In Basel you will have a choice between several car rental categories. According to your need and budget pick the correct model, deals start usually 9 euros / day.
Basel lies in the center of Europe and is the third largest city in Switzerland. Home to approximately 166,000 this lovely city sits on the border of France, Germany and Switzerland. As a result it combines elements of the culture of all three countries. Basel is also one of the best linked cities in the region making visiting there very easy. It features three major railways and the Euro Airport which is only a ten minute drive from the city center. Below you can find out some of the major attractions you should see when you visit Basel.
This Basels largest art museum and home to a fantastic collection of 19th and 20th century art works. Two of the major highlights of the Kunstmuseum include the Picasso room and the renaissance painting section. In addition to the Picassos, the museum also has work by other important modern artists such as Leger and Braque. Inside of the Renaissance section of the museum you will find works by Martin Schongauer, Matthias Grunewald and Konrad Wiltz. The museum is also home to the largest collection of paintings by the Holbien family in the world.
Basel Old Town
No visit to Basel is complete with time spent in Basel old town. Some of the historic buildings in the area date back as early as the 1400s. Basel Old Town is relatively small and can easily be explored by walking around. There is also a number of guided walking tours of the district offered by the Basel Tourism Office.
University Of Basel Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens at the University of Basel is home to a wonderful array of plant life. Some of the most see areas include the tropical rainforest and the gardens excellent collection of cacti. The Botanical Gardens is actually one of the largest gardens of its types in the Germanic region.
Before booking a car in Switzerland, we recommend revising the current driving laws in the country. Here you will already find some useful information.
We recommend double check the following information on Switzerland's government websites. If you see any changes to make, please let us know and we will update our database for other drivers!
In Switzerland drivers must drive on the right side of the road
Town : 20-50km/h
Carriageway : 80-100km/h
Motorway : 100-120km/h
Blood Alcohol Level : 0.05%
In Switzerland drivers are not allowed to drive if they overpass 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100ml of blood
Driver under 18 are not allowed to drive car.
Additional drivers can be added to your rental, an extra charge might be applied by the car rental agency.
25 to 99 years. Young drivers age: 21 to 24 years might be charge extra per day.
Bare in mind that in many car rental agencies, if your driving's licence is not in the Roman alphabet (i.e. if it is in Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic or Chinese) you are required to bring an International Driving Permit and your domestic licence. For driving licenses from countries not part of the international driving license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
The most common fuel policy is Full to Full. Basically, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and you will have to return it with full tank.
To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.
On your pick up, you may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved or charged on your credit card, this will be released or refunded when you return the car full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per litre charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station. A refuelling charge may also be applicable. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk unless otherwise stated in the top section of rate details.
Most of the time, the mileage policy will be unlimited. Meanwhile, some car rental agencies impose a mileage restriction per day. Please make sure to double check this policy before booking a car
For most rental, those basic insurance will be offered for free. You could take a complete damage cover package during your booking or when you will collect the rental.
The supplier might require a deposit amount at pick-up. It is a guarantee held on the credit card in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. It will be automatically released if there is no damage or theft during the rental period.