transportation

Transportation

Taipei City has the most complete traffic network in Taiwan, including MRT, trains, HSR, national highway buses, city buses, bicycles, airport transportation, etc.  You may travel around Taipei easily by using any of the convenient close traffic networks and experience Taiwan in one day.

Downtown Commutation
Metro Taipei
Metro Taipei

The MRT's many trains and its seamless bus transfer make up Taipei's convenient transport system. You are cordially invited to take the MRT and enjoy the city’s beautiful views along the way.

Metro Guide
Route Map & Timetables

For more information:Metro Taipei

 
YOUBIKE
YOUBIKE
  • Members and Authorization
    • (1)Short-term renter: The user who seeks authorization at the Kiosk via chip credit card to use the Service for a short-term period.
    • (2)Member: The user who seeks authorization at the YouBike official site, service center or Kiosk to use the Service permanently. The member shall use an Easycard, or Ipass (your membership card) to rent a bike at any station.
  • Service center
  • New charge scheme for the YouBike Service
    • (1)The user shall not rent a new YouBike within 15 minutes of returning one at the same rental station.
    • (2)Progressive rental rates
      1. For the first 30 minutes, pay NT$5 (if you have an all-pass ticket, you may use the YouBike in Taipei for free for the first 30 minutes)
      2. Within 4 hours, pay NT$10 per 30 minutes.
      3. Between the 4th hour and 8th hour, pay NT$20 per 30 minutes.
      4. Above 8 hours-pay NT$40 per 30 minutes.

For more information:You Bike

Taxi
Taxi

Toll-Free Taxi Hotline: 0800-055-850
Mobile phone, please dial:55850 (fee charged)
Service Area: Taipei City, New Taipei City, and Keelung City
Procedures of the Calling System

  • After connecting, the prerecorded voice will say, “Welcome to the Toll-Free Taxi Service”.
  • For English service, please press 2.
    • (1)To listen to the taxi fleet operator code, please press 1 and then press the digit code.
    • (2)For the automatic transfer to any taxi fleet operator, please press 2.
    • (3)To return to the main menu, please press “star” (*).
  • After the telephone has been switched over to the taxi company, please speak directly to the company.
  • This is a 24-hour automatic recording system and will be saved for one month.
  • For female drivers, please press 5.

 

For more information: here

 
Driving in Taipei
Driving in Taipei

All vehicles shall be kept on the right-hand side of the road in Taiwan. The driver and passengers must fasten their seat belts and a helmet is required for riding a motorcycle. For more traffic safety information: Road Traffic Safety Portal Site.

City Commutation
Railroad
Railroad

Taipei City has four train stations, including Taipei Station, Songshan Station, Nangang Station, and Wanhua Station, which are one of the most important public transportation services for city commuters. Taiwan’s trains go through big cities and small towns, providing passengers with a safe and comfortable travel experience. There are several types of passenger trains such as the intercity train, Fuxing, Juguang, and Ziqiang. Depending on your time, budget, and destination, you are free to choose your most preferred transportation method. Advance reservations for weekend and holiday trains are recommended in case tickets are sold out.

For more information: TRA

Taiwan High-Speed Rail
Taiwan High-Speed Rail

The Taiwan High-Speed Rail has made Taiwan’s public transport system more convenient because it brings cities and towns closer together. Today, passengers can even travel between Taipei and Kaohsiung in one day. Along the “Western Corridor” of Taiwan are 12 THSR stations: Nangang, Taipei, Banqiao, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua, Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, and Zhuoying. Moving among the corridor’s stations at 300km per hour at the fastest speed, THSR offers truly convenient rides.

For more information: THSR

Highway Bus
Highway Bus

Private companies such as Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport, Ubus, Southeast Bus, Aloha Bus, and Ho-Hsin Bus mostly run Taiwan’s long-distance highway buses. These buses take passengers to all parts of Taiwan through national and provincial highways.

Many buses depart daily, traveling among the country’s major cities. It is, therefore, a convenient transportation system to use. Some routes even operate 24 hours a day. Moreover, the cost is usually cheaper than taking a flight or a train, making the highway buses a heavily utilized transport system in Taiwan. For safety reasons, however, please do not take any buses that are offered by an unregistered company.

A highway bus trip allows one to relax and enjoy the scenery along the way and even get to know the local lifestyle more. Generally speaking, no reservations are needed for non-rush hour buses. However, during holidays, including the New Year vacation as well as when the highway traffic is congested, it is recommended to your book tickets in advance or simply choose another transport system to save time.

Taipei has five bus stations, including Taipei station Route, Taipei City Hall Bus Station Route, Nangang Bus Station Route, Yuanshan Bus Station Route, Taipei Zoo Bus Station Route.
Route Information (Chinese version only)
Live Status:Taiwan Bus

Car Rental
Car Rental

Renting a car is fairly easy in Taiwan. Car rental services can be found by the major airports and train stations. In larger cities, car rental companies are more commonly available. These companies offer a vast range of vehicles for customers to choose from and can, thus, are assured a relaxing and fun car trip. Most companies also offer special discounts and the client may get the car in place A and return it in place B, with a small extra fee payable. Please ask the company if the rental includes insurance and if there are additional fees to be paid.

Domestic Flights
Domestic Flights

Taiwan has a thriving network of domestic flights. Many airplanes offer flights among the country’s main cities daily. In fact, taking a flight has almost become as common as taking a long-distance bus and the flights are often fully booked on weekends and holidays. Please book a seat in advance from the airline company you plan to use. You may also make a booking through a travel agency.

When checking in at the airport, please bring a valid ID (Taiwanese citizens, please show your national identity card; foreigners, please present your passport).

Taipei Songshan Airport
Add: No.340-9, Dunhua N. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City 105, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel
+886-2-8770-3430 (International)
+886-2-8770-3460 (Domestic)
+886-2-8770-3456 (Voice Message)
The planes fly to Magong, Hualien, Taitung, Kinmen, Nangan, Beigan, and Hengchun.
Outbound traffic info: Taipei Songshan Airport website

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