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Taipei Taoyuan Intl Sungshan/Songshan   Rest of Taiwan

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Taipei 台北 - Taoyuan Intl 桃園國際機場 (TPE):
Location
40 km/25 Miles SW of Taipei City. 13 km/8 Miles NW of Taoyuan. 40 km/25 Miles NE of Hsinchu.
Airport Overview:
2 large terminals at oppposite sides of a large car park. Terminal 1 is more basic and smaller than terminal 2. Terminal 3 is under construction. A free train (Skytrain) and a free bus (every 10-30 mins 0500-0100) are provided for transfer between the 2. The Skytrain takes 3 mins and runs every 2-8 mins
24 hrs a day, follow the signs. Each terminal has arrivals on the lower level and departures upstairs.
Airline Locations: Terminal 1:
Air Macau, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Continental, Angkor Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, Pacific Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Thai, Trans Asia Airways, Viet Air, Palau Trans Pacific, Korean & Jetstar Asia. Terminal 2: Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, All Nippon, Eva Airways, UNI Airways, United, Dragonair, KLM, Asiana, Japan Asia Airways, Far Eastern Air Transport & Northwest. Airport Museum: There is an aviation museum near Terminal 2 and connected by a free bus every hour from 0700.

By Taxi:
TWD 1200-1400/40-50 mins to the city centre. They are available from outside the arrivals hall 24 hrs to Taipei, Taichung and beyond. Call (0)3 398 2832 or (02) 2766 2222. The taxi fare from Taipei city to the airport is a set TWD 1300.
Taxi Dispatching Service 0800 055 850. Taxi service in English (02) 2799 4818.


By Limo:
  Prices of limos to Taipei range from TWD 1300-200. To Taoyuan TWD 800-1000, Hsinchu TWD 1600-2000, Taichung TWD 3400-4000 & Kaohsiung TWD 7200-7800.
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.
Yung Sing Limos: Yung Sing have limos available from their desk in Terminal 2 arrivals. Tel +886 (0)2 2927 5258.

By Bus to Taipei:
General: Each terminal has a bus lounge, that is well signed. All the bus operators have booking desks here:
AirBus to Taipei city center: Route: AirBus has 3 routes to different areas of the city. Contact: Tel 0800 088 626. www.airbus.com.tw.
East Line/Route 31: Route: Taoyuan Intl Airport (both terminals) - Miramar - Hsingtien Temple - MRT NanKing E st - MRT Zhong-Xiao Fu Xing St - Howard Plaza - Far Eastern Plaza - Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel - Taipei 101 - World Trade Center - return to Airport. Timings: Buses leave the airport every 20-30 mins 0600-0110. Buses leave the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the city every 20-30 mins 0440-2300. Cost: Adult one way TWD 145, Child TWD 70. Travel Time: Trip takes 30-45 mins.
West Line: to Main Train Station and Chengshan Rd. Timings: Buses leave the airport every 20 mins 0600-0100. Buses leave the city every 20 mins 0440-2300. Cost: Adult one way TWD 110. Travel Time: Trip takes 30-45 mins.
BanQiao Line: to the Banqiao Station vicinity. Timings: Buses leave the airport -30 mins 0600-0100. Cost: Adult one way TWD 135. Travel Time: Trip takes 30-45 mins.
Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport Buses to Taipei City: Route 61: Route: Taoyuan Intl Airport (both terminals) - School for the hearing impaired - JiouYuan St - YuanShan MRT station - ZhongShan Rd - Fortuna Hotel - The Ambassador Hotel - BeiPing West Rd - Taipei main Train station - Zhong-Xigo Rd - Sanchong - Chongyung - Taoyuan Intl Airport. Buses leave the airport every 15 mins 0540-0050. Buses leave Taipei train station every 15 mins 0500-2330. Travel Time: 40-50 mins. Cost: One way TWD 125. Contact: Tel 0800 010138 or 03 383 4004. www.kingbus.com.tw.
Route 62:  Express Bus to Sungshan domestic airport in Taipei city, with stops in the city centre. Route: Taoyuan Airport Intl (both terminals) - Hsingtein Temple - RongXing Park - ChungSan MRT Station - Sung Shan domestic Airport. Timings: Buses leave Taoyuan airport every 20 mins 0610-2400. Buses leave Sungshan Domestic airport every 20 mins 0540-2245. Travel Time: ~60 mins. Cost: TWD 125 one-way. Contact: Tel 0800 010138 or 03 383 4004. www.kingbus.com.tw.
Route 63:  Non-Express Bus to Sungshan domestic airport in Taipei city, with stops in the city centre. Route: Taoyuan Airport Intl (both terminals) - School for the hearing impaired - JiouYuan St - Cheng De Rd - Santos Hotel - MinChang West Rd - Fortuna Hotel - Sun Route Hotel - Hsingtien Temple - Sherwood Hotel - DunHua North Rd - Sung Shan domestic Airport. Timings: Buses run every 15-20 mins 0550-2330. Cost: TWD 75 one-way. Contact: Tel 0800 010138 or 03 383 4004. www.kingbus.com.tw.
Free Go Airport Bus to Taipei city & Sungshan airport: Free Go has a bus route that covers all of the major hotel areas on Sungchiang Rd, Nanking East Rd, Tunhua Rd, and Cuangfu Rd near the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall & Sung Shan Airport. Route: Airport (both terminals) - Sungchiang Rd - Aristocrat Hotel - Golden China Hotel - Gala Hotel - Keelin Rd - First Hotel - NanKing E Rd - Evergreen Laurel Hotel - China Airlines Office - Baguio Hotel - Sowa Hotel - Sungshan Domestic Airport - Magnolia Hotel - Holiday Inn - Brother Hotel - The Westin Taipei - Leofoo Hotel - Hsingtien Temple - return to TaoYuan Airport. Timings: Buses leave the airport every 10-15 mins 0530-0110. Buses leave the city every 10-15 mins 0400-2200. Travel Time: Trip takes 30-45 mins. Cost: TWD 135 one-way. Contact: Tel 02 2586 3065.
Eva Air/Evergreen Bus to the city centre: Route: Taoyuan Intl Airport (both terminals) - Jeou-Chyuan St - Minquan Rd West MRT Station - ShuangLian MRT Station - Evergreen Marine Corp on MingShen East Rd - Xingan National House - Nanjing East Rd MRT station - Fuxing S Rd - Zhong Xiao Xinsheng MRT - Evergreen Laurel Hotel - Leofoo Hotel - SongJian Hsin Tsun (near Golden China Hotel) - Taoyuan Intl Airport. Timings: Buses leave the Airport every 15-20 mins 0600-0030. Buses leave the Evergreen Marine Corp every 15-20 mins 0500-2300. Cost: TWD 135 one-way. Contact: Tel (03) 357 0498.

