Taoyuan Airport (TPE) to Taipei Main Station: 3 Best Transfer Options – Bus, Metro and Taxi

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Located about 40km south-west of Taipei, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is Taiwan’s largest and busiest airport. Taipei, Taiwan is considered an excellent holiday destination by a lot of travelers. However, getting to Taipei city center from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) can be a little bit time-consuming since the area does not have a very well-designed public transport network.

How to get from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei Main Station?

Here are the 3 best transfer options for you to get to Taipei city center from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE): Bus, Metro and taxi. You can find all the information needed down below, including directions, transportation fee, duration, and our recommendations according to your situation.

BusMetroTaxi
Operating Hours24 hr6AM-11PM24 hr
Fee140-150 NTD160 NTD1000 NTD/car
Duration55-60 min35-42 min45-50 min
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1. Taipei Airport Transportation – Bus

(source: Taiwan Tourism Bureau)

Taking buses is definitely one of the most popular options for tourists since it’s safe, convenient, relatively cheap, and there are a number of bus companies running this route regularly. The Kuo-Kuang 1819 route operates 24hr daily, and the bus departures every 10-20 minutes, so it’s a great option if you caught a red-eye flight.

Moreover, the bus takes you straight from the airport to Taipei Main Station so there is no need to transfer!

  • Directions: T1 Arrival Hall B1/T2 Arrival Hall 1F (east side)
  • Fee: 140-150 NTD
  • Operating Hours: 24hr, departure every 10-20 minutes
  • Duration: 55-60 minutes
  • Bus Companies: Kuo-Kuang/CitiAir Bus/Evergreen Bus/Ubus

2. Taipei Airport Transportation – Taoyuan MRT

(source: Taiwan Tourism Bureau)

After the construction was finally finished, Taoyuan Airport MRT started to operate in 2017. It’s now the fastest option among all, which only takes around 40 minutes to reach the city center of Taipei from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).

Generally, if you are carrying large pieces of luggage, we highly recommend you to take the Taoyuan Airport MRT to Taipei Main Station, so there is no need to stand the traffic jam on the highway and you will be able to arrive at your hotel as quick as possible. And for the metro timetable, please refer to Taoyuan Metro Passenger Guide.

  • Directions: Terminal 1 A12 / Terminal 2 A13 / A14a
  • Fee: 160 NTD
  • Operating Hours: 6AM-11PM, departure every 15 minutes
  • Duration: 35 minutes (Express)/42 minutes (Commuter)
Taoyuan Metro Route Map

(source: Travel Taipei)

3. Taipei Airport Transportation – Taxi

(source: China Times)

Taxi is without a doubt the most convenient and flexible method among all, you can get to your destination directly and comfortably. However, the fee is also the highest, of course. The taxi fare of Taoyuan Airport to Taipei City Center costs approximately 1000 NTD per car.

But if you are traveling by a group of friends that you can share the taxi fare together, feel free to hop on a cab and enjoy your ride!

  • Directions: T1 Arrival hall Gate 12/T2 Arrival Hall Gate 26
  • Operating Hours: 24hr
  • Fee: Around 1000 NTD/car
  • Duration: 45-50 minutes

We hope you found the information about getting from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) to Taipei Main Station very useful, and we wish you a pleasant journey in Taiwan!

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