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Study reveals Europe's cheapest driving destinations

Date: 12/06/2014 02:37:01
Category: Fuel Efficiency
Author: Laura Varley

Luxembourg and Andorra are now the cheapest places for Brits on holiday to fill up their petrol tanks, a new study by Post Office Travel Money has revealed.

According to thisismoney.co.uk, both of the countries have seen the price of a litre of diesel fall below £1. It's possible that these prices could encourage more Brits to take European holidays this year, as they'll get more miles for their money with hire cars. Overall, pump prices have declined in 20 of 22 European destinations.

The strength of the pound is mostly to thank for the cheap fuel prices, but some countries, such as France, have seen a year-on-year price drop. Currently, driving 1,000 miles in France will only cost a driver using unleaded petrol £191 and a motorist with a diesel car £163. This is quite a turnaround since France has been one of the most expensive European driving destinations for quite some time.

Spain has seen some significant price drops too, as the cost of petrol has declined 4.8 per cent since 2013 and diesel is down by 4.3 per cent too, reports rac.co.uk.

Andrew Brown from Post Office Travel Money suggests that motorists crossing to French ports should wait until they reach foreign soil to fill their tanks. This way they can make the most of the price drops.

"We advise holiday motorists to do their homework to establish the pump prices for petrol and diesel in countries where they will be driving," he explains. "While it is great news that sterling's strength is making fuel cheaper in Europe, motorists can save more money by planning their routes and fuel stops in advance."

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