Although Turkish lira is used in most places in Istanbul, some businesses also accept payments made in dollars and euros. In addition, it can be used for payments made by debit and credit cards throughout the city, and some places only serve with cash payment. There are many exchange offices in Istanbul where money can be exchanged.
→ Exchange offices in Istanbul generally start to serve as of 09:00.
→ Exchange offices usually close between 19:00 and 20:00. The reason why the closing hours of some offices differ is due to the fact that they are private sector institutions.
→ Although exchange offices are generally closed on weekends, some offices may be open on Saturdays and Sundays, especially in areas with high tourist density.
→ Exchange offices at the airports are generally open 24 hours a day. However, an additional commission may be charged if you trade foreign currency at the offices here.
→ Considering Istanbul in particular, the number of exchange offices in districts such as Fatih, Şişli and Kadıköy is higher than in other districts.