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About Taoyuan Intl. Airport

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which is the largest of the 5 airports serving in Taiwan, leads the region in terms of passenger and cargo transportation. The airport, which welcomes approximately 40 million passengers annually, was opened in 1979. The second terminal building was built in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in 2000 and it gained a new appearance. Passenger and cargo transportation services are offered from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to the entire world especially Asia.

Getting to the City Center from Taoyuan Intl. Airport

Taiwan’s capital Taipei is the largest city in the country, welcoming millions of visitors every year. The city is also home to what was once the world’s tallest buildingthe famous Taipei 101, until the Burj Khalifa building was constructed in Dubai.

With its unique culture, interesting architecture, and vibrant nightlife, Taipei has become a holiday paradise and popular tourist destination. Taipei has a very modern and extremely useful public transportation system, offering visitors a variety of transportation alternatives. The city has 5 different metro lines that operate from 6 am to midnight. The metro system is one of the easiest ways to get around in the city. The metro lines run every 5 minutes.

You can buy a ticket for the metro from the machines located at the station or from a ticket sales office. Metro tickets can be purchased as a single use ticket or as a 1-5 day use ticket. Ticket prices vary between 20 – 380 New Taiwan Dollars. There are also many bus lines and bus stations located in the city. You can purchase a ticket for the bus at the machines located at the bus stops. The official language in the country is Chinese however since Taipei is such a popular tourist destination signs displaying information about bus stops, metro lines, and schedules at the bus stops and metro stations are in English.

Since the public transportation system is highly developed and quite safe in the city, taxis are used for comfort rather than necessity. The taxi fares are set and taxis will run according to these fixed rates. The biggest problem with taxis is the fact that most taxi drivers don’t speak English. So it is a good idea to have the name of your destination written down in Chinese with you to show the taxi driver. There are also taxis that are operated by the government and taxis companies, with the aim of further developing tourism, that offer reasonably priced city tours and feature 3 different routes.    

Renting a bike is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the city. Youbike provides this bicycle rental service and features rental spots located in most parts of the city. You can rent a bike using your credit card at most stations and when you’re finished you can return your bike at any station that is convenient. Your credit card will be charged for the amount of time you use the bike for. Renting a bike costs 10 New Taiwan Dollars for every 30 minutes.

Taoyuan International Airport is located about 50 km west of central Taipei. Despite having a great metro system within the city there is no direct metro access to the airport. In terms of public transportation there are high-speed trains that provide transportation to the city center. However, the most preferred method of transportation to get to the city center from the airport is by shuttle service. There are many private companies that provide shuttle services to and from. For those who want a more convenient and private method of transportation consider taking a taxi or renting a car from the airport.

High-speed Train

There is a high-speed train station located in close proximity to the airport. There are shuttles that depart from the airport arrivals terminal every 10 minutes and provide transportation to the train station. To go to the city center you must take train THSR. The train ride to the city from the airport takes about 30 minutes. From this station you can also get to many other parts of the city.

Taxi

There are taxi stands that operate 24 hours a day, located at the exit of both terminals. Taxis are a convenient method of transportation to get to the city center. A taxi to central Taipei costs around 1,000 New Taiwan dollars.

Shuttle Services

To get to the city center from the airport you could also use comfortable shuttle services. There are various private companies who offer shuttle services to the city center from Taoyuan International Airport. These shuttles to the city take about 30 minutes.

Rental Car

If you don’t prefer public transportation there are many rental car companies that you can rent a car from. After picking the most appropriate vehicle for your needs you can enjoy a convenient method of transportation to the city. There are various rental car companies that have offices at the airport. We recommend getting in contact with the rental car company beforehand to book your vehicle in advance. If you don’t want to drive in a foreign city then you can also hire a chauffeured vehicle.

Hotel Shuttles

Taipei is a very popular tourist destination so there are many hotels located in the city. The majority of these hotels offer airport shuttle services. These shuttle services are particularly alluring if you’re traveling with a big group of people. Hotel shuttles provide comfortable and quick transportation to the city. If you book your hotel’s airport shuttle service in advance, a driver will be waiting for you in the baggage claim area holding a card with your name on it when you land.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019
Getting to Taoyuan Intl. Airport from the City Center

Taoyuan International Airport is located about 50 km west of central Taipei. Despite having a great metro system within the city there is no direct metro access to the airport. In terms of public transportation there are high-speed trains that provide transportation to the airport. However, the most preferred method of transportation to get to the airport from the city center is by shuttle service. There are many private companies that provide shuttle services to and from. For those who want a more convenient and private method of transportation consider taking a taxi or renting a car from the city center.

High-Speed Train

From the train station in the city center you can take the THSR train and get to the station located in close proximity to the airport. There are shuttles that depart from this station to the airport every 10 minutes. The train ride from the city center takes about 30 minutes. The train is also accessible from other stations that are outside of the city center.  

Taxi

Taking a taxi to the airport from the city center costs approximately 100 New Taiwan dollars. Taxis are easy to find anywhere in the city. You can also have your hotel arrange a taxi for you. Taxis are a comfortable and convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport.

Shuttle Services

To get to the airport from the city center you could also use comfortable shuttle services. There are various private companies who offer shuttle services to the airport from the city center. These shuttles to the airport take about 30 minutes. You have to find out where the shuttles depart from and the shuttle schedule beforehand.  

Rental Car

If you don’t prefer public transportation there are many rental car companies that you can rent a car from. After picking the most appropriate vehicle for your needs you can enjoy a convenient method of transportation to the airport. Rental car companies have offices located by the train stations in the city. If you don’t want to drive in a foreign city then you can also hire a chauffeured vehicle.

Hotel Shuttles

Taipei is a very popular tourist destination so there are many hotels located in the city. The majority of these hotels offer airport shuttle services. These shuttle services are particularly alluring if you’re traveling with a big group of people. Hotel shuttles provide comfortable and quick transportation to the airport. If you want to use your hotel’s shuttle to the airport you have to book it in advance.  

Airport Information

Taoyuan International Airport is located 60 km from the city center. It is the largest airport in Taiwan and one of the busiest airports in the world in terms of international passengers.

There is a rail system that transports passengers between terminals 1 and 2. The TTIA Skytrain is a free inter-terminal service. The train runs ever 2-4 minutes from 6 am to 10 pm; from 10 pm to midnight the train runs every 4-8 minutes. To use the train between midnight and 6 am you need to call it by pressing the call button at the station.

Terminals 3 and 4 are scheduled to be completed soon and an underground transit system connecting those terminals is being created. To date the airport has received several awards for its quality of service, safety, and employees. Taoyuan International Airport offers passengers a variety of services and amenities, from stores where you can go shopping to eating and drinking venues.

If you’re interested in aviation then you should visit the Chung Cheng Aviation Museum, which was built by Boeing in 1981. The aviation museum is located in the southeastern part of Taoyuan International Airport. The Songshan Airport is another airport located in Taipei. Until the Taoyuan International Airport opened in 1979, Songshan Airport was an important airport in handling international passenger traffic to the city. Today the airport serves mostly charter flights to and from China. The airport is also used for international and domestic flights operated by limited airline companies. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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