Compare Turkish lira exchange rates

Compare Turkish lira exchange rates offered by online travel money providers and you could save time and get more cash to take on your trip to Turkey.

Actual rates may differ due to the fluctuating nature of currency exchange. For the latest rate please check with the provider.

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No1 Currency Travel Money
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£750 gets you
No1 Currency is rated 'Excellent' on Trustpilot for their rates and service. The only provider where you can reserve your rate online and pay later in store. UK-wide pick up locations, or next day Home Delivery service, with free delivery over £750.
Indicative rates are for the Click and Collect service, Home Delivery may vary. Maximum order for home delivery is £2,500.
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Last updated: 21 May 2021

Getting the best Turkish lira exchange rate

You can do this by comparing as many Turkish lira exchange rates as possible, but remember to look out for:

  • The highest exchange rate

  • Delivery charges; e.g. £5

Some companies will not charge you anything for delivery, and others will cut the cost if you order over a set amount; such as £500 worth of Turkish lira.

Here are more ways to find the best deal on Turkish lira

Where can you buy Turkish lira?

  • Compare deals online: Rates are usually better online, and you can have your currency delivered straight to your door.

  • Search on the high street: You can still find a good exchange rate and take your Turkish lira home with you immediately.

  • Buy at the airport (in the UK or abroad): These exchange rates are not always competitive so only use in an emergency.

  • Withdraw Turkish lira from an ATM in Turkey: The exchange rate can be quite good but be careful not to get stung by foreign usage fees on your card.

What is the Turkish lira?

It is the national currency of Turkey but is also used in Northern Cyprus, and each Turkish lira () is made up of 100 kurus (pronounced koo-roosh).

What coins and notes can you get

The Turkish lira comes in a range of denominations including:

  • Kurus coins: 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 the Turkey.

When you order Turkish lira online you will never have coins sent to you, only notes.

Can I use old Turkish lira?

In December 2003, Turkey decided to replace its existing currency with a new one, though it would also be called the Turkish lira. This was done to redenominate the currency and make it more manageable by essentially making one million old lira equal to one new lira.

This new Turkish lira was introduced in January 2005. By December 2005, the old Turkish lira was no longer valid in circulation.

This means that any Turkish lira you may still have from trips prior to the 2005 change will not be valid currency. If you want to spend cash in Turkey, you will need to bring the new Turkish lira with you.

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