Our Click & Collect service allows you to order Turkish lira online and pick up your cash at a designated branch. And, if you order before 3pm, you can pick it up the next working day or have it delivered to your home.
If you buy your Turkish lira online, you could get a better rate than buying in branch. Buying when the Turkish lira exchange rate is good means you can lock in the saving.
The relative value of Turkish lira has decreased over recent years, meaning excellent savings for British holidaymakers. That’s not to say the trend will definitely continue, so it’s a good idea to buy your travel money at the most favourable rate available.
Many popular resorts in Turkey are cost-effective when compared with other world or European destinations, so even if it costs a little more than our nearest neighbours to get flights, the ultimate savings could be strong.
As well as the low price points for many holiday makers, Turkey has some of the most appealing weather and enrapturing cultural heritage.
Turkey consistently beats other destinations for great value trips
Marmaris is an increasingly popular and excellent value resort
A long high season means deals are possible earlier and later than many other regions
Order Turkish lira online (minimum order value of £400) or at thousands of participating Post Office branches (find your nearest branch with this service).
You can collect your currency at any Post Office branch or have it delivered to your home. Online orders placed before 3pm on a working day can be delivered to your home the next working day using Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.
Home delivery for orders of £500 or over is free, or for orders of under £500 there is a small delivery charge of £4.99. Where an order is placed on a Friday and delivery to your home is required on a Saturday, there will be a charge of £1.50.
What are Turkish lira?
Turkish lira is the national currency of Turkey. It was introduced as the Ottoman lira during the Ottoman Empire in 1844. In the early twentieth century the Ottoman lira was replaced with the Turkish lira following the Turkish War of Independence.
Ever wondered why the symbol for pounds (in terms of weight) is “lbs”? You may be surprised to learn that “pounds” and “lira” mean almost the same thing. A libra was a Latin unit of weight equivalent to the English “pound”, and we get the word lira from libra. So Turkish lira are, in a sense, Turkish pounds.
The currency of Turkey was revalued in 2005 to make its note values more manageable. In 2009, a new series of banknotes was issued which are currently in use. 1 lira is divided into 100 kuruş, which are in currency as coins.
Which countries use Turkish lira?
Only Turkey and Northern Cyprus (the de-facto state governed by Turkey in the Republic of Cyprus) use Turkish lira.
What is the highest-value Turkish lira note?
The highest value Turkish lira banknote is 200. Other note values are 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100.