Taipei Airports

Taipei is the thriving capital of Taiwan and the political and economic center of the country. With the recent influx of tourists in this vibrant city of Taiwan, it's about time that you discover the hidden gem that Taipei is!

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Airports in Taipei

There are two airports in Taipei, the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Songshan Airport. The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is considered as the main airport of the island and caters to most International flights. It's also the hub of Eva Air and China Airlines, two airlines that have the most number of flights to Taipei. If you are coming from Europe, you will most likely land in this airport.

 The Taoyuan International Airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, which are besides each other. You will have four options in getting to the city coming from the Taoyuan International Airport, the main airport of Taipei. You can take the train, ride the bus, hire a taxi or rent a car.

 Taking the train or the Taiwan Airport MRT is the fastest way to get to the city. The train operates from 6 AM to 11 PM and will take around 35 - 40 minutes to reach Taipei Main Station, the city’s main transportation hub. From the Taipei Main Station, you can either take a taxi to your hotel or change to another train that will take you to the nearest train station where your hotel is located.

 At Taipei’s airports, you will have several different buses to choose from that will take you to the city center of Taipei. The Kuo-Kuang Bus or Taiwan Bus Corp is the best option especially if you are arriving late at night. The bus operates 24 hours a day and will travel towards the main station of the city for less than an hour. After collecting your luggage and exiting out of immigration, simply proceed to the bus ticketing counters and buy your ticket.

 Like most airports in the world, there are several taxis waiting outside of Taipei’s airport that can take you to your hotel. However, if you are staying in Taipei, this may not be the cheapest option. Taoyuan, which is where the Taoyuan International Airport is located, is around 45 minutes away from Taipei, and depending on the traffic, you could end up paying a lot more for your fare.

 A much cheaper alternative to taxi is by renting a car, especially if you book a private transfer with a local. This is a good idea for those who are arriving late at night and have missed the train or bus. It’s convenient, comfortable, fast and efficient.

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Other Airports in Taipei

The other airport in Taipei, the Taipei Songshan Airport, is located within the downtown area of the city and serves mostly domestic flights and a few flights from neighboring countries, such as China and Japan. Just in case you happen to land here or if you are taking a domestic flight to another city in Taiwan, getting to or from the airport is very convenient.

 Since the Songshan Airport is right within the city center, Taipei MRT servies the airport. Simply take the Brown Line and get off at the Songshan Airport Station. Otherwise, you can take the taxi going to this Taipei airport and it should not cost you a lot, coming from anywhere in the city.

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Tasty Taiwanese Food Tour by Night

The Food Tour with Chris was really amazing! It was like walking around Taipei with a friend! Chris showed us real local places, explained so much about Taiwan and it's culture and we just discussed a lot of different topics while eating one dish after the other! We were so full in the end - and we tried lots of dishes we otherwise would have never ordered! Thanks a lot for a really cool evening!

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Tasty Taiwanese Food Tour by Night

It was a lot of fun hanging around with Chris, he is full of positive vibes, had great tips and was very knowledgable about the places we visited.
Quick advice for the food tour : stop eating 2 or 3 days before the tour, because there is a LOT of things to try out :p

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Top Sights of Taipei by Motorbike

My 77 year old dad visited Taipei by himself. We chose With Locals so that my dad can see the city at his own pace and with someone who can speak English. Remy was really great about communicating with me ahead of time about my dads interests and needs. On the day of the tour, he picked my dad up at the hotel which was really helpful as other tours that I looked into would have required him to get to a meeting place on his own.
My dad was thrilled to be on a motorcycle again, as he used to have them when he was younger. Unfortunately my dad became tired on the motorcycle before the tour ended, but Remy, ever the caring person that he is, finished the tour with my dad by Uber. I am so glad that this service and a great guy like Remy exist. They made the experience personal, and for me, a relief to know that my dad was in good hands. Thank you, Remy!