About Taipei

Taxi

Major cities have an abundance of taxis. Charges are NT$70 for the first 1.25 km and NT$5 for each additional 250 meters.

An additional NT$5 is charged for every two minutes of waiting, and an NT$20 surcharge is added to fares between 11 p.m.

and 6 a.m. Basically, taxi fares in all major cities are set by local city government itself and are in a minor discrepancy. Out-

of-town or long-distance travels may not apply to meter charge; travellers are suggested to confirm charging method before

getting on the taxi. Most drivers do not speak English, so it is a good idea to have hotel personnel write both your destination

and your hotel's name and address in Chinese, along with the projected cost of each one-way trip.

Bus

Taipei Bus Station officially opened at 12:00 a.m. The Taipei City Public Transportation Office reported that as of 10:30 on an

opening day, the station had sold a total of 3,502 tickets and smoothly served 560 intercity buses, including 126 arrivals and

440 departures. 

Taipei Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT)

The system operates according to a spoke-hub distribution paradigm, with six lines running radically outward from central

Taipei. The metro system operates from 6 am to midnight daily with extended services during special events. Trains operate

at intervals of 1.5 to 15 minutes depending on the line and time of day. A “Single-journey Ticket” costs between NT$20 to

NT$65 depends on distance. A NT$200 One-day Pass purchased from a service booth will allow unlimited travel among all

MRT lines within one day. Smoking, eating, drinking or gum chewing are strictly prohibited on all MRT trains.

Website: http://english.metro.taipei/