Those who start the summer holidays in the coming days will usually fill up cheaper across the border. According to data from the EU Commission, fuel prices are almost always significantly lower than in Germany, especially when heading east or south-east. Particularly cheap classic destinations for car holidays are Poland, Croatia and Slovenia or the Czech Republic.
On Monday last week - more recent overview data are not yet available - premium E5 petrol was on average 38 cents per liter cheaper in Poland than in Germany, and diesel was 21 cents cheaper. In the Czech Republic, only 27 cents could be saved with Super, but diesel is 24 cents cheaper there. If you continue to Hungary, you will also find premium petrol there that is 27 cents cheaper than in this country, but diesel is only 7 cents cheaper there. In Slovakia, Super is 26 cents cheaper than in Germany, and diesel is 15 cents cheaper here – so it's worth stopping for gas here on your way through the Czech Republic or Poland.
In the direction of the south it is already much cheaper in Austria than in Germany: Super is 27 cents cheaper, diesel 8 cents cheaper. If you continue to the southeast, you shouldn't fill up the tank completely, because in Slovenia you can save 14 cents per liter on Super 41 and diesel, and 39 and 15 cents in Croatia. When it comes to Italy, the situation is different: premium petrol is 1 cent more expensive there than in Germany, and diesel is 8 cents more expensive.
Heading north, on the other hand, it is better to start with a full tank: in Denmark premium petrol is 5 cents more expensive, diesel 2 cents.
All values are country averages, individual fuel prices sometimes vary greatly depending on the time and between individual gas stations and regions. In some countries, fuel is also much more expensive on the motorways than behind the next exit.
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