Fuel prices in Europe: the cost of petrol and diesel in Europe. All petrol and
diesel prices in Euros at December 16th 2013.
much has happened recently to the price of petrol and diesel in Europe. Prices
have generally fallen, but only by a few per cent, while in France, the most
visited country by UK motorists, prices have remained static.
The exceptions to this generally little changed scenario are Portugal, where
prices have risen by almost 6%, and Norway, where they have seen a big drop in
prices of about 15%, meaning that for the first time since we started these
comparisons Norway is no longer the most expensive country for fuel in Europe,
this doubtful honour going to Italy.
Although there has been a small drop in UK prices it still makes sense to wait until you are
in France to fill up, especially for diesel on which you will save about 30 cents
- 25 pence - a litre compared to the UK. That's a saving of over £12 for 50 litres.
You'll save about 11 pence a litre on petrol. But make sure you've got enough in the tank to find a cheap station (supermarkets
are best), as prices vary hugely.
If you are planning to visit Luxembourg then you will find some of the
lowest fuel prices in Europe. Switzerland, Poland and Austria are also worth filling
up in, as is the Netherlands for diesel but not for petrol.
Petrol and Diesel prices in Euros at December 16th 2013
Click the column headings to sort by country or price.
To make comparisons easier this chart shows all petrol and diesel prices in
Euros. But payment must be made in local currency for countries not using Euros.
U.K. prices are also in Euros to help you compare.
chart is updated about once every couple of months. This update
December 16th 2013. The data is collected from various sources, some from official
government websites, some from fuel companies' sites, and some from price comparison
sites in the respective countries.
The prices for petrol and diesel relate to the average. In many countries there
are large variations in price, so when you first arrive in a country drive for a
while before you fill up, so you can get an idea of the prices on offer. This is
particularly true in France.
Remember that fuel is usually dearest on motorways and cheapest in supermarkets.
Supermarket petrol stations are often closed on Sundays, bank holidays and during
the late evening and night. Although they often have automatic pumps they rarely
work with UK credit cards, although most accept bank notes. Make sure you keep your
tank topped up outside working hours unless on motorways, where fuel is always available.