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Diesel price Italy

Diesel prices in Italy

Fuel prices Italy
Diesel prices in Italy

I suppose you have heard about it: the diesel prices in Italy are higher than in Austria, etc.

In 2022 during the Russia Ukraine war and also before in 2012 the price for petrol in Italy has exceeded the 1.9 EUR / liter limit (of course this fuel price record was reached during the peak holiday season).

In Italy diesel has been often a little bit more expensive, but now the price of diesel is much higher compared to some other countries.

We have compared the price of diesel between Italy and Austria.

Tthe price of diesel in Italy is about 0.20 EUR / liter more expensive, which corresponds with an extra cost of 10 EUR to fill up a 50 liter tank.

In addition you must calculate some extra money for the high motorway toll in Italy

High diesel prices in Italy - where you can tank cheap in Italy?

The main reason for the high price of fuel in Italy is the high national debt. By use of the diesel tax the deficit should be reduced. In addition, if the price of crude oil is high, the fuel becomes more and more expensive.

In 2012 in Italy a full tank was around 20 EUR more expensive than in the year before, so the fuel consumption in Italy decreased about 10%. In addition more and more Italians will refuel their car in Carinthia, Tyrol, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Due to the high price of diesel in Italy raises the question of where you can tank up in Italy at the best price.

Here you can find our tips to save money:

  • Tank up your car before you cross the border to Italy, for example in Austria (e.g. petrol station at “Innsbruck Ost” before you take the Brenner motorway)
  • Refuel in the customs enclave Samnaun (Switzerland) before entering South Tyrol
  • Refuel in Livigno (lowest fuel prices of Italy !)
  • Avoid motorway service stations – the diesel price at Italian motorway petrol stations reached records of over 2.20 EUR / liter during the Russia Ukraine war in 2022 and a few years before in the summer of 2012 also above 1.9 EUR / liter !!
  • Take advantage of self-service petrol pumps (the price of petrol is cheaper if there is no staff, eg after 8 p.m. and on Sundays)
  • In Liguria and Tuscany the petrol prices are often the highest in Italy – you can tank cheaper in other regions, for example in Piemonte

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Current diesel price in Italy, Italy diesel prices today

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Current diesel prices in Italy

You can find the current average price of diesel in Europe, Italy, ... on the following websites.

If you sort the countries with ascending prices, you will find Italy at the end (= most expensive)- together with Norway, UK, Turkey and Netherlands.

The prices for unleaded, diesel and LPG will be updated each day:

The current and cheapest diesel prices in Italy you can find in the following  petrol station comparison for Italy (only in Italian):

Here you can find further information and our recommandations for petrol stations in Italy

Website / App "Prezzi Benzina"

Diesel prices Italy today
Diesel prices Italy today

Here you can find out the current price of all gas stations in Italy and can thus find the cheapest diesel prices in Italy.

Unfortunately, the website and app are only available in Italian, but since these are prices, you don't need much imagination to understand.

Personally, I use the app and always check the current diesel prices at nearby gas stations before filling up.

Simply select the type of fuel "caruburante" (Diesel, Benzina = petrol, ...) and save money:

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Italy fuel prices - more information

Here you can find further information regarding current petrol and diesel prices in Italy and how to refuel the car in Italy: