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Monumen Arch of Independence in sunset. Ashkhabad. Turkmenistan.

Travelling to Turkmenistan?

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Are you gearing up for an adventure to Turkmenistan? Secure your Turkmenistan manat with Manor FX today and get ready for the journey of a lifetime.

Benefit from our unbeatable Turkmenistan manat exchange rates and get more TMT for your trip. Choose to have your Turkmenistan manat delivered directly to your doorstep or collect them at our Manor FX foreign exchange bureau near Heathrow.

 At Manor FX, we guarantee a quick, easy online ordering process for your travel money needs.

Turkmenistan travel money

Eager to delve into the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes of Turkmenistan? Here’s a quick guide on managing your travel money in Turkmenistan. 

Where can you get Turkmenistan manat?

Finding Turkmenistan manat in the UK can be challenging, as it’s a less commonly traded currency. 

To avoid the hassle of searching for a place to exchange your money at the last minute, Manor FX offers a straightforward solution. 

We’re one of the few UK currency exchange bureaus where you can easily order Turkmenistan manat online at leading market exchange rates, ensuring you have more to spend on your Turkmen adventure.

You can also visit us at our Manor FX bureau near Heathrow to pick up your manat. We promise the same great rates, whether online or in person.

Can you buy Turkmenistan manat in the UK?

Absolutely, you can buy Turkmenistan manat through our online exchange service.

Our platform makes it simple to secure the currency you need for your trip. Plus, we offer free delivery for orders over £750. 

Convert your GBP to Turkmenistan manat effortlessly and make your holiday one to remember!

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Two women. Oriental bazaar. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Should I exchange money before I travel to Turkmenistan?

It’s wise to exchange some money before heading to Turkmenistan. Having local currency on hand upon arrival can cover immediate costs, such as transport and snacks. This is a practical approach to ensure you have cash for your first experiences in Turkmenistan.

If you end up with unused travel money upon your return, you can sell your currency back with Manor FX. 

What is the best currency to bring to Turkmenistan?

The official currency of Turkmenistan is the Turkmenistan manat, which you’ll use for most purchases. Having the local currency in your pocket is always handy, especially for smaller expenses or places that don’t accept cards.

Can I use my bank card in Turkmenistan?

Using credit and debit cards in Turkmenistan is possible, particularly in larger cities and major hotels. However, cash remains king, especially for smaller purchases and in less urban areas.

Carrying cash and a card is advisable to ensure the utmost flexibility during your travels. 

Remember to always inform your bank of your travel plans to prevent any issues while abroad.

Should I use cash in Turkmenistan?

Yes, cash is vital in Turkmenistan. Cash transactions are the norm, particularly in markets and smaller towns. Using Turkmenistan manat helps you avoid unfavourable exchange rates and fees. ATMs are available in major cities, but having cash for most of your needs is wise.

Remember, if you have any leftover foreign currency when you return, convert your Turkmenistan manat to pounds with Manor FX.

Turkmenistan men sitting on the carpet playing national musical instruments

How much cash should I take to Turkmenistan?

Planning a trip to Turkmenistan? Here’s a quick guide on how much money to bring. Whether you’re watching your wallet or ready to splurge, we’ve got you covered.

Budget traveller: Aim for about £30-£50 per day, around 600-1,000 TMT. This will cover staying in hostels or budget hotels, eating at local cafes, and using public transport. Don’t miss out on free or low-cost attractions like walking tours in Ashgabat or exploring ancient ruins.

Mid-range traveller: Set aside £50-£100 per day, around 1,000-2,000 TMT. This budget lets you enjoy private hotel rooms, dine at nicer restaurants, and maybe even hire a private car or take guided tours. Consider visiting the Darvaza Gas Crater or the beautiful Merv to make your trip memorable.

Luxury traveller: For a lavish experience, budget £100-£200+ per day, around 2,000-4,000 TMT. Stay in luxury hotels, enjoy gourmet meals, and take private tours. Indulge in a spa day, shop for unique crafts, or take a helicopter tour over stunning landscapes.

How can I avoid ATM fees in Turkmenistan?

To minimise ATM fees, use ATMs of major banks and consider withdrawing larger amounts less frequently. Some banks offer fee-friendly travel cards, a cost-effective option for accessing your money abroad.

How does tipping work in Turkmenistan?

Tipping is appreciated but not mandatory in Turkmenistan. A small tip is a kind gesture for services such as dining out. In more casual settings, rounding up the bill is common.

Is Turkmenistan a cheap country to visit?

Yes, Turkmenistan offers good value for travellers. Accommodation, food, and transport are generally affordable, making it a great destination for those on a budget.

Eating out is a treat here, with delicious local dishes at street stalls and cafes that will satisfy your wallet. Plus, the portions are generous.

