Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is one of busiest airports in the world. Its two terminals are located 24 miles (38km) from central Taipei.
With friendly staff, great architecture, a Zen garden, free massage chairs and a host of eating and drinking options, the airport caters for all travellers.
The airport is situated about 24 miles (38km) southwest of Taipei city centre.
Getting to the city
Several bus companies provide services to Taipei and other destinations around Taiwan. The journey to Taipei takes about 55 minutes. Travellers can buy tickets at counters in the arrivals section, and the bus platforms are located outside the terminals.
Buses depart from the airport roughly every 20 minutes. Metered taxis are available 24 hours a day, but are more expensive. Also, there's a shuttle bus to the high-speed rail service that connects travellers to various stations in the city.
Travellers can find English-speaking assistance at a Visitor's Desk in the Arrivals hall.
Local time is GMT +8.
Tel: +886 3 2733728.
Car rental service counters are located in the Arrivals lobby of both terminals.
Taxis from the airport to downtown Taipei are available all day and night, but fares vary substantially depending on traffic, distance and route. Taxis are metered.
Transfer between terminals
The Skytrain provides free transport between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and a shuttle bus also connects the two terminals. There are regular buses to Taipei's other international airport, Songshan.
The airport's banks have bureaux de change and ATMs. Travellers will also find a post office, wifi, information desks, and a tourist-services desk.
Both terminals have Asian and Western-food outlets, as well as bars and restaurants. There is ample duty-free shopping, with several boutiques stocking a wide range of goods. A business lounge offers VIP service, and there are good facilities for the disabled.
Plentiful parking is available. It is free for the first half hour, thereafter rates start at TWD 30 for 60 minutes and TWD 20 per half hour thereafter. The daily rate is TWD 490.
There airport has several free wifi hotspots.
The More International Business Centre and Premium Lounge caters for business people in transit. Basic business facilities are available, such as meeting rooms and Internet access. China Airlines and Eva Air also have VIP lounges.
Taipei Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.