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Taipei Airport

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Overview

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) serves over 25 million passengers annually, making it the 13th busiest airport worldwide. Its two terminals are located 25 miles (40km) from central Taipei.

With friendly staff, great architecture, a Zen garden, free massage chairs and a host of eating and drinking options, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport caters for all travellers and is great airport to use while travelling in Asia.

Location

The airport is situated about 25 miles (40km) 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 40 minutes and fares are around NT$ 125. Tickets can be bought at counters in the arrivals section and the bus platforms are located outside the terminals for buses that depart every 15 to 30 minutes. Taxis are available outside Arrivals 24 hours a day, but are more expensive. Taxis are metered; a typical taxi fare to Taipei is around NT$1,100 which includes a 50 percent surcharge on top of the metered fare. Highway tolls will cost extra. (Terminal one taxis Tel: (+03-398-2832) (Terminal two taxis Tel: +03-398-3599). Cars can also be rented from the arrivals hall on the north side (Tel: +03-398-2576). There is a shuttle bus to the high speed rail service which connect travelers to various stations in the city. Note that there is a Visitor's Desk in the Arrivals hall with English speaking assistance; if you have missed your transport connection, they will make telephone calls for you.

Time

Local time is GMT +8.

Contacts

Tel: +886 (0)3 398 3728.

Car rental

Car rental service counters are located in the Arrivals lobby of both terminals.

Airport Taxis

Taxis from the airport to downtown Taipei cost roughly NT1,200.

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.

Facilities

There are two banks in the airport with bureaux de change and ATMs, as well as a post office. There is an internet room, wireless Internet and plenty of public telephones. Information desks are situated in each terminal, and a tourist services desk is located in the arrivals area of Terminal 1. Both terminals are well supplied with Asian and Western food outlets, including bars and restaurants. There is ample duty free shopping and several boutiques stocking a wide range of goods. A business lounge offers VIP service. There are good facilities for the disabled.

Parking

Parking is available on either side of the terminal. 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.

Departure Tax

NT$300 which is usually added to the ticket price.

Website

www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/Index/

Airlines

Flights to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport come from across the globe, and particularly from major Asian hums. Cheap flights to Taiwan can be booked on Air Asia, Dragon Air, EVA Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, Zest Airways, Tiger Airways and TransAsia Airways. While, Air China, Air Macau, Cathay Pacific, Air Busan, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, All Nippon, Delta, Fly Guam, Hong Kong Airlines, KLM, Mandarin Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Korean Air, Japan Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Uni Air, United, TonleSap Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Spirit of Manila Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Shenzhen Airlines, Shangdong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Philippine Airlines.

Internet

Terminal 2 has wifi availability.

Business Lounges

The Premium Lounge and More International Business Centre cater 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 available.


Taipei Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.