If you want to see everything Basel has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Sixt. 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 vehicle, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next trip to Switzerland more enjoyable with a Sixt car rental.
CarRentals.com takes care of all the speed bumps
With everything to do and see in and around Basel, you'll be wanting to take in more than your hotel room during your stay. Whether you are dying to have dinner at that latest chophouse across town or see some of the best local favorites, you'll want your own car to take in as much as possible while on your vacation. No matter what you end up doing in Basel, if you wish to get the most from your trip, having your own automobile is key.
Germany did not have a proper network of roads when Martin Sixt created his company. With forward thinking, like putting branches at airports, and a priority on offering superb customer service, Sixt has grown into one of the most popular international rental car companies in the world.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Basel Sixt car rental at a great price?
We try to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. However, reserving your car well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Make 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 get my rental car in Basel?
You will need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Basel?
Sixt's minimum age to rent a car in Basel is 18. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Sixt's policy to know if there is an additional cost before you book.
What kind of Sixt rental car should I get for my trip to Basel?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Basel. Economy or compact vehicles are easier to park and great for short drives. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a sedan or SUV is going to have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a touch of luxury on their Basel trip can choose a higher-end model like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does Switzerland require car insurance?
In Switzerland you do need to have insurance before you rent from Sixt. Many of the major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Basel. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Sixt car rental?
Sixt does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Sixt will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Sixt?
We encourage a full tank policy. You receive the car topped off. But, if you return your 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 gas prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to Sixt. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Basel?
Basel definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Basel Sixt offer one-way car rentals?
Sixt usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Basel, having access to a set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Switzerland, you can drive wherever you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or having to be committed to a bus schedule.
Before your next business or leisure trip, book your Sixt Basel rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your leisure. Reserve through CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Basel, Switzerland.