Sanitised car hire in Basel

Look out for this icon to see which car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines, the following car hire companies in Basel, Switzerland offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies in Basel have committed to offering sanitised cars.

Sanitised car
This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • AVIS
  • BUDGET
  • HERTZ

Cheapest car hire in Basel

Economy

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.43 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 269.06 EUR from 18/01/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.30 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 282.10 EUR from 18/01/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Intermediate

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.15 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 295.07 EUR from 18/01/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.05 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 308.39 EUR from 18/01/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Ford Focus Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.07 EUR/day
Ford Focus Estate

7 Days rental at 322.50 EUR from 18/01/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Intermediate

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 47.56 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 332.92 EUR from 18/01/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate Elite

Ford S-Max

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.67 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 354.74 EUR from 18/01/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Standard

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.36 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 359.56 EUR from 18/01/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Ford Mondeo Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.98 EUR/day
Ford Mondeo Estate

7 Days rental at 370.87 EUR from 18/01/2021

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

*daily rates in Basel based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about Basel

  • Basel is Switzerland’s third largest city.
  • Tennis champion Roger Federer was born in Basel. 
  • Basel is a German speaking city.
  • It boasts nearly 40 museums.
  • Kunstmuseum is the world’s oldest publicly accessible art collection.
  • It’s a major centre for the development of pharmaceuticals.

Basel car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Best car rental companies in Basel

8.4
No.1: HERTZ,
based on 411 reviews
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14 min (average wait time)
8.3
No.2: AVIS,
based on 511 reviews
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77
70
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67
14 min (average wait time)
7.6
No.4: DOLLAR,
based on 1455 reviews
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76
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78
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Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Basel

EUROPCAR

Swissotel Le Plaza Messeplatz 25, Basel, 4058

HERTZ

Riehenstrasse 165, Basel, 4058

SIXT

Schwarzwaldallee 242, Basel, 4058

EUROPCAR

Nauenstrasse 33, Basel, 4052

ALAMO

Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side), Basel, 4030

EUROPCAR

H.p. Gerber Pannendienst Ag Hardstrasse 43, Pratteln, 4133

Basel car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Corporate
  • € 269.01
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 38.43
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 10
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Skoda Octavia
  • 39
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Basel

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FAQs about car hire in Basel

How much does car hire in Basel cost?

Car hire in Basel costs as little as €64.50 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €81.20 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €191.30 per day from HERTZ for a BMW X3.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Basel?

3 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Basel, including BUDGET, HERTZ, AVIS, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Basel?

None of the car hire companies in Basel are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Basel?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Avis Europe Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Basel with a score of 8.6/10

with HERTZ rated second best with a score of 8.4/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Basel is €460.49 per week from BUDGET.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Basel?

The cheapest car hire company in Basel is BUDGET, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Opel Corsa available from as little as €451.22 per week.

How much is fuel in Basel?

You can expect to pay €1.21/ltr of petrol and €1.29/ltr of diesel in Basel. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Basel?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Basel with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET, EDEL AND STARK LUXURY FLEET, HERTZ as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Basel?

We can arrange , Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Luxury Elite, Oversize, Premium, Premium Elite, Special and Standard class rental cars in Basel.

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

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Basel, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Basel is €2146.41 per week from EDEL AND STARK LUXURY FLEET for a Porsche Boxster.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Basel?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Basel at the moment, however BUDGET rates start from just €451.22 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €451.22 from BUDGET in Basel or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

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

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Basel is €451.50 per week with an average price of €568.40 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Basel

Most popular car hire companies in Basel:

  • Hertz (tel: 0612059222)
  • Thrifty (tel: 061 2059222)
  • Dollar (tel: 061 2059222)
  • Avis (tel: (41) 61 206 95 45)
  • Enterprise (tel: 410848445522)
  • Edel and stark luxury fleet (tel: +41 62 295 15 15)
  • Hertz (tel: 0613356300)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Basel:

  • Hertz (Nauenstrasse 33, Basel, 4052)
  • Thrifty (Nauenstrasse 33, Basel, 4052)
  • Dollar (Nauenstrasse 33, Basel, 4052)
  • Avis (Hauptstrasse 114, BASEL BINNINGEN, Basel Binningen, 4102)
  • Budget (Hauptstrasse 114, BASEL BINNINGEN, Basel Binningen, 4102)
  • Enterprise (SCHONAUSTRASSE 25, BASEL, 4058)

