- Tourism Bureau
Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT around Taipei)
The mass rapid transit system (MRT) in Taipei, together with the metropolitan area's dedicated bus route network, forms a convenient transportation system. The MRT currently has five lines in operation:
- Green Line (Tamshui - Hsintien)
- Orange Line (Peitou - Nanshih Chiao)
- Blue Line (Hsinpu - Kunyung)
- Brown Line (Chunshan high school - Taipei Zoo)
- Red Line (Peito - Hsin Peitou)
- Hsiao Nanmen Line (Hsimen - CKS Memorial Hall)
These lines are dotted with a variety of attractions and scenic spots. As a result, visitors can take a leisurely journey through most of the attractive parts of Taipei by using the MRT service.
Auto ticketing slots can be found in MRT stations, providing ticketing services (Coin changers are equipped in all stations.) "Single-journey Ticket" price ranging from NT$20 to NT$65 depending on travel distance. A 150-dollar "One-day pass" purchased from service booth will allow unlimited travels among all MRT lines within one day. Please take advantage of One-day pass if you are in desire of visiting spots along MRT lines.
- MRT running hours - 6:00~24:00
- To provide passengers a comfortable and safe ride, smoking, drinking & gum chewing are strictly prohibited in MRT area.
- Using cellular phone is prohibited in the first and the last cabinet of the train.
- Tickets are valid on day of purchase.
- Please locate pets in hand-carry cage; police dogs and guide dogs are excluded.
Trains (around Taiwan)
The island-wide railway network including western line, eastern line, north line and south line, provides a lot of convenience to the passengers, and there are several classes for choice---economic class, Fu-shing class, Jue-kuan class and Tsi-chiang class. Tourists can have their own choice according to their traveling time, consuming ability and the purpose of taking this vehicle. Besides this, there are some small trains at slower speed for some routes, such as lines of A-li, Gigi, Ping-shi, and Nei-wan. Tourists who visit Taiwan for the first time, by taking these routes, are expected to enjoy a very interesting and impressive experience, since they have the chance to see all the beautiful sceneries during the whole journey.
Driving Car Rental
Visitors with international licenses may drive a car in Taiwan. However, for those who are not familiar with the road conditions, it is recommended to rent a car with driver. Cars can be rented at service counters in major airports, train stations and downtown locations. Some of international hotels also provide car rental service which is convenient to visitors who need just airport pick-up or a journey in a few hours.
Some car rental companies allow customers to return cars at more than just one outlets with additional service charge applied. Most car rental companies offer favorable rental packages, but most rental fees do not include insurance, so it is best to make sure of the company's particular policy before taking a car out.
In Taiwan, cars are driving to the right; drivers and passenger in the front must fasten seatbelts. For car-rental traveling, visitors are advised to familiarize Taiwan's driving regulations. After obtaining legally effective drivers' license, an adventure in Taiwan is ready ahead of you.