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Basel Car Rental Deals

Choose a SIXT car rental in Basel and you can fully explore the art, architecture, and history of this city in Switzerland that lies where the German, French, and Swiss borders meet. The city is the oldest university town in Switzerland as well as the home to more than 40 museums and a vibrant cultural and gastronomic scene. When you rent a car in Basel you will find convenient pickup points located at both the airport and train station.


Sixt Car rental in Basel, Switzerland

Both of our city branches have a wide selection of rental cars with vehicles in our fleet being supplied by well-known and trusted names that include BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo. Get the most out of your budget by looking for our offers and prepaid deals on both economy and luxury rental vehicles. However, please note that while we guarantee your chosen vehicle category, we cannot do the same for specific models.

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Our Services

Reserve or prepay for your rental car before you arrive in the city. This is straightforward to do online or by downloading our app to your mobile devices. Cruise the city streets in an economy sedan or the luxury of a high-end convertible or explore further afield from the comfort of a roomy SUV. We can also offer you a passenger van or minivan, perfect for both business and leisure travelers. We have rental cars designed to meet different mobility needs and are always happy to offer vehicles to drivers under 25. Before confirming your booking, select any add-ons you require from our comprehensive range. At our car rental in Basel branches these include:

  • Baby and child safety seats
  • Additional drivers
  • GPS
  • Tire and windshield protection
  • Personal accident protection and loss damage waiver
  • Snow chains and ski racks (subject to availability)
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Traffic Information

Basel Airport is a short drive from the city center on the A35. The city streets are used by both cars and trams, with trams having priority. Roads are well-maintained but like any busy city, they become congested at peak times and can be confusing to newcomers. Having a GPS system with your rental vehicle makes city driving more relaxing. Parking is hard to find in the old city so we recommend parking further out and finishing your journey by tram. Away from the city center, there are plenty of reasonably priced 24-hour parking lots and garages.

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Sixt Tips

Basel has been an important settlement since the days of the Roman Empire more than 2,000 years ago. Today it retains a medieval heart, a Romantic-style cathedral, and Renaissance city hall as well as some spectacular modern architecture. Start your visit with a drive around the town in your rental vehicle before strolling through the cobbled streets and alleys of Marktplatz, Münsterplatz, and Mittlere Brücke. Enjoy some people watching over coffee in a city square before doing some souvenir shopping.

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Sightseeing Destinations

When you rent a car in Basel you can explore the city with ease. When the sun shines, take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens or along the banks of the River Rhine while Basel Zoo makes a perfect day out for the whole family. The city is home to many fascinating museums such as the Basel Art Museum, the Fondation Beyeler and the Museum of Cultures. Later in the evening, catch a performance of the symphony orchestra or a production at the Basel Theater. You can also go further afield on day trips. Lucerne enjoys a lakeside position and breathtaking views of the Alps. Walk across the wooden Kapellbrücke or Chapel Bridge to lunch at one of the restaurants that line the Reuss River. A 30-minute drive out of the city takes you to the compact and pretty medieval town of Laufenburg. Half Swiss and half German, it straddles the River Rhine.

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Business Travel

As an important European center for banking and the pharmaceutical industry as well as other chemical and life science industries, Basel is an important business hub. Business travelers also come to the city for events at the Congress Center Basel, the largest such venue in Switzerland. When you rent a car in Basel it is easy to get from the airport or your hotel to the Congress Center.

Distances to the Congress Center from our:

  • Airport branch: 5 miles, 12 minutes
  • Train station branch: 2 miles, 8 minutes


  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 from 442 Ratings

Vento W.

good service and very good car.

Roman A. Gomez A.

Very happy with our experience at Sixt Basel. On pick up and return we were assisted by Alexander, Kudos to him for his friendliness and competence


Quick and good service.


Very kindly staff and professional

az e.

More thank to the French staff in Bâle Mulhouse , Nordine and Léo .

anthony c.

great staff and car, the only issue is that if you are coming from france and car needs to be dropped at CH depot, ensure you save correct location on GPS

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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