How to Travel Around Taiwan

Taiwan is a beautiful island country located in East Asia, only a short distance from mainland China. In addition to the main island, Taiwan has many smaller islands and archipelagoes located off its coast. Public transportation in Taiwan has an excellent reputation and it’s fairly easy to get from one place to another using only trains, metro, and buses.

Steps

Method 1 Method 1 of 4:Taking the Train Around Taiwan Download Article

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Try the high-speed train if you’re traveling along the west coast. The Taiwan High Speed Rail has a 345 km (214 mi) long track that runs along the west coast of Taiwan. There are 2 ticket classes, standard and business, and you can reserve tickets online up to 28 days in advance to save some money. Pick-up and pay for tickets you’ve reserved at any of the stations or purchase tickets at one of the vending machines at a train station.

  • You can view the Taiwan High Speed Rail fares and schedule online at http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/Home.
  • The high-speed train currently stops at 12 locations along the west coast. Find information about each station here: https://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/StationInfo/prospect/f3b45673-24ff-4e70-bd48-b2b155c5c031

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Take a regional train for inland travel. The Taiwan Railway Administration (MOTC) operates regional and commuter trains across the entire island, including to some inland locations. This railway has 4 main types of trains: Ordinary, Fu-Hsing Semi-Express or Local, Chu-Kuang Express, and Tze-Chiang Limited Express. All tickets are based on a per person cost per kilometer.

  • Express trains don’t stop at every station and are therefore faster. However, the faster the train, the more expensive the ticket. For example, Ordinary trains cost NT$1.06/person/km whereas the Tze-Chiang Limited Express costs NT$2.27/person/km.
  • You can book tickets on Taiwan’s regular railway up to 14 days in advance. Pick them up at a train station or at a 7-Eleven, Family Mart, Hi-Life, or OK Mart store.
  • You can review schedules and fares and book online tickets here: https://tip.railway.gov.tw/tra-tip-web/tip?lang=EN_US.

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Look for available discounts or train passes for your trip. Both the high-speed train and MOTC offer multi-day passes that could save you money as you travel around Taiwan. Some passes apply to one or the other railway, while others allow you to combine trips on both. The MOTC also offers themed tours that take you on a pre-defined roundtrip to show you some popular tourist locations.

  • Note that the prices displayed on the websites for both railways are in Taiwanese Dollars.

Method 2 Method 2 of 4:Using the Taipei Metro Download Article

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Take the metro around the city of Taipei. Taipei has a local subway system, called the MRT, that allows you to easily travel within the city and to or from the airport. There are 6 lines with different routes across Taiwan: Wenhu, Tamsui-Xinyi, Songshan-Xindian, Zhonghe-Xinlu, Bannan, and Circular. Metro trains run between 6 am and 12 am local time every day. The peak hours are 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

  • You can download a copy of the metro map from https://english.metro.taipei/cp.aspx?n=1BE0AF76C79F9A38.

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Purchase tickets at metro stations. Ticket prices for the metro are based on the distance traveled. That means, in some cases, you will pay for a trip once you get off the metro. You can pay for a trip on the metro using tokens, day passes, 24/48/72-hour passes, and electronic tickets. Use the following website to determine the cost of each leg of your trip in advance: https://english.metro.taipei/cp.aspx?n=46A82F0C116392CB

  • Single-Journey Tickets (which are actually blue tokens) can be purchased on the day of your trip for the full cost of your specific trip.
  • One-Day Passes can be purchased at any time and can be used for unlimited travel on the day you activate the pass.
  • 24-Hour, 48-Hour, and 72-Hour passes can be purchased at any time and can be used for unlimited travel for the 24, 48, or 72 hours after you activate the pass.
  • Electronic tickets are swipe cards that can be refilled when needed.

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Follow metro etiquette at all times. Do not smoke, spit, litter, eat, drink, or chew gum while on the metro or in one of its stations. Always follow the yellow lines to queue for the train and wait for people to get off the train before attempting to get on. Do not block doorways or lean against the doors. Additionally, leave dark blue chairs open for passengers with a disability.

