Petrol in Kent or Northern France?

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  1. welland99

    welland99 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Going to France on Sunday on eurotunnel.

    Should I top up before getting on the train (where is cheap and convenient near M20) or in Northern France?

    And on return trip?

    Last year coming home we filled up just on leaving the train, but then discovered the first motorway service area was much cheaper.:(
     
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    Petrol prices in France at current exchange rates are very similar to UK prices. Diesel is a different matter.

    This government-run site is very useful for checking French fuel prices.
     
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    We tend to top up at the last services before reaching the Eurotunnel if we're running a bit early (as we usually are). That way when we come off the train in France we can crack on, without having to make a stop. Saving a few pence per litre either way is less important, TBH.
     
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    The ones right near the tunnel and ports in France can be slightly more expensive than uk as they try to catch unwary Brits that think it's cheaper over the pond.

    Daz
     
  5. davidmi

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    If you need to top up before joining the eurotunnel continue one junction past the first and main tunnel entry from the north; it's only a mile or so and exit on to the next roundabout going all the way round until almost doubling back on yourself, then exit towards Cheriton and immediately signal right to cross over the dual carriageway. Almost immediately you see a Tesco store which you drive past through the traffic lights to the petrol pumps at the rear. About £1.36 a litre last Saturday. Go back to the roundabout and take the marked exit for the tunnel and there you are!

    In France we paid €1.49 (about £1.31 at today's better rate) a litre at the Auchan supermarket in Boulogne sur Mer but you are more likely to see prices in the lower/mid 1.50's so about the same as UK or slightly cheaper.
     

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