Getting from the airport to Taipei
From Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is located at No. 9, Hangzhan South Road, Dayuan District, Taoyuan City. It takes only 40-50 minutes from Taoyuan Airport to downtown Taipei. Passengers can choose from Taoyuan Airport MRT, buses, taxi, or rent a car to go directly to Taipei; or take a bus and then THSR to arrive at downtown Taipei.
Taoyuan Airport MRT
Taoyuan Airport MRT has express trains and commuter trains that stop at each station. You can board the train from Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. It is fast and convenient, and the choice of public transportation for most passengers going to Taipei. There are accessible facilities such as accessible elevators, toilets, and tactile paving at each station to assist passengers with disabilities.
Passengers who would like to take a coach bus to Taipei can purchase tickets at bus counters in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Terminal 1 bus pickup point: Bus pickup zone at B1 floor of the Arrival Hall.
Terminal 2 bus pickup point: Bus pickup zone at the east side of the 1st floor of the Arrival Hall.
One-way bus fare: about 110-140NTD
Journey: about 60 minutes
On the north side of the Arrival Hall of Terminal 1 and the south side of the Arrival Hall of Terminal
there are taxi queues for taxis operating by shifts providing 24-hour service to passengers. Some taxi drivers can speak English or Japanese.
One-way fare to downtown Taipei: about 1,150NTD (based on the meter)
Journey: about 40 minutes
From Songshan Airport to downtown Taipei
Getting from Songshan Airport to downtown Taipei, you can choose from taking Taipei MRT - Wenhu Line, a bus, or taxi outside the airport. You can also rent a car at Terminal 1.
Railway and Buses
Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR)
Taiwan High Speed Rail is a high-speed rail system that connects the two major cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung, with counties and cities in the western half of Taiwan. Stations along the way include Taipei, Banqiao, Taoyuan, and Hsinchu. The THSR provide fast and convenient services that can save passengers a lot of journey time. The THSR trains are equipped with accessible seats for passengers in wheelchairs.
THSR Taoyuan Station
Address: No. 6, Sec. 1, Gaotie N. Rd., Zhongli Dist., Taoyuan City 320, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Business Hours: 06:20-23:45
Connections: Transfer to buses or the Taoyuan Airport MRT to and from Taoyuan International Airport
THSR Taipei Station
Address: No. 3, Beiping W. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 110 , Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Business Hours: 06:00-24:00
Connections: THSR Taipei Station and Taipei Main Station of Taiwan Railways and Taipei MRT share the same location at the hub of Taipei Metropolitan Area. The comprehensive road and public transportation system allow passengers to easily get to and from all districts of Taipei City.
The various trains of Taiwan’s round-island railway network connect cities big and small, and provide passengers with safe and comfortable train services. Trains are classified into local trains, Fu-hsing, Chu-kuang, and Tze-chiang. Passengers can choose among them based on journey time, costs, and travel purposes. Although the trains of Taiwan Railways are not as fast and time-saving as the THSR trains, ticket prices are only about half and therefore are very popular among backpackers and railway fans.
Passengers can book tickets by phone or online 14 days in advance. During long holidays in Taiwan, you are recommended to book tickets in advance.
Taoyuan Railway Station → Taipei Main Station Fare Reference
To travel from Taoyuan Railway Station to Taipei Railway Station, the Tze-chiang express train (including Puyuma Express and Taroko Express) costs 66NTD, Chu-kuang 51NTD, and local trains 42NTD.
Reminder: Refer to the fare shown on the ticket for the actual fare.
Customer Service Inquiry
Customer service hotlines (general service inquiry and passenger complaint): 0800-765-888 (landline calls only), +886-2-2191-0096 (from landline and mobile phones).
Taipei Main Station service hotline: +886-2-2371-3558. Business hours: 06:00-24:00.
Taoyuan Railway Station service hotline: +886-3-376-7050. Business hours: 06:00-24:00.
Coach bus is a cheaper option compared to THSR and Taiwan Railways and there are several companies offering the service. Located in the center of downtown Taipei, Taipei Bus Station is a hub that connects coach buses, Taiwan Railways, THSR, Taipei MRT, and Taoyuan Airport MRT. It is very convenient whether you want to take the train, buses, or MRT. On the first floor of the station, you will find the ticketing hall. The B1 floor is connected to the EASY Mall, and the B2 floor is connected to the Metro Mall. You can easily transfer to Tamsui-Xinyi Line, Songshan-Xindian Line, Bannan Line, THSR, and Taiwan Railways here.
Getting around downtown Taipei
Taipei MRT is currently the most convenient public transportation in Taipei City. Average interval of trains is 3 to 5 minutes. The trains are comfortable and fast. As smoking and eating are prohibited, MRT stations are kept clean and pristine. It is the choice of transportation for many travelers. Taipei MRT offers instructions and broadcasts in both Chinese and English. Most stations are equipped with elevators, accessible ramps, and priority seats in the cars to assist passengers with disabilities.
Youbike is the public bicycle service of Taipei City. It provides 24-hour bicycle rental and return service where you can pick up and return at different locations. You can register with your Easy Card or iPASS at the kiosk machine next to any Youbike parking area. It is great for short-term uses or for visitors to tour around downtown Taipei.
Taipei City has a high number of buses. Just find out about the route, bus number, and destination and you can get around Taipei City at ease! Bus fare is paid in cash or by Easy Card or iPASS on the bus. The fare is calculated by segments. You might be charged a one-segment fare, two-segment fare, or three-segment fare on all bus routes.
How to pay:
- By cash when you get on or off the bus: 15NTD for a full ticket each segment, for example, a two-segment fare would be 30NTD.
Reminder: No change will be given if you pay by cash so be sure to have the right change before boarding a bus.
- Electronic ticket: Touch your card on the sensor. A short beep indicates the payment has been sent.
There are car rentals at all major airports, railway stations, and in cities, providing a variety of models for rent and allowing you to get around Taiwan easily. Most car rental companies offer promotional discounts, and some provide the service of picking up at Point A and returning at Point B (additional fees may apply). In addition, make sure to confirm if the rental fee includes insurance and whether there is a deductible when you pick up the car.
For visitors who are not familiar with roads and traffic in Taiwan, consider renting a car with driving service. There are also car rental services at international hotels. For visitors who only need to go to and from the airport or use the car for a few hours, car rental services at the hotels might be more suitable.
Driving in Taiwan
All vehicles drive on the right side of the road. The driver and front-seat passenger must wear seat belts. If you plan to rent a car to travel in Taiwan, please take the time to study the driving rules in Taiwan, and exchange for or obtain a valid local driver's license. After that, you can start your journey to experience the beauty of Taiwan!
For foreigners to obtain or exchange for a driver’s license, please visit the website of Taipei City Motor Vehicles Office.
Phone: +886-2-2763-0155#201, 203, 204