There is no better way to see everything Basel has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National 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 places you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to Switzerland more enjoyable with a National rental car.
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With everything to do and see in and around the Basel area, you'll want to take in more than just your hotel room while on your visit. Whether you have to check out the bistro that has gotten rave reviews across town or try some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own auto to explore as much as you can while on your vacation. No matter what you have planned while in Basel, if you want to get the most out of your time in the city, having your car is a must.
Founded by a couple dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything luxury to economy, allowing you to pick the best ride for your upcoming vacation.
What you need to know for the road
How do I get the best deals on a Basel National rental car?
We try to get you the lowest rates, no matter when you book. However, booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Make sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What do I need to bring when I get my car rental in Basel?
You will need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Basel?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Basel is 21. Make sure to review National's policy, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars especially.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Basel?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Basel. Compact or economy cars are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a sedan or SUV will have more room for luggage and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their Basel trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Switzerland?
In Switzerland you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from National. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered 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 with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip to Basel. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Basel?
Basel certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Basel.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Basel?
National usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your vehicle at a different location. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Basel, having the keys 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 ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next business or leisure venture, book your National Basel rent-a-car and take off to all the must-do activities at your own pace. Go with CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Basel, Switzerland.