Taiwan Transportation

  • Taoyuan International Airport - Departure Hall
    Taoyuan International Airport -...
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    Chiayi Railway Station
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Taiwan Transportation

  • Best Places to visit in Taiwan

    Day1 Taoyuan International Airport→Alishan(1)Car hire:$6000NTD (4-seater car), it takes about 4.5 hours(2)Take bus bound to Taoyuan THSR Station at Taoyuan Airport→(take THSR) Chiayi THSR Station→(take Taiwan Pass Alishan Route) →AlishanDay2 Alishan→Kenting(1)Car hire:$6700-8000NTD (4-seater car), it...

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  • Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

    Taipei's Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of the city center, handles all international flights into the city. Visitors can take air conditioned buses and taxis into Taipei from the airport.Airlines serving Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport: Air China, Air-India, Air Macau, AirAsia, AirAsia Berhad,...

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  • Flying on a Jet Plane

    Taoyuan International Airport may seems small from the public areas of the Departure Hall but once pass immigration, there's plenty of shops and some restaurants. Do expect a fair bit of walking to get to your departure gate.There are some shops in the public area and the prices are comparable or better then those found in tourist shops that our...

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  • HIGH SPEED TRAIN TAIWAN

    FOR LONG DISTANCES ON WEST COAST IS VERY USEFUL TO TAKE THETHSR TRAINS BETWEEN MAIN STOPS OF TAIPEH-TAICHUNG-TAINAN-ZUOYING (KAOHSIUNG)THESE TRAINS ARE INCREDIBLE QUICK AND PUNCTUAL ..CLEAN AND THE TRAIN STATIONS LOOK LIKE AIRPORTS

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  • travel agent

    to go around in taiwan if you not well spoken in chinese i would recommend to make some tourby travel agency our tour agent was absolut fantastic, friendly staff, reliable...take even more time for you than in program described..absolut worth every cent GF Tolurs taiwanhttp://www.gftours.com.tw/gftours.aspyou can choose between half day tours and...

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  • MRT in Taipei

    The MRT in Taipei is safe, convenient, fast and economical to get around places in different close-by districts in Taipei.You can get free bus rides to Taipei 101 if you are at the right bus stop at Taipei city center.

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  • Alishan Forest Train

    To try the Alishan Forest Train, take the High Speed Rail from Taipei to Chiayi, and take a shuttle bus from Chiayi Station to Chiayi Railway Station. Note: There is no need to go to BeiMen, you can get the ticket in Chiayi Railway Station (It is the FIRST Station of Alishan Forest Train).In case of full booking (in my case), they allow passengers...

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  • Flying into Taipei

    I used to fly by Singapore Airlines to USA with a short stopover at the airport in Taipei. There is no direct flight from Mainland China to Taiwan except on charter flights during certain agreed festival dates. So flights from Taipei need to stopover over at Macao or Hong Kong before proceeding to Mainland China and vice versa.From Malaysia, there...

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  • the MRT system

    if u are in taipei,the MRT system is really a good choise that u can take to visit the Taipei (the City and the County ),reallyyyyyyy fast and cheap,on the other hand,it's convenient,but sure,if u want to see how terrible and amazing taiwan traffic is,then get rid of it :P( most of the texi drivers in Taipei are trained to speak some english,so it...

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  • Taipei Metro

    The Taipei metro is very clean, realible and safe.My first recommendation is to buy an Easy Card (their version of an oyster card in London and an octopus card in Hong Kong), its easy to use you just flash in infront of the card reader and go through. You can use the Easy card for the Mangkong gondola system if you have enough credit on the...

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  • Transport

    The High Speed Railway service from Taipei to Tanain is very very good. The staff seemed to be able to speak a little english.Even though you dont travel the whole distance at 200 odd kph its still faster the British trains.The trains are always on time and at each final destination they are cleaned throughout by an army of cleaners before you are...

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  • Transportation in Taiwan - HSR &...

    Hi everybody,Do you consider about your trip to Taiwan? Are you worried about transportation in Taiwan? If you travel from North to South of Taiwan, don't worry about this. Transportation here is very convenient and comfortable. Following is a tip for you from/to Taipei airport to/from Kaohsiung.There are 2 ways for you to go to/from Taoyuan...

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  • Trains

    There is a great working train system that you can take all around Taiwan as well as to and from many cities. No train goes through the mountains though, only a loop and many routes around cities.Trains are fairly quick, and cheap most places. If you are coming in Chinese New Year, train is THE BEST way to travel. every road seems to be going...

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  • Alishan

    Hi,I wanna make sure tell you the right thing, asked my mom again, she says from Taipei to Chiayi the "high speed train" ticket is around NT$ 1200 (seated), standing ticket is a little bit cheaper but not much. Last time there was special discount and luckly she only paid NT$ 800. Also it is taken 90 mins. for one way,sorry made mistake!By the way,...

