Taipei MRT Guide
Travel around Taipei by subway (metro)!
The Taipei MRT is the most convenient way to get around Taiwan's capital city. The Taipei metro is both cheap and easy to use.
The Taipei MRT system has been one of the distinctive characteristics of Taipei's development. Be sure to pick up an MRT and tourist map as soon as you can.
Taipei's subway system has alleviated traffic jams and made navigating the city much easier for non-Chinese speaking foreigners. You can get a free map of Taipei's MRT at the both airports in Taipei (Taoyuan International Airport and Songshan).
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Taipei MRT - English please!
Taipei MRT stations are clearly labeled in English, and will take you to the majority of the important tourist stops. All the exits at MRT stations have big English maps on their walls where you can see Taipei attractions such as museums, temples, and parks.
Taipei MRT Price
Rides on the metro system are not free, but they're cheap. If you plan on doing a lot of traveling on the Taipei MRT, you'll want to get an EasyCard. The card is the size of a credit card and will cost NT$500 to set up -$100 for a deposit and the other $400 that you will be able to use to travel. You can use the card to get a 20% discount on rides in the Taipei MRT.
The MRT's fares are distance-based, so the further you travel, the more you pay. A fare for a single-trip in Taipei's subway will be between $15 and $65, but we doubt you'll be spanning the full distance of the MRT.
Taipei Main Station
Taipei Main Station in the old town center is the most important MRT station of the entire system. Some of the best attractions in Taipei are scattered around Taipei MRT Main Station.
Another reason why it's the most important MRT station is because it's also where you'll find the Taipei Train Station, Taipei HSR Station, and Taipei Bus Station.
Taipei MRT Stations Near Important Attractions
Here is a list of some of the most "important" MRT stations in Taipei. They are within walking distance of the most popular attractions in the capital.
Taipei Main Station
228 Peace Park
National Taiwan Museum
ZhongShan MRT Station
Taipei Contemporary Art Museum
SPOT Taipei Film House
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall MRT Station
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
CKS Memorial Hall Plaza
Longshan MRT Station
Taipei's Presidential Palace
Ximen MRT Station
Ximending Shopping District
Yuanshan MRT Station
Taipei's Confucius Temple
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Lin An Tai Homestead
Zhongshan Junior High School MRT Station
Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT Station
Taipei Holiday Jade Market
Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station
Shopping on Zhongxiao East Rd
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall MRT Station
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Puppetry Art Center of Taipei
Taipei City Hall MRT Station
Taipei 101 Tower
Taipei 101 Shopping Mall
Xinyi shopping area
Houshan Pi MRT Station
Raohe Night Market
Taipower Building MRT Station
Taipei Grand Mosque
Shida Night Market
National Taiwan University
Museum of Water
Muzha MRT Station
Taipei Zhinan Temple
Muzha Tea Plantations
Jiantan MRT Station
Taipei Grand Hotel
Xinbeitou MRT Station
Beitou hot springs
Taipei Metro System - Confusing?
The Taipei MRT might seem confusing at first, but if you take the time to look at your MRT map, look at the English signs, you'll see that its very intuitive and straightforward.
Taipei MRT Tourist Information
If you ever have any problem finding your way around the MRT in Taipei, you can always head for a tourist information desk. There are travel information kiosks at pretty much every Taipei MRT station.
If you'd like to have more information about travel in Taipei, attractions, restaurants, and hotels in Taipei, make sure to take a look at my Taipei travel guide eBook. The eBook has musch more information about Taipei transportation and the Taipei MRT than what you see on this page.
More Taipei Transportation Info
Taipei MRT Official Website
This website has information about the entire subway system in Taipei. You can see a Taipei MRT map in English, as well as timetables and fares for all the destinations.
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