  • All signs in the Taipei metro include English translations.
  • If you have a disability that isn’t visible, you can pick up a sticker for your shirt at any information booth. Without such a sticker, you may be asked to vacate dark blue seats.

Method 3 Method 3 of 4:Using the Bus System Download Article

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Travel between cities on a bus. Buses are another great means of public transportation when you’re in Taiwan. In fact, buses can be a faster method of transportation than trains when traffic is light. Plus, they’re less expensive than trains. To view bus routes, schedules, and fares, go to https://www.taiwanbus.tw/ByBus.aspx?Lang=En.

  • Keep your bus ticket with you at all times. You may be required to give your ticket to the driver when you get off the bus.

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Look up the bus route you need to take ahead of time. The bus system can be confusing if you don’t speak Mandarin, so plan out your trip using a guide or a site like Google Maps. If you’re staying at a hotel in Taiwan, the concierge could help you determine which bus to take to your destination, as well.

  • When you get on the bus, look for the character 上 (up), which means that you pay the fare when you get on, whereas the symbol 下 (down) means that you only pay when you get off the bus.

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Take a shuttle bus to popular tourist destinations. In addition to local and inter-city buses, Taiwan also has tourist buses that specifically travel to and from popular tourist destinations. You can select a specific tour based on interest (e.g., cultural, hot springs, night market) or by location. Tickets for the tourist shuttles can be purchased on the bus itself or 1-day passes can be purchased at specific stations (Yilan, Nankang, or Yuanshan).

  • View all available shuttle routes here: https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw/line/1
  • As these buses are going to and from specific locations, they leave and return at specific times.
  • Buses provide passengers with a specific amount of time to explore certain stops along the route.

Method 4 Method 4 of 4:Driving, Taking a Taxi, or Riding a Bike Download Article

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Look for a yellow taxi for hire when in the cities. Taxis are a great option when traveling in the city, especially when you don’t want to use a roundabout route or make multiple stops via public transportation. It is important to note, however, that most taxi drivers do not speak English. To ensure you get to the proper destination, show the driver a written version of your destination in Chinese characters.

  • Taxi fares are determined by individual local governments, so they’ll be different in each city where you travel.
  • You may also need to pay an extra fee for traveling after 11 pm and/or for using the trunk of the taxi.

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Rent a car to tour around Taiwan on your own. You must be at least 21 years of age to rent a car in Taiwan. You must also have an International Driver’s License and your regular driver’s license with you. All major airports have car rental agencies. While renting a car is not the recommended method of transport in the cities, or between cities, it’s a good option if you want to go to the mountains of Taiwan. Unlike other means of transportation, driving yourself along scenic routes will allow you to stop anytime you want.

  • Car rentals in Taiwan cost between $65 and $80 per day.
  • Some rental car agencies offer chauffeur services, which allows you to rent a car and driver to take you to the destinations you want.
  • In Taiwan, drive on the right side of the road and remember that speed limits are marked in kilometers.

How to Travel Around Taiwan

Tour around a smaller area on a rented bicycle. Many cities in Taiwan now have designated bike paths, making it a lot easier to travel around via bike. You can also choose to complete a multi-day guided bike tour in the more remote areas of Taiwan. Taiwan is also known for the home of a well-known bike company named Giant. They have many shops around the country where you can rent or buy their bikes.

  • If you want, you can also bring your own bike with you to Taiwan.
  • Bikes are allowed on the metro and many trains and buses but may be limited to non-peak hours.
Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Saudi Arabia to launch outrageous theme park on oil rig

Kiwis may be famous for our ‘number 8 wire’ mentality but we aren’t the only innovative ones. In Saudi Arabia, an investment fund has announced plans to repurpose an old ... Read more »

Saudi Arabia to launch outrageous theme park on an oil rig

Kiwis may be famous for our ‘number 8 wire’ mentality but we aren’t the only innovative ones. In Saudi Arabia, an investment fund has announced plans to repurpose an old ... Read more »

