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.
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 55 minutes. Tickets can be bought at counters in the arrivals section and the bus platforms are located outside the terminals. Buses depart the airport roughly every 20 minutes. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, but are more expensive. Taxis are metered. There is a shuttle bus to the high speed rail service which connects travellers 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.
Local time is GMT +8.
Tel: +886 (0)3 398 3728.
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.
There are banks in the airport with bureaux de change and ATMs, as well as a post office. There is an internet room, wifi 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.
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 are several free wifi hotspots in the airport.
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.