Car rentals in Basel: All you need to know
A Basel car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Basel. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Basel?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Basel has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Basel rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Basel?
There are around 10 rental car providers to decide from in Basel. You'll find some of the best brands, like Dollar. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Basel?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Basel. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfy ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Basel?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Basel is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact charge will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Basel?
When cruising through Basel or the rest of country, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CHE.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Basel rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Basel offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Basel trip, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Basel car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your requirements and not break your wallet.