How to buy Turkish Lira

The gorgeous coasts of Antalya and the historical landmarks of Istanbul are enough of a reason for you to be excited about a holiday to Turkey. Whether it’s a romantic getaway with a loved one or a family holiday with the kids, we can help cross one thing off of your pre-travel list. Buy Turkish lira online with John Lewis Finance to save yourself some time.

Competitive rates

We monitor the currency exchange market daily to ensure we offer you a great rate to sell or buy Turkish lira for your upcoming holiday.

Delivered to you

Order Turkish Lira online with next working day home delivery or click and collect from your local  John Lewis or Waitrose


No commission fees

You won’t have to pay a commission fee when you purchase Turkish lira online or in-store.

Travelling to Turkey? Save time and plan ahead

It’s often described as ‘the land of four seasons’, offering visitors an unlimited range of things to do on their holiday to Turkey. Whether you’ve planned to ski down the mountains of Erciyes, relax on the beaches of Alanya, or explore the relics of the Ottoman empire - start your trip on the right foot by ordering your Turkish lira ahead of time.

Exchange your GBP for TRY online or at select John Lewis Bureaux de Change. Online orders can be sent directly to your home by the next working day or at your nearest Waitrose or John Lewis store by the branch’s earliest collection date.

Sell your leftover Turkish Lira

If you have any leftover Turkish lira after your holiday, we’ll buy back your notes and exchange them for pounds. We’ll only be able to buy back currency in-store, so pop into any John Lewis Bureau de Change with a valid form of ID and your Turkish lira banknotes.  

If your trip to Turkey has been cancelled, you can return your liras for a full refund within 35 days of the purchase date. Make sure you have your original order receipt or order confirmation when you make the return. Please note returns can only be made in-store at our John Lewis Bureau de Change branches.

Frequently asked questions

Turkey is the only country that uses the Turkish lira as its official tender. If you’re planning on travelling to other countries nearby, make sure to check what their official currency is.


Exchange rates online may vary from those offered in-store. 

You can check today’s online rates on our main currency page. Today’s in-store buy and sell rates can be found on the Bureau de Change store locator.

For online orders, you can buy between £250 to £2,500 worth of Turkish lira.

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John Lewis Finance and John Lewis & Partners Bureau de Change are both trading names of John Lewis plc. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Registered in England (Registered Company Number 233462). John Lewis plc introduce the panel of carefully chosen providers in Bureau de Change products and services, whom each hold the appropriate licences with the Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC.

Foreign Currency online from both John Lewis Finance and John Lewis & Partners is provided by First Rate Exchange Services Limited registration number 04287490 (Money Service Business licence number MLR-64068), whose registered office is at Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, West London, TW8 9DF England.

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