Car Rental at Basel Airport

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Basel Airport, Basel, Switzerland
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$37.38 per day
Economy Elite
Mini Cooper or similar
Mini Cooper
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$40.49 per day
Compact
Ford Puma or similar
Ford Puma
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$42.71 per day
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$71.00 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$90.80 / per day
Standard Elite
VW Passat STW or similar
VW Passat STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$119.40 / per day
Premium
Mercedes E Class or similar
Mercedes E Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$416.39 / per day
Intermediate Elite
Skoda Octavia STW or similar
Skoda Octavia STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$43.29 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:00 on 2022-05-16. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German,
French
Currency
CHF
Country code
41
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%
Rating
9.2
Basel Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

A large and historic city near both France and Germany, Basel is one of the most interesting Swiss destinations. In addition to having plenty of landmarks and architecture to marvel at, the city also offers access to the most interesting places in northwest Switzerland. With that in mind, these are three of the most notable attractions in and around Basel:

  • Museums. Basel is home to a variety of high-quality museums, though there are too many to name them all separately,  The standout among them is arguably the Kunstmuseum or Fine Arts Museum which celebrated its 340th birthday in 2021 and features works by such famous masters as Rembrandt, Picasso, Gauguin, and Worhol. Other notable cultural institutions include the Basel Paper Mill, Museum of Ancient Art, Dollhouse Museum, and Museum of Cultures. Outside the city center is the futuristic Jean Tinguely Museum of kinetic art.
  • Rathaus. Located in Marktplatz, the main square of Basel, the city’s town hall is also one of its most beautiful buildings. 500 years old, it continues to fulfill its original function, but you can marvel at its maroon facade from the outside and even take a look into the courtyard. The Rathaus is near the left bank of Rhine and such landmarks as the aforementioned Kunsthaus and St. Alban’s gate.
  • Freiburg. Located an hour’s drive north, Freiburg im Breisgau is one of the most beautiful cities in southern Germany. Located on the edge of the Black Forest, itself a fascinating destination, Freiburg is known for its abundance of notable buildings, historical atmosphere, and one of the most impressive cathedrals in Europe. Ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you to cross the border.

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 $82 per day
  • Large cars - from $73 per day
  • Medium cars - from $58 per day
  • Premium cars - from $99 per day
  • Small cars - from $46 per day
  • SUVs - from $62 per day

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 15 Locations near Basel Airport

  1. Car Rental Baden Ifang from $67.36 per day
    52.4 km / 32.6 miles away
  2. 55.1 km / 34.2 miles away
  3. 70.8 km / 44.0 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Zurich Airport from $66.62 per day
    72.2 km / 44.9 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Bern Airport from $69.64 per day
    72.8 km / 45.3 miles away
  6. 78.1 km / 48.5 miles away
  7. 123.6 km / 76.8 miles away
  8. 143.0 km / 88.9 miles away
  9. 147.6 km / 91.7 miles away
  10. Car Rental at Sion Airport from $68.86 per day
    151.1 km / 93.9 miles away
  11. 179.8 km / 111.7 miles away
  12. 183.8 km / 114.2 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Geneva Airport from $37.54 per day
    186.0 km / 115.6 miles away
  14. 186.9 km / 116.1 miles away
  15. Car Rental Geneva Acacias from $65.31 per day
    189.1 km / 117.5 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
$81.89
January
$48.23
February
$41.94
March
$29.12
April
$86.51
May
$106.58
June
$89.08
July
$75.72
August
$59.57
September
$60.10
October
$59.93
November
$59.93
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Basel Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $29.12. 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 $106.58 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
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Skoda Octavia STW 5 3 Station wagons
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Ford Focus STW 5 3 Station wagons
Alamo Fiat 500 2 2 Small cars
Alamo VW Golf 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Fiat 500X 4 2 SUVs
Alamo Mercedes Benz A Class 4 1 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Bulgaria
Ford Fiesta
September 6, 2020
2400 km traveled in 10 days. Visited 10 different cities and passes in the Alps. Supreme experience.

Top 11 Suppliers at Basel Airport in 2022

Alamo
Exceptional 9.2 / 38 reviews
410848445522
FLUGHAFEN BASEL-M POSTFACH 142,
$37 - $537
SIXT
Excellent 8.9 / 16 reviews
+41848884444
Euroairport, 4030 Riehen
Dollar
Excellent 8.9 / 21 reviews
+410613252780
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, 4030 Basel
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:30-23:00
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8 / 9 reviews
+410848445522
FLUGHAFEN BASEL-MULHOUSE, POSTFACH 142
$39 - $550
Europcar
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
+41613252903
BASEL-MULHOUSE AIRPORT (SWISS SIDE)
$112 - $128
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
Excellent 8.5
+410848445522
Flughafen Basel-Mulhouse, 4056 Basel
$41 - $618
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+41613252903
BASEL-MULHOUSE AIRPORT (SWIss SIDE)
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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+41613252840
Flughafen Basel Muehlhausen
$50 - $86
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
Hertz
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+410613252780
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Aeroport De, 68300 Saint-Louis
$53 - $416
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:30-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
+41613252840
Basel Mulhausen Airport
$53 - $103
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
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
+41613252780
Exit Switzerland - HERTZ CAR PARK - in Terminal
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:59
Tue:07:30-22:59
Wed:07:30-22:59
Thu:07:30-22:59
Fri:07:30-22:59
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:15:00-23:00
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