Buy Turkish Lira

Heading to Turkey for a holiday? Buy your Turkish Lira before you go so you can make the most of every second you’re away.

Our travel money services can make buying your currency quick and easy. Just choose the option that works best for you from:

  • Over 300 in-store travel money bureaux open seven days a week.
  • Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.
  • Free Click & Collect from our in-store bureaux and over 100 customer service desks.
  • The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux.

Exchange rates can change throughout the day and will vary depending on whether you are buying in store, online or over the phone More about travel money

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Buy Turkish Lira online

Buy Turkish Lira online and collect from over 400 Tesco stores

Buy Turkish Lira online

Heading to Turkey? Pick up your Turkish Lira while you do the weekly shop.

If you need Lira for your trip to Turkey, you can use Click & Collect to pick up your travel money with your next weekly shop.

Simply pre-order online and your currency will be ready to pick up from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or selected customer service desks. You can select a date to collect your currency when you place your order.

How far your Turkish Lira could go

Istanbul

Istanbul

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: ₺80.00
  • Cappuccino: ₺8.60
  • Pint of beer: ₺14.00
  • Soft drink: ₺3.30
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): ₺1.90
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): ₺26.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: ₺2.60
  • Litre of petrol: ₺5.30

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked April 2018.

Antalya

Antalya

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: ₺62.50
  • Cappuccino: ₺7.90
  • Pint of beer: ₺10.00
  • Soft drink: ₺2.70
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): ₺1.70
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): ₺26.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: ₺2.60
  • Litre of petrol: ₺5.40

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked April 2018.

Bodrum

Bodrum

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: ₺80.00
  • Cappuccino: ₺7.30
  • Pint of beer: ₺9.00
  • Soft drink: ₺3.40
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): ₺1.90
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): ₺40.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: ₺3.00
  • Litre of petrol: ₺5.10

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked April 2018.

Izmir

Izmir

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: ₺70.00
  • Cappuccino: ₺8.20
  • Pint of beer: ₺12.00
  • Soft drink: ₺3.40
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): ₺1.90
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): ₺28.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: ₺2.60
  • Litre of petrol: ₺5.30

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked April 2018.

Ankara

Ankara

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: ₺70.00
  • Cappuccino: ₺8.30
  • Pint of beer: ₺12.00
  • Soft drink: ₺3.10
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): ₺1.80
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): ₺29.00
  • One-way ticket on local transport: ₺2.80
  • Litre of petrol: ₺5.40

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked April 2018.

Buy before you fly

Benefits of planning ahead

Buying your Turkish Lira before you travel can be a good idea, as you’ll be able to pay for essentials like food, drink, taxis and service tips as soon as you land.

Picking up your currency beforehand means you won’t need to worry about having to find an ATM when you arrive so you can just get on with enjoying your holiday. You’ll also be able to avoid paying charges on any cash withdrawals.

It’s also worth remembering that foreign exchange rates can fluctuate. When you buy your Turkish Lira in advance, you can be sure of the rate you are going to get. If you withdraw cash when you arrive in Turkey, you may not get the same exchange rate.

Get your currency when it’s convenient for you

Use Click & Collect and arrange to pick up your Turkish Lira as part of your weekly shop, either from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or selected customer service desks. Or, you could try our home delivery service – free on all orders of £500 or more.

Exchange rates can change throughout the day and will vary depending on whether you are buying in store, online or over the phone.

Handy information about Turkish Lira

Turkish Lira fast facts

  • The Turkish Lira was introduced as Turkey’s official currency way back in 1844.
  • New banknotes feature the picture of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey.

Currency denominations

Kuruş: 1kr, 5kr, 10kr, 25kr, 50kr

Turkish Lira: ₺1, ₺5, ₺10, ₺20, ₺50, ₺100, ₺200

We can sell you all denominations of Turkish Lira from ₺5 upwards.

If you’ve got leftover Turkish Lira when you get home, you can exchange them back to Pounds through Tesco. We buy back notes of ₺5 or more.

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Tesco Travel Money is provided by Travelex

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