Car rental in Basel

 

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* The prices were calculated on 02/01/2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Basel Airport starting on 02/08/2023. Our prices fluctuate daily and this offer is not guaranteed.

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Sixt Car rental in Basel, Switzerland

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.
Our Services

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)
Traffic Information & SIXT Tips

Traffic Information & SIXT Tips

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.

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.
Sightseeing Destinations

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.
Business Travel

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
Basel Car Rental Deals

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.
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Good to know when renting in Basel
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Basel?
To rent a car with SIXT at Basel you need to be at least 20 with a valid license. Some car categories have a higher minimum rental age, and an underage driver fee may apply.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
At SIXT you can either pay online or when you pick up your car at Basel.
Can I choose a different drop-off location in Basel?
It is possible to rent a car one way between stations for pick-ups in Basel. A fee may apply.
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Customer reviews & feedback
4.7
Based on 1047 reviews
The way to Sixt
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At the Sixt branch
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The vehicle
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andras s.
(5.0)
Great place with fantastic staff!!!
Aslı E.
(5.0)
We rented a car from this branch in August and couldn't be happier with the service. I don't remember the gentleman who helped us but I guess his name or surname starts with N. He was very helpful from the moment we stepped inside and made sure we got the type of car we ordered months ago. We had to wait for a manuel transmission car to be brought to this branch for an hour and he gifted us additional driver service to make up for the time. It was very kind of him. The car was much better than the one we ordered online and it was spotless clean. It was a new Skoda Karoq which we absolutely loved. He informed us well and explained everything in detail. We dropped the car back in Zurich airport and the place was kind of hard to find but the service there was also good. The ladies there were very helpful and kind. Overall, it was a very positive experience and there were no suprises and no additional fee or anything. We will definitely use Sixt Badischer Bahnhof again. Thank you Mr. N :)
Daniel M.
(5.0)
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Boroka S.
(5.0)
I had a great experience with Sixt! The rented car was brand new with a lot of extras! Tha lady at the rental desk was helpful. I really recommend them!
Keith S.
(5.0)
I rented a car from SIXT and found the service to be very good. We turned it in at the Amsterdam airport but it was a bit unprofessional. I had to leave the car by just handing the keys to an attendant. There was no check of the car or a receipt given to me that I had actually turned the automobile in. I had to wait until 24 to 48 hours and received an email asking for a survey. Thus, I assume everything was OK Otherwise, it was all that it was reported to be and we are pleased with the car rental. Next time I am in Europe and in need of an automobile, I will go to SIXT.
Aydın Ö.
(5.0)
Araba kiralama hizmeti gerçekleştirdim ve çok memnun kaldım. Deneyimim harikaydı diyebilirim.
Mirko F.
(4.0)
Super Service
Fire B.
(5.0)
Adeline at the service counter gave us a brand new Audi Q5 (20 km on the dash) fully equipped as an upgrade. Plane was late we were tired and this made all the difference in the world.
Kristijan G.
(5.0)
Online reservation is done for me. Arrived 10 minutes before closing, but all was done in few minutes. Provided car was one category higher as the reserved category was out of stock. Return without problem, even i parked on wrong parking they transfered the car to correct place without charge and problem. Takeover information was on my mail in less than an hour. One of best rental car service i had.
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Latest premium additions to the fleet

MINI Cooper S
MINI Cooper S
MB A-Klasse
MB A-Klasse
MINI Cabrio
MINI Cabrio
Renault Mégane Grandtour Aut.
Renault Mégane Grandtour Aut.
Range Rover Sport SE
Range Rover Sport SE
Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Cabriolet
Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Cabriolet
BMW 520d Aut.
BMW 520d Aut.
BMW X1 xDrive25e
BMW X1 xDrive25e
BMW iX
BMW iX
Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupé
Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupé

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