Fuel prices in Europe: the cost of petrol and diesel in Europe. All petrol and
diesel prices in Euros at May 27th 2016
just updated this page to help you find the price
of petrol and diesel in Europe on a May half-term journey through Europe.
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Recently prices in the UK have started to rise again so we thought it was
time to check out the rest of Europe. With a few exceptions prices are on the
rise everywhere. So far the rises have been modest.
As we write France is being hit by some shortages of petrol and diesel due to
strike action. For the latest on this see our page about
France. Because prices are lower it usually makes sense to wait to fill up
until leaving the ferry in
Spain, but this advice should be ignored for France while the disputes
continue. Fill up before you leave the UK and top up in France when you can.
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 May 27th 2016
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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
May 27th 2016. 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.