Getting around is easy on the pocket too. Public buses are cheap, and taxis offer a hassle-free way to explore at a low cost. So, if you’re seeking an adventure rich in culture but not costly, Turkmenistan ticks all the boxes. 

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Turkmenistan Currency

Banknotes in Turkmenistan

The official currency issued by the Central Bank is the Turkmenistan new manat (TMT). Its currency reflects the country’s culture and heritage, often featuring landmarks and historical figures. 

Turkmenistan Manat banknote series

Coins in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s coins come in several denominations. You’ll find coins valued at 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 tenge, as well as 1 and 2 manat. Each coin features unique designs that reflect Turkmenistan’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty.

Turkmenistan’s currency import and export regulations

You can bring in or take out up to $10,000 USD without declaring it. If you have more, just fill out a form. You can only take out about 250 manats, so spend or exchange them before you leave. 

Ordering Turkmenistan manat online

Order Turkmenistani manat online with Manor FX for fast, secure delivery to your home or office, or pick up from our bureau. Our service is designed for convenience and reliability, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your trip to Turkmenistan.

Selling back Turkmenistan manat to GBP

You may be wondering, where can I exchange Turkmenistan manat? If you have leftover Turkmenistan manat currency, Manor FX offers competitive rates to exchange them back into GBP. 

Our process makes exchanging manat simple and efficient, and there are no additional fees. 

Derweze Gas Crater known as 'The Door to Hell',Turkmenistan


Travelling to Turkmenistan is generally safe, but like any trip abroad, it’s wise to take precautions. The country is known for its strict rules and unique culture, so respecting local laws and customs is key.

A quick heads up on restricted zones: Turkmen land border crossings can be subject to occasional and unannounced closures. The borders with Afghanistan and Iran are particularly sensitive. 

To find out the most up-to-date information before travelling, head over to the government website.

Yes, tourists can drink alcohol in Turkmenistan. The country sells alcohol in restaurants, bars, and shops. However, it’s important to remember in Turkmenistan, there are some rules and cultural norms around drinking alcohol that you should keep in mind:

  • Where to drink: It’s okay to drink alcohol in designated areas like restaurants, bars, and private homes. Public drinking, however, is not advisable and is frowned upon.
  • Availability: You can buy alcohol in stores, but note that there might be specific times or days when alcohol sales are restricted.
  • Cultural sensitivity: Turkmenistan is a Muslim country, and while drinking alcohol is legal, always be respectful of local customs and traditions. During religious periods like Ramadan, it’s especially important to be mindful of your consumption.

Visiting Turkmenistan during Ramadan is a unique experience. Here’s how to show respect during this holy month:

  • Understand Ramadan: It’s a time when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. No eating, drinking, smoking, or chewing gum in public during daylight hours.
  • Dress modestly: Choose outfits that cover shoulders and knees. It’s a sign of respect, especially during Ramadan.
  • Eating and drinking: Try to eat and drink in private or designated areas. Many locals fast, and it’s polite to avoid eating or drinking in front of them.
  • Greetings: A friendly “Ramadan Mubarak” or “Ramadan Kareem” can go a long way. It means “Blessed Ramadan” and shows you’re making an effort.
  • Evening feasts: If you’re invited to an iftar, the meal after sunset, it’s a wonderful experience. Accept graciously, and enjoy the hospitality and delicious food.

Yes, if you’re from the UK, you’ll need a visa to visit Turkmenistan. It’s a good idea to plan ahead, as getting a visa involves applying beforehand. 

Friendly reminder: Make sure to check the latest visa requirements and start your application well in advance of your trip. This way, you’ll be all set for your adventure to Turkmenistan!

Before your trip to Turkmenistan, make sure you’re up-to-date on routine shots like MMR and tetanus. No specific vaccinations are required before you visit.

Consider talking to a doctor or travel health specialist for personalised advice a few weeks before you go.

The best time to visit Turkmenistan is during spring (April to June) or autumn (September to November). These months offer pleasant weather, perfect for exploring and enjoying various activities. Here’s what you can do:

  • April to June: This is an excellent time for outdoor adventures. You can explore ancient cities like Merv and Gonur Depe or go hiking in the Kopet Dag Mountains. Don’t miss the Darvaza Gas Crater, especially at night, for a stunning view.
  • September to November: The cooler weather is ideal for sightseeing in Ashgabat, the capital city, known for its impressive marble buildings and monuments. Visit the Sunday Bazaar for unique finds, or take a trip to the Yangykala Canyon for breathtaking views.

During these months, the weather is just right for enjoying Turkmenistan’s rich history and beautiful landscapes without the extreme heat or cold.

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Turkmenistan Manat Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
You get:
You exchange:
You get: