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Car Rental at Basel Airport

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Basel Airport, Basel, Switzerland
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$39.77 / per day
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Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$41.84 / per day
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Compact
Volvo V40 or similar
Volvo V40
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$43.50 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes A Class or similar
Mercedes A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$53.86 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$58.82 / per day
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Standard
Peugeot 508 or similar
Peugeot 508
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$123.05 / per day
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Full-size
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$72.80 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$80.07 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:03 on 2020-07-06. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German,
French
Currency
CHF
Country code
41
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$48.26 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Basel Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Rent a car at Basel Airport! Then drive into the city and park outside the Old Town. Take a leisurely walk to see Münster Cathedral; the gates to the old medieval walled city; Marktplatz, the market square where you can buy local produce; and Pfalz, a plaza with great views of the Rhine.

Basel’s art scene is thriving. Be sure to visit Kunstmuseum (the Art Museum), Museum Tinguely, House of Electronic Arts, and Antikenmuseum Basel, which features collections of Mesopotamian and Egyptian art. Want to spend some time outdoors? Visit the Basel Zoo, take a walk along the Rhine, or go for a swim at Gartenbad St. Jakob’s or Gartenbad Eglisee’s outdoor pool. If you’re up for a bigger challenge, take a day trip to the nearby Jura Mountains where you can rock climb, hike, and simply enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Basel’s a great destination, but there’s so much more to see in Switzerland. With a longer term car rental deal you can visit the country’s French-speaking part in the east, drive to the High Alps in the southwest, and even visit neighboring Austria and Germany. It’s easy to pick up your rental car at Basel Airport and drop it off in a different location. Start planning your adventure today!

Basel-Mulhouse Airport is also known as EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, Aéroport de Bâle-Mulhouse, and Flughafen Basel-Mülhausen.

Top international routes

  • Berlin
  • Amsterdam
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Barcelona
  • London
  • Pristina

Main airlines

easyJet Switzerland, TUI fly Deutschland, Wizz Air, Aigle Azur, Lufthansa, and Ryanair

Terminals

The single passenger terminal has four levels and is divided into a French sector and a Swiss sector. The crossing point between the two is the departures area on level 3.

Location

Located in the Alsace region in France, Basel-Mulhouse Airport serves locations in three different countries: Switzerland, France, and Germany. Since all three countries are members of the Schengen Area, there are no border controls between them, and you can easily cross the border between any two of them by car. The airport is located about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) northwest of Basel in Switzerland, about 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Mulhouse in France, and about 46 km (29 mi) southwest of Freiburg in Germany. Route Douanière de l'Aéroport à Bâle and Flughafenstrasse are the main roads connecting the airport to Basel. Motorway A35 and Avenue Robert Schuman connect the airport to Mulhouse. Motorways A35, A36, A5, and B31a connect the airport to Freiburg. The cities of Strasbourg, Zurich, and Bern can all be reached in 90 minutes or less by car.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $81 per day
  • Large cars - from $80 per day
  • Medium cars - from $56 per day
  • Premium cars - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $46 per day
  • SUVs - from $66 per day

Top car rental companies

  • SIXT (Tel: +41848884444)
  • Europcar (Tel: +41613252903)
  • National (Tel: +410848445522)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +410848445522)
  • Alamo (Tel: 410848445522)
  • Dollar (Tel: +410613252780)
  • Avis (Tel: +41613252840)
  • Budget (Tel: +41613252840)
  • Alamo (Tel: 410848445522)

Car rental desks

In the French sector, the car rental desks are on level 2, in hall 1. In the Swiss sector, the car rental desks are on level 2, in hall 4. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find snack shops, bars, fast food outlets, a restaurant, and a brasserie. The airport has many shops, including duty-free shops for passengers either traveling outside the EU or traveling into Switzerland. There are many ATMs and currency exchanges. You’ll also find a lounge, a children’s play area, a baby changing room, luggage wrapping services, a lost and found office, and a photo booth. Basel-Mulhouse Airport is equipped for passengers with reduced mobility, and wheelchairs and other types of transport are available. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

There is a gas station in the French section next to car park 6, and another one in the Swiss sector next to car park 3. There are many other gas stations near the airport, in Basel, and on the way to Mulhouse or Freiburg.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Zürich (91 km / 56 mi)
  • Geneva (257 km / 160 mi)
  • Stuttgart (268 km / 166 mi)
  • Lyon (409 km / 254 mi)
  • Lugano (270 km / 168 mi)
  • Munich (398 km / 247 mi)

Top 8 Locations near Basel Airport

  1. Car Rental at Zurich Airport from $36.08 per day
    72.2 km / 44.9 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Bern Airport from $86.60 per day
    72.8 km / 45.3 miles away
  3. Car Rental from $61.60 per day
    143.0 km / 88.9 miles away
  4. 147.6 km / 91.7 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Sion Airport from $73.92 per day
    151.1 km / 93.9 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Geneva Airport from $32.04 per day
    186.0 km / 115.6 miles away
  7. 186.6 km / 116.0 miles away
  8. 201.1 km / 125.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Basel Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Basel Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Basel Airport
$89.10
January
$52.48
February
$45.63
March
$31.68
April
$94.14
May
$115.97
June
$96.93
July
$82.39
August
$64.82
September
$65.40
October
$65.21
November
$65.21
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Basel Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $31.68. You can see that this is 56% cheaper than the yearly average and 73% cheaper than renting a car in June (when rental prices start at $115.97 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Basel Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in April the average rental period is 8 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
5
January
6
February
6
March
8
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
5
September
4
October
4
November
4
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Basel Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Basel Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in March.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
109%
January
86%
February
83%
March
87%
April
108%
May
105%
June
124%
July
117%
August
92%
September
96%
October
102%
November
91%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Dollar Volvo V40 4 3 Medium cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 208 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Renault Captur Aut. 4 1 Medium cars
Dollar Mercedes Benz A Class 4 1 Medium cars
Dollar Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Hyundai i10 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Mercedes Benz A Class 4 1 Medium cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars

Top 9 Suppliers at Basel Airport in 2020

SIXT
Exceptional 9.5
+41848884444
Euroairport, 4030 Riehen
$86 - $222
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.5
+41613252903
BASEL-MULHOUSE AIRPORT (SWISS SIDE)
$50 - $91
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:30-23:00
Sun:08:30-23:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+410848445522
Flughafen Basel-Mulhouse, 4056 Basel
$44 - $132
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+410848445522
FLUGHAFEN BASEL-MULHOUSE, POSTFACH 142
$41 - $98
Alamo
Excellent 8.6
410848445522
FLUGHAFEN BASEL-M POSTFACH 142,
$40 - $90
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+410613252780
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, 4030 Basel
$42 - $55
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+41613252840
Basel Mulhausen Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:15-00:30
Tue:00:15-00:30
Wed:00:15-00:30
Thu:00:15-00:30
Fri:00:15-00:30
Sat:00:15-00:30
Sun:00:15-00:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+41613252840
Flughafen Basel Muehlhausen
Working hours
Mon:00:15-00:30
Tue:00:15-00:30
Wed:00:15-00:30
Thu:00:15-00:30
Fri:00:15-00:30
Sat:00:15-00:30
Sun:00:15-00:30
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
410848445522
Flughafen Basel-M Postfach 142
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00

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