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In Basel we recommend the following car hire offers

from 20 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Compact Van
e.g. Renault Kangoo
15 Days from 16.08 - 31.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 28 £ per day
Mini

Alone on the road or only with small baggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. Ford KA
15 Days from 16.08 - 31.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 35 £ per day
Plus Package

Offers with top price-performance ratio

Mini
e.g. Renault Twingo
15 Days from 16.08 - 31.08.2024
Example vehicle

Unlike in the UK, cars in Switzerland drive on the right side of the road. This may take a little adjustment, but with caution and awareness, you’ll be cruising down the lanes in no time!

Car Hire Locations

Basel has several convenient locations to hire a car: the airport, train station or downtown. Whichever you choose, ensure that you consider factors like your arrival point, accommodation location and itinerary in making your choice.

Basel EuroAirport

Basel shares its EuroAirport with France and Germany, making it a unique multi-national airport. If you’re flying into Switzerland, this may likely be your arrival point. You can easily hire a car directly from the airport to start your Swiss journey.

Best Time to Visit

Each season has its charm in Basel, but for pleasant weather and fewer tourists, consider visiting in the shoulder months of April to June or September to October.

Seasonal Events

The colourful carnival Fasnacht is a three-day festival held yearly in Basel in spring. It’s a spectacle you won't want to miss!

Suggested Driving Routes

Hit the road and explore the splendid views Basel has to offer:

  • Basel to Zurich: A beautiful 1.5-hour drive through the Swiss countryside.
  • Basel to Jungfraujoch: Take a day trip to the ‘Top of Europe’ with this spectacular 2 hour drive.

Parking in Basel

Parking in the city centre can be a challenge. Blue parking zones offer a maximum of 1.5 hours of parking from Monday to Saturday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. There are also several car parks, with 24-hour parking, if you’re planning on leaving your car in the city for longer durations.

Onward Travel

Basel's location allows effortless day trips to France and Germany, permitting adventurous travellers to explore three countries in a single day.

Currency

While Switzerland is part of Europe, it uses the Swiss Franc (CHF) as its official currency. Most places accept credit cards, but it’s advisable to carry some cash for smaller establishments.

Basel’s Attractions

The city offers a myriad of experiences, from the Old Town with its majestic cathedral, market square and Town Hall, to over 30 museums, including the Foundation Beyeler and Tinguely Museum.

Basel is indeed a city that promises diverse experiences. With a rental car at your disposal, let your journey to this delightful city be as enriching as it is convenient.

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