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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
VW UP or similar
VW UP
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$107.44 / per day
Standard
MB CLA Shooting Brake or similar
MB CLA Shooting Brake
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$150.92 / per day
Compact
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$109.82 / per day
Compact Elite
Audi A1 Sportback or similar
Audi A1 Sportback
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$112.77 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Full-size
BMW 3er or similar
BMW 3er
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$177.35 / per day
Standard Elite
VW Tiguan or similar
VW Tiguan
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$191.03 / per day
Premium
Mercedes-Benz E200 or similar
Mercedes-Benz E200
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$227.42 / per day
Luxury
BMW 525 or similar
BMW 525
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$281.94 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.
Basel Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Rent a car at Basel Airport! Then drive into the city and park outside the Old Town. Take a leisurely walk to see Münster Cathedral; the gates to the old medieval walled city; Marktplatz, the market square where you can buy local produce; and Pfalz, a plaza with great views of the Rhine.

Basel’s art scene is thriving. Be sure to visit Kunstmuseum (the Art Museum), Museum Tinguely, House of Electronic Arts, and Antikenmuseum Basel, which features collections of Mesopotamian and Egyptian art. Want to spend some time outdoors? Visit the Basel Zoo, take a walk along the Rhine, or go for a swim at Gartenbad St. Jakob’s or Gartenbad Eglisee’s outdoor pool. If you’re up for a bigger challenge, take a day trip to the nearby Jura Mountains where you can rock climb, hike, and simply enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Basel’s a great destination, but there’s so much more to see in Switzerland. With a longer term car rental deal you can visit the country’s French-speaking part in the east, drive to the High Alps in the southwest, and even visit neighboring Austria and Germany. It’s easy to pick up your rental car at Basel Airport and drop it off in a different location. Start planning your adventure today!

Basel-Mulhouse Airport is also known as EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, Aéroport de Bâle-Mulhouse, and Flughafen Basel-Mülhausen.

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.

Top car rental companies

Europcar, SIXT, Alamo, and Enterprise

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)

Travel information

Language
German,
French
Currency
CHF
Country code
+41
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$128.89 / per day
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%

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
$88.96
January
$52.39
February
$45.56
March
$31.63
April
$93.99
May
$115.79
June
$96.78
July
$82.26
August
$64.72
September
$65.29
October
$65.10
November
$65.10
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Basel Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $31.63. You can see that this is 56% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 73% cheaper than renting a car in June (when rental prices start at $115.79 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 February the average rental period is 14 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length at Basel Airport
5
January
14
February
5
March
5
April
7
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
5
September
5
October
5
November
5
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 September.
Basel Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
110%
January
98%
February
90%
March
92%
April
101%
May
106%
June
125%
July
118%
August
80%
September
87%
October
102%
November
91%
December

Top 10 Locations near Basel Airport

Car Rental at Bern Airport from $86.78 per day
70.8 km / 44.0 miles away
Car Rental at Zurich Airport from $76.47 per day
72.7 km / 45.1 miles away
148.2 km / 92.1 miles away
Car Rental at Sion Airport from $104.14 per day
149.0 km / 92.6 miles away
165.6 km / 102.9 miles away
Car Rental at Geneva Airport from $75.05 per day
184.0 km / 114.3 miles away
186.0 km / 115.6 miles away
Car Rental at Lugano Airport from $121.41 per day
198.9 km / 123.6 miles away
200.3 km / 124.4 miles away

Top 4 Best Basel Airport Suppliers in 2019

Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.5
+41613252903
BASEL-MULHOUSE AIRPORT (SWISS SIDE)
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
0041 848 884 444
Euroairport, 4030 Riehen
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
00410848445522
FLUGHAFEN BASEL-MULHOUSE, POSTFACH 142
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.6
410848445522
FLUGHAFEN BASEL-M POSTFACH 142

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