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Travel FX Travel Money

Exchange rate
37.8050
£750 gets you
₺28,353.75
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
No
Travel FX, an FX specialist, usually provides their most competitive currency exchange rates. A multiple award-winning company, free delivery (over £700.00), no commission, pay by Debit Card or Bank Transfer and typically offering the best rates here.
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Available Direct
UK Residents

The Currency Club Travel Money

Exchange rate
37.7770
£750 gets you
₺28,332.75
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
No
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Eligibility
Available Direct
UK Residents

Sterling FX Travel Money

Exchange rate
37.7594
£750 gets you
₺28,319.55
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
Yes
Take advantage of Fast Track Next working day delivery on EUR and USD if you miss our 12 noon cutoff at no extra cost. Free next day delivery on all orders over £700 (otherwise a fee of £6 applies).
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Eligibility
Available Direct
UK Residents

Covent Garden FX Travel Money

Exchange rate
37.6193
£750 gets you
₺28,214.48
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
Yes
Great rates and 0% commission on all currencies. Best rates guaranteed and free bank transfer. T&Cs apply.
You can order up to £7,500 online but this will be sent in £2,500 bundles. This may mean you need to pay some delivery charges.
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Eligibility
Available Direct
UK Residents

NM Money Travel Money

Exchange rate
37.5410
£750 gets you
₺28,155.75
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
Yes
NM Money provide great value financial services for travel. Our products include selling and buying over 50 foreign currencies, pre-paid travel money card, and money transfers including Western Union. We help your money go further.
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Available Direct
UK Residents
Click & Collect from over 190 stores in 60 Seconds

eurochange Travel Money

Exchange rate
37.5410
£750 gets you
₺28,155.75
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
Yes
eurochange are the foreign exchange experts. They provide an award-winning service which is rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot, offering the widest range of currencies including Euros and US Dollars.
They'll also buy foreign currency in exchange for GBP #exchangewitheurochange
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Eligibility
Available Direct
UK Residents
Free Delivery on orders over £500

John Lewis Foreign Currency Travel Money

Exchange rate
36.3271
£750 gets you
₺27,245.33
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
Yes
We make travel money easy. Enjoy fast service, great rates on over 50 currencies and a buy back guarantee if your holiday is cancelled. Choose to have your money delivered to your door, click & collect at Waitrose or buy at a John Lewis Bureau de Change.
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Available Direct
UK Residents
Clubcard members only

Tesco Bank Travel Money for Clubcard Members

Exchange rate
35.7779
£750 gets you
₺26,833.43
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
Yes
With Click & Collect you can order your Travel Money online and pick it up from selected Tesco stores, or you can have it delivered straight to your home. Clubcard Prices are available on Tesco Travel Money and there’s 0% commission on foreign currency.
Tesco Travel Money ordered online is provided by Travelex Currency Services Limited.
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Available Direct
UK Residents

Tesco Bank Travel Money

Exchange rate
35.7065
£750 gets you
₺26,779.88
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
Yes
With Click & Collect you can order your Travel Money online and pick it up from selected Tesco stores, or you can have it delivered straight to your home. Tesco Bank offer competitive exchange rates and 0% commission on foreign currency.
Tesco Travel Money ordered online is provided by Travelex Currency Services Limited.
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Available Direct
UK Residents

Post Office Travel Money

Exchange rate
35.7064
£750 gets you
₺26,779.80
Delivery fee
Free delivery
Collection
Yes
Over 60 currencies available for next day home delivery or collection from over 11,000 branches. Click and collect EUR and USD in two hours from a branch near you. Includes travel money refund guarantee. T&Cs apply.
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Available Direct

Turkish lira rules

The lira is the national currency of Turkey and is also used in Northern Cyprus. Each Turkish lira () is made up of 100 kurus (pronounced “koo-roosh”).

Turkey has been using the lira in various forms since 1844 - although it was re-valued in 2005 after decades of high inflation meant people counted their pocket change in millions and their salaries in billions. One new lira is equivalent to 1,000,000 old ones.

