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There is no better way to see everything Basel has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Dollar rental car. Don't waste your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own ride enables you to go to the attractions you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to Switzerland even better with a Dollar car rental.
With all there is to do and see in and around the Basel region, you'll want to take in more than just your hotel room while on your trip. Whether you have to try the cafe that has gotten great reviews across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own set of wheels to take in as much as possible during your getaway. Wherever you drive to in Basel, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having access to your auto is key.
We work with several of the finest dealers. Dollar prides itself on exceptional customer service. Dollar's attention to customer service and fleet of quality rentals is complemented by their impressive business travel and vacation planning services.
We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. However, booking your car ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Make sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
You'll need to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
Dollar's minimum age to rent a car in Basel is 21. Take time to read through Dollar's policies, as there may be added fees if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular.
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Basel. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and ideal for short drives. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or a sedan will have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Basel getaway can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
In Switzerland you do need to have insurance before you rent from Dollar. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Dollar does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Dollar will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip to Basel. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the make and model of the car.
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Dollar.
Basel definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Basel.
Dollar offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental car at a different Dollar. Be aware there may be an additional fee when you pick one-way.
With so much to do and see in Basel, having access to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Switzerland, you can drive wherever you want to, without having to coordinate a ride-share or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Dollar Basel car rental and visit all the items on your itinerary. Reserve through CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Basel, Switzerland.