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How to Get Around by Public Transportation

Type of transportation: MRT, LRT, Bus, Taxi, Uber, Bike

Type of MRT tickets:

  1. Admission to the trains is via blue plastic single-journey tokens or electronic stored value cards called EasyCards. Travelers can calculate single journey fare here, which depends on journey distance.
  • Single Journey: NT$20 - NT$65
  • One-day EasyCards Pass: NT$150
  • 24hr Taipei Metro Pass: NT$180
  • 48hr Taipei Metro Pass: NT$280
  • 72hr Taipei Metro Pass: NT$380
  • All Pass Ticket: NT$1,280 includes unlimited rides for 30 days on Taipei Metro, Taipei buses, and YouBike bike share.

Passengers with EasyCards get a fare discount between subway and bus if the transfer is done within one hour. Taipei Fun Passes include unlimited rides on Taipei Metro, Taipei buses, and Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes.

  1. Taipei Fun Pass (Transportation)

    • 1-Day: NT$180
    • 1-Day (Maokong Gondola version): NT350
    • 2-Day: NT$310
    • 3-Day: NT$440
    • 5-Day: NT$700

    Taipei Fun Pass (Unlimited): Includes entry to 16 attractions, including Taipei 101, Yehliu Geopark, and Taipei Zoo.

    • 1-Day: NT$1,200
    • 2-Day: NT$1,600
    • 3-Day: NT$1,900

Bus traveling

Online train ticket booking:


Hailing a yellow, metered taxi is easy except during rush hour and rain storms. Finding a taxi driver that speaks English is hard. Show the driver your destination address in Chinese characters; most drivers are unable to read pinyin.

Fare Rates: Make sure the driver turns on the meter, which begins at NT$70 for the first 0.77 miles and NT$5 for each additional 0.12 miles. A NT$20 surcharge is added to rides after 11 p.m. Some taxis take credit cards, but ask before your ride begins. Pay in NT$100 or NT$500 notes as most drivers won’t have change for NT$1,000 notes. Taxi dispatch +886 800 055 850 (Press 2 for English service) or 55850 from a mobile phone.

Rideshares like Uber and Lyft are popular as is LINE TAXI, a taxi-hailing service from the LINE mobile app, a popular communication and payment app. Rideshares accept credit card payments.

Other Tips:

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Taking the Airport Shuttle

The easiest way to travel from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport is the Taoyuan International Airport MRT Line that has 13 express stations from the Taipei Main Station to Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (there is an additional commuter line extending service beyond the airport to Huanbei Station in Taoyuan). Taoyuan Airport map
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Taiwan foods/gourmet you must try

Famous food top 5

  1. 魯肉飯(Lurou fan, Braised pork rice): Khong bah png, as known as Braised pork rice, is a gaifan dish found in Fujianese cuisine and Taiwanese cuisine. Although subject to regional variations, dishes are typically made of pork belly cooked in a process known as lu and served on top of rice. Chinese pickles are often eaten with the dish. 金峰魯肉飯 seems the most famous restaurant.
  2. 梅干控肉: Pork Steamed with Pickled Mustard Cabbage. 欣葉 seems the best restaurant.
  3. 紅蟳米糕: Steamed Glutinous Rice with Mud Crab
  4. 牛肉麺(Beef noodle soup): Beef noodle soup is a noodle soup made of stewed or braised beef, beef broth, vegetables and noodles. It exists in various forms throughout East and Southeast Asia. 天下三絶, or 永康牛肉麺 seem the most famous restaurants there.
  5. 蚵仔煎(Oyster omelette):The dish consists of an omelette with a filling primarily composed of small Pacific oysters. Starch (typically sweet potato starch) is mixed into the egg batter, giving the resulting egg wrap a thicker consistency. Pork lard is often used to fry the resulting omelet. Depending on regional variations, a savory sauce may then be poured on top of the omelette for added taste. Spicy or chili sauce mixed with lime juice is often added to provide an intense kick. Shrimp can sometimes be substituted in place of oysters; in this case, it is called shrimp omelette (蝦仁煎).

Famous Sweets

豆花(Douhua): Douhua is a Chinese sweet or savoury snack made with very tender tofu. It is also referred to as doufuhua, tofu pudding, soybean pudding or, particularly in northern China, tofu brains. 古早味豆花 or 豆花荘 are the best restaurants.

