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Foreign Exchange Guide to Libya

Read this currency guide to Libya with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/LYD=1.4]

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Libyan Dinar
Symbol - Code:
ل.د LYD
Telephone Prefix:

This is a foreign exchange guide to Libya, the Libyan Dinar currency plus LYD transfers and travel tips.

In this Libya currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Libyan Dinar info - general info about the Libyan Dinar
  2. Libyan Dinar in the markets - recent LYD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Libya - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Libyan Dinar cash online - travel money for Libya
  5. Sending money to Libya - save on Libyan Dinar bank transfers to Libya
  6. Libyan Dinar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Libyan Dinar (LYD) general currency information

What is the Libyan Dinar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Libyan Dinar is LYD and the symbol is ل.د.

Is the Libyan Dinar a closed currency?

Yes the Libyan Dinar is a closed currency. Which means that you will not be able to purchase the currency (LYD) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival. For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?

Which countries use the Libyan Dinar?

It is the domestic currency in Libya.

Libyan Dinar (LYD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to LYD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-LYD 3 Month chart
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USDLYD currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Libya


Travel money for Libya


As mentioned above, the Libyan Dinar is a closed currency. Which means that you will not be able to purchase the currency (LYD) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Libya.

For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the LYD you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Libya.

However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.


Libya Trip Checklist    

  1. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Libya
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Libya

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Libya you need to start with finding out the latest Libyan Dinar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Libya

When sending money to Libya it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Libyan Dinar amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted LYD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Libya.

Use our Send to LYD calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Libyan Dinar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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LYD/USD - Libyan Dinar to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.71321 Week
09 Nov 20180.71941 Month
12 Jun 20180.73576 Months
09 Dec 20170.73351 Year
09 Dec 20160.70352 Years
10 Dec 20130.80765 Years
11 Dec 20080.771710 Years

LYD/EUR - Libyan Dinar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.62881 Week
09 Nov 20180.63461 Month
12 Jun 20180.62626 Months
09 Dec 20170.62291 Year
09 Dec 20160.66602 Years
10 Dec 20130.58695 Years
11 Dec 20080.580610 Years

LYD/GBP - Libyan Dinar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.55931 Week
09 Nov 20180.55461 Month
12 Jun 20180.55016 Months
09 Dec 20170.54771 Year
09 Dec 20160.55942 Years
10 Dec 20130.49105 Years
11 Dec 20080.516410 Years

LYD/JPY - Libyan Dinar to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 201881.14071 Week
09 Nov 201881.89211 Month
12 Jun 201881.26116 Months
09 Dec 201783.22391 Year
09 Dec 201680.90512 Years
10 Dec 201383.08945 Years
11 Dec 200870.717010 Years

LYD/AUD - Libyan Dinar to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.96721 Week
09 Nov 20180.99511 Month
12 Jun 20180.97136 Months
09 Dec 20170.97681 Year
09 Dec 20160.94412 Years
10 Dec 20130.88315 Years
11 Dec 20081.150510 Years

LYD/CAD - Libyan Dinar to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.94541 Week
09 Nov 20180.95051 Month
12 Jun 20180.95756 Months
09 Dec 20170.94251 Year
09 Dec 20160.92782 Years
10 Dec 20130.85715 Years
11 Dec 20080.951310 Years

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