Public transport in Taipei relies on the MRT (subway) and the city's vast bus network. Ticket machines can be found in the MRT stations, with prices ranging from about TWD 20 to TWD 65 depending on the distance. The MRT covers most of the areas of interest to tourists and is generally the best option for transport. There are day passes available and the rechargeable EasyCard is a good option for those spending more than a few days. The bus network is a bit confusing for foreigners and most travellers will get by without using it. Metered taxis are available, but drivers rarely understand English so it is advisable to have your destination written down in Chinese.
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