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From C$ 68/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
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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
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Friday08:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 17:00
  • 9.8
  • 9.8
  • 9.8
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
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From C$ 52/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
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
  • 9.7
  • 9.4
  • 9.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
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From C$ 49/dayRated #3
Alamo
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Basel
Alamo
Locations in Basel
Centralbahnplatz 14+41 84 844 55 22
Monday00:00 - 00:00
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Flughafen Basel-m Postfach 142+41 84 844 55 22
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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From C$ 47/dayRated #4
Sixt
Cheapest deal
8.8 Excellent (16 reviews)
2 locations in Basel
Sixt
Locations in Basel
Euroairport+41 84 888 44 44
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
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
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From C$ 49/dayRated #5
Europcar
Most popular
7.4 Good (7 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
Swissotel Le Plaza+41 61 378 99 66
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 7.7
  • 6.5
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From C$ 54/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
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From C$ 49/dayRated #7
Enterprise
6 Good (4 reviews)
3 locations in Basel
Enterprise
Locations in Basel
Centralbahnplatz 14+41 84 844 55 22
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Flughafen Basel-mulhouse+41 84 844 55 22
Monday07:00 - 13:00
Tuesday07:00 - 13:00
Wednesday07:00 - 13:00
Thursday07:00 - 13:00
Friday07:00 - 13:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
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Schonaustrasse 25+41 84 844 55 22
Monday08:00 - 23:00
13:15 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
13:15 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
13:15 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
13:15 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
13:15 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 6
  • 5.5
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 6
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Rated #8
Thrifty
6 Good (2 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
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
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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
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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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National
2 locations in Basel
National
Locations in Basel
Centralbahnplatz 14+41 84 844 55 22
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
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Flughafen Baselmu Postfach 142+41 84 844 55 22
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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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
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
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Firefly
1 location in Basel
Firefly
Locations in Basel
Basel Airport
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FLIZZR
1 location in Basel
FLIZZR
Locations in Basel
Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side)+41 84 825 00 10
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Basel
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Basel
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
MondayInvalid 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
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TravelCar
1 location in Basel
TravelCar
Locations in Basel
7 Rue de l'Industrie
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58 travellers 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

C$ 72/day

Good deal

C$ 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 C$ 51 or less
  • Book your rental car in Basel at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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, Alamo and Enterprise

  • On average a rental car in Basel costs C$ 72 per day.

  • The average gas price in Basel is C$ 2.48 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 30 and C$ 40, depending on the car size.

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

  • The only car rental company onsite at Mulhouse EuroAirport is Sixt.

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

  • 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 C$ 63 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Basel costs C$ 73 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Basel costs C$ 64 per day, on average.

  • In Basel, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar Basel-mulhouse Airport (swiss Side) (6 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Basel costs C$ 504 per week (C$ 72 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Basel costs C$ 2,159 per month (C$ 72 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.