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Motoring on the Continent report 2016

UK drivers planning trips to Europe this spring and summer will find that fuel costs less in every motoring holiday destination, according to this year’s Motoring on the Continent report by Post Office Travel Money. 

Key findings include:

  • Holiday motorists can save up to 19 per cent on fuel in Europe as pump prices tumble despite the weaker pound
  • European fuel has fallen by up to 20p a litre for unleaded petrol (Switzerland) and up to 18p a litre for diesel (Greece) in a year
  • Unleaded petrol costs least in Andorra, Austria, Cyprus and Luxembourg – it costs under 90p per litre in all four countries

European unleaded petrol prices

  • Three-quarters of the 20 countries surveyed for the report offer a sub-£1 litre of diesel, with Andorra the cheapest at 66p 
  • Diesel costs the same as unleaded petrol in the UK, but at £1.08 per litre is the most expensive destination surveyed, with the exception of Norway

Diesel Prices

Currencies for the destinations included in the Motoring on the Continent report are among 30 available on demand at 1,600 larger Post Office branches, while over 10,000 Post Office branches offer euro over the counter. 

Up to 70 currencies can be pre-ordered at over 11,500 Post Office branches or online at for next day branch or home delivery.



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