car rental from BaselPros: Helpful receptionists at pick up and drop off. Park very close to airport.Cons: The price -but of course it was Switzerland !
10.0 Excellent16 Feb 2018
Great servicePros: I really liked the service i got, I even got a upgrade for free !!! And they also gave me a cheap price for fuel...
6.4 Good23 Jun 2017
Cons: Didn't realize that there wasn't an easy way to get from the airport to the downtown Sixt location. And then when our flight was late and we couldn't get to the downtown location before they closed, we couldn't transfer our reservation to the Sixt airport location because we prepaid through kayak. We ended up paying for an additional car for one day and then we had to drive back to the city the next day when the downtown location was open to get it all straightened out. It was kind of a pain.
10.0 Excellent29 May 2017
Bright and shiny red Fiat 500Pros: Loved the red Fiat 500, people were kind at Sixt and very helpful. Thanks for all.
4.0 Okay24 May 2017
Cons: The original car I was given had a slow leak in a tire. A warning light came on indicating low tire pressure. I filled up the tire, but even though I didn't drive it for the next couple days, the tire continued to lose air. Ended up having to swap the car. Besides THAT inconvenience, I received an email from SIXT wanting to know how *I* had damaged the car! Not nice, and definitely an unpleasant experience.
6.8 Good20 Feb 2017
Pros: Tha car itself.Cons: The assistant didn t provide any explanation about the car and its way of working. Poor information.
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2016
Top classPros: Efficiency
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Rated no. 5
Europcar
7.4 Good (7 reviews)
4 locations in Basel
Europcar
Locations in Basel
Amag Automobil Und Motoren Ag+41 61 205 08 10
Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side)+41 61 325 29 03
Gueterstrasse 115+41 61 205 90 90
Messeplatz 25+41 61 378 99 66
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 7.7
  • 6.5
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3.2 Mediocre6 Jul 2017
Cons: At drop off , Barbra, customer service extremely rude when I asked her why the extra charges, she kept saying she didn't care and it's not her responsibility when I questioned the extra charges
4.4 Okay29 Jun 2017
Not AmusedPros: The car was newCons: it wasn't the car I had booked. I booked a compact like a VW Up or similar, manual, for 143 and ended up getting a massive Skoda Rapid wagon, automatic, and had to pay almost double the price for it at 217. I had no time to argue. But I got thoroughly ripped off. Will stick with Hertz
8.0 Excellent2 Nov 2016
Pros: Car was fine. Clean and easy to pick-up. It drove well and met expectations.
9.2 Excellent3 Sep 2016
Good quality carPros: the car was clean and in good condition.Cons: the cost of the rental was a little high.
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
6.8 Good (6 reviews)
3 locations in Basel
Dollar
Locations in Basel
Basel Ap+41 61 325 27 80
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
Nauenstrasse 33+41 61 325 27 80
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:30 - 23:00
Riehenstrasse 165+41 61 685 99 00
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 5.6
  • 7.6
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent12 Jul 2019
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff! Good car selection.Cons: Car could have been cleaned a bit bettered
4.8 Okay18 Mar 2019
Cons: Car via Hertz did not have a full tank! Filled it up for 8 CHF, No compensation. Was requested instead to fill it up to the same "not full level of 7/8". Poor customer service! Avoid Hertz at Basel!
6.8 Good4 Jun 2017
Cons: Charge at end of trip was three times more than quote confirmed by Kayak. Still unresolved
10.0 Excellent1 May 2017
Great valuePros: Friendly service, car was as advertised, quick handover and no hard sell of extras.Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre13 Oct 2016
Cons: Risky
Rated no. 7
Thrifty
6.5 Good (4 reviews)
3 locations in Basel
Thrifty
Locations in Basel
Basel Ap+41 61 325 29 80
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
Nauenstrasse 33+41 61 205 92 22
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:30 - 23:00
Riehenstrasse 165+41 61 685 99 00
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good12 Apr 2021
Pros: The agent at the airport station was very helpful.Cons: We had booked to pick up our car on Monday, Apr 5, but the station was closed because it was Easter Monday. So we had to haul our luggage across town to the airport station where our reservation could be honored.
8.0 Excellent22 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff very helpful and friendly. Drop-off a breeze.
2.0 Mediocre16 Jun 2018
They stole my moneyPros: After I payed the rent fee they want to charge another 1000 dollar deposit. I had to pay the deposit but didn't get the car. They are mafia!!!Cons: I payed a lots of money and didn't get any car. They are stolen money from the tourist!
Rated no. 8
Enterprise
6 Good (4 reviews)
3 locations in Basel
Enterprise
Locations in Basel
Centralbahnplatz 14+41 848 445 522
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Flughafen Basel-mulhouse+41 848 445 522
Monday07:00 - 13:00
Tuesday07:00 - 13:00
Wednesday07:00 - 13:00
Thursday07:00 - 13:00
Friday07:00 - 13:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday07:00 - 13:00
Schonaustrasse 25+41 848 445 522
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 6
  • 5.5
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 6
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2.0 Mediocre29 Apr 2018
Reservation just canceled!!!Pros: NOTHINGCons: EVERYTHING!!!! I did not get any car. Nobody asked me when my flight will land. I came 2 hours late, NO MORE CAR GIVEN TO ME!
10.0 Excellent20 Apr 2018
Pros: Great service and excellent car.
8.0 Excellent9 Dec 2016
Expensive....but great servicePros: The lady at the counter was really nice and helpful. Just the price was quite hefty... Payed 130$ a day for a midsize , becuse i took full waiver It should b much cheaper for good drivers who have a clean slate in respect of car damages Shouldnt cost more then 75$ a day max
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Sunnycars
8 locations in Basel
Sunnycars
Locations in Basel
Birsfelderstrasse
Brueglingerstrasse 2
Flughafen Basel-Mulhouse
Gueterstrasse 115
Messeplatz 25
Nauenstrasse 33
Riehenstrasse 165
Schoenaustrasse 25
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keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Basel
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Basel
Basel-Mulhouse Airport (Swiss Side)
C/O Roche Bau 78- Chrischonastrasse 40
Nauenstrasse 55
Swissotel Le Plaza- Messeplatz 25
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Unirent
4 locations in Basel
Unirent
Locations in Basel
115, Guterstrasse
Basel airport061 325 29 03
Europcar+41 61 378 99 66
Europcar+41 61 205 90 90
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Edel & Stark
2 locations in Basel
Edel & Stark
Locations in Basel
Basel City+41 62 295 15 15
Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side)+41 62 295 15 15
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National
2 locations in Basel
National
Locations in Basel
Centralbahnplatz 14+41 848 445 522
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Flughafen Baselmu Postfach 142+41 848 445 522
Monday07:00 - 13:00
Tuesday07:00 - 13:00
Wednesday07:00 - 13:00
Thursday07:00 - 13:00
Friday07:00 - 13:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday07:00 - 13:00
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Avis
1 location in Basel
Avis
Locations in Basel
(Swiss Side)+41 61 325 28 40
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
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Firefly
1 location in Basel
Firefly
Locations in Basel
Basel Airport
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FLIZZR
1 location in Basel
FLIZZR
Locations in Basel
Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side)+41 84 825 00 10
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Basel
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Basel
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
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Nomadcar
1 location in Basel
Nomadcar
Locations in Basel
Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side)+41 21 588 13 21
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Rhodium
1 location in Basel
Rhodium
Locations in Basel
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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TravelCar
1 location in Basel
TravelCar
Locations in Basel
7 Rue de l'Industrie
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61 travellers who rented a car in Basel gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Basel

