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Buy Turkish Lira

Change your Pounds to Lira and make it a holiday to remember with Sainsbury’s Bank.

Exchange your Pounds to Lira with Sainsbury’s Bank

British Pound to Turkish Lira

From the white-sand beaches of Antalya to the bustling bazaars of Bodrum, Turkey has become one of the top travel destinations for British holidaymakers.

There’s just one thing to do before you soak up the diverse culture, unwind in a Turkish bath or tuck into a döner kebab.

Converting your Pounds to Turkish Lira means you’ll have your money ready as soon as you land.

Check out today’s Turkish Lira exchange rate and get your travel money sorted before you jet off.

Why buy Turkish Lira from us?

  • Better Pound to Lira exchange rates for Nectar members*
  • 0% commission on all foreign currencies
  • FREE home delivery on cash orders of £400 or more**


Pound to Turkish Lira exchange rate – how much will I get?

Check out today’s rates for an idea of what you’ll get when converting your Pounds to Turkish Lira. Or use our online currency converter.

The Turkish Lira rate you get may vary depending on whether you buy instore, over the phone or online.

At Sainsbury’s Bank, we want you to get the most out of your holiday. When you convert Pounds to Lira – and any other currency – you’ll get access to competitive exchange rates. 

The good news is, you won’t be charged any commission. Plus, you’ll also get an even better Pound to Lira rate if you’re a Nectar member*.

Where can I buy Turkish Lira?


Buying Turkish Lira online means you can place your order when it suits you. Whether you’re at home, at work or on the go, we’re here to make things as convenient as possible for you.

Over the phone

You can also buy your Turkish Lira over the phone. Just call 0345 355 2463 to order Turkish Lira for your holiday. Pay over the phone and select home delivery or opt to pay and collect in store.


Visit one of our Sainsbury’s stores with an instore Travel Money bureau. Easy for when you’re doing your weekly shop!

Travel Money Card™

Why not take a prepaid travel card with Turkish Lira on it? With a Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money Card™ Mastercard®, you can take up to 15 currencies on your trip. 

Just load up your Turkish Lira and manage your account on the go with the Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money Card™ app. You can also withdraw local currencies from ATMs worldwide.

Can I sell my leftover Lira?

In Turkey, your Pound is likely to stretch further than it would in most other popular summer sun destinations. If you end up bringing holiday money back with you, don’t just leave it gathering dust.

Take it to one of our travel money bureaux and we’ll exchange your Turkish currency to Pounds. Nectar members will benefit from better exchange rates.

We buy back most foreign currency notes in denominations we sell (buy back rates vary daily).

Are you a Nectar member?

If you’re a Nectar member, we’ll give you a better exchange rate when converting Pounds to Lira*. All you need to do is tell us your Nectar account number. Rates may vary depending on whether you buy instore, online or by phone.

Not a Nectar member?

No problem. Just download the Nectar app or register at

Useful information about the Turkish Lira

Facts and figures
  • The Turkish Lira is the national currency of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • The Lira was introduced as Turkey’s official currency in 1844
  • The abbreviation for Turkish Lira is TL, the currency code is TRY and the currency symbol is ₺
  • All Lira banknotes feature Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic and its first ever president

Check out our currency converter to see how much you'll get when converting your Pounds to Turkish Lira.

Need a different currency?

Planning a day trip from Turkey to the Greek Islands? Or heading somewhere further afield after your Turkish travels? We have over 50 currencies available.

With the Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money Card™, you can carry up to 15 currencies every time you travel. Simply pre-load your card and top it up when you need to.

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Any questions?

Have a look at our answers to customers’ most common travel money questions.

See our FAQs.

Terms and conditions

*Nectar members receive better exchange rates on single purchase transactions of all available foreign currencies. Excludes Travel Money Card™ home delivery orders and online reloads. Exchange rates may vary depending on whether you buy instore, online or by phone. You need to tell us your Nectar card number at the time of your transaction. 

**You can order currency for a secure home delivery by 1pm on the day of your choice by Royal Mail (Mon- Sat). For next day delivery your order needs to be confirmed before 2pm (Mon- Fri). Please note that whilst Royal Mail make every effort to delivery on schedule, we cannot guarantee this as it is beyond our control. Highlands and Islands (including Channel Islands) are not guaranteed next day delivery. Delivery is free on all cash orders £400 or more (£4.99 for orders between £100 and £399.99). The minimum order for home delivery is £100. The delivery day quoted is dependent on the order day being a working day; if one of those days is a public holiday then additional day(s) will be added accordingly. All home delivery orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery, unless we advise you otherwise, to your billing address, and a signature will be required upon delivery. A valid telephone number is required for home delivery.

Sainsbury's Bank Travel Money Card™ is issued by PrePay Technologies Limited pursuant to license by Mastercard® International. PrePay Technologies Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN: 900010) for the issuing of electronic money and payment instruments. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.