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Basel Mini Guide

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. 

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 where a pre-booked rental car can also be collected from.
 

Cheapest car hire in Basel

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.36 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 513.58 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 78.00 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 546.01 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 81.09 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 567.64 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 100.63 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 704.42 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 105.20 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 736.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Kuga

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 107.34 EUR/day
Ford Kuga

7 Days rental at 751.44 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 107.34 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 751.44 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 115.93 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 811.56 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Focus Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 117.49 EUR/day
Ford Focus Estate

7 Days rental at 822.49 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • Basel car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Basel including;

  • Guaranteed 2021/2022-registered car
    We guarantee that you are going to get a 2021/2022-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.

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.

Best car rental companies in Basel

8.0
No.1: AVIS,
based on 73 reviews
80
80
60
80
80
22 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.2: BUDGET,
based on 306 reviews
80
80
60
80
80
21 min (average wait time)
7.6
No.4: DOLLAR,
based on 1455 reviews
83
76
68
74
78
15 min (average wait time)

Basel car hire information

  • 8.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Budget EMEA Corporate
  • € 513.52
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 73.36
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 10
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 3
    Most popular model:
    Skoda Octavia
  • 27
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Basel

ItemPercent
January€ 115
February€ 115
March€ 79
April€ 41
May€ 62
June€ 60
July€ 85
August€ 95
September€ 44
October€ 55
November€ 69
December€ 116
ItemPercent
January€ 96
February€ 99
March€ 62
April€ 38
May€ 44
June€ 50
July€ 76
August€ 87
September€ 41
October€ 49
November€ 69
December€ 105
ItemPercent
January€ 189
February€ 248
March€ 140
April€ 63
May€ 115
June€ 104
July€ 146
August€ 161
September€ 94
October€ 107
November€ 135
December€ 182
ItemPercent
January€ 138
February€ 131
March€ 105
April€ 50
May€ 74
June€ 74
July€ 108
August€ 102
September€ 57
October€ 65
November€ 83
December€ 133
ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 196
March€ 133
April€ 80
May€ 388
June€ 401
July€ 420
August€ 429
September€ 378
October€ 379
November€ 377
December€ 448
ItemPercent
January
February
March€ 57
April€ 34
May€ 31
June€ 32
July€ 50
August€ 79
September€ 32
October€ 35
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 155
February€ 139
March€ 109
April€ 53
May€ 75
June€ 82
July€ 113
August€ 136
September€ 64
October€ 107
November€ 113
December€ 144
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April€ 37
May€ 43
June€ 45
July€ 64
August€ 103
September€ 37
October€ 40
November
December

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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 €73.40 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €97.30 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €281.00 per day from HERTZ for a Volkswagen Sharan.

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 AVIS, HERTZ, BUDGET, 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 8.0/10

with Budget EMEA Corporate rated second best with a score of 7.9/10

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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 €546.01 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 Peugeot 208 available from as little as €513.52 per week.

How much is fuel in Basel?

You can expect to pay €1.939/ltr of petrol and €2.249/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, 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 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 € per week from for a .

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 €513.52 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €513.52 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 €513.80 per week with an average price of €681.10 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Basel

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Basel

  • Hertz (tel: 0612059222)
  • Thrifty (tel: 061 2059222)
  • Dollar (tel: 061 2059222)
  • 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, 4052 Basel, 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

  • Avis Europe: Rated 8.0/10 from 31 reviews
  • Budget EMEA: Rated 7.9/10 from 63 reviews
  • Thrifty : Rated 7.6/10 from 41 reviews
  • Dollar - Hertz: Rated 7.6/10 from 125 reviews
  • Hertz EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.2/10 from 80 reviews
  • Enterprise Franchise: Rated 6.7/10 from 57 reviews

Other car hire locations in Switzerland

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Jul€ 46
Aug€ 39
Sep€ 28
Oct€ 29
Nov€ 31
Dec€ 47