European fuel prices – Petrol and diesel prices in Europe

European fuel prices – Petrol and diesel prices in Europe
Planning a trip to the continent? Are you travelling with the family to France, or making a trip to see family in Italy? Make sure you find out how much you can expect to pay at the pumps.

The charts below are updated regularly and show the average price of a litre of unleaded petrol and diesel across each EU member state, plus the UK. We've also shown how the price breaks down, so you can see how much of what you pay at the pumps is taken as tax.

Data and insight into UK petrol and diesel prices is also available, via RAC Fuel Watch.

Fuel price comparison across Europe

How much of what I pay on fuel is tax?

European Breakdown Cover

European Breakdown Cover

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*Price is based on European comprehensive breakdown cover for a 14 day trip, in a vehicle up to 1 year old, travelling in zone 1.

European Breakdown Cover

How have petrol and diesel prices in Europe changed?

Petrol and diesel prices in France vs UK

The charts above allow you to compare fuel prices in France with the UK. Historically, prices have been very similar in both countries. Between mid-2020 and mid-2021, petrol and diesel were cheaper in the UK, but since the start of 2023 it's now more expensive to fill up in France.

RAC Fuel Watch

The latest UK fuel prices, courtesy of RAC Fuel Watch is also available, which includes a guide to understanding how prices are calculated.


Don't forget to pick up a European Driving Kit from the RAC Shop which provides you with everything you need to carry to stay on the right side of the law.