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Price of Gas in Ireland

Will be driving in Ireland next week and was wondering what the price of gas is over there.

Posted by
389 posts

I've seen the price posted by lots of people but we paid quite a bit more. I paid €2.09/liter which by my sad English teacher math is $8.90 give or take. Anyway, €2.09-2.19 per liter is what we paid.

Posted by
30 posts

Just like Kent said good thing Ireland is small. And most of the cars get good gas mileage.

Posted by
147 posts

Diesels are common in Ireland. It's a bit cheaper than gas, and they're either running B10 or B20 by now. Last time we had a BMW SUV Diesel and got very good mileage. Most cars are 3 or 4 cylinder gas misers, so it isn't too bad. Remember to read the pump. The color of the knozzles are not like here.

Posted by
54 posts

I just returned from a ETBD Ireland tour, gas in Belfast is at $10 a gallon and in the Republic of Ireland it is around $7-$8 a gallon.

Posted by
31510 posts

I'm currently in Ireland at the moment, and noticed on the way from Dublin to Kinsale yesterday that the prices were ranging from about 1.119/liter to 115.9/liter (not sure what that's equivalent to in U.S. dollars?). From what I saw, Diesel was only a few cents cheaper.

Posted by
153 posts

Just got back, and we saw prices generally around 1.15 euro/liter. Some higher, not many lower. Just don't look at the pump - the numbers spin so fast you get dizzy.

Posted by
5 posts

had a great time in Ireland but the car we rented did not "sip" gas. We had the car from Monday to Sat morning and did not travel unnecessarily and the gas cost us about 80$ or more. when you figure the rate of exchange, 1.11 pd per liter is actually 2.22 and the euro is not a whole lot better.

Posted by
147 posts

It really depends on what you rent. The folks we traveled with rented a Nissan SUV with a V-8, yuou could hear it sucking the gas. We've rented a BMW diesel, and a nissan sedan that had a 4-cylinder. The BMW diesel was a fuel miser, and the fuel is a bit cheaper.

$80 in Ireland is 11 gallons approx. We in America are spoiled rotten on gas prices. If we paid what they pay, and we will soon, you see more alternative fuels like bio-diesel and electric cars

Posted by
430 posts

Good grief --- while gas is more expensive in Europe and Britian, the vehicles you rent in Europe/Britian are very fuel efficient, and really -- compared to North American distances, you're really not traveling that far. Enjoy !!!! Don't worry about the extra dollar or two you may, or may not, be paying.

Posted by
511 posts

Gas costs a lot. And renting a car is expensive since you need to add CDW insurance coverage since neither your personal insurance nor your credit card company will extend coverage to Ireland. Still, don't let this stop you. As expensive as it is, it is worth every cent (or euro).

Posted by
977 posts

Out of curiosity, when you travel abroad, do you take out 'Travel Insurance' for the journey. Personally I wouldn't leave the country without it.

Posted by
9363 posts

I'm not sure what travel insurance has to do with the price of gas, but I carry travel insurance when I need it, such as when booking my trip to China. I wanted coverage in case the trip was canceled or there was some transportation delay, etc. My work health insurance covers me anywhere (including medical evacuation to home), so I don't buy that.

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511 posts

I never take out travel insurance. What's it cost, something like 10% or 20% of your trip cost? Which means that to recoup the cost you would need to use it 1 out of 5 or 10 trips? My numbers may be off, but you get the point. Even if you have travel insurance I don't think it covers the full cost of the trip.

If you're going on a trip when you think there is a really high chance that you might need to cancel (due to questionable health, a pending death in the family, or some other identifiable issue that might realistically interrupt or preclude this particular trip) then it might be worth it. But otherwise not.

Travel insurance is kind of like extended warranties on electronics or appliances. The vendor LOVES to sell it because it is a cash cow for them, at your expense. Put that money aside for some better use.