Transportation information

To and from the Airport

From the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) you can either (1) take a taxi directly to Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei or the Hotel where you will stay (NT$ 1400 - 1700: note that taxi from airport adds 50% to meter, it would be better to have your destination address in Chinese), or (2) take a bus (in the arrival lobby when you leave customs) to downtown Taipei (about NT$ 150), and a taxi from there to Academia Sinica (about NT$ 300). There are several buses from different companies that go to downtown Taipei. There is also a shuttle Kuokuang bus between the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and the Central (Main) Taipei Train Station. For those who stay in a Hotel near Central (Main) Taipei Train Station, please select a rout of shuttle bus with this stop. For those who stay in a Hotel down town, please select a route of shuttle bus with a stop more close to your Hotel.

"Depending on the traffic, if you take the shuttle you should allow between one and a half to two hours between Academia Sinica (or a Hotel in downtown Taipei) and the Taiwan Taoyuan Airport. If you take a taxi directly, allow for one to one and a half hours."

1. Several bus companies now provide frequent service between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and important destinations in downtown Taipei. They are as follows:
Taiwan (Kuokuang) Bus Corp; Toward You Air Bus; etc.

2. Where to buy bus tickets:

Ticket counters are located in the Arrival Passenger Reception Areas of both Terminals.

a. Terminal I Bus Platform: On the southwest side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area (When you enter the arrival Lobby after customs, the bus ticket counters are on your left hand side.).

b. Terminal II Bus Platform: On the northeast side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area on the first floor of the terminal.

3. Adult single fares vary from NT$120 to $150.

Some examples about Routes (Stops, Fare (NT$), Service Hours, Journey Time (minute)) are as follows:

Route: Taiwan Bus Corp. (Kuokuang Line - to Song-Shan Domestic Airport)
Stops: Hsinsheng Park, Meili-Hua (Miramar), Taipei Song-Shan (Domestic) Airport
Fare (NT$): Adult NT$125 Child NT$65
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport 06:10-24:00 Taipei Song-Shan (Domestic) Airport 05:40-22:45
Journey Time: 50 minutes

Route: Taiwan Bus Corp. (Kuokuang Line °V to Taipei Main Station)
Stops: Chiuchuan St., Taipei Bridge, Taipei Main Railway Station
Fare (NT$): Adult NT$125 Child NT$65
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport 05:40-24:50 Taipei Railway Station 05:00-23:30
Journey Time: 50 minutes

Route: Toward You Air Bus
Stops: Miramar, MRT Nanking Station. (Brother Hotel), MRT Chungsiao- Fuhsing Station, Howard Plaza, Far Eastern Plaza, Hyatt Hotel
Fare (NT$): Adult NT$145 Child NT$70
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport 05:50-00:50 Hyatt Hotel 04:40-23:00
Journey Time: 60~70 minutes
** From Howard Plaza Hotel you can either take a taxi to Academia Sinica, or take city bus #270 on Ren-ai Road to Academia Sinica °’Chung-Yang-Yen-Chiu-Yuan°÷, or take a taxi to your Hotel.

PS. For other routes, you may visit the "transportation" information of Taoyuan Airport Web Site: http://www.taoyuanairport.gov.tw/web/english/index.jsp

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Activity Center of Academia Sinica, Taipei
Address: # 128, Yen-Chiu-Yen (Academy) Road, Sec. 2, NanKang, Taipei 11529
Tel: 886-2-2785-2712 ~ 7
Fax: 886-2-2783-3905

Y Hotel Taipei (YMCA International House)
Address: 19, Hsu Chang St., Taipei (near Taipei Main Railway Station)
Tel: 886-2-23113201 ~ 8
Fax: 886-2-23113209
Web-site: http://www.ymcataipei.org.tw/index_e.php

Howard International House
Address: 30, Hsin Sheng South Road Sec. 3, Taipei (near National Taiwan University)
Tel: 886-2-83691155
Fax: 886-2-83691177
Web-site: http://intl-house.howard-hotels.com/ (English)
                http://intl-house.jp.howard-hotels.com/ (Japanese)

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