Europe fuel prices ?

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  1. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    I am off to Europe this summer and it would be useful to have an idea of petrol prices across Europ - bottom line is dealing with questions like 'do I fill up in France or wait until I cross the border to Spain ?' or 'Just how much is this trip going to cost me in fuel !'.

    Can you post prices of premium unleaded fuel in your country here. I know prices change so it won't be 100% perfect and up to date (but it will be better than what I know now !)

    Thanks !

    To start us off unleaded premium is between £1.15 and £1.25 in Jersey, Channnel Islands
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  3. brownsr

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    I filled up yesterday and it was 1.59 euro per liter here in Germany. Tensions in the middle east have prices on the up swing.

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  4. RTLover

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    I don't think there will be huge differences in price with the exception of Luxembourg, where the price per litre is somewhere around 25-30 cents LESS, so fill up there whenever you can. Not that you'll be going to the Canaries but I was there a couple of weeks ago and 95 octane was 99 cents. Mainland Spain prices are lower than the average for the euro zone, but not enough to warrant a detour. In France the best prices are the self-service automates and shopping malls 'grandes surfaces'. Note that to pay by card isn't normally possible in the automates unless you have a French Carte Bleu card. When there is a live person in attendance, no problem with cards. Avoid the stations on the autoroutes unless your pockets are overflowing. In fact, avoid the autoroutes unless you're trying to get somewhere quickly.
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  5. John933

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    As for cost in total. It's more a case of how long is a piece of string. What kind of bike have you got how do you ride it and what kind of MPG are you hoping for. Once you know that. You will know how much it's going to cost. I budget on two tank full a day, when on the move. And one tank every two day's when roaming.

    Petrol price's in France are about the same as the UK. So fill up where you are before you start. If you can get hold of a litter tin can fill that up as well as a spare. Just in case. Then try and make what you have last so to cross the boarder in to Spain empty. Cheaper petrol Spain. If you are going any where near Gib, That's the cheapest petrol I have found in Europe. Last time I was there it was just under a Euro a litter.

    It's question like this and I ask them as well, Of why there is not a diesel bike?
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  7. Dekatria

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    Around 1.65 in The Netherlands, although I have to add that prices around highways are higher here as well. Highway-stations charge you 5 cents more per liter most of the time.
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  8. pebble35

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    Thanks - will go and check that out.

    I have a pretty good idea of the total mileage and likely MPG - just trying to get a feel for the actual cost of the fule so I can budget accordingly.

    Stuff like the Gibraltar tip is useful - thanks
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  9. alicethomas

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    In Germany the fuel prices vary much. You can see 6-8 Cent / litre difference between fuel stations 100m apart. Usually cheaper on Sunday/Monday. Most expensive Friday and of course beginning/ending holidays.
    My actual local filling for ROZ 95 Super: 1.469/litre.
    One of the potential websites to look for actual data: http://www.clever-tanken.de/
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  10. Wildman

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    Pretty consistent prices in my experience except for Greece which, as zandersiro suggested, is expensive and Luxembourg and Andora which are cheap and probably the only places to make sure that you fill up before you leave. Dekatria is also correct, autoroute/autobahn/motorway prices are higher than filling up around town.
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    And try to hit Livigno with an empty tank - tax-free :D
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    yikes - planning on spending the summer in EU on my own bike - seems like i gotta double up the fuel budget. :eek1
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  14. zandesiro

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  15. ebel

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    Most of the fuel prices are the same around the EU. Think it's about €1.55 per litre here in Ireland. I rode around Pyreenes and Alps last year, so went to Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland. Twas all about the same price.

    As others have mentioned, Andorra has really cheap prices, as in ~ €1.10 per litre when I was there. Considerably cheaper than Spain. It was funny riding from Spain into Andorra, as soon as you crossed the border, there was about 6 petrol stations on the Andorran side. Which was a bit annoying cause we had just filled up in Spain for more money!

    Here's a tip: If you're approaching a border and there's loads of petrol stations, that probably means petrol is cheaper on that side, so you should probably fill up. If there are no petrol stations, then it probably means it's cheaper on the other side.
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  16. unudani

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    Hi ,

    Info from Romania, depending on the gas stations:
    1.21 - 1.36 Euro

    All the best!
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  17. Forde

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    dude

    never mind that you couldve just googled this or got an app, but.....

    you can afford to take your bike round europe but your going to wait to get across borders to fill up?

    prices are kinda similar between countries

    your going to save like a euro a tank maybe... specially considering all the size of bike tanks.

    in border areas the price will be the same on both sides. since in europe you can cross borders freely the petrol stations on each side are in direct competition. so the average price in that country will be no use as a guide to border areas.

    for example, i live in northern ireland, part of the UK. it is 1.35 for a litre of petrol. people would go over the border to the republic of ireland for fuel as it is a cheaper price to start with, plus the exchange rate is in our favour. so in northern ireladn, petrol gets cheaper the closer to the border you get. then when you get to the border areas the fuel stations on our side are priced the same as the ones on the republic side as they have to compete.

    i would just keep as much fuel in the bike as i can. you'll hold off filling it to try and save like one euro when you get to the border, only to take a wrong turn and run out before you get there. not worth it.
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  18. alicethomas

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    Not in Central Europe. "Fuel tourism" is well known between (expensive) Germany and (cheap) neighbours like Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republik, Austria and Switzerland.
    Not to mention the extremely cheap duty free "islands" (some mountain valleys like Livigno, Samnaun). Price differences of 50-60 cent per litre are common!
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  19. Donmanolo

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    Total BS. Petrol prices are set by the amount of taxes levied by national governments. Petrol stations are not free to set their own prices, at the moment Italian petrol stations where I live are all going out of business, not being able to compete with nearby Slovenia, where petrol is 50 cents/litre cheaper.
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  20. JohnnyTh

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    1.92 in norway
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