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Basel Car Hire

Basel Car Hire

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Pick-up location Basel
Rental locations 47
Airport locations 20

Basel car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
avis
Best rated
7.6 Good (2,243 reviews)
1 location in Basel
Rated no. 2
Budget
budget
7.4 Good (4,178 reviews)
2 locations in Basel
Budget
Locations in Basel
Flughafen Basel Muehlhausen
Hauptstrasse 114
All Budget reviews
Budget reviews in Basel

Recent reviews

Rated no. 3
Alamo
alamo
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Basel
Alamo
Locations in Basel
Flughafen Basel-m Postfach 142
+41 84 844 55 22
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
3 Aug 2017
Pros: Free upgrade to a higher car class
Rated no. 4
Hertz
9.4 Excellent (5 reviews)
4 locations in Basel
Hertz
Locations in Basel
Airport Basel-mulhouse
+41 61 325 27 80
Brueglingerstrasse 2
+41 61 335 63 00
Nauenstrasse 33
+41 61 205 92 22
Riehenstrasse 165
+41 61 685 99 00
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 8.8
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
11 Oct 2016
Great car, nice staff
Pros: 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.
10.0 Excellent
15 Jul 2017
Pros: they were very friendly despite the fact that I had the wrong pickup time and was 6h later
9.6 Excellent
15 Oct 2016
Pros: everything
Cons: hard to find parking for after hours drop-off
10.0 Excellent
4 Nov 2017
Great car, straight forward rental
Pros: 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
7.6 Good
1 Jan 2017
Pros: Pretty much everything. Drop off at MUC is excellent, takes just seconds
Cons: 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.
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
thrifty
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
3 locations in Basel
Thrifty
Locations in Basel
Basel Ap
+41 61 325 29 80
Nauenstrasse 33
+41 61 205 92 22
Riehenstrasse 165
+41 61 685 99 00
Rated no. 6
Dollar
dollar
7.2 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Basel
Dollar
Locations in Basel
Basel Ap
+41 61 325 27 80
Nauenstrasse 33
+41 61 325 27 80
Riehenstrasse 165
+41 61 685 99 00
  • 6.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
18 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!
9.6 Excellent
12 Jul 2019
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff! Good car selection.
Cons: Car could have been cleaned a bit bettered
Rated no. 7
Enterprise
6.7 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Basel
Enterprise
Locations in Basel
Flughafen Basel-mulhouse
+41 84 844 55 22
Schonaustrasse 25
+41 84 844 55 22
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.0
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
9 Dec 2016
Expensive....but great service
Pros: 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
2.0 Mediocre
29 Apr 2018
Reservation just canceled!!!
Pros: NOTHING
Cons: 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 Excellent
20 Apr 2018
Pros: Great service and excellent car.
Rated no. 8
Europcar
6.2 Good (4 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
Swissotel Le Plaza
+41 61 378 99 66
  • 5.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.0
  • 6.5
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
3 Sep 2016
Good quality car
Pros: the car was clean and in good condition.
Cons: the cost of the rental was a little high.
4.4 Okay
29 Jun 2017
Not Amused
Pros: The car was new
Cons: 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
3.2 Mediocre
6 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
8.0 Excellent
2 Nov 2016
Pros: Car was fine. Clean and easy to pick-up. It drove well and met expectations.
Sunnycars
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
keddy by Europcar
keddy
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
Unirent
unirent
4 locations in Basel
Unirent
Locations in Basel
115, Guterstrasse
Basel airport
061 325 29 03
Europcar
+41 61 378 99 66
Europcar
+41 61 205 90 90
Edel & Stark
edelandstarkluxuryfleet
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
Sixt
2 locations in Basel
Sixt
Locations in Basel
Euroairport
+41 84 888 44 44
Schwarzwaldallee 242
+41 61 683 59 89
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Basel
AutoEurope
Locations in Basel
Europcar Desk In Arrival Hall
FLIZZR
flizzr
1 location in Basel
FLIZZR
Locations in Basel
Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side)
+41 84 825 00 10
Goldcar Rental SP
goldcar
1 location in Basel
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Basel
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
National
national
1 location in Basel
National
Locations in Basel
Flughafen Baselmu Postfach 142
+41 84 844 55 22
Nomadcar
nomadcar
1 location in Basel
Nomadcar
Locations in Basel
Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side)
+41 21 588 13 21
Rhodium
rhodium
1 location in Basel
Rhodium
Locations in Basel
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
TravelCar
travelcar
1 location in Basel
TravelCar
Locations in Basel
7 Rue de l'Industrie
15 travellers who rented a car in Basel gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car hire locations in Basel

When to book a hire car in Basel

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Top tips for renting 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.
  • Book your rental car in Basel at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Basel are around 18% more expensive than airport locations on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Basel

What is the cheapest car rental company in Basel?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar ($83/day), Unirent ($85/day) and Enterprise ($215/day).

What is the best rental car company in Basel?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Basel are Enterprise (8.5, 12805 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2243 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4178 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Basel?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side) 4030 (6 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Basel?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Basel?

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.

What's the speed limit in Basel?

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).

How are gas prices in Basel?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Basel?

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.