Petrol and diesel prices in Europe

Chart showing fuel costs, price of petrol and diesel abroad in euros

Fuel prices in Europe: the cost of petrol and diesel in Europe. All petrol and diesel prices in Euros at July 18th 2014.

petrol pumpOver the last couple of months petrol and diesel prices have generally seen a slow rise across most of Europe. But overall the respective positions of the countries has not changed much.

Norway still has the most expensive petrol and diesel in Europe, with Italy not far behind. Sadly the UK has the third most expensive diesel and the fourth most expensive petrol. So unless you're heading to Scandinavia (or the Netherlands for petrol) you'll do better to wait until you get to Europe before filling up.

 But make sure you've got enough in the tank before leaving the UK to find a cheap station (supermarkets are best), as prices vary hugely. Our chart shows prices that are not hard to find, although in early June we were able to find diesel in some French supermarkets at 1.27 euros, a saving of 38 cents compared to the UK. Fill up with 50 litres and you've saved 19 euros!

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.

Petrol and Diesel prices in Euros at July 18th 2014
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Austria€ 1.39€ 1.26Hotels in Austria Book Hotels in Austria
Belgium€ 1.49€ 1.27Hotels in Belgium Book Hotels in Belgium
Czech Rep€ 1.41€ 1.29Hotels in Czech Rep Book Hotels in Czech Rep
Denmark€ 1.58€ 1.34Hotels in Denmark Book Hotels in Denmark
France€ 1.45€ 1.30Hotels in France Book Hotels in France
Germany€ 1.55€ 1.33Hotels in Germany Book Hotels in Germany
Hungary€ 1.35€ 1.39Hotels in Hungary Book Hotels in Hungary
Ireland€ 1.54€ 1.42Hotels in Ireland Book Hotels in Ireland
Italy€ 1.82€ 1.70Hotels in Italy Book Hotels in Italy
Latvia€ 1.30€ 1.26Hotels in Latvia Book Hotels in Latvia
Luxembourg€ 1.35€ 1.18Hotels in Luxembourg Book Hotels in Luxembourg
Netherlands€ 1.73€ 1.39Hotels in Netherlands Book Hotels in Netherlands
Norway€ 1.92€ 1.67Hotels in Norway Book Hotels in Norway
Poland€ 1.35€ 1.30Hotels in Poland Book Hotels in Poland
Portugal€ 1.66€ 1.40Hotels in Portugal Book Hotels in Portugal
Slovakia€ 1.51€ 1.38Hotels in Slovakia Book Hotels in Slovakia
Slovenia€ 1.50€ 1.38Hotels in Slovenia Book Hotels in Slovenia
Spain€ 1.44€ 1.33Hotels in Spain Book Hotels in Spain
Sweden€ 1.50€ 1.48Hotels in Sweden Book Hotels in Sweden
Switzerland€ 1.40€ 1.48Hotels in Switzerland Book Hotels in Switzerland
UK€ 1.61€ 1.65Hotels in UK Book Hotels in UK

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.

The chart is updated about once every couple of months. This update July 18th 2014. 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.

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