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 November 21st 2014.

petrol pumpGood news! Over the last few months the price of petrol and diesel in Europe has gone down almost everywhere. Prices have generally reduced by about 4%, or approximately 5 cents a litre.

 The relative cost of fuel in different countries has not changed much. Norway still has the most expensive petrol and diesel in Europe, with Italy not far behind. And it's still the case that the UK has the third most expensive diesel and the fourth most expensive petrol. So you'll do better to wait until you get to Europe before filling up.

Ferries from the UK go to France Belgium and Spain and with diesel averaging close to 30 cents a litre cheaper in these countries than in the UK you'll save 15 euros on a 50 litre tank full. The difference in petrol prices between the UK and these countries is not so great, at about half that for diesel, but still worth it.

Petrol and diesel prices in The Republic of Ireland are about 25% cheaper than the UK. In the Netherlands, the only other country currently having a ferry connection with the UK, petrol is slightly dearer than here, but you'll still save about 10 euros on a tank of diesel.

Variations in the price of petrol and diesel within countries seem to have become greater. So before you leave the UK make sure you've got enough in the tank to find a cheap station, as prices vary hugely, especially in France. Our chart shows prices that are not hard to find.

If you are planning to visit Luxembourg then you will find some of the lowest fuel prices in Europe. Most former Eastern European countries are inexpensive and Switzerland and Austria are also worth filling up in.

Petrol and Diesel prices in Euros at November 21st 2014
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Austria€ 1.31€ 1.27Hotels in Austria Book Hotels in Austria
Belgium€ 1.36€ 1.19Hotels in Belgium Book Hotels in Belgium
Czech Rep€ 1.30€ 1.30Hotels in Czech Rep Book Hotels in Czech Rep
Denmark€ 1.50€ 1.30Hotels in Denmark Book Hotels in Denmark
France€ 1.41€ 1.25Hotels in France Book Hotels in France
Germany€ 1.45€ 1.28Hotels in Germany Book Hotels in Germany
Hungary€ 1.27€ 1.32Hotels in Hungary Book Hotels in Hungary
Ireland€ 1.43€ 1.35Hotels in Ireland Book Hotels in Ireland
Italy€ 1.70€ 1.60Hotels in Italy Book Hotels in Italy
Latvia€ 1.27€ 1.20Hotels in Latvia Book Hotels in Latvia
Luxembourg€ 1.23€ 1.13Hotels in Luxembourg Book Hotels in Luxembourg
Netherlands€ 1.60€ 1.33Hotels in Netherlands Book Hotels in Netherlands
Norway€ 1.80€ 1.67Hotels in Norway Book Hotels in Norway
Poland€ 1.20€ 1.18Hotels in Poland Book Hotels in Poland
Portugal€ 1.51€ 1.31Hotels in Portugal Book Hotels in Portugal
Slovakia€ 1.48€ 1.33Hotels in Slovakia Book Hotels in Slovakia
Slovenia€ 1.43€ 1.35Hotels in Slovenia Book Hotels in Slovenia
Spain€ 1.33€ 1.27Hotels in Spain Book Hotels in Spain
Sweden€ 1.40€ 1.39Hotels in Sweden Book Hotels in Sweden
Switzerland€ 1.29€ 1.35Hotels in Switzerland Book Hotels in Switzerland
UK€ 1.52€ 1.57Hotels 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 November 21st 2014. The data is collected from various sources, some from official government websites, some from fuel companies' sites, some from price comparison sites in the respective countries. and some from our own travels. The prices for petrol and diesel relate to the average. 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.

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 most have automatic payment pumps.

Nowadays these mostly accept UK credit cards, but not always debit cards or pre-paid currency cards such as CaxtonFX. Keep your tank topped up outside working hours unless on motorways, where fuel is always available.

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