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Basel, Switzerland
Aug 4 — Aug 11
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel car rental information

Pick-up locationBasel
Car typesCompact, Compact station wagon, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate station wagon, Luxury station wagon, Mini, Passenger van, Premium, Premium station wagon, Standard station wagon
Rental locations49
Airport locations20
Popular agenciesEuropcar, Alamo, Sixt, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Basel

$32/dayEconomy
$41/dayCompact
$41/dayIntermediate
$123/dayFull-size SUV
$40/dayMini
$81/dayPremium
$110/dayPassenger van
$46/dayCompact station wagon
$56/dayIntermediate station wagon
$58/dayStandard station wagon
$74/dayPremium station wagon
$98/dayLuxury station wagon
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Basel car rental reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated #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
  • 9.8
  • 9.8
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 4 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 ExcellentJul 15 2017
Pros: they were very friendly despite the fact that I had the wrong pickup time and was 6h later
7.6 GoodJan 1 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 ExcellentOct 15 2016
Pros: everythingCons: hard to find parking for after hours drop-off
9.6 ExcellentOct 11 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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From $67/dayRated #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 $51/dayRated #3
Alamo
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 ExcellentAug 3 2017
Pros: Free upgrade to a higher car class
From $54/dayRated #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
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2019
Pros: Wonderful customer service in Basel!
8.0 ExcellentApr 9 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 ExcellentApr 6 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 ExcellentFeb 16 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 GoodJun 23 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 ExcellentMay 29 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 OkayMay 24 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 GoodFeb 20 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 ExcellentJul 26 2016
Top classPros: Efficiency
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From $45/dayRated #5
Europcar
Most popular
7.7 Good (8 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
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2021
3.2 MediocreJul 6 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 OkayJun 29 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 ExcellentNov 2 2016
Pros: Car was fine. Clean and easy to pick-up. It drove well and met expectations.
9.2 ExcellentSep 3 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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From $45/dayRated #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 ExcellentJul 12 2019
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff! Good car selection.Cons: Car could have been cleaned a bit bettered
4.8 OkayMar 18 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 GoodJun 4 2017
Cons: Charge at end of trip was three times more than quote confirmed by Kayak. Still unresolved
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2017
Great valuePros: Friendly service, car was as advertised, quick handover and no hard sell of extras.Cons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreOct 13 2016
Cons: Risky
From $42/dayRated #7
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
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 GoodApr 12 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 ExcellentMar 22 2021
Pros: Staff very helpful and friendly. Drop-off a breeze.
2.0 MediocreJun 16 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!
From $52/dayRated #8
Enterprise
6 Good (4 reviews)
3 locations in Basel
Enterprise
Locations in Basel
Centralbahnplatz 14+41 848 445 522
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Flughafen Basel-mulhouse+41 848 445 522
Monday07:00 - 13:00
Tuesday07:00 - 13:00
Wednesday07:00 - 13:00
Thursday07:00 - 13:00
Friday07:00 - 13:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday07:00 - 13:00
Schonaustrasse 25+41 848 445 522
Monday07:00 - 13:00
Tuesday07:00 - 13:00
Wednesday07:00 - 13:00
Thursday07:00 - 13:00
Friday07:00 - 13:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday07:00 - 13:00
  • 6
  • 5.5
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 29 2018
Reservation just canceled!!!Pros: NOTHINGCons: EVERYTHING!!!! I did not get any car. Nobody asked me when my flight will land. I came 2 hours late, NO MORE CAR GIVEN TO ME!
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2018
Pros: Great service and excellent car.
8.0 ExcellentDec 9 2016
Expensive....but great servicePros: The lady at the counter was really nice and helpful. Just the price was quite hefty... Payed 130$ 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
Recent reviews
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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From $93/day
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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From $56/day
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
Recent reviews
FLIZZR
1 location in Basel
FLIZZR
Locations in Basel
Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side)+41 84 825 00 10
Recent reviews
Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Basel
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Basel
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
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SaturdayInvalid 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
Recent reviews
62 travelers 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

Europcar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$69/day

Good deal

$51/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 renting a car in Basel

  • Basel is a great place to be based, especially with a rental 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 rental 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 $51 or less
  • Book your rental car in Basel at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Basel are around 39% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Basel are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Basel

  • Some car rental companies in Basel which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Alamo

  • On average a rental car in Basel costs $69 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar ($41/day), Alamo ($46/day) and Sixt ($47/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Europcar Gueterstrasse 115 4053 (1 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Basel. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Basel is $6.77 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $81 and $108, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Basel.

  • Car rental companies onsite at EuroAirport Swiss include Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Enterprise and National.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Mulhouse EuroAirport include Sixt, Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty and Avis.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from EuroAirport Swiss to off-airport locations include Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Enterprise, and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Mulhouse EuroAirport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Europcar, Rhodium, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Alamo, and Budget.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Basel costs $55 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Basel costs $53 per day, on average.

  • In Basel, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side) (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Basel costs $484 per week ($69 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Basel costs $2,074 per month ($69 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 gas prices in Basel are around $6.09 USD per gallon. Some gas 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 gas 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.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).