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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Last updated: 21 May 2021
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 By December 2005, the old Turkish lira was no longer valid in circulation.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.
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.
No, the rates online are often better than the high street because online companies need to be more competitively priced to attract you.
They are updated every ten minutes on our comparison tables. This means you will be offered the latest rates.
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You do not pay any extra and the deal you get is not affected.