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Petrol and diesel prices in Europe June 3rd 2020

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 June 3rd 2020

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This page was updated on June 3rd 2020 and shows the price of petrol and diesel in Europe. We monitor fuel prices across Europe and update this page whenever prices have changed enough to make a worthwhile difference.

Remember that in almost every country our prices are an average for supermarket prices. Just as in the UK you will pay way more if you fill up on a motorway. If France is your destination then fill up in the UK with petrol, but with diesel in France. Petrol costs about 10 cents more in Belgium than in the UK, but the price of diesel in Belgium is lower by about 6 cents. So if you're headed in that direction it makes sense to wait and fill up with diesel in Belgium. Belgium is served by P&O Ferries from Hull to Zeebrugge,

Prices for petrol and diesel in Europe have of course fallen significantly in most countries as demand has dropped during the Covid-19 crisis. Differing taxation policies have made any changes erratic across the board, so check our chart carefully if you're moving across countries. If you're heading through Germany to Poland, wait until you arrive and save between 10 and 20 cents per litre although of course you'll pay in Polish Zlotys. Similar savings can be made if Austria is your destination.

In the popular tourist destination of Spain diesel is still cheaper than here, so it makes sense to wait to fill up until leaving the ferry in Spain.

Prices in Austria have risen by about 5% for both petrol and diesel, but it's still inexpensive if you're heading that way for a winter sports holiday. 

Prices in the Netherlands with its ferry services between Harwich and the Hook of Holland and Hull and Rotterdam are now not too different from the UK.

If you are planning to visit Luxembourg, or passing through, then although prices have increased they share with Austria and Poland in being amongst the lowest in Europe. Switzerland is much cheaper than Italy, if you're heading that way. In fact fill up before you reach Italy because all the surrounding countries are less expensive.

Petrol and Diesel prices in Euros at June 3rd 2020
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Austria€ 0.95€ 0.92
Belgium€ 1.23€ 1.13
Denmark€ 1.43€ 1.25
France€ 1.25€ 1.14
Germany€ 1.22€ 1.10
Italy€ 1.25€ 1.45
Luxembourg€ 1.00€ 0.90
Netherlands€ 1.20€ 1.25
Norway€ 1.49€ 1.40
Poland€ 0.93€ 0.95
Portugal€ 1.45€ 1.25
Slovakia€ 1.10€ 1.00
Spain€ 1.15€ 1.01
Sweden€ 1.23€ 1.27
Switzerland€ 1.25€ 1.07
UK€ 1.12€ 1.20


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 unless there are significant price changes. This update June 3rd 2020. 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.

Supermarket petrol stations are mostly closed on Sundays, bank holidays and during the late evening and night, although most have automatic payment pumps. This trend to automatic pumps is spreading across many parts of Europe, and not just in supermarkets.

Automatic pumps mostly accept UK Visa and Mastercard 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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