By Bus to the rest of Taiwan:
General: Each terminal has a bus lounge, that is well signed. All the bus operators have booking desks here:
UBus/United Highway Bus to Taichung: Route: Taoyuan Intl Airport (both terminals) - Taichung city centre (JungChing station - Chauma Main Station - Shin Kong Misukoshi Dept store - Landis Hotel - Hetsuo Station - SOGO Department store - Chung Shan Hospital - WuShiuan Rd - MinChiuan Rd - Teachers College - Taichung Hospital - City Council - JinSha Dept store - Taichung Railway Station - First Plaza - Jungieng Rd - Jen Ai Hospital - Chung Shan Station - Evergreen Laurel Hotel - Grand Hotel - Fongjia University - Jungching Station) - return to Airport. Transfer at Taichung to Pingtung, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Chiayi, Changhua, Yuanlin, Fengyuan, Hsinchu & Miaoli. Timings: Buses leave the airport every 20 mins 0600-2400. Buses leave Taichung city every 15 mins 0300-1900. Travel Time: Takes ~2 hrs. Contact: Tel (03) 383 4779 or (04) 2226 3034. www.ubus.com.tw.
UBus to Jungli: Runs buses to JungLi service area. Contact: Tel (03) 383 4779 or (04) 2226 3034. www.ubus.com.tw.
UBus 705 to HSR Taoyuan Station: Runs buses to Taoyuan high speeb train station. Catch fast trains here to taipei, Taichung, Tainan & Kaohsiung. Timings: Buses leave the airport every 20-40 mins 0650-2045. Travel Time: 20 mins. Cost: TWD 20, exact money only. No change given. Contact: Tel (03) 383 4779 or (04) 2226 3034. www.ubus.com.tw.
Free Go Airport Bus to Taichung: Route: Taoyuan Intl Airport (both terminals) - Taichung city centre (JungChing station - Chauma Main Station - Shin Kong Misukoshi Dept store - Landis Hotel - Hetsuo Station - SOGO Department store - Chung Shan Hospital - WuShiuan Rd - MinChiuan Rd - Teachers College - Taichung Hospital - City Council - JinSha Dept store - Taichung Railway Station - Palmer Hotel - First Plaza - Jungieng Rd - Jen Ai Hospital - Chung Shan Station - Evergreen Laurel Hotel - Grand Hotel - Fongjia University - Jungching Station) - return to Airport. Timings: Buses leave the airport every 15-20 mins 0530-0110. Buses leave Taichung city every 15-20 mins 0230-2100. Travel Time: Takes ~2 hrs. Cost: TWD 250 one-way. Contact: Tel 02 2586 3065.
Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport Buses to Taichung: Timings: Buses leave the airport 0630-2230. Buses leave Taichung 0500-1720. Cost: TWD 250.
Taoyuan Bus Corp: There are also buses to Taoyuan and Chungli run by the Taoyuan Bus Corporation
Taiwan Bus Corp: Buses run to Banciao, Taoyuan, Jhongli & Taichung. Cost: TWD 110-140. Contact: Tel (03) 383 4004.
Have Much Buses: Buses run to Banciao, Taoyuan, Jhongli & Taichung. Cost: TWD 110-140. Contact: Tel (03) 393 1251.
Evergreen Bus: Buses run to Banciao, Taoyuan, Jhongli & Taichung. Cost: TWD 110-140. Contact: Tel (03) 383 3801.
Toward You Air Bus: Buses run to Banciao, Taoyuan, Jhongli & Taichung. Cost: TWD 110-140. Contact: Tel (03) 375 3711 or 3712.