Famous Drinks

珍珠奶茶(Bubble tea): Bubble tea is a tea-based drink that originated in Taiwan in the early 1980s. Taiwanese immigrants brought it to the United States in the 1990s, initially in California through regions including Los Angeles County, but the drink has also spread to other countries where there is a large East Asian diaspora population.

Taiwan food trivia

  • It's tasty: in Taiwanese you say “好呷!” (Ho-ja)
  • 玉井芒果(Yu Jing Mango): famous mango from May to Sep, especially in July.
  • 臭豆腐(Stinky tofu): Stinky tofu is a Chinese form of fermented tofu that has a strong odor. It is usually sold at night markets or roadside stands as a snack, or in lunch bars as a side dish, rather than in restaurants. Traditionally the dish is fermented in a brine with vegetables and meat, sometimes for months.

Other Taiwan famous foods

  1. 小籠包(Xiaolongbao): Xiaolongbao refers to a type of small Chinese steamed bun traditionally prepared in a xiaolong, a small bamboo steaming basket. Xiaolongbao are often referred to as a kind of “dumpling”, but should not be confused with Chinese jiaozi or wonton. 鼎泰豊 is the most famous restaurant.
  2. 担仔麺(Ta-a mi): Ta-a mi, also known as Ta-a noodles or danzai noodles, is Chinese wheat noodles, shrimp flavored soup, shrimp, coriander, Taiwanese Meat Sauce and garlic. It is a type of snack found in Tainan, Taiwan. Also known as “Slack Season Ta-a Noodles”, they originated in Tainan, about 130 years ago. 度小月 台北忠孝店 seems the most famous restaurant.
  3. 豆漿(Doujiang) or 鹹豆漿: a classic Taiwanese breakfast, refers to soy milk soup. The slightly sweet soybean paste contains small onions and shrimp, and is seasoned with vinegar, chili oil, and soy sauce. It is characterized by the fact that it often contains slices of long, thin fried bread called ``Yau Tiu.’’ It also sometimes contains cilantro and zha cai, so the taste varies depending on the store. This is a must-try dish when you visit Taiwan. 阜杭豆漿 seems the most famous restaurant.
  4. 豪大大鶏排: big fried chicken. 士林観光夜市内 士林二店 seems the most famous restaurant.
  5. 胡椒餅(Hujiao bing): Hújiāo bǐng or pepper bun is a type of baked bun that originated in city of Fuzhou, the capital of China’s Fujian province. It is a street food that has become popular in Taiwan and can be found in night markets or mini food stalls throughout Taiwan. 福州世祖胡椒餅(饒河街観光夜市内)seems the most famous restaurant.
  6. 阿宗麺線: Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle
  7. 葱抓餅: Onion Pancake. 天津葱抓餅 seems the best one.
  8. 火鍋(Hot pot): Hot pot or hotpot, also known as soup-food or steamboat, is a dish whereby a heat source placed on the dining table keeps a pot of soup stock simmering, and a variety of Chinese foodstuffs and ingredients are served beside the pot for the diners to put into the hot stock.
  9. 芒果雪花冰/芒果冰: Different from the traditional shaved ice with powder balls, taro balls, grass jelly, etc., mango ice is made with fresh mango, condensed milk, and mango ice cream covered on top of shaved ice or continuous ice, which is refreshing and relieves the heat. 思慕昔 (永康街), 冰讃 (迪化街) are some of restaurants.
  10. 鮮肉包: Fresh meat buns are steamed buns stuffed with meat . The main filling is fresh pork shank meat. After mincing it, mix the appropriate fat and lean ratio, add onion, ginger , sugar , soy sauce , sesame oil and other seasonings and stir evenly.
  11. 蛤蜊湯: kinda Clam soup.
  12. 割包(Gua bao): A gua bao, also known as a pork belly bun, ambiguously as a bao, or erroneously as a bao bun, is a type of lotus leaf bun originating from Fujian cuisine. It is also a popular snack in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Nagasaki Chinatown in Japan.
  13. 炒米粉: stired rice noodle
  14. 台湾粥: Taiwanese rice porridge
  15. 酔鶏: “drunken chicken”. What exactly is it? It is a dish made by marinating boiled (or steamed) chicken in the Chinese alcoholic beverage Shaoxing wine. The chicken is marinated in Shaoxing wine for a long time, which is why it is called “drunken chicken.”