World's 5 Most Exotic and Unusual Gardens to Visit Before its Too Late

© KS Swati | Travel Staff World’s 5 Most Exotic and Unusual Gardens to Visit Before its Too Late. Picture Credit: Unsplash We all like to explore the unexplored, look ... Read more »

Magic in the Mountains: Plan the Ultimate North Georgia Road Trip

© Provided by Southern Living Robbie Caponetto As the Appalachian Mountains cascade down the East Coast, punctuating the landscape with peaks and valleys, they find at their southern reach a ... Read more »

Bandara YIA Siap Kembali Layani Umrah, tapi Tunggu Instruksi

© Copyright (c) 2016 TEMPO.CO foto TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta – Pemerintah menyatakan layanan ibadah umrah direncanakan paling cepat akan kembali dibuka kembali akhir 2021 atau awal 2022. Hal ini mencuat pascapembahasan ... Read more »

Incheon International Airport reports fast recovery in traveler flow in past 2 months

gettyimagesbank Incheon International Airport, the main gateway to South Korea, has seen a sharp recovery in the number of inbound and outbound travelers over the past two months amid the ... Read more »

Could a vaccine mandate leave airlines (even more) understaffed for the holidays? What travelers need to know

Pandemic travel has been rocky for airline passengers recently, with frequent airline flight changes, ever-changing restrictions and the occasional meltdown of understaffed airlines. Could the fallout from a looming employee ... Read more »

Australia to allow travel from Singapore as Qantas brings forward international flights

Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP Scott Morrison has flagged that Australia will imminently ease travel restrictions with Singapore as Qantas announced it would bring forward the resumption of international flights. On Friday ... Read more »

Qantas boss's subtle dig at Western Australia as airline's travel plans revealed

Alan Joyce has taken a subtle dig at Western Australia while delivering a huge announcement about international travel. The Qantas boss appeared at Sydney Airport on Friday morning, alongside the ... Read more »

How to Encourage Giving in Church

Asking for money from members of your congregation can feel like an intimidating task—personal finances are usually private, but in a church, those donations are what enable you to have ... Read more »

How to Welcome a Church Visitor

Churches should be welcoming places where new visitors feel free to explore and meet new friends. Because it’s been a while since many of us have been first-timers, some congregations ... Read more »

How to Register a Church

When you start a church in the US you typically register it with the state and federal governments. This registration isn’t the same as getting a license to operate your ... Read more »

How to Begin a Children's Ministry

Steps | Tips and Warnings | If you’re keen to start a children’s ministry or restart an old children’s ministry, you’ll need to have a mission statement that encompasses your ... Read more »

How to Set up a Church Library With Fiction and Non Fiction

Text Only Text Only You believe that the people at your Church should learn more and more about their faith. You believe that being a Christian is more than just ... Read more »

How to Break Growth Barriers in Your Church

Text Only Text Only Small churches almost always run into rigid growth barriers when they try to expand their congregations, especially past the 200, 400, and 800 attendee mark. To ... Read more »

How to Start a Church

A church is a spiritual community that comes together in common fellowship. If you’re dissatisfied with your local options and have a group of like-minded thinkers and believers, you may ... Read more »

How to Count the Offering

Counting the offering in church should be an organized and systematic process. Still, it should be simple. Steps Before the service starts, set up the count room with all the ... Read more »

Qantas brings forward international travel

Qantas will bring forward restarting international flights to popular destinations and launch a new route to India. Massive demand for air travel has been triggered by the announcement Australia's international ... Read more »

The Hairy Bikers' Dave Myers and Si King's health scares led to 6st weight loss – see photos, plus how they did it

The Hairy Bikers stars Dave Myers and Si King both got massive wake-up calls after Dave reached 18 stone, and Si 19.5 stone. SEE: Gordon Ramsay's 4st weight loss story ... Read more »

How to Ask Your Crush Out on Instagram: Your Most Important Questions Answered

If you’ve been crushing on someone for a while, you’re probably dying to ask them out. Making a move over Instagram can be a little less nerve-wracking than trying to ... Read more »

