Fuel prices in Europe: the cost of petrol and diesel in Europe. All petrol and
diesel prices in Euros at December 20th 2014.
last month has seen the price of petrol and diesel in Europe drop everywhere. Prices have generally reduced by about
approximately 7 cents a litre.
The relative cost of fuel in different countries has not changed much. Norway
holds on to the doubtful honour of having the most expensive petrol in Europe,
but diesel prices here and in Italy have fallen faster than in the UK. So the UK
now claims to have the most expensive diesel in Europe. So if you're going
abroad this festive season you'll do better to wait until you get to Europe before
Having said this, remember that there are big variations in the cost of fuel
within a country. Our chart shows prices that are not hard to find, but you can
often do quite a lot better, especially in supermarkets, and, just like in the
UK, fuel is dearest on the motorways.
Ferries from the UK go to France Belgium and Spain and with diesel around 30 cents a litre cheaper in
France, 40 cents in Spain and almost 50 cents cheaper in Belgium there are big
savings to be made. The difference in petrol prices between the UK and these
countries is no so great, at about half that for diesel, but still
Petrol and diesel prices in The Republic of Ireland are also 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.
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
Petrol and Diesel prices in Euros at December 20th 2014
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 20th 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
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
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.