Car & Van Hire in Basel

Enterprise car hire locations in Basel

Switzerland's third most populous city, belies its relatively small size with a sensational cultural scene. Everything from contemplative art exhibitions to loud and lively carnivals can be found in this city of roughly 175,000 residents, and you'll surely want to explore them for yourself. The ideal way to do this is with the freedom that comes from hiring a car. A great-value car rental in Basel can be easily provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a company that prides themselves on a service that combines value, flexibility, and choice. Enterprise has several branches in Switzerland, with two convenient offices located in Basel. They have a city branch located in the downtown area of Schönaustrasse, which is most convenient if you're visiting the central city area. For those flying into Basel Airport, they'll be most attracted by the simplicity of renting a car at Enterprise's Basel Airport location. Whichever you choose, you'll be guaranteed a warm welcome from Enterprise, as well as plenty of help to make your journey around the city much easier.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Basel

Among Enterprise's many benefits is their huge range of vehicles that you can pick from. Should you wish to take the family to the ever-popular Basel Zoo, a spacious and versatile people carrier will allow plenty of space for everyone, as well as any souvenirs or gifts you pick up during your visit. On the other hand, if the places that attract you are in the inner city, such as Basel's Gothic Minster, a good option would be to hire a compact or intermediate saloon that's well suited for city driving.

At the Airport

Basil Airport, or known officially as EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, is just 4 km from the city centre, making it a supremely convenient starting point to begin your stay in Basel. Unusually, this border airport is jointly run by Switzerland and France, but things are made very straightforward for international visitors. This also extends to Enterprise's airport branch, where friendly and pleasant staff are happy to do everything they can to make your arrival in Basel as pleasant as possible. They'll ensure you have your car hire in Basel ready to go, so you can swiftly be on your way to the city or your hotel.

Attractions in Basel

Basel's attractions are varied, so anyone can have a good time, and having a car hire makes reaching attractions much easier. Families shouldn't miss the Puppenhausmuseum, which houses Europe's largest collection of teddy bears. For a more leisurely time, enjoy a stop at the Botanical Gardens, one of the world's oldest. Switzerland's premier orchestra, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, plays at the Stadtcasino Musiksaal, while the city's border location near France and Germany, results in a superbly varied culinary scene.

Cheap Car Hire in Basel

Renting a car in Basel makes a lot of sense, and it's even more attractive of a proposition after you learn how great Enterprise's prices are. Even their standard packages are competitively priced, but if you happen to be visiting for the weekend, you can benefit from even more savings, thanks to some special deals. It's best to book your car hire online since the best rates are found when reserving a vehicle in advance. Make sure you check carefully for other excellent online deals.

Places to Visit Outside Basel

A few short drives in your Enterprise vehicle are well worth taking. There are several enjoyable places to visit that are nearby Basel, including Augst, a small town that about 16 km to the east. There, you can see the remains of Augusta Raurica, the oldest known Roman settlement on the Rhine. Another option is Liestal, about 20 km southeast of Basel. This mainly industrial town has a cobbled main street, but its main attraction is the 30-metre-high Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg observation tower, which offers fine views of the Jura Mountains.

Parking and Traffic Information in Basel

Switzerland's roads are generally very well surfaced and roads in Basel are no exception; even minor roads are rarely bumpy. Drivers will generally keep to the rules of the road. Make sure you do as well since rules are strictly enforced. Certain roads in the city centre are one-way or closed completely to some traffic, so be aware of all signs. Parking is widely available on the outskirts of the city centre, and car parks are generally safe and secure, although prices are variable. Also, drivers must keep their headlamps and lights on at all times, even on sunny days.