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Getting from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City Centre

Taipei is a rapidly developing city, which has quickly become one of Asia’s most popular destinations. In Taipei City, you’ll find a mix of the modern and traditional, like some of the tallest buildings in the world and a rich cultural heritage with Chinese and Japanese influences.

To explore all that, you first need to make your way from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City centre. There are multiple transportation options to do so, so you can choose the one that best matches your needs. If you want the most convenient and reliable option, you can pre-book an airport taxi, which for approximately €42 (TWD 1,300) will take you directly to your destination in about 50 minutes. A cheaper – although not the fastest option is to take the bus, which costs €4 (TWD 125) per single ticket. If you want both a cheap and fast option, you can take the Taoyuan metro, which can take you to Taipei City in about 36 minutes for €4.80 (TWD 150) but be prepared for large crowds, especially during peak hours.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €42 50min 24/7
Bus €9.20 90min 08:50–19:50
Metro €9.60 36-50min 05:57–00:07

How to get from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City centre by taxi

No matter if your flight arrives in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2, airport taxis are the most convenient transport option to get from Taiwan Airport to Taipei City. There are official taxi stands 24/7  but during high season keep in mind that it often gets very crowded so there can be a long line. To avoid that, you can pre-book your airport taxi and have a private driver ready to pick you up and drive you to your hotel.

Taxi fare from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei City

Taiwan taxis operate with a taximeter, which records distance and waiting time. For routes from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei City, there is a 50% surcharge on top of what is written on the taximeter and the total cost is usually around €42 (TWD 1,300) for a standard taxi for up to 4 passengers. Note that there is a higher rate during nighttime and on major national holidays.

Cost

€42 (TWD 1,300)

Trip Duration

50 min

Different rates may apply unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Taoyuan Airport taxis are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

It’s very easy to locate the taxi stands at Taoyuan Airport. You will find available taxis 24/7 outside the arrivals hall of both Terminals 1 and 2, on the west side.

Convenience

The best way to start your trip after a long flight is by reaching your hotel quickly and comfortably, without having to worry about train or bus schedules. By getting an airport taxi from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City, you can sit back, relax and have a professional driver take you directly to your destination.

Editor’s Note

If your flight arrives at Taoyuan airport late at night or if you're travelling with a larger group, an airport taxi is by far the most convenient and reliable transport option you can choose to reach your hotel quickly.

Useful Tips

Have your destination address written down in Mandarin as most taxi drivers in Taipei don’t speak English.
Not all taxis in Taipei accept card payments; the ones that do, usually have a sticker on the door/window.
Taipei taxis use a taximeter so make sure that it's been reset to the base fare once you get in.
Only taxis approved by the Aviation Police Bureau are permitted to operate in Taoyuan Airport; make sure to get one only from the designated taxi stands.

How to get from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City centre by bus

Getting from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei City by bus is the cheapest transportation option. There are two buses that stop at both Terminal 1 and 2 at Taoyuan Airport and will take you to the city centre. Bus number 1819A will take you to Taipei Main Station, which is in the west part of the city and bus number 1960 will take you to Taipei City Hall Bus Station, which is located in the city centre.

How much does a bus ticket cost from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City centre?

The bus is the cheapest option to reach Taipei City centre. A single ticket for the 1819A bus costs €4.30 (TWD 135) and for the 1960 bus €4.60 (TWD 145).

Cost

€4.60 (TWD 145)

Trip Duration

1 h 30 min

There is one hour waiting time for bus 1819A.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

Bus 1819A runs every one hour from 08:50 to 19:50 and bus 1960 runs only once daily at 17:40.

Where do I get the bus from?

Both buses stop at both terminals at Taoyuan Airport. The bus station at Terminal 1 is located at B1 Arrivals Zone and at Terminal 2 at the northeast arcade of the 1st-floor arrivals lobby. There are signs throughout the airport that will guide you there.

Convenience

Even though it might be the cheapest option, getting from Taiwan Airport to Taipei City centre by bus is certainly not the most convenient one. The buses that will take you as close to the city centre as possible run only a few times per day, which can make it very stressful in case of flight changes or delays. They can also get rather busy during peak times so if you’re travelling with a larger group and have lots of luggage it’s not the most comfortable option.

Editor’s Note

Taking the bus is a slow but cheap way to reach the city centre. If you're travelling solo with light luggage and you don't have a tight schedule, you can take the bus and enjoy the scenery all the way to Taipei City.

Useful Tips

You can buy a ticket at the bus counters at the airport. If you plan to move around the city by bus, consider buying an EasyCard.
If you're not disembarking at the last station, make sure to press the “STOP” button when your stop approaches.
Route and destination information is displayed in both Chinese and English at most stops so you can get around easily.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Taipei. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€40.0
NIGHTTIME
€48.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

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4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City by metro

Taoyuan metro, best known as Taoyuan Airport MRT, is the fastest way to reach the city centre. There are two different trains you can take. The journey with the Express Train, which stops only at some stations of the MRT Taoyuan Airport Line, takes 36 minutes. The Commuter Train, which stops at all stations, takes 50 minutes.

How much is the metro ticket from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City centre?

The metro is one of the cheapest transport options to get from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei. A single metro ticket costs €4.80 (TWD 150) and the price is the same both for the Express Train and the Commuter Train.

Cost

€4.80 (TWD 150)

Trip Duration

36-50 min

The duration of the trip from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City is different with the Express Train and the Commuter Train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for money

From Terminal 1, the metro is available from 05:59 to 23:37. From Terminal 2, the metro is available from 05:57 to 00:07.

Where do I get the metro from?

The Taoyuan Airport MRT station is within the airport facilities both at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Simply follow the signs and you’ll easily reach the station.

Convenience

Even though taking the Express Train is the fastest option to get from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei City, it certainly isn’t the most comfortable. The MRT is the most popular transport option not only for travellers but for locals as well. As you get closer to the city centre, it can get really crowded during peak hours, making it harder to move around, especially if you’re with a larger group, have lots of luggage or you’re travelling with young children.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling solo and you don't carry a lot of luggage, taking the metro from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City is your best option as it will be both faster and cheaper.

Useful Tips

There are two types of trains you can take from Taoyuan Airport; the Express Train, which is purple and the Commuter Train, which is blue.
You can buy a ticket at the automatic ticket machine you'll find at the station but note that it accepts only coins.
No drinks, food or even chewing gums are allowed at the train stations or inside the trains.

Frequently asked questions

What is the distance from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei?

Taoyuan International Airport is located approximately 52km away from Taipei City centre. The journey with the Express Metro Line should take about 36 minutes, by car, taxi or the Commuter Metro Line about 50 minutes and, finally, by bus about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How can I get from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei City?

Even though Taoyuan Airport is rather far from Taipei City, there are several transportation options to get there. An airport taxi will take you directly to your destination in about 50 minutes for €42 (TWD 1,300). A cheaper, although the not fastest option is to take the bus, which costs €4 (TWD 125) per single ticket. The third option is to take the Taoyuan metro, which can take you to Taipei City in about 36 minutes for €4.80 (TWD 150) per traveller.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei?

Taipei taxis operate using a taximeter. The price is calculated per kilometre and waiting time plus a 50% surcharge for airport transfers. Depending on the exact drop off location, a taxi from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City usually costs around €42 (TWD 1,300). Note that a higher rate applies during nighttime and major national holidays.

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