Basel is Switzerland's third most-populated city and is situated on the border between France and Germany. Basel is well-known for its important contribution to the countrys culture; in addition to the many museums and theatres in the city, Basel is also home to the Museum of Fine Arts; the oldest art collection in the world that can be viewed by members of the general public.
If you are hiring a car in Basel you will be able to freely move around the rest of the region - and even across the borders - aided by the A3 Motorway.
Rent a car in Basel and make sure you catch the Basler Fasnacht, one of the major cultural events in the city's calendar. This carnival, held in the old city, is very popular and attracts thousands of visitors every year. If you want to catch the carnival as it begins then you are in for an early start - at precisely 4am, five days after Ash Wednesday. Fasnacht then runs for three straight days, ending at 4am on the Thursday.
For anyone who isn't such an early bird there are still plenty of things to enjoy in Basel, including the finest museums and theatres - which host performances by the world's best opera groups.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-2300, Sa 0800-2300, Su 0830-2300.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0700-1300, Su closed
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0700-1600, Su 0800-1200
(2 minutes from the Railway Station)
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.