Cost of driving in Germany

Average fuel prices

Unlike other European nations, there are no toll roads in Germany, so it's just the cost of fuel that's worth having an idea about before you get there. A little bit of planning before getting behind the wheel should help you budget more effectively, and reduce the chances of you being hit by any unexpected surprises.


It’s all about location...

It’s easy to get fuel at any time of the day or night in Germany, particularly if you’re in a large city or travelling on the Autobahn (where petrol stations are open 24 hours). However, it’s worth remembering that in more rural areas they are likely to shut earlier, so fill up when you get the chance to avoid problems later.



Fuel prices move up or down all the time, so the price at the pumps today is unlikely to be the same in a few months’ time. However, a good place to keep track of the latest prices, whether you'll be buying E10, Super 95, Premium 98, Diesel or LPG, is the Autotraveler website, which provides information on historical maximums, and updates average prices on a daily basis - you can even keep track of how much prices have risen or fallen in recent days and weeks.

To give you a rough idea of costs, as of April 2015, Super 95 hovered around €1.40.


Translation tips

1. Petrol = Benzin

2. Unleaded petrol = Bleifreies Benzin

3. Diesel = Diesel

Germany Driving - Pocket Guide


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