Major cities have an abundance of taxis. Charges are NT$70 for the first 1.25 km and NT$5 for each additional 200 meters. An additional NT$5 is charged for every 80 seconds of waiting, and an NT$20 surcharge is added to fares between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Out-of-town or long-distance travels may not apply to meter charge; travellers are suggested to confirm charging method before getting on the taxi. It is a good idea to have hotel personnel write both your destination and your hotel's name and address in Chinese, along with the projected cost of each one-way trip.
Taipei City's bus is charged according to the road segment. If you take a vehicle with a second-segment ticket (inclusive) or more, if you cross the segment point (or segment buffer), you will need to add a ticket. Cash on the vehicle or use the electronic ticket to swipe and double track in parallel. No matter cashing or swiping the card, NT $ 15 for each segment.
The system operates according to a spoke-hub distribution paradigm, with six lines running radically outward from central Taipei. The metro system operates from 6 am to midnight daily with extended services during special events. Trains operate at intervals of 1.5 to 15 minutes depending on the line and time of day. A “Single-journey Ticket” costs between NT$20 to NT$65 depends on distance. A NT$150 One-day Pass purchased from a service booth will allow unlimited travel among all MRT lines within one day. Smoking, eating, drinking or gum chewing are strictly prohibited on all MRT trains.