Cheaper fuel will benefit holidaymakers

A car driver fills up at a gas station in Bordeaux, southwestern France. Credit: Bernard Patrick/ABACA

Plunging petrol prices mean British holidaymakers will be able to do more miles for less cash when driving abroad this summer.

The biggest price falls have been in France, with petrol down 15% and diesel dipping 18% compared with last year, according to Post Office Travel Money.

Spain's prices have also fallen - with petrol down 4.8% and diesel down 4.3%.

Two tiny European countries - Andorra and Luxembourg - currently offer the cheapest fuel.

Petrol is just £1.04 a litre in Andorra, with diesel at 94p, while petrol in Luxembourg costs £1.11 and diesel 99p.