Klook's guide on how to get from Taoyuan airport to city centre
Landing at the airport with no clue how to get to your next destination can often be a little daunting. So, we'd like to make that journey a little easier for you, with this useful guide on all the kinds of airport transfers from Taoyuan to Taipei city.
Tourists visiting Taiwan are often amazed at the seamless transport links. From shuttle buses to high-speed trains, the metro and more – it's super simple to navigate and arrive safely at your destination, without having to fork out extortionate prices for a taxi. Here's everything you need to know. Grab your pen and paper – let's go.
Welcome to Taipei
Located just 50 km from Taipei, Taoyuan airport is within the perfect proximity to reach the city centre. It's the largest airport in Taiwan – meaning there are all kinds of convenient transport options for visitors. Depending on your budget and party size, there's a service for everyone.
But before leaving home, it's important to note that bringing cash with you is always a good idea – just in case your debit or credit cards don't work. You don't want to waste time at the airport when the wonderful city of Taipei awaits!
Go Public with Taiwan's top tier transport
Located just 50 km from Taipei, Taoyuan airport is in the perfect proximity to reach the city centre. It's the largest airport in Taiwan – meaning there are all kinds of convenient transport options for visitors. Depending on your budget and party size, there's a service for everyone. But before leaving home, it's important to note that bringing cash with you is always a good idea – just in case your debit or credit cards don't work. You don't want to get stuck at the airport!
Airport MRT: Taoyuan's Airport MRT is the fastest way to reach Taipei. In 38 minutes you'll arrive in the city centre via their standard service, while the express service takes just 35 minutes from Taoyuan Airport Terminal 1 to Taipei Main Station. A ticket costs around $160 New Taiwan Dollars (NT) and runs from 6:05 am until 11:35 pm, so make sure you plan your travel according to their opening hours! You can take the escalator south of B1 Food Court which leads to A12 Airport Terminal 1 Station. You can buy your ticket ahead of time on Klook to ensure a hassle-free trip.
Shared transfers: To get even more for your buck, shared transfers are a great way to save money and normally take you directly to your destination. Enjoy a cheap, comfortable and affordable trip from Taoyuan International Airport with Ubus – their shuttles come and go every 15 minutes, so you won't need to worry about waiting too long for the next one. After exiting arrivals you can redeem your transfer ticket purchased from Klook from one of four locations at the airport.
Shuttle buses: Shuttle buses are also available to travel to the Taipei 101 area. There are three buses to choose from: 1819, 1960 and the 1961. This is a great option if you've missed the Airport MRT because their services run until 1:05 am, with tickets costing between NT$90 and NT$145. Even better, if you're travelling during peak times and don't want to travel with all your luggage, book a luggage service on Klook which will transport your bags safely with timely arrival.
Live in luxury with private transfers
Private transfer: If you enjoy the finer things in life, then you'll want to book a private charter for your arrival into Taoyuan airport. You get to choose between four different types of vehicles from Skoda to Mercedes-Benz, seating up to eight people! If you're travelling in a group, it's the perfect way to travel into the city and share the cost of the car. Even better – you'll get to wait in style in the Oriental Club Lounge inside Terminal 2.
Uber/Taxi: Travelling by taxi is the easiest but the most expensive option. Luckily for visitors, airport taxis can be found outside the arrival hall and are available 24/7. So if you're scheduled to arrive in the early hours, it's going to be the most reliable transport source – but the average ride will cost you around NT$1200. Besides the price, Taiwanese taxis are safe and the drivers are friendly! Or, if you've made the smart move to buy a 4G SIM card on Klook, you can opt to take an Uber to Taipei city centre and save a little more money.
EasyCard: Just can't decide which transport option to go for? No problem! Readily available to book on Klook, you can purchase a handy EasyCard which gives you access to the Airport MRT, buses, shuttle services, Taiwan railways, metro, taxi and bike. This incredible all-in-one pass gives you the freedom you need as a traveller – with various preloaded values to pick from. You can find their booth in the arrival hall of Taoyuan Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, so there's no need to travel anywhere else once you get there. The EasyCard can even be used in selected bars and restaurants – this magic pass certainly packs a punch!
Klook tip: Not all taxi drivers speak very good English, so it's useful to have your hotel address written on your phone in Chinese.
Discover Taiwan's modern metropolis
Great – you've landed safely in Taoyuan Airport and safely reached your accommodation, now it's time to explore all the capital has on offer! Now home to over 23 million people – Taipei is undoubtedly an upcoming destination. From classic local traditions to serene hot springs, colonial-era hiking trails and awesome Chinese delicacies – there's no surprise to see the city is thriving!
Why not take a trip to the Taipei 101, once the world's tallest building? Or ride a Making Gondola through the skies? Either way, you'll enjoy the most spectacular scenic views across the city. We'd recommend going at sunset, where you can watch the dazzling city come to life at night! But the evening isn't over just yet – grab the opportunity to go night fishing in Keelung, where you'll get to taste your own catch on the boat. Can you get fresher than that?