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Petrol and diesel prices in Europe

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 August 3rd 2018

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This page was updated on August 3rd 2018 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

When we updated this page in June prices for petrol and diesel in Europe had been rising steadily for weeks. Since then, prices have by and large stabilised, so most of the information in the chart remains similar to or the same as the previous chart.

Petrol is now dearer in France than the UK by about 12 cents a litre while diesel is now about the same price as in the UK. So our previous advice to fill up after you get to France no longer applies. Remember that these figures apply to supermarket prices. You will pay way more than this in both countries if you fill up on a motorway.

In the popular tourist destination of Spain prices are lower than here, especially for diesel, so it makes sense to wait to fill up until leaving the ferry in Spain.

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 as petrol is among the most expensive in Europe. 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 although prices have increased you will still find some of the lowest fuel prices in Europe, with Switzerland not far behind. Most former Eastern European countries are inexpensive and Austria are also worth filling up in.

Petrol and Diesel prices in Euros at August 3rd 2018
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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 a significant price changes. This update August 3rd 2018. 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 just like in the UK 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.