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Old July 15th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #81
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Some petrol stations in Bosnia:

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Old July 21st, 2009, 12:13 AM   #82
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Old July 24th, 2009, 08:58 AM   #83
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Anyone else here have Gull petrol stations?
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 02:05 AM   #84
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Old August 6th, 2009, 08:49 PM   #85
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Old August 26th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #86
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Service Station - Food Cost!!

Is this just a European phenomenon or worldwide? I remember for one instance a small pack of Pringles in Germany costing EURO:4.95... Why so expensive? I have travelled almost all EU countries and it is pretty much the same everywhere.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #87
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Yes, they are expensive. In Germany a KitKat Chunky was €1,70, while it's only 65 eurocent in a normal supermarket. Coffee is between 2 and 3 euros, but generally it's much, so it's not that expensive. I have less experience with Dutch service stations, but I know that a cappucino in AC restaurants (AFAIK there are 14 of them close to Dutch motorways) costs €2,10, but you get a second one for free and ANWB members get a 10% discount. That's quite a good deal IMO. Food is quite expensive though.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 11:48 AM   #88
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I never buy anything in gas stations, way to expensive and a waste of money. I usually hit the local supermarket at the end of my trip.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #89
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i am allways hungry at motorways and have to buy those long-life sandwiches as montana and some refresh drink. but it is sick how it is expensive.
few days ago my friend and me paid in Austria at service station Gralla for 2 those sandwiches, one Rauch juice 1,5 l and one bounty chocolate bar 11€ it is even more expensive than here in HR
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Old August 26th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #90
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Italian motorways have some food pretty cheap, like pizzas, which are baked there (quite big quarter of pizza costs about 4 € on Autogrill), superb warm sandwiches (more expensive at around 3-4 €) and very cheap coffee (around 1 €, cappuccino around 1,5 €). That it is probably because of quite large competition between various providers, full sized restaurants are usually spaced 40-50 kms apart.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #91
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Autogrill sandwiches cost 3,50-6€. not cheap at all, but they are superb and allways fresh.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 09:10 PM   #92
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Usually a coffe here costs between 0,7€ and 0,95€ (usually 0,45€ to 0,55€ in a regular place)

A sandwich can get as high as 3,5€/4€ (usually sold for 1€/2€ everywere else)

So the rules seem to be for service stations on highways to ask 2x the usuall price everywhere in Europe.


Luckily we have inexpensive restaurants/cofeeshops here or else we would be doomed like you guys.

Other option is automatic vending machines (inside the gas station at hte highway)
Branded coffe = 0,5€ expresso
Unbranded (or supermarket/distribution company branded) = 0,35€/0,4€ expresso
Chocolat = 0,5€
Sandwich = 2€
Daily cakes,pastries = 1,25€/1,5€

Sucks being in central/western europe and NEEDING to eat in a service station ... I wen't to Austria/Switzerland last month and I starte to "feel" that 20€ for a meal was EL-CHEAPO ... that was for only a plate with real-meat and a coke.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #93
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Don't know for all service areas, but Austria is not too expensive. Some restaurants offer big meals for moderate prices (around 10-15 €). This is pretty much like a meal in average restaurant in many city centres.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:00 AM   #94
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The food in HR is pretty expensive.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 05:11 AM   #95
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I never buy anything in gas stations, way to expensive and a waste of money. I usually hit the local supermarket at the end of my trip.
Or grab some things from the supermarket before you leave so in case you do get hungry, you'll have something to munch on and won't be tempted to buy expensive treats. That's what I usually do.
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exactly, on road trips I try to do that as well. my family had a little plastic refrigerator that plugged into the car's cigarette lighter, but it broke and caught on fire :P
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Old August 27th, 2009, 09:26 AM   #97
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Here, a medium sized coffee (16 oz. or just under a half liter) is $.99

Regular candy bars are $.99 and "king size" are $1.69.

Coke, Pepsi, etc. are $1.49 for 20oz (0.65 liters)

Bags of snacks are all in the $2 to $4 range.. and you can get a pretty large bag of chips for like $3.50 or so.

Many gas stations on busy highways have a lot more food like hotdogs, pizza, fresh sandwiches, etc. And they're a bit more expensive than they might be at a restaurant.. but I think you guys in Europe are paying a LOT more than we are here for convenience store food.
Hell... you can buy a gallon of milk here for $3 (3.78 liters).. and the gas is $2.60
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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:36 PM   #98
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i remember on the New Jersey Turnpike at a service station, the last one on the northern end, the Burger King food prices were about double what they should have been.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #99
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UK motorway services are also a rip-off, that's why I sometimes use this site to find places near to motorway junctions that are better and cheaper.

Either that or I just wait until i get to where i'm going.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #100
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also, motels at motorways are expensive, too. last year i wanted to sleep in Autogrill motel in Italy at A1, but double room costed 80€. we booked double room in hotel with breakfast in nearby city for 52€.
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