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$64/day

Good deal

$58/day

When to book a rental car in Basel

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Basel

  • Basel is a great place to be based, especially with a hire car. A vehicle will allow you to explore not only the city’s main attractions, such as its many art galleries and museums, but also other destinations in Switzerland, Germany, and France. Head to Rotteln Castle in Germany, which is only about 25 minutes away from Basel, or to the Black Forest for some fairytale-like views.
  • EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (EAP) is about a 10-minute drive from Basel’s city center. The airport is divided into two sectors, the French one and the Swiss one, and you can circulate between both through the access area on the terminal’s third floor. Car hire desks on the French side are located on level 2 of Hall 1, and on the Swiss side they can be found on level 2 of Hall 4.
  • Because the Old Town area can be tricky to navigate, opt for parking the car in the surrounding areas instead. If you do drive there, remember that trams always have the priority. Dipped headlights must be on at all times. If you drive through rural areas, be cautious as you may come across herds of animals crossing the roads.
  • As with any main city, Basel experiences some heavy traffic during peak hour, so avoid driving between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and then again between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. during the week. The A35 heading to the airport can also get quite congested during rush hour, so if you have to be at the airport at a specific time, plan your journey accordingly.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Basel for $58 or less
  • Book your rental car in Basel at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Basel are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Basel

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Basel costs $64 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Basel is $8.73 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $105 and $140, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Basel.

  • The only car hire company onsite at EuroAirport Swiss is Alamo.

  • The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from EuroAirport Swiss to off-airport locations is Alamo.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Basel costs $64 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Basel costs $70 per day, on average.

  • On average a rental car in Basel costs $445 per week ($64 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Basel costs $1,906 per month ($64 per day).

  • If you’re just driving across the city of Basel, a small, compact car is a better option for navigating and parking downtown. But if you’re hitting the road and heading to the countryside or even across country borders, book a mid-size sedan, as it offers more space and comfort, especially if you’re with family or friends.

  • The speed limit in built-up areas is usually 50 km/h (31 mph) unless the posted signs indicate otherwise. The speed limit on main roads and other minor roads outside urban areas is 80 km/h (50 mph), and on expressways it is 100 km/h (62 mph). Motorways allow drivers to go at a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

  • The average petrol prices in Basel are around $6.09 USD per gallon. Some petrol stations may offer lower prices of about $5.72 USD per gallon, but you can also find prices as high as $6.70 USD per gallon. There is a petrol station next to car park F6 on the French side of the airport, and one next to car park S3 on the Swiss side. Both are open 24 hours.

  • Avoid parking in the Old Town, as spaces are scarce and fairly expensive. Metered parking across the city is enforced from 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday, with rates ranging between $1-3 per hour, depending on location. For longer stays, you can buy either a half-day ticket or a day ticket, for $6 and $10 respectively, at the BVB (Basler Verkehrs Betriebe) ticket machines.