Where’s the cheapest driving holiday in Europe?

PEOPLE searching for a cheap holiday should look no further than the sunny south of Spain, according to data released from a new survey.

It has emerged that Spain offers the cheapest driving holiday in Europe, whilst those looking to splash their cash should consider Norway, with the average driving holiday costing 258 per cent more.

To fill your tank in Spain would cost around £50 (€62.65) and a week’s car hire would set you back on average £136.99 (€171.65). In Norway you would be out of pocket £68 (€85.20) and £353.96 (€443.50) respectively.

Holidaying in the UK doesn’t fare too badly either, coming in at a respectable third place for the cheapest driving holiday in Europe, beating popular destinations including France, Germany and Greece. Portugal, although feeling the pinch with high petrol prices, offers cheap car hire and, resulting in it being the second cheapest European destination.

Hayley Smith, from the holiday price comparison site Skyscanner, speaking to the Daily Mail, said:

“It’s not just the initial car hire costs which affect the price of a holiday but also the fuel stops which need to be paid for over the course of the trip.

“What’s clear is Spain is a great all-round option for those sun-seekers looking to get the best deal for car hire and petrol prices.

”Travellers can save even more money by planning their routes including fuel stops, in advance. If they are intending to cross borders, remember that countries’ fuel costs differ. 

“For example for those travelling from Spain to France, they should fill up their tank before the border as Spain’s petrol prices are cheaper.”

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