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  • General tips for getting around

    City-to-city buses are easy because everything is written in Chinese and English from the bus terminals.All of the train and subway (MRT) are also easy because things are written in Chinese and English.The inner-city buses are cheap and easy, but will be more difficult if you do not know the way because most are only labeled in Chinese. The major...

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  • Freego Airport Bus

    We took Freego Bus from the airport to Taipei City & vice versa. Going to Taipei was a bit difficult since it will not pass by the hotel we were staying, Neijiang Hotel in Ximending due to the late hour. Instead it dropped us off in Sungchiang Rd. The bus driver was so kind as to help us find 3 taxis for 14 pax seeing that we were tourists. Freego...

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  • Danshui Ferry

    You can take Danshui Ferry in going to Fisherman's Wharf or Bali to see new Bali Left Bank Park on the far side of the Danshui River featuring beautiful natural scenery and the cultural heritage of the settlers. Lawns, trails, the bicycle path attact many tourists, making the park a new tourist spot in Danshui. Likewise, Fisherman's Wharf in...

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  • Taipei Metro

    Taking the MRT is the best way of travelling around Taipei City. It is fast & convenient especially for tourist who doesn't speak or understand the language & will have difficulty travelling by bus. Getting the EasyCard is the next best thing to do. This is likewise fast & convenient. You can also use this card on buses. You can get discount when...

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  • Wulai Cable Car

    You can take the Wulai Cable Car in going to Yun-Hsien Holiday Resort. It is an amusement park closely integrated with the nature. The cable car experience is unforgettable for all ages. Cost around NT$220 including resort entry.

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  • Wulai Tram

    Wulai Tram is such fun to ride in going to see the Wulai Waterfall. Tram ride cost NT$50 per person one way. We also took the tram back from the waterfall viewpoint. You can also walk along Lovers Walk if you don't wish to ride the tram. But riding the tram is more exciting. Besides it's going to be a long walk.

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  • Taipei Railway Station

    Taipei Railway Station is conveniently link to Taipei Main MRT Station. We went to railway station to take our train from Taipei to Hualien for our Taroko Gorge Tour. Trip took 3 hours & cost NT$445 per person. You can see the scenery along the way.

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  • Kuo Kuang Bus

    Kuo Kuang Bus serves the airport-Taipei route. We also took this bus on our way to Yehliu to tour Yehliu Geological Park. It was a pretty comfortable ride with huge seats. The bus has signs indicating the next stop. Take this bus from the Taipei Intercity Bus Terminal (next to Taipei Main Station) Counter 19 to Yehliu -- "Chin Shan Youth Activity...

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  • High Speed Rail

    Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) (Bullet Train) is simply amazing. There is only one line, running from Kaohsiung to Taipei. This is THE way to get around Taiwan fast. Prices aren't cheap, but it's worth the experience. Compared to regular train service in Taiwan, the HSR is much faster and much more comfortable. The train takes only two hours to get...

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  • Bus Ride to Taipei

    Travelling by bus is cheap in taipei but make sure you know where you gonna stop. If you have to take a bus from the airport make sure you check the map available at the airport and COUNT how many stop you have to go through before your own stop. when you have already board the bus, it's hard to see the sinage and you might loose your way

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  • Free seating on Taiwanese trains

    Train passegers take note. Although there is a "Seat no." printed, it is usually treated like an ink smudge because the locals don't give a damn about seat numbers. I bought a train ticket to Hualien from Keelung station. Looking at the seat number, I thought to myself I can finally sit down and relax, but when I boarded the train, all the seats...

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  • TRAVEL SERVICE

    Jann- Ming International travel service 886-2-2518-9977 www.aps.com.tw, Edison travel service 886-2-2563-5313 www.edison.com.tw, Huei Fong travel service 886-2-2551-5805 www.hftravel.com.tw, Merry travel service 886-2- 2565-2780 www.hunters-tour.com.tw,

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  • DOMESTIC TRANPORTATION

    Domestic airlines provide daily flight between Taipei and other major cities. Reliable express buses connect Taipei with all major cities and most scenic spots, and reserved-seat, air-conditioned express trains provide fast, comfortable service around the island. Fares for buses and trains are quite reasonable. Rental car are also available.

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  • Flying to Taiwan

    Taipei Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (Taibei zhongzhen jhichan) (台北中正機場) is the main entry point for visitors to the island since it impossible to drive here from anywhere else, and there are no ferry/ship lines to the island. Taipei Airport has connections to many major Asian cities, including Hong...

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  • Railways in Taiwan

    The most convenient method of getting from one major city in Taiwan to another major city is by railway. Taiwan has a very good public transportation system. It is possible to circle the entire island by railroad; smaller rail lines also run to areas like Alishan. One of the most popular lines in Taiwan is the Zhi-chiang hao, which is an express...

