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 October 9th 2014.

petrol pumpSince we last updated this page in July the price of petrol and diesel in Europe has been relatively stable.

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.

But 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, although in September 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. Most former Eastern European countries are inexpensive and Switzerland and Austria are also worth filling up in.

Petrol and Diesel prices in Euros at October 9th 2014
Click the column headings to sort by country or price.

Austria€ 1.39€ 1.25Hotels in Austria Book Hotels in Austria
Belgium€ 1.45€ 1.23Hotels in Belgium Book Hotels in Belgium
Czech Rep€ 1.34€ 1.33Hotels in Czech Rep Book Hotels in Czech Rep
Denmark€ 1.58€ 1.36Hotels in Denmark Book Hotels in Denmark
France€ 1.46€ 1.30Hotels in France Book Hotels in France
Germany€ 1.54€ 1.34Hotels in Germany Book Hotels in Germany
Hungary€ 1.35€ 1.36Hotels in Hungary Book Hotels in Hungary
Ireland€ 1.49€ 1.39Hotels in Ireland Book Hotels in Ireland
Italy€ 1.78€ 1.66Hotels in Italy Book Hotels in Italy
Latvia€ 1.32€ 1.28Hotels in Latvia Book Hotels in Latvia
Luxembourg€ 1.32€ 1.15Hotels in Luxembourg Book Hotels in Luxembourg
Netherlands€ 1.70€ 1.40Hotels in Netherlands Book Hotels in Netherlands
Norway€ 1.86€ 1.69Hotels in Norway Book Hotels in Norway
Poland€ 1.28€ 1.25Hotels in Poland Book Hotels in Poland
Portugal€ 1.59€ 1.37Hotels in Portugal Book Hotels in Portugal
Slovakia€ 1.48€ 1.33Hotels in Slovakia Book Hotels in Slovakia
Slovenia€ 1.45€ 1.36Hotels in Slovenia Book Hotels in Slovenia
Spain€ 1.44€ 1.33Hotels in Spain Book Hotels in Spain
Sweden€ 1.50€ 1.47Hotels in Sweden Book Hotels in Sweden
Switzerland€ 1.35€ 1.42Hotels 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 most have automatic payment pumps.

These days 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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