Prepare for your trip to Turkey with Asda Travel Money
Discover a world of belly dancers, hookah bars and ancient cobblestone streets on your next holiday to Turkey. Buy Turkish Lira before you go, so you can start enjoying your well-deserved break from the second you land.
With Asda Travel Money, buying Turkish Lira is as easy as picking up your weekly grocery shop. While your in-store, make sure to stock up on other holiday essentials like sunscreen.
When is the Best Time to Buy Turkish Lira?
Buying Turkish Lira before you go means you won’t need to worry about exchanging money after you land. You’ll also avoid more expensive rates at tourist hotspots, where they tend to be less favourable.
Keep in mind that when you withdraw money from an ATM, you may need to pay a foreign withdrawal as well as local transaction fees.
Buying Turkish Lira before you fly reduces the hassle of finding an ATM, haggling with exchange offices or worrying about paying tourist rates.
How Much Turkish Lira for a Week?
Your travel budget will largely depend on where you go. Eating out in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, will undoubtedly cost you more than a meal in a small mountain village.
Typical prices in Turkey^
₺90–200 double hotel room
₺80-100 traditional meal for two
₺50 for a short, internal flight
₺13-15 for a pint of beer
^At the time of publishing - November 2019.
Get to Know the Turkish Lira
The Turkey Lira officially replaced the Ottoman Lira in 1844. You’ll see it abbreviated as TRY or TL.
Its market value has dramatically fluctuated over the years, and Guinness Book of Records ranked the Turkish Lira as the world’s third-least valuable currency in 1995 to 1996 and 1999 to 2004. However, you’ll typically get a better rate by using Lira than USD or Euro.
TRY Coins & Banknotes
Each Turkish Lira is made up of 100 kuruş or coins and features an image of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
- 5 kurus
- 10 kurus
- 25 kurus
- 50 kurus
- 1 Lira
Turkish Lira Banknotes
- 5 Lira
- 10 Lira
- 20 Lira
- 50 Lira
- 100 Lira
- 200 Lira
Three reasons to love Asda Travel Money:
1. Exchange Rate Guarantee
If you find a better exchange rate within 5 miles of one of our travel money bureau, we’ll beat it with our Price Promise.
2. We Buy Back Your Travel Money
No one wants unused Turkish Lira sitting around their house. That’s why we provide a Buy Back service so you can sell back your Turkish Lira. Even if you didn’t buy your travel currency from us, we’ll exchange it for a 0% commission fee.
3. Same Day Travel Money Service
Left it till the last minute? Don’t worry, simply swing by one of our travel money bureaux and take advantage of our same day travel money on popular currencies, subject to availability.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime and make sure to buy Turkish Lira before you go
Asda Travel Money is provided by Travelex Agency Services Limited, registered number: 04621879, registered addresses Worldwide House, Thorpewood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.