Fuel prices in Europe: the cost of petrol and diesel in Europe. All petrol and
diesel prices in Euros at January 24th 2017
This page was updated on January 24th 2017 and shows
the price of petrol and diesel in
Petrol and diesel prices have been steady until the turn of the year, but they
are now on the way up in most countries. Petrol prices in the UK have risen in line
with the average, but the increase in UK diesel price is the highest in Europe.
The UK is currently the second most expensive country for diesel, beaten only
by Norway, the usual front runner. The UK is seventh for petrol, and currently there
is little benefit in waiting to fill up until you are in France for petrol. Diesel
is still about 13 cents a litre cheaper when you leave the ferry in
In the popular tourist destination of Spain prices are lower than here, so it
makes sense to wait to fill up until leaving the ferry in
Belgium, served by
P&O Ferries from Hull to Zeebrugge, still represents good value. The Netherlands,
with its ferry service between
Harwich and the Hook of Holland and
Hull and Rotterdam, offers savings over the UK only for diesel. Petrol and diesel
prices in The Republic of Ireland are cheaper than the UK.
If you are planning to visit Luxembourg, or passing through, then you will find
some of the lowest fuel prices in Europe. Most former Eastern European countries
are inexpensive and Switzerland (even with recent price increases) and Austria are
also worth filling up in.
Petrol and Diesel prices
in Euros at January 24th 2017
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ALL PRICES ARE SHOWN IN EUROS
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 better, especially
in supermarkets, and, just like in the UK, fuel is dearest on the motorways.
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
January 24th 2017. 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 mostly 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.