Turkish lira banknotes and coins

The Turkish lira now comes in a range of denominations, including:

  • Kurus coins: 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50

  • Lira notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200

There are no customs limits on the amount of Turkish lira you can take into Turkey. When you order Turkish lira online, you won’t receive coins, only notes.

Visits to Turkey by British nationals in 2022[1]
2.5million

How do I get the best deal on Turkish lira?

Finding the best place to buy Turkish lira could mean getting a lot more for your pounds - here's how to make sure you get the best Turkish lira exchange rate

Check the exchange rate before you buy

Travel companies have to make their money somewhere, so if they're not charging you a commission fee they might well give you a worse rate. Make sure you compare deals before buying.

Add up all the costs

Commission, delivery charges, credit card charges - all of these are sometimes added to the bill when you buy currency. Make sure you include them when working out who's cheapest.

Don't buy lira with a credit card

Credit card companies see buying foreign currency as the same as withdrawing cash from an ATM, which means they charge fees and interest immediately (and often at a higher rate).

More lira can mean a better deal

You can get a better Turkish lira exchange rate if you make a bigger transaction with some providers. So, check to see if spending a few more pounds could benefit you.

Where's best to buy Turkish lira?

Online

Rates are frequently better online, and you can have your currency delivered straight to your door. But you need to plan a little ahead to take advantage.

The high street

If you can find a good exchange rate from a high street bureau de change you can take your Turkish lira home with you immediately and save on delivery fees.

In Turkey from an ATM

If you can wait until you land, the right travel credit cardpre-paid card or specialist current account you can get you an excellent exchange rate withdrawing cash from an ATM in Turkey. Just watch out for any ATM fees and remember to pay/withdraw money in the local currency when given the choice.

At the airport

Airports know they have a captive audience, and charge high rents for store space, so exchange rates there are rarely the most competitive. Only use airport exchanges in an emergency.

Where's best to buy Turkish lira?

Online

Rates are frequently better online, and you can have your currency delivered straight to your door. But you need to plan a little ahead to take advantage.

The high street

If you can find a good exchange rate from a high street bureau de change you can take your Turkish lira home with you immediately and save on delivery fees.

In Turkey from an ATM

If you can wait until you land, the right travel credit cardpre-paid card or specialist current account you can get you an excellent exchange rate withdrawing cash from an ATM in Turkey. Just watch out for any ATM fees and remember to pay/withdraw money in the local currency when given the choice.

At the airport

Airports know they have a captive audience, and charge high rents for store space, so exchange rates there are rarely the most competitive. Only use airport exchanges in an emergency.

How far will your Turkish lira go?

The short answer is quite a long way. The cost of living in Turkey is  54.7% lower on average than the UK according to Numbeo.

Mercer's latest cost of living study ranked Istanbul (185th) and Ankara (221st) as cheaper to live in than most other major cities on the planet.

Tourists can expect to pay less than £1.80 for a coffee, get a meal for two for around £21 and pick up a local beer for about £2 anywhere outside the busiest tourist hotspots and resorts.

Prices in Turkey
What you can expect to pay for food and drink when eating out in Turkey.

Source: Numbeo Cost of living in Turkey. Updated November 14, 2023.

Pros and cons of buying Turkish lira ahead of your trip

Pros

You can spend it almost everywhere
Zero fees when spending money
Makes it easier to budget

Cons

Less protection than with a credit card
Potentially worse exchange rates than a card
Greater risk of theft or being lost

What are the top alternatives to buying travel money?

Travel credit cards

Travel credit cards

Travel credit cards - i.e. the ones with no foreign transaction fees - offer two key advantages over travel money:

  • Great exchange rates - when you spend on a travel credit card you get the Mastercard or Visa exchange rate, which is about the best you can find as a regular consumer

  • Purchase protection – for purchases costing between £100 and £30,000 you're covered by Section 75 of the consumer credit act, meaning if something goes wrong you can make a claim with your card provider should the vendor fail to pay up

However, not everywhere accepts travel credit cards and using them at a cash machine abroad can come with hefty fees. It can also be easier to overspend on a credit card, leaving you with debts on which interest is charged.

