From Taipei to Taoyuan International Airport
Latest! Updated on 27 Jan 2018.
To travel by bus from Taipei to Taoyuan International Airport is the easiest of all other mode of transportation, and also the most economical way. Why? It cost less than TWD$125 or USD$3.80. Most importantly, the bus comes every 20 minutes, with a journey of about 55 minutes to reach the airport, so everything is quite certain.
From Taipei To Taoyuan Airport By Bus
So how to go? Firstly, get to Taipei Main Station.
KuoKuang Bus Teipei Terminal was previously located at Taipei West Bus Station, as shown in the following picture:
Not anymore, as Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport has shifted since mid 2017. It now has its own building. So take note if other website is not giving you aN updated info.
The new address and location of Kuo-Kuang Bus Taipei Terminal is located just beside Taipei Main Station. It’s even nearer now, highlighted by the red-coloured arrow. See the following map:
Here I am, at Kuo-Kuang Bus Taipei Terminal.
From Taipei Main Station, 2 exit leads to Kuo-Kuang Bus Taipei Terminal, M1and M2, both are less than 30 meters away from the exit of Taipei Main Station.
The other one is through M2 Exit.
Kuo-kuang Bus Taipei Terminal is very popular, as can be seen from the many directional signages along the walkway of Taipei Main Station.
The bus, Kuo-Kuong bus number 1819, can be boarded just at the front of the terminal.
You might be tempted by your hotel staff who tells you there is a bus service at a place nearby to the hotel, allow me to give you a warning, if that location is not Taipei Bus Station, you had better not to go. Why? Almost all bus services to Taoyuan International Airport started at Taipei West Bus Station, which is already almost fully loaded. On the way to the airport, it has another 1-2 stops. Well, well, you might not be able to get onto the bus and could be late for your flight!
Take note also, Taipei has 2 international airports and Taoyuan International Airport has 2 terminals, know which terminal you are heading to, for when you board, the bus captain needs to slot your luggage to the respective luggage compartment on the bus.
Lastly, there is a long queue of taxi just outside Taipei West Bus Station, the fare to the airport is TWD$1,000 or USD$29.80, always negotiate the price before boarding to avoid any disputes.
From Taipei To Taoyuan Airport By MRT
Another way of going to the airport is by MRT, how fast is that? 40mins. How expensive is that? NT$160.
If you got your info on some website that you need take a bus or whatsoever transport and thereafter change to the train, then you have certainly read an outdated website. Here, I got the latest for you!
The MRT at the airport is now seamlessly linked to Taipei Main Station.
Where to take the Taoyuan Airport MRT?
There are 2 ways to go about it:
First, get to Taipei Main Station. It’s a huge building, probably the biggest in Taipei.
Get to the Taoyuan Airport MRT station by following the signage which is almost everywhere.
The second way is go to the Taoyuan Airport MRT station itself.
The red-coloured arrow indicated Taoyuan Airport MRT Taipei Main Station.
Anyway, the Airport MRT station is just beside Taipei Main Station, you won’t missed it.
Get your ticket from the counter or purchase it through the ticketing machine. The cost per ticket is NT$160.
Look, there are few stops before it reaches the airport.
I love this ticket, which is coin-shaped. But you can’t keep it as souvenir, nee to slot-in upon exit.
The train platform is spacious and neat, probably because it’s a newly opened station.
You get beautiful and comfortable seat. You can even power charge your handphone.
Information on flight schedule is updated constantly from the TV screen.
The seat is so comfortable that we didn’t realized that we had reached the airport. It was indeed fast and reliable!
Taking the MRT to the airport is not just about dollar and cents, I find that the biggest advantage is being it can avoid traffic jams, which is very unpredictable. I do not want to miss my flight. I also do not want to go to the airport too early in case of traffic jams. The choice is yours!
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