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Driving through Europe

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Thought some might be interested in some current petrol prices per litre :

German motorway €2.10

Saarbrucken in town for 95 E5/10 is €1.85, £1.57

Zell am see just outside of town €2.12 , £1.80, all the petrol stations are within a cent of each other.

Saalbach €2.24, £1.90

Don’t forget your UK sticker!

Edit: Petrol prices
Austria https://www.spritpreisrechner.at/#/fossil
France https://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr/


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@radar, useful info…what’s the reference to the UK sticker ? Next season will be my first drive to ski resorts so forgive my ignorance.
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Last year our Government, in their wisdom, decided that the 'distinguishing sign' for cars of the United Kingdom should change from GB to UK. So they notified the United Nations, which is how you do such things.

So we all had to buy a new sticker for the back of our cars.

And many drivers didn't bother. In fact, many drivers didn't bother with the old sticker either.

For £1.99 it seems like a sensible thing to do though.
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@radar, on my way back from Le Mans the other week, it was 2euros 20cents per litre (E10) at a supermarket of the Caen ring road, motorway services was 2:40 from memory, but avoided it!!!

diesel was slightly cheaper, but first time in over 10 years i have driven a petrol instead of a diesel car in Europe!!!

sadly, not a great deal of difference from over here at the moment
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diesel on the French autoroute was 2.09€ and 1.94€ in Chambery hypermarket. At the time that was £1.60 a litre in sterling (probably less now the pound has risen) A significant saving. I think about £18 less to fill up my wife's Skoda Superb.
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If your route takes you through Luxembourg then the current prices are given here. Super 95 € 1.80, diesel € 1.85.
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Just come back from Ireland where the diesel price ranged from €2.07 to €2.17 usually cheaper than petrol but not always
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Germany removed taxes on diesel/petrol, but apparently they stations in the autobahn decided to keep the taxes for themselves. One advise: Take one of the stations just off the autobahn:-)
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In France, have a look at https://www.viamichelin.fr/ and click on the petrol pump for prices.
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@MogulMonkey The full details of the new 'UK' sticker are in this thread here. Basically, one of the large white labels with black 'UK' on it will be valid everywhere across the continent. Alternatively get a new number plate with 'UK' at the bottom of the stripe on the left, or a stick-on 'UK' that covers the existing GB letters. If you haven't driven down before, I did a blog piece about the various things you might need to do in preparation here. It's for clients driving to Switzerland, but most of the advice is generic.


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Also for France the official government website for fuel prices. https://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr/ surprisingly easy to navigate, Will also give you all the fuel prices on and near a route.
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Timc wrote:
Also for France the official government website for fuel prices. https://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr/ surprisingly easy to navigate, Will also give you all the fuel prices on and near a route.


Wow, and the prices are actually real time and what the sites are actually charging? Why dont we have this?
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This service also exists for Austria:

https://www.spritpreisrechner.at/#/fossil

Currently 2,09 € for litre or near.
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@Mankei, thanks, useful to know, in Saalfelden & Zell they are all 2.12 or 2.13 for 95
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Tip if you are travelling in France on a Friday, Saturday or Monday. Check whether Géant Casino still have their fuel offer. Fill up and the first 40 litres are €0.85. You pay full price at the pump and take your receipt and the card used to pay at pump to customer service and they give you a voucher for the difference between price on the day and €0.85. We got a €47 voucher. Valid on the Friday, Saturday or Monday provided you spend over €120. Not that difficult to buy supplies to that value.

https://www.geantcasino.fr/landing/carburant-a-1e/

It looks like it is changing to €1.00 but still a nice wrinkle and the link above still says €0.85 for this weekend. We’ll try it again on the way home.
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@DJL, I had to buy some extra wine to get over the €120 in May, such a shame free wine Laughing Laughing
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@DJL, is it a fairly regular offer, as the date stated is for this coming weekend?

I got all excited as the Geant store in Albertville is included in the promotion, and hoping to stock up on all manner of goodies on our way up to les menuires.
But, unfortunately I will not be there until Christmas Sad Sad

will see if I can sign up to an email alert!
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@terrygasson, The offer has been on for nearly every Friday, Saturday and either Monday or Wednesday since mid February T's&C's have changed. Net price has varied between €0.85 and €1.00, Max qualifying fuel between 40 and 50 Litres, Minimum spend in shop that you can set the voucher against has varied between €100 and €120.