By Train: There is no train station at the airport, however there is a metro system in the city called the MRT. Most of the buses running to the city connect to MRT stations. There are also long distance train stations in Taipei and Taoyuan city centres, which can be reached by bus or taxi. Fast trains run from Taipei train station to Kaohsiung in 80-90 mins.
Rental Cars:
There are car rental desks in each terminal open 0500-0130.
Car Parking:
Ground level car parks are on the East and West sides of Terminal 1. Cost: Large cars: TWD 60 for the first hour and TWD 40 for each extra 30 mins. Daily max TWD 980. Compact Cars: TWD 30 for the first hour and TWD 20 for each extra 30 mins. Daily max TWD 490. Open 24 hrs. Basement Car Parks: Car Parks B1 and B2 are on the basement level of each terminal. Same prices as above.

Airport to Airport:
Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport Express Bus #62: Runs to Sungshan domestic airport in Taipei city, with stops in the city centre. These coaches are air-conditioned and have plenty of luggage space. Route: Taoyuan Airport Intl - Hsingtein Temple - RongXing Park - ChungSan MRT Station - Sung Shan domestic Airport. Timings: Buses leave Taoyuan airport every 20 mins 0610-2400. Buses leave Sungshan Domestic airport every 20-30 mins 0540-2245. Travel Time: ~60 mins. Cost: TWD 125 one-way. Contact: Tel 0800 010138 or 03 383 4004. www.kingbus.com.tw.
Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport non-express: also run a slow bus to Sung Shan airport, non-express Bus #63. Obviously this takes longer, has more stops but is cheaper at TWD 75 one way. It runs every 15-20 mins 0550-2230.
Free Go Airport Bus to Taipei city & Sungshan airport: Free Go has a bus route that runs to aipei city & Sung Shan Airport. Route: Airport (both terminals) - Sungchiang Rd - Aristocrat Hotel - Golden China Hotel - Gala Hotel - Keelin Rd - First Hotel - NanKing E Rd - Evergreen Laurel Hotel - China Airlines Office - Baguio Hotel - Sowa Hotel - Sungshan Domestic Airport - Magnolia Hotel - Holiday Inn - Brother Hotel - The Westin Taipei - Leofoo Hotel - Hsingtien Temple - return to TaoYuan Airport. Timings: Buses leave the airport every 10-15 mins 0530-0130. Buses leave the city every 10-15 mins 0400-2230. Travel Time: Trip takes 30-45 mins. Contact: Tel 02 2586 3065.

Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities are available in departures.
Notes:
ATMs/Cash machines in both terminals. Each terminal has tourist information desks, Limo desks and hotel reservation desks in arrivals. This airport was formerly known as Chiang Kai Shek Intl.
Airport Hotels: The City Suites Hotel is less than 1 km from the terminals.
Airport Website:
www.taoyuanairport.gov.tw
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Airport Tel No:
+886 (03) 398 3728.

Updated Jan10 ADV. 
Last Visit Jul07. [back].[top]

Taipei 台北 - Sungshan 松山機場 (TSA):
Location:
5 km/3 Miles NE of central Taipei.
Airport Overview:
2 terminals, terminal 1 and 2, 50m apart, with bus stops outside terminal 1. Terminal 1 is where all the flights seem to arrive and depart. Ticketing and arrivals are downstairs, with departures upstairs. In July 2007 Terminal 2 was deserted.

