About Taipei

Taipei is a bustling metropolis with a variety of abundant cultural activities. It also boasts an excellent infrastructure, convenient transportation system, and high-quality communication services. Here, the modern face of Taipei shines through, with its glass and steel skyscrapers, wide boulevards, and the world's tallest building (2004-2010), Taipei 101.

Taipei also boasts dozens of world-class performance venues, where you can enjoy world-class theater and concert events. The city also offers a wide range of other diversions - shopping malls, nightclubs, live-music bars, quality hotels, and exotic restaurants.

Whether you're just stopping over a route to another Asian destination, or planning a longer stay, Taipei will make this one of your most memorable trips to Asia.

Taxi

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.

Bus

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.

Taipei Metro

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.