CDC guidelines for 2021 holidays: How to celebrate safely

As the 2021 holiday season approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, families and friends will once again determine whether – and how – to safely congregate.  In updated guidance, ... Read more »

Victorians can travel to NSW quarantine-free from November 1 if fully vaccinated

Fully-vaccinated Victorians will be able to travel to NSW and skip hotel quarantine from next month. NSW Health on Thursday night said that the public health orders would be scrapped ... Read more »

American, Southwest post Q3 profits with help from taxpayers

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines posted third-quarter profits thanks to federal pandemic aid – smaller Alaska Airlines turned the trick even without money from taxpayers – and ... Read more »

What are the common warning signs of urological and abdominal cancer? Dr Hilary explains

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, many cancer sufferers avoided seeking urgent help and as a result, found themselves in a difficult situation. In a bid to encourage people ... Read more »

Hand tapping into history: A sacred Filipino practice with travel roots is alive in Las Vegas

© Provided by The Points Guy MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from ... Read more »

This Resort in Maui Wants You and Your Family to Spend 'Thanksgiving Under the Stars'

© Provided by Travel + Leisure Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But don’t worry, there’s still time to make some seriously ... Read more »

American says don't worry about holiday flights: ‘We will have everybody we need to fly the schedule'

© Provided by The Points Guy MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from ... Read more »

What's coming to Netflix in November 2021

Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot are heading to Netflix this November in the new film Red Notice. Season 5 of Big Mouth arrives on Nov. 5. And like many ... Read more »

Southwest CEO: 'It may be 2022' before sustained profitability

Southwest Airlines (LUV) CEO Gary Kelly said the airline would have seen a handsome profit in the third quarter but the late summer spike in COVID-19 cases led to a ... Read more »

‘Never sold a painting in his life – but died worth $100m': the incredible story of Boris Lurie

“He never sold a painting in his life, lived in hovels, yet died worth about $100m,” says Anthony Williams, chairman of the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, at a press preview ... Read more »

Covid: Red list could be here to stay for long-term, travel experts claim

Heathrow will be allowed to raise charges by up to 56% under plans announced by the aviation regulator (Steve Parsons/PA) (PA Archive) The UKgovernment may keep its list of red ... Read more »

Dominance of Takealot among issues to be investigated by Competition Commission

© Provided by CapeTalk The Covid-19 pandemic gave a huge boost to e-commerce and focused attention on the question of fair competition online. In May, the Competition Commission launched its ... Read more »

We can't afford to open Cape Point earlier than 7am, says TMNP park manager

© Provided by CapeTalk The management of Table Mountain National Park says it can’t afford to extend opening times at Cape Point Cape Point currently opens daily from 7am but ... Read more »

From monolithic swampland trees in Louisiana to jaw-dropping mountains in Italy: The breathtaking winners of the 2021 panoramic photography awards revealed

The competition received 5,378 entries from professional and amateur photographers in 97 countries Joshua Hermann from the USA was declared the overall winner, thanks to his swampland imagesLocations for other shortlisted and winning images include Iceland, Russia, Hong Kong and Dubai  Read more »

9 Pesona Flamenco, Pantai dengan Panorama Super Cantik di Puerto Rico

© Disediakan oleh IDN Times Puerto Rico memang sudah tak diragukan lagi bentangan alamnya. Wilayahnya mempunyai banyak potensi alam yang menakjubkan, salah satu yang paling mencuri perhatian adalah Pantai Flamenco. ... Read more »

Affirm Survey Reveals Pressure to Overspend on the Holiday Season

© Courtesy of Theory Click here to read the full article. According to two consumer survey reports from Affirm, while consumers are eager to make up for a strained 2020 ... Read more »

Karwa Chauth 2021: Top 5 romantic getaways to spend quality time with your spouse on this festival

© Provided by Jagran English New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Karwa Chauth is the much-awaited festival for married women in India. The auspicious festival is celebrated by married women ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic