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Petrol and diesel prices in Europe November 9th 2023

Chart showing fuel costs, price of petrol and diesel in euros

Fuel prices in Europe: the cost of petrol and diesel in Europe. Petrol and diesel prices in Euros 9th November 2023

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This page 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. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the drive by fossil fuel companies to make large profits continues to have a massive effect on prices, with prices of petrol and diesel seeing substantial rises across all countries, although they have fallen back recently.

Our price comparison chart enables you to sort by country, and by diesel or petrol price. This is useful if you are crossing borders as you can easily see whether to fill up before leaving your current country or wait until you've crossed the border. Planning when and where to fill up, if you're crossing borders, can result in worthwhile savings.

Note that many ferry companies are offering bookings for 2024 with free cancellation guarantees, but make sure you read the conditions on refunds if things don't go according to plan.

The prices shown below are an average for petrol and diesel prices in supermarkets. Just as in the UK you will pay way more if you fill up on a motorway. Denmark and Finland are the most expensive country for petrol, while Sweden, Switzerland and Finland top the table for diesel. Spain and Poland have the cheapest petrol and diesel. Differing taxation policies, and of course global political and economic uncertainties, have made changes erratic, so check our chart carefully.

France is now (9th November 2023) a few cents a litre more expensive then the UK for petrol and pretty much the same for diesel, so filling up before or after you board the ferry isn't too critical. It's a long time since that was the case!

In the popular tourist destination of Spain fuel prices are much cheaper than in the UK by about 40 cents per litre for petrol and diesel, so it makes sense to wait to fill up until leaving the ferry in Spain.

As of November 9th 2023 the UK is the 8th most expensive of the countries on our chart for petrol, and 6th most expensive for diesel.

Prices in the Netherlands with its ferry services between Harwich and the Hook of Holland and Hull and Rotterdam are cheaper than the Uk for petrol and similar per litre for diesel, although, just like here, they do vary significantly throughout the country. If you're just travelling through the Netherlands it can be difficult to find cheap fuel unless you leave the motorways.

Petrol and Diesel prices per litre in Euros November 9th 2023
Click the column headings to sort by country or price.

Austria€ 1.54€ 1.69
Belgium€ 1.62€ 1.75
Denmark€ 1.99€ 1.86
France€ 1.80€ 1.82
Germany€ 1.79€ 1.74
Italy€ 1.81€ 1.84
Luxembourg€ 1.55€ 1.58
Netherlands€ 1.65€ 1.79
Norway€ 1.63€ 1.67
Poland€ 1.42€ 1.43
Portugal€ 1.81€ 1.75
Spain€ 1.39€ 1.39
Sweden€ 1.64€ 2.06
Switzerland€ 1.83€ 1.99
UK€ 1.76€ 1.83
Finland€ 1.89€ 1.99


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 9th November 2023. 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 Saturday afternoons, 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. Many supermarkets are now auto pumps only, and service stations are moving this way.

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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