Airports in Taiwan
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.
The airport is located five miles (7km) from the city centre of Kaohsiung
Getting to the city
The KRCT Metro provides easy access to Kaohsiung. Intercity bus services offer routes from the airport to Kenting. The bus to Kenting departs every 20-30 minutes between 6am and 1am, and costs TWD 391 for the two to three hour journey. The bus to Chiayi was suspended in 2014, so travellers will need to take the airport metro line to Kaohsiung Railway Station in order to transfer to bus or train routes to Chiayi.
Taipei Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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