Travellers who are choosing to avoid Britain's busy airports this summer and are holidaying by car to Europe instead, are being rewarded with plummeting fuel prices as the euro crisis is making significant impact at the petrol pumps. A survey by the AA showed that those driving to Europe are saving an average of 4.2p a litre on petrol and an enormous 21p a litre on diesel compared to costs at home. Fuel prices in Britain are higher than the average for the rest of Europe.
The most substantial price falls are that of France, where the cost of petrol has dropped by around 20p per litre over the last year. This means that petrol in France now costs 124.2p per litre and diesel 115.7p. The cheapest petrol in Europe is in Austria where it costs only 110.1p per litre, and diesel is just 105.5p. Compared to the UK, where the average cost of petrol is now 132.2p and diesel 137.3p, the savings are huge!