There is no better way to see everything Basel has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Alamo rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own ride, you can go anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Switzerland even more enjoyable with an Alamo rental car.
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With everything to do and see in and around Basel, you'll want to take in more than just the block your hotel is on while on your trip. Whether you have to check out that latest cafe across town or check out some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own set of wheels to see as much as possible while on your trip. Whatever you end up doing in Basel, if you want to get the most from your trip to the city, having access to your vehicle is key.
We work with the most dependable businesses. Alamo opened its doors in 1974 and introduced the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide a fun, high-value, low-cost rental experience to family and leisure travelers.
What you need to know for the road
How do I get a Basel Alamo car rental at a great rate?
We strive to get you the best price, no matter when you book. However, reserving well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car in Basel?
Be sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Basel?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in Basel is 19. Make sure to check Alamo's policies, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles especially.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Basel?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Basel. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and good for short commutes. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or a sedan will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a little luxury on their Basel getaway can choose a higher-end car model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Switzerland?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in Switzerland. Many major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Basel. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Alamo car rental?
Alamo does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the model and make of the vehicle.
What is the fuel policy on my Alamo car rental?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Alamo. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Basel?
Basel certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Alamo offer one-way rentals in Basel?
Alamo usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at another location. Be aware there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Basel, having your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of Switzerland, you can leave when you want to, without having to wait for the bus or hail a taxi.
Before your next holiday, book your Alamo Basel rental car and visit all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and hit the road in Basel, Switzerland.