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Basel Airport, Basel, Switzerland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Basel Airport
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flizzr
$46.17 / per day
Basel Airport
Compact SUV
Opel Mokka or similar
Opel Mokka
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$66.51 / per day
Basel Airport
Intermediate SUV
Skoda Karoq or similar
Skoda Karoq
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$78.29 / per day
Basel Airport
Standard SUV
Mazda CX-5 or similar
Mazda CX-5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$90.12 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Basel Airport
Premium SUV
BMW X3 or similar
BMW X3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$111.05 / per day
Basel Airport
Intermediate Elite
Skoda Octavia STW or similar
Skoda Octavia STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$146.39 / per day
Basel Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$147.88 / per day
Basel Airport
Luxury SUV
BMW X3 or similar
BMW X3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$158.52 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:12 on 2024-05-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
French, Italian
Currency
CHF
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+41
Average car rental price
$106 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.2 / 10
Average gasoline price
$2.05 per liter or $7.74 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.85 per liter or $6.99 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.25 per liter or $8.53 / 1 gallon
Basel Airport

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 six 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.
  • Basel Zoo. The zoo, founded in 1874, is the oldest in Switzerland and one of the two most visited zoos in the country, together with the Zurich Zoo.
  • Basler Münster is one of the most impressive buildings in the city. The first stone of the Gothic church was laid exactly 1,000 years ago (in 1019); later, the church was destroyed by an earthquake in 1366 but was quickly rebuilt.  After this, the southern tower was added.
  • 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 im Breisgau. 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 supplier in advance if they permit you to cross the border.
  • Mulhouse. Located 35 km from Basel, the French city of Mulhouse in Alsace is famous for its rich collection of museums worth visiting. Among the most notable is the Musée de l'Automobile, which exhibits an impressive collection of old and modern cars and motorbikes and cycles. The Musée de l'Impression sur Étoffes is also very interesting, highlighting Mulhouse's history and evolution of textile printing. The Musée des Beaux-Arts offers a fine selection of European works of art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. The EDF Electropolis Museum, dedicated to the history of electricity, is a unique museum offering interactive and exciting exhibitions for the whole family. The Musée du Papier Peint in Rixheim houses exceptional collections of wallpapers and decorative art objects. The Zoological and Botanical Park in Mulhouse is a must-see, with more than 1,200 animals and 3,500 plant species. Finally, to the north of Mulhouse, the Écomusée d'Alsace offers an immersion into traditional rural life in Alsace, with authentic reconstructed houses and buildings, gardens and animals. Ask your rental car supplier in advance if they permit you to cross the border.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Pristina
  • Frankfurt
  • Munich
  • Istanbul
  • Barcelona
  • Paris
  • Berlin
  • Budapest

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

  • Convertibles - from $65 per day
  • Station wagons - from $72 per day
  • Large cars - from $79 per day
  • Medium cars - from $58 per day
  • Vans - from $159 per day
  • Premium cars - from $169 per day
  • Small cars - from $46 per day
  • SUVs - from $67 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

  • Strasbourg (130 km / 81 miles)
  • Freiburg (75 km / 47 miles)
  • Zürich (91 km / 57 miles)
  • Stuttgart (265 km / 165 miles)
  • Geneva (258 km / 161 miles)
  • Paris (564 km / 350 miles)
  • Bern (103 km / 64 miles)
  • Milan (345 km / 214 miles)
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When are car rental prices the lowest at Basel Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Basel Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Basel Airport
$63.44
January
$96.25
February
$72.16
March
$64.88
April
$71.75
May
$91.94
June
$129.09
July
$127.53
August
$75.73
September
$77.82
October
$71.57
November
$123.22
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Basel Airport is January — when rental costs average $63.44 per day. This is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 51% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $129.09 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Basel Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 7 days, while in December, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Basel Airport
5
January
5
February
5
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
6
August
6
September
6
October
5
November
4
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Basel Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Basel Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Basel Airport in December, while they are least likely to rent in in July.
Monthly searches at Basel Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
77%
January
75%
February
117%
March
125%
April
69%
May
86%
June
56%
July
61%
August
63%
September
92%
October
174%
November
205%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, SIXT
Popular car categories Vans, SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars
Lowest price $46 per day
Cheapest supplier Flizzr

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar Volkswagen Touran 5 2 Vans
Alamo Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Ford Puma 4 2 SUVs
Enterprise Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Mercedes Benz A Class 4 1 Medium cars
Budget Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Enterprise Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Fiat 500 2 2 Small cars
Alamo Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Oman
Skoda Karoq
July 30, 2022
Amazing road trip with many great site seeing
customer photo
United Arab Emirates
Opel Mokka
May 25, 2022
I rented Nissan Qashqai for 10 days to explore Switzerland, it was definitely worth it.
Bulgaria
Ford Fiesta
September 6, 2020
2400 km traveled in 10 days. Visited 10 different cities and passes in the Alps. Supreme experience.
Israel
Mazda 6 Sport Kombi
February 2, 2019
Its very difficalt airport. first , my GPS sistem take me on France side and i take the car on Swiss side. You need drive frome france to swiss like 8 km and came back to airport frome Swiss side ' after you cross the border
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
9.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Firefly
7.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
13
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$105.62
Lowest daily price
$46.17
Total cars available
204

Top 12 Suppliers at Basel Airport in 2024

Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 80 reviews
+410848445522
Flughafen Basel Mulhouse, Postfach 142
$67 - $134
Europcar
Exceptional 9 / 26 reviews
+41613252903
BASEL-MULHOUSE AIRPORT (SWISS SIDE)
$69 - $169
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.7 / 10 reviews
+41613252980
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, 4030
$71 - $169
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
SIXT
Very good 8.6 / 19 reviews
+41848884444
Euroairport, 4030 Riehen
$94 - $401
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:30-22:00
Sun:08:30-23:30
Hertz
Very good 8.4 / 6 reviews
+410613252780
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Aeroport De, 68300 Saint-Louis
$72 - $190
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
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.2 / 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
Enterprise
Very good 8 / 15 reviews
+410848445522
Flughafen Basel Mulhouse, Postfach 142
$75 - $150
Budget
Budget
Very good 8 / 3 reviews
+41613252840
Swiss sector - 4030 Basel Terminal building, hall 4 level 2
$85 - $243
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:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
National
National
Very good 8 / 1 review
+410848445522
Flughafen Basel-Mulhouse, 4056 Basel
$77 - $156
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 1 review
+41613252840
Swiss sector - 4030 Basel Terminal building, hall 4 level 2
$85 - $243
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:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
+41848884444
Euroairport
$46 - $90
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:30-22:00
Sun:08:30-23:30
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
+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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