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 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.
Local time is GMT +8.
Tel: +886 (0)3 398 3728.
The airport is located 49 miles (79km) from the city of Kaohsiung.
Getting to the city
The KRCT Metro provides easy access to Kaohsiung via the Red Line. Intercity bus services offer routes from the airport to Kenting and Chiayi. The bus to Kenting departs every 20-30 minutes between 6am and 1am, and costs TWD287 for the two to three hour journey. The bus to Chiayi runs between 1:30pm and 11pm, and costs TWD260.
Taipei Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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