Travelling to Taipei
There are two international airports in Taiwan serving travelers coming to Taipei:
The Taipei TTY Airport is the main gateway of Taiwan. It can be accessed via over 190 non-stop and direct flights from 56 major cities throughout the world.
Situated in Metropolitan Taipei, the Taipei International Airport is the hub of domestic air transportation. It is easily accessible from the town centres.
Transport between Taiwan Taoyuan (TTY) International Airport and Taipei
- By Bus
Express airport buses cost between NT$ 120 and NT$ 150 depending on the bus company, and there are stops at both terminals. Most Taipei routes are divided into West and East, with each company operating a service every ten to fifteen minutes on each route. The most common route is the Kuo Kuang 1819 which costs NT$ 125 each way. An advantage of this route over the Airport MRT is that the stop in Taipei is much closer to the Taipei MRT station.
- By Taxi
A one-way taxi fare between the airport and Taipei will cost at the minimum NT$ 900 (generally NT$ 1000-NT$ 1200 from the airport). In Taipei, don't make the mistake of asking a taxi driver to take you to the Taipei airport (Songshan) if you actually mean Taiwan Taoyuan Airport. The international airport is actually about an hour's drive from Taipei, while Songshan is in downtown Taipei.
- By Airport MRT
The fastest way to travel to Taipei from the Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is the Taoyuan International Airport MRT, with express service taking 35 minutes from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to the Taipei Main Station. Two types of train service are available for riders: express service from Taipei Main Station to the airport takes 35 minutes, and commuter service stops at all stations. Express and commuter trains alternate with a 5 minute interval until midnight. The ticket fare from the airport to Taipei is NT$ 160, and may be paid by cash at the ticket machine or booth. The first express train leaving the airport to Taipei is at 06:12, and the last express train leaving the airport to Taipei is at 22:42.
For more information please visit: http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/taoyuan_metro.