By Taxi:
Readily available outside the airport (exit and turn right). Taxi Dispatching Service 0800 055 850. Taxi service in English (02) 2799 4818. Taxi meters start at TWD 70, then TWD 5 for each extra 250m. To most parts of the city centre TWD 100-150/5-15 mins.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
General: There are a number of bus stops outside terminal 1. The public/city buses are out and turn left and cross the road. The bus stop for buses to Taoyuan Intl airport and long distance buses are out, turn right and cross the road.
Public Buses: The following buses stop outside the terminal: Buses #1(BR)1, 5, 33, 62, 214, 225, 254, 262, 275, 617, 801, 803, 906 & 909.
Buses running to points of interest: To Taipei main train station: Bus #5 & 62. To Gongguan: Bus #254 & 275. To Xingtian Temple, Chiang Kai Shek memorial hall, Yonghe & Xindian: Bus #5, 214, 254, 262, 906 & 909. To Songshan railway station: Bus #1(BR)1. To Neihu & Nangang: Bus #1(BR)1 & 617. To Sanchong, Luzhou & Xinzhuang: Bus #225, 617, 801 & 803.
Buses connecting to the MRT: The following buses connect to the Metro train system (MRT) at Zhongshan Junior High School Station (Muzha Line): 5, 33, 214, 225, 617, 801, 803. The following buses connect to the MRT at Minquan W Rd Station (DanShui Line): 225, 617, 801, 803. The following buses connect to the MRT at Zhongxiao Dunhua Station (Bannan Line): 33, 262, 275, 906, 909.
Other Long distance buses: Taiwan United Inter-city Transit Bus Co run buses to Longtan, Windows on China & Leofoo Village Theme Parks. Formosa Fairway Co run buses to Keelung. The Taoyuan Bus Company runs buses to Taoyuan. Yatung Transportation Co runs buses to Nankang. Sanchung Bus company runs buses to Chang Gung University in Linkou. United Highway Bus runs to Miaoli.

By Train: The airport ist now connected to the city's Metro-system. The Stop "Sungshan Airport" is located directly underneath the terminal building, only a few steps away. The station is served by the brown line (Neihu-line). There is also a long distance train station in Taipei city centre, which can be reached by bus or taxi. Fast trains run from Taipei train station to Kaohsiung in 80-90 mins.
Airport to Airport:
Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport Express Bus #62: Runs to runs to Taoyuan Intl airport, with stops in the city centre. These coaches are air-conditioned and have plenty of luggage space. Route: Sung Shan domestic Airport - ChungSan MRT Station - RongXing Park - Hsingtein Temple - Taoyuan Airport Intl. Timings: Buses leave Taoyuan airport every 20 mins 0610-2400. Buses leave Sungshan Domestic airport every 20 mins 0540-2245. Travel Time: ~60 mins. Cost: TWD 125 one-way. Contact: Tel 0800 010138 or 03 383 4004. www.kingbus.com.tw.
Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport non-express: also run a slow bus to Sung Shan airport, non-express Bus #63. Obviously this takes longer, has more stops but is cheaper at TWD 75 one way. It runs every 15-20 mins 0550-2230.
Free Go Airport Bus to Taipei city & Sungshan airport: Free Go has a bus route that runs to Taipei city & Taoyuan Airport. Route: Taoyuan Intl Airport (both terminals) - Sungchiang Rd - Aristocrat Hotel - Golden China Hotel - Gala Hotel - Keelin Rd - First Hotel - NanKing E Rd - Evergreen Laurel Hotel - China Airlines Office - Baguio Hotel - Sowa Hotel - Sungshan Domestic Airport - Magnolia Hotel - Holiday Inn - Brother Hotel - The Westin Taipei - Leofoo Hotel - Hsingtien Temple - return to TaoYuan Airport. Timings: Buses leave Sungshan Airport every 10-15 mins 0400-2230. Buses leave Taoyuan Intl airport every 10-15 mins 0530-0130. Travel Time: Trip takes 30-45 mins. Contact: Tel 02 2586 3065.

Car Parking: Car Parks 1, 2 & 3 are right in frnt of the terminal. Cost: First 30 mins free, TWD 40 per hour. There is a motorcycle parking lot opposite terminal 2. Cost: TWD 20 per day.
Baggage Storage: Lockers are available on the ground floor of terminal 1. Cost: TWD 40-80 per 12 hour period, depending on size. Max rental period 6 days (144 hours).
Notes:
ATMs/Cash machines in Terminal 1. There is a post office on the grould floor of terminal 1. There is a gas/petrol station in front of the terminal. This airport is sometimes called just 'Taipei Airport'.
Updated Jul12 A Pauli. 
Last Visit Jul07. [back].[top]

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