As we fast approach the summer season, there’s no better time than now to start planning a trip in your motorhome! In recent years, more and more people have been choosing to take a year out and drive their motorhome around Europe. This allows travellers to experience a plethora of new places at their own leisure, and from the comfort of their own motorhome.

As with any trip, money management is key before touring Europe in a motorhome. As such, it’s important to pay close attention to your budget, keeping an eye on how much or little you are spending during your journey.

This article will provide you with a breakdown of the average costs of travelling Europe, so you can get a better understanding of the expenditure involved.

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The average cost of travelling around Europe for a year in a motorhome is £10,000-£20,000. It’s worth noting that costs can vary significantly between travellers, from those who are on a tight budget, to others who can afford to travel more extravagantly. 


As the main mode of transport throughout the trip, fueling the motorhome is typically one of the biggest overall expenses. As such, it’s helpful to know the following fuel-saving tips prior to your trip so you can avoid spending too much:


  • Driving a motorhome with the correct tyre pressure will help lower fuel costs, so make sure you check this regularly
  • Regular servicing before and during your trip will allow it to run better and, in turn, will use less fuel
  • Make sure you adhere to the speed limits and avoid stop/start driving


Depending on how long you spend in different countries and the activities you have planned, the day-to-day and monthly costs can vary significantly. Generally speaking, in addition to fuel most of your money will also be spent on food shopping, eating and drinking out, and hiring a place at the campsites, so make sure you plan your trip thoroughly to find the best deals.


Breakdown of costs

Although travellers typically find that most of their money is spent on fuel, food shopping, eating and drinking out, and campsites, other aspects of the trip which will require money must also be carefully considered. These include:


  • Parking fees
  • Sightseeing
  • Tollbooths
  • Ferries
  • Transport (train, taxi, bus)
  • LPG tank for cooking, hot water, heating, hot water
  • Wi-Fi for access to the internet
  • Travel insurance
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Road tax


On average, if you are aiming to spend approximately £10,000 on the entire trip, you will need to set a budget for around £27.50 per day. Alternatively, if you are looking to spend an amount around the £20,000 mark, you can budget for around £55 per day. By considering these extra costs prior to setting off on your trip, you will avoid any expensive surprises during your travels and can set a realistic budget prior to your journey.


Here at Glenns Motorhomes, we provide affordable, high quality motorhomes throughout the Nottingham, Chesterfield and Derby areas. For professional advice on which style of motorhome will best suit your requirements, or to take a look at our extensive range first-hand, don’t hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0115 971 7509 today.