Car hire company ratings in Basel:

  • HERTZ: Rated 8.4/10 from 27 reviews
  • Avis Europe: Rated 8.3/10 from 8 reviews
  • Thrifty : Rated 7.6/10 from 41 reviews
  • Dollar - Hertz: Rated 7.6/10 from 125 reviews
  • Enterprise Franchise: Rated 7.4/10 from 81 reviews
  • Enterprise Franchise: Rated 7.4/10 from 76 reviews

Basel Mini Guide

Why go to Basel?
Historic Basel is affectionately known as the culture capital of Switzerland. With a milder climate than the Swiss average it also experiences finer weather. Basel is a little known destination, but it has so many opportunities for adventure and exploration. 

What’s the Story?
Basel dates back to 500BC when Celts originally settled there. The area has seen city walls built, plagues, earthquakes and avoided two world wars, which is amazing considering its proximity to Germany. Basel is mainly German speaking with the Swiss Franc as currency.  Although Euros and other currencies can be used, you are advised to check before you pay. 

Where is it and How Can I Get There?
Basel is situated in the northwest corner of Switzerland, with France to the west and Germany to the north. The river Rhine divides the city. The nearest airport is EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, situated 3km northwest of Basel. Due to its economic importance, the transport network is well established, with exceptional road links connecting France and Germany. See the latest news and reviews on all of the car hire companies in Basel and Switzerland on our main page.
 
What to See and Do
The world's most influential art market occurs in June and Basel carnival parade is held in February. The colourful Romanesque Münster Cathedral, zoo, museums and gates to the walled city are must-sees. You can also watch summer ice hockey, football, swim the Rhine, take educational tours, drive along the stunning river and overlook the city from Switzerland’s highest building. The city is the host this year of the International Festival of Youth Choirs which is expected to be a fabulous event with concerts held across the city.

If I Hire a Car?
Switzerland's largest site of Roman ruins, Augusta Raurica is a trip to the east. Why not have breakfast in France, lunch in Germany and return to Basel for your evening meal. Most hotels will have access to parking and there are also payable public garages. 

Shopping and Souvenirs
Freie Strasse is the place to buy absolutely anything. There are quirky shops tucked away in the side streets, keep your eyes open for them and find something unique to take home. Marktplatz is a bustling market for fruit and vegetables, breads, pastries and flowers. 

When I get Hungry? 
Basel has a feast of gastronomy. Look out for Basler Leckerli (Basel cookies) a ‘delicious’ sweet treat, Mehlsuppe (brown flour soup) and Zwiebelwähe (onion tart) or Hypokras, a herbal wine for a cultural culinary taste. 
 
After Dinner
Every Monday boasts a tour of the myriad of traditional bars or you can relax to jazz at the Bird’s Eye at Kohlenberg. For late night revellers there is Excalibur and Restaurant Klingental. At the other end of the scale take a romantic walk to see the cathedral or visit an exhibition/gallery or the opera. 
 
Additional Information
Be aware of trams while sightseeing. Car drivers are generally considerate to pedestrians and will stop at crosswalks. As with all cities be cautious of pickpockets. The beer and wine legal drinking age is 16 and for straight spirits 18. 

Basel is a major commercial centre in Switzerland but for tourists it has many wonderful experiences. During the day, visit the Kunstmuseum, the oldest art gallery open to the public here in Basel. It was founded in 1661 and has the largest collection of works by Holbein.

You might be fortunate enough to be staying at the Ramada Hotel in the Basler Messeturm, Basel and indeed Switzerland’s highest building. If so, spend the early evening in Bar Rouge at the top, looking out over Basel then head off in your hire car for a night at the award winning city opera.

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  • Basel car hire special offers

    We currently have 26 special offers for car rental in Basel including;

  • Guaranteed 2019/2020-registered car
    We guarantee that you are going to get a 2019/2020-registered car at the desk available from HERTZ.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from HERTZ.

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Customer questions about Basel car hire

I wanted to ask you about oneway rental fee applicable for a car hired in Basel and returned in Zurich

Hello, some agents will charge a one way fee yes, where this is the case it will clearly state under the advertised rate as a fee payable on arrival. If this is not stated, then any fees are included in the price displayed. If you let me know which car you are looking at I would be more than happy to check for you.

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