@DJL's, link above is the one that seems to remain current
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@terrygasson, it was running last weekend and I believe it has been for a while (read that somewhere). Best to check the week before you travel I think.
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@DJL, @Timc, cheers, hoping it is still in place in December.

I do love an offer, as mentioned above any money off the booze/food for the week is a bargain Very Happy Very Happy
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@terrygasson, @DJL, Offer extended through July and August, Fridays, Saturdays and sometimes Mondays.
Combine that with the Geant "CasinoMax" offer/subscription of 10 Euros per month (3 Euros if over 65) for 10% off in store then you can be in for some serious savings.
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@Mankei, @Timc, thanks have added the links to my initial post.

In Zell & Saalfelden it's now around 2.01, Saalbach is 2.01 today, we have noticed that their prices change on a Friday for the weekend and it went up by 10c!

Had to go to Salzburg and filled up in Germany Very Happy
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A motorway service station in Luxembourg worked out at about £1.55 a litre for diesel when I drove back from Zell last Saturday...
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1.85 Euro in Intermarche, just off autoroute to Chamonix yesterday
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Timc wrote:
@terrygasson, @DJL, Offer extended through July and August, Fridays, Saturdays and sometimes Mondays.
Combine that with the Geant "CasinoMax" offer/subscription of 10 Euros per month (3 Euros if over 65) for 10% off in store then you can be in for some serious savings.


Just spotted it is also running in some "Casino" supermarkets as opposed to "Geant Casino" as well. Gives a good few extra options of location. https://www.supercasino.fr/landing/carburant/
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cheers all, as said previously hopefully still valid in December

on a side note, thankfully fuel prices seem to be decreasing over here at the moment as well
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Luxembourg today was €1.67 / litre
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We are driving down into France for a holiday soon in our UK registered car. I wondered whether we might be able to get an automatic doofer for the tolls, or set up an account linked to our numberplate (like we do for the Dartford bridge)?

It's been a long time since we have driven in France and I'm hoping I don't still need to have a passenger paying cash/card at every booth.
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It’s not uncommon for fuel prices in Austria to vary (sometimes considerably) through the day. Often cheaper in the morning, especially on week days.
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@milzibkit, yes you can. Several threads on it, just search "doofer" in the search box at the top.

I use Emovis https://www.emovis-tag.co.uk/ who accept UK payments. Some others will recommend other providers but I think most savings are as broad as they are long.
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@milzibkit, we also use Emovis because of the convenience of having a Direct Debit on a UK bank account.

If its a really long time since you did the journey then they have reduced the number of toll points. They no longer have tolls at the crossover point from one charge area to the next eg sanef to aprr. On the journey to the south of France there tolls south of Calais, north of Reims, south of Reims, north of Lyons, south of Lyons, north and south of Aix en Provence.
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We used our doofer for the first time travelling through France to Austria at the start of the month and I have to say; its awesome!
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@Austrian Seagull, it provides us with something to do on the drive into zell Toofy Grin
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milzibkit wrote:
We are driving down into France for a holiday soon in our UK registered car. I wondered whether we might be able to get an automatic doofer for the tolls, or set up an account linked to our numberplate (like we do for the Dartford bridge)?

It's been a long time since we have driven in France and I'm hoping I don't still need to have a passenger paying cash/card at every booth.


I posted recently about a special offer on a multi country doofer (that includes Spain, Portugal and Italy in addition to France) : https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=4987635&highlight=doofer#4987635
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Diesel around €1.80 off the motorways in France today, including Bourg St Maurice, so pushing down towards £1.50 depending on exchange rate. If they can sell it at that price, we should be able to also.
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@195062, I think the Government subsidy on fuel is higher in France than the UK.
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@rjs, Indeed it is. Point being that our government could do the same, by reducing duty by more than the previous 5p, which they get back anyway through the extra VAT since prices started rising rapidly. In effect, they've done nothing.
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