Taipei is a global city with a wealth of historical sites and plenty of leisure, shopping and nightlife offerings. The cultural kaleidoscope of Taiwan's capital city pulses wherever you go. Incense-veiled temples dating back to dynastic times blend seamlessly with a neon street life of a decidedly more modern era. Taipei has dozens of world-class restaurants where gourmets can sample the best regional Chinese cuisines; and for the gourmand, there are plenty of night markets serving up scrumptious evening snacks in an environment of chaotic excitement and fun.
The polarities of Taipei are vividly present with the joining of the urban and natural worlds. Just a few minutes away from the heart of the city you can soak away the cares of the world in mineral-rich hot springs nestled in the lush mountain foothills ringing the Taipei Basin. And throughout the city there are plenty of trails, parks, and other oases of tranquility to lift and invigorate your spirits.
Whether you are just stopping over en route to another Asian destination, or planning a longer stay, Taipei is a multi-faceted treasure that will call you back again and again. Discover the heart of Asia in beautiful Taipei!
Access to Taipei city from Taoyuan International Airport
Taxis queues are located outside the Arrival Halls of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. A typical fare to Taipei downtown is around 1,100 TWD.
Bus Ticket Counters:
Ticket counters are located in the Arrival Passenger Reception Areas of both Terminals. A single-trip ticket for an adult costs around 170 TWD
Terminal 1 Bus Stop:
On the southwest side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area.
Terminal 2 Bus Stop:
On the first (ground) floor of the terminal, on the northeast side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area.
High Speed Rail
The Taiwan High Speed Rail is connected to the airport through a shuttle bus. The bus ticket is 30 TWD for single journey, while a HSR train ticket to Taipei costs 160 TWD. For more information please visit.
Airport Terminal 2 Station serves as the interchange point with eastbound heading Taipei Main Station, and southbound heading Zhongli Railway Station while passing by Taoyuan HSR Station. For more information please visit.
Transportation in Taipei
Taipei Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT)
The easiest way to travel around Taipei City is by the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT). The system operates according to a spoke-hub distribution paradigm, with most rail lines running outward from central Taipei in a radial direction. Stations are located in key locations around the city, often built-into or connected to major department stores, shopping districts, and major tourist attractions. It is the fastest and most convenient way to sightseeing in Taipei.
Operation Hour: Daily from 6am to midnight; extended services during special events.
Frequency: 1.5 to 15 minutes intervals depending on the line and time of day.
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The Bus operates daily from morning to night with special service hour during weekends and special events. For more information please visit.