Basel Car Hire

Basel Car Hire

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Basel car hire information

Pick-up location Basel
Car types 4x4, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 44
Airport locations 18
Popular agencies Europcar, Dollar, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget

Cheap Car Hire in Basel

Economy £18/day
Compact £19/day
Intermediate £21/day
Standard £27/day
Full-size £36/day
4x4 £27/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Basel dollar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Basel dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Basel dollar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Basel europcar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Basel sixt
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in Basel dollar
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Basel car hire reviews and directory

From £37/day
Rated no. 1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,797 reviews)
2 locations in Basel
Enterprise
Locations in Basel
Flughafen Basel-mulhouse
+41 84 844 55 22
Schonaustrasse 25
+41 84 844 55 22
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Enterprise reviews in Basel

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From £32/day
Rated no. 2
Avis
avis
7.6 Good (2,236 reviews)
1 location in Basel
From £31/day
Rated no. 3
Budget
budget
7.4 Good (4,168 reviews)
2 locations in Basel
Budget
Locations in Basel
Flughafen Basel Muehlhausen
Hauptstrasse 114
From £30/day
Rated no. 4
Dollar
dollar
7.3 Good (6,360 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
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Dollar reviews in Basel

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From £34/day
Rated no. 5
Alamo
alamo
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Basel
Alamo
Locations in Basel
Serviced By Enterprise
+41 84 844 55 22
From £48/day
Rated no. 6
Hertz
hertz
9.7 Excellent (18 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
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Hertz reviews in Basel

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From £33/day
Rated no. 7
Europcar
europcar
Most popular
7.7 Good (8 reviews)
3 locations in Basel
Europcar
Locations in Basel
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
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Europcar reviews in Basel

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From £33/day
Rated no. 8
Thrifty
thrifty
6.0 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Basel
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
From £24/day
Unirent
unirent
Cheapest deal
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
From £40/day
Sixt
sixtrentacar
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
National
national
1 location in Basel
National
Locations in Basel
Serviced By Enterprise
+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
TravelCar
travelcar
1 location in Basel
TravelCar
Locations in Basel
7 Rue de l'Industrie

Car hire locations in Basel

Good to know

Most popular agency Europcar
Most popular car type Compact
Average price £42/day
Good deal £33/day

When to book a hire car in Basel

Average daily price per month
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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 a car hire in Basel for £33 or less
  • Book your car hire in Basel at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Basel are around 33% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini car hires in Basel are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Basel

How much does it cost to hire a car in Basel?

On average a hire car in Basel costs £46 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in Basel?

Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Basel.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Basel?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Dollar (£17/day), Europcar (£27/day) and Enterprise (£28/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Basel?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Basel are Enterprise (8.5, 12797 reviews), National (8.2, 3436 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2236 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Mulhouse EuroAirport (MLH)?

The only car hire company onsite at Mulhouse EuroAirport is Sixt.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Mulhouse EuroAirport (MLH)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Mulhouse EuroAirport to off-airport locations include Rhodium, Europcar, Sixt and Enterprise.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Basel?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Dollar Basel Ap 4030 (1 miles from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Basel?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire 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.