Information & Facts
Car rental service counters are located in the Arrivals lobby of
Several bus companies provide services to Taipei and other
destinations around Taiwan. The journey to Taipei takes about 40
minutes and fares are around NT$ 125. Tickets can be bought at
counters in the arrivals section and the bus platforms are located
outside the terminals for buses that depart every 15 to 30 minutes.
Taxis are available outside Arrivals 24 hours a day, but are more
expensive. Taxis are metered; a typical taxi fare to Taipei is
around NT$1,100 which includes a 50 percent surcharge on top of the
metered fare. Highway tolls will cost extra. (Terminal one taxis
Tel: (+03-398-2832) (Terminal two taxis Tel: +03-398-3599). Cars
can also be rented from the arrivals hall on the north side (Tel:
+03-398-2576). There is a shuttle bus to the high speed rail
service which connect travelers to various stations in the city.
Note that there is a Visitor's Desk in the Arrivals hall with
English speaking assistance; if you have missed your transport
connection, they will make telephone calls for you.
NT$300 which is usually added to the ticket
There are two banks in the airport with bureaux de change and
ATMs, as well as a post office. There is an Internet room, wireless
Internet and plenty of public telephones. Information desks are
situated in each terminal, and a tourist services desk is located
in the arrivals area of Terminal 1. Both terminals are well
supplied with Asian and Western food outlets, including bars and
restaurants. There is ample duty free shopping and several
boutiques stocking a wide range of goods. A business lounge offers
VIP service. There are good facilities for the disabled.
Mandarin is the official language of Taiwan, but
Taiwanese is often spoken and English is generally
Taiwan's currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD), which is
divided into 100 cents. Foreign currencies and travellers cheques
(American Express, Citibank or Thomas Cook) can be exchanged at
government-designated banks and hotels. Receipts are given when
currency is exchanged, and must be presented in order to exchange
unused NT dollars before departure. Major credit cards such as
American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Diners Club are accepted.
Banks are open Monday to Friday. US dollars are the preferred
currency. ATMs are plentiful but not all accept international bank
The Skytrain provides free transport between Terminal 1 and
Terminal 2, and a shuttle bus also connects the two terminals.
There are regular buses to Taipei's other international airport,
Local time is GMT +8.