Travel money cards

Travel money cards

Currency cards and travel bank accounts let you spend overseas without being charged a foreign transaction fee. Their key strengths are:

  • Great exchange rates - you card provider will pass on the Mastercard or Visa rate to you without adding extra charges

  • No charges for ATM use overseas - if you need extra cash on holiday, you can withdraw it without being charged by your provider. Watch out for local ATM fees though, as these might still apply 

The downsides include that there can be limits on how much you can withdraw abroad using a travel money card, and that they're not accepted quite as widely as cash. Some travel current accounts also come with fees.

Prepaid travel cards

Prepaid travel cards

Prepaid travel cards can be loaded with currency and used abroad without paying foreign exchange fees. You can load a prepaid card with a specific foreign currency or a variety of different currencies, depending on your travel plans. The key advantages are:

  • Low or no fees to use abroad – prepaid travel card providers charge far less than traditional banks for overseas usage

  • Safer than carrying cash - you can cancel or freeze the card if it's lost or stolen, protecting your balance

However, you’ll need to watch out for general usage fees, which often apply when you load the card with cash and may also be charged monthly.

What are the top alternatives to buying travel money?

Travel credit cards

Travel credit cards

Travel credit cards - i.e. the ones with no foreign transaction fees - offer two key advantages over travel money:

  • Great exchange rates - when you spend on a travel credit card you get the Mastercard or Visa exchange rate, which is about the best you can find as a regular consumer

  • Purchase protection – for purchases costing between £100 and £30,000 you're covered by Section 75 of the consumer credit act, meaning if something goes wrong you can make a claim with your card provider should the vendor fail to pay up

However, not everywhere accepts travel credit cards and using them at a cash machine abroad can come with hefty fees. It can also be easier to overspend on a credit card, leaving you with debts on which interest is charged.

Travel money cards

Travel money cards

Currency cards and travel bank accounts let you spend overseas without being charged a foreign transaction fee. Their key strengths are:

  • Great exchange rates - you card provider will pass on the Mastercard or Visa rate to you without adding extra charges

  • No charges for ATM use overseas - if you need extra cash on holiday, you can withdraw it without being charged by your provider. Watch out for local ATM fees though, as these might still apply 

The downsides include that there can be limits on how much you can withdraw abroad using a travel money card, and that they're not accepted quite as widely as cash. Some travel current accounts also come with fees.

Prepaid travel cards

Prepaid travel cards

Prepaid travel cards can be loaded with currency and used abroad without paying foreign exchange fees. You can load a prepaid card with a specific foreign currency or a variety of different currencies, depending on your travel plans. The key advantages are:

  • Low or no fees to use abroad – prepaid travel card providers charge far less than traditional banks for overseas usage

  • Safer than carrying cash - you can cancel or freeze the card if it's lost or stolen, protecting your balance

However, you’ll need to watch out for general usage fees, which often apply when you load the card with cash and may also be charged monthly.

FAQs

How much Turkish lira can you order at once?

You can order up to £7,500, but some companies do not set a maximum limit. Any order worth over £7,500 will be delivered in separate packages on consecutive days.

Can I use old Turkish lira?

No, you cannot use old Turkish lira. In December 2003, Turkey decided to replace its existing currency with a new one, which would also be called the lira. This new Turkish lira was introduced in January 2005 and the old Turkish lira is no longer valid.

This means that any Turkish lira you may still have from trips prior to the 2005 change are no longer legal tender. If you want to spend cash in Turkey, you need to take the new Turkish lira with you.

Is it safe to order Turkish lira online?

Yes, it is safe to order Turkish lira online but make sure you buy from a company that is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Visit the FCA website to check whether a company is registered.

Will I get the same Turkish lira rate on the high street?

No, online rates are often better than high street rates because online providers need to be competitively priced to attract your business.

How often do the exchange rates on our table change?

The exchange rates on our table are updated every 10 minutes. This means you are offered the latest rates.

Is my travel money protected abroad?

No, not unless you take out a travel insurance policy that covers your cash.

About our comparison

Who do we include in this comparison?

We include every company that gives you the option of buying euros online. Discover how our website works.

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James Andrews
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