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  • Getting there and Getting around

    By Air : Taipei's Chiang Kai Shek airport is well served by a range of international flights. All Asian countries have regular flights to Taipei, with many inter-continental flights also transiting through Taipei as well.By Rail : The railway in Taiwan is very comfortable and travels around the entire island.By Bus : There is a highway bus services...

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  • Round Island Train Pass

    This is a restricted pass allowing you to take 7 trips in all type of trains (local, semi, slow, fast) for NT$1706. But beware~! you are only allow to travel in ONE direction only - clockwise or anti-clockwise. You can save money using the pass but you might miss out some fantastic scenery along the east coast, for that I took a bus from Jueisui to...

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  • buy/rent a scooter

    Kaohsiung City has a very poor public transport system. the taxis are cheap, but not a great way to travel if you are here for a while.a scooter is very necessary. also very dangerous. the roads are not for the weak. Totally hot tip: Wear a full face helmet & a polution mask.

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  • Look Where you're Driving, No One Else...

    The Taiwanese are considered "fatalists" in that they assume everything is pre-destined, even the particularly gruesome. They are not inclined to look when pulling out into traffic or when passing, or changing lanes. So if you happen to be on the scooter in their line of fire and get hurt, well it was meant to happen.Don't be a highway statistic....

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  • If you want to get around...

    If you want to get around Taiwan, you can rend a car. It's very convenient when you go to the recreational areas and avoid getting stuck when buses are not on time or don't come. Another choice, you may take train to the destination and then transfer a bus.

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  • *Airplane: I'd say the best...

    *Airplane:I'd say the best way and kinda the only way of coming to Taiwan is taking airplanes . But why not , faster and more comfortable , rite ?*MRT:Taipei has a good MRT system , you can get to nearly every place in the shortest time if you take MRT . *Scooters:It's little. But it will get you everywhere without worrying rush hours too much.

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  • Tai-Railroad

    It would be convenient to travel through rail in Taiwan. But it cost more and speed is relatively slow. Service has been improved gradually. Tai-Railroad service all around the island. You can even take to Mt. A-li where is more than 3,000meters.The lunch box sold on the train is quite old-fashion. Not bad to give it a try.

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  • Northwest Airlines

    Northwest Airlines runs a regular route from their USA main hub in Detroit, Michigan to Taipei, via Osaka, Japan and Tokyo, Japan.Flight 69 and 70 everyday.Here we are at the Chiang Kai Shek Airport in Taipei, my girlfriend and her brother, saying good bye to her brother and thanks for driving us to the airport, getting ready to fly back to...

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  • take the train and tour the island!

    The Taiwan Railway is a convienent way to travel around the island of Taiwan.Here is the main railway station in downtown Taipei, at the Taipei MRT main station!

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  • Taipei City bus, an adventure

    As the capital of Taiwan, Taipei City has the most convinient mass transportation system all over the island. Taking buses in Taipei City is sometimes an adventure. Some buses are new, broad and comfortable while the others are old, narrow and tend to squeak when running. Although the government is establishing the city's MRT system, bus system is...

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  • The circle railway of the island

    Taiwan Railway company operats all of the railways in Taiwan. The railway actually encircles the island, so travelers will have few chances to 'get wrong direction'. There are four classes of trains with deffirent speed, stop station, cabin facility and price. Travelers better notice that on holidays seats are hard to book. On website passengers...

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  • Public bus

    Each individual bus driver choose whether the passenger pays when boarding or when alighting. There is no fixed rule. If you mistaken pays when you board, be sure to get a pass from the driver to show that you have paid.

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  • Eva Airlines and China...

    Eva Airlines and China Airlines... the two national carriers. Perhaps there are more (certainly there are more domestic airlines) but Eva and China Air are the primary Major Carriers with extensive int'l routes. China Air is the 'step-sister' to Eva Air... and it shows! Look at their safety record. DOH! Any airline that can TAKE OFF ON A TAXIWAY...

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  • Riding a bike

    If you like to discover places alone, if you prefer adventure than well organised tourists trips, then try to find a byke! No need to buy it, ask people around, and they would advise you a place where to get a chip one, and perhaps lend you one they don't really use. I was lended one and I used to go and ride it every morning from 6 to 8. I used it...

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  • Yellow taxis

    There are plenty of taxis in Taiwan and they are quite easy to spot.........they are all yellow....guys some of you will be happy to catch the taxi because most of them seem to be suped up motors.The prices are quite cheap but the driving can be fast and furious..I guess most drivers for taxis are in training for the grand prix.One thing that can...

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  • Rev em up

    Using a motor bike around Taiwan is by far the best way for travelling unless you are going long distances. The major roads can be quite congested and are much more freindly for the bike. If you are going for a good look around the island, a car will be more practical....just make sure the air con works ; )Buses are there in Taiwan but to be honest...

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