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 Thrifty. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can go anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to Switzerland even more enjoyable with a Thrifty rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With all there is to do and see in and around the Basel area, you'll be wanting to explore more than just the area surrounding your hotel while on your stay. Whether you are wanting to try the bistro that has received great reviews across town or check out some of the local hot spots, you'll need your own car to explore as much as possible while on your trip. No matter what you end up doing in Basel, if you wish to get the most from your trip to the city, having your automobile is a must.
We work with the finest businesses in the industry, like Thrifty, to not only get you the car you desire for your family's vacation, but also get you the best rate. We can help you and your visit get off without a hitch.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Basel Thrifty car rental at a great price?
We try to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. But booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I carry with me when I pick up my rental car in Basel?
You'll need to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Basel?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Basel is 21. Take time to check Thrifty's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category rentals especially.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Basel?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Basel. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and ideal for short drives. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have more room and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little luxury on their Basel vacation can choose the premium category for a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Switzerland?
In Switzerland you do need to have insurance before you rent. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?
Thrifty does require a deposit when you book your rental. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to return my Thrifty rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to Thrifty. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Basel definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Can I get a one-way rental from Thrifty?
Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at another location. However, there may be an additional fee when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Basel, having access to a vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of Switzerland, you can leave when you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or having to be committed to a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty Basel car rental and zip off to take in all the must-see sights. Book through CarRentals.com and speed along the streets in Basel, Switzerland.