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Car Hire Basel Useful Information

Driving in Basel, Switzerland, here are some things to be aware of, and several great places to visit with your car:

What to Be Aware Of:

Traffic Rules: Switzerland has strict traffic rules, including speed limits, seat belt usage, and rules regarding mobile phone use while driving. Be sure to follow these rules to avoid fines.

Priority to Trams: In Basel, trams have priority on the roads. Always yield to trams when they are approaching.

Parking: Basel, like many Swiss cities, has limited street parking, and it can be expensive. It's often more convenient to use parking garages or lots.

Vignette: If you plan to use the Swiss highways, you'll need a vignette (toll sticker) for your car, which is mandatory for vehicles on the highway.

Environmental Zones: Some areas of Basel may be restricted zones where only vehicles meeting specific emission standards are allowed.

Winter Driving: If you're visiting during the winter months, be prepared for snowy and icy conditions. Winter tires or snow chains may be required, and it's essential to adapt your driving to the weather.

Best Places to Visit with Your Car:

Old Town (Altstadt): Explore Basel's charming Old Town with its medieval architecture, narrow streets, and historic buildings. You can find parking facilities nearby.

Basel Minster: Visit the Basel Minster (Basler Münster), a stunning Gothic cathedral with panoramic views from its tower. Parking may be limited in this area, so consider using public transportation.

Fondation Beyeler: Drive to the Fondation Beyeler, an art museum with an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. It's located just outside Basel in Riehen.

Basel Zoo: If you're traveling with family, the Basel Zoo is a popular attraction. There's a parking area nearby.

Rhine River Promenade: Take a scenic drive along the Rhine River and enjoy the beautiful views. You can also park and walk along the promenade.

Augusta Raurica: Visit Augusta Raurica, a well-preserved Roman archaeological site located a short drive from Basel.

Vineyards of Alsace: Drive across the border into the Alsace region of France, known for its charming wine villages, vineyards, and scenic routes.

Black Forest (Schwarzwald): The Black Forest in Germany is within driving distance of Basel and offers opportunities for hiking, scenic drives, and exploring traditional villages.

Lucerne: If you're up for a longer drive, consider visiting the picturesque city of Lucerne, known for its stunning lakeside setting and medieval architecture.

Bern: Another option for a day trip is the Swiss capital, Bern, known for its well-preserved old town and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Driving in Basel can be an excellent way to explore the city and its surroundings. Just be sure to follow local traffic rules, plan your parking in advance, and drive cautiously, especially in winter conditions. Enjoy your trip and make the best use of your hire car!

Current Rental Rates in Basel

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.42 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 282.97 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.55 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 297.86 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.47 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 311.35 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Basel: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • 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 - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Basel

No.1: AVIS,
based on 135 reviews
21 min (average wait time)
based on 465 reviews
19 min (average wait time)
No.3: HERTZ,
based on 448 reviews
17 min (average wait time)

Basel car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Corporate
  • € 282.94
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 40.42
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 6
    Most Popular Type:
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Mercedes C Class
  • 23
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Basel

January€ 104
February€ 110
March€ 73
April€ 56
May€ 64
June€ 63
July€ 93
August€ 95
September€ 47
October€ 53
November€ 65
December€ 103
January€ 90
February€ 90
March€ 59
April€ 48
May€ 44
June€ 53
July€ 81
August€ 88
September€ 42
October€ 47
November€ 67
December€ 97
January€ 165
February€ 232
March€ 132
April€ 107
May€ 116
June€ 108
July€ 158
August€ 163
September€ 101
October€ 103
November€ 125
December€ 166
January€ 125
February€ 137
March€ 95
April€ 74
May€ 75
June€ 77
July€ 114
August€ 104
September€ 59
October€ 63
November€ 78
December€ 120
January€ 126
February€ 218
March€ 156
April€ 95
May€ 388
June€ 401
July€ 406
August€ 429
September€ 333
October€ 331
November€ 333
December€ 395
March€ 57
April€ 34
May€ 31
June€ 32
July€ 50
August€ 79
September€ 32
October€ 35
January€ 136
February€ 148
March€ 97
April€ 94
May€ 75
June€ 89
July€ 126
August€ 135
September€ 66
October€ 95
November€ 105
December€ 125
February€ 58
March€ 59
April€ 37
May€ 43
June€ 45
July€ 64
August€ 103
September€ 37
October€ 40

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