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Travel in Taiwan

Understand how to get around Taiwan by train, bus, air, HSR, scooter... Transportation Info

Traveling around Taiwan can either be a breeze or a real pain in the neck.

Public transport between the big cities that dot the west and east coasts (Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Taidong, Hualien) is cheap, comfortable, organized and punctual. It's actually more comfortable, economical, and faster than traveling around Canada, the States, or Europe.

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Bus station at Taoyuan International Airport, close to Taipei.

Getting to places deep in the Central Mountain Range or to villages outside big cities is a different story. It can be quite troublesome depending on how much time you've got for your trip, the weather, your resourcefulness, and the time of the year.

Trains in Taiwan / Rail Travel (TRA)

Traveling in Taiwan by normal train (TRA) is both affordable and enjoyable. A train ride from Taipei (northern Taiwan) to Kaohsiung (southern Taiwan) only costs around 845NT$.

Taiwan High Speed Train (HSR)

Waste no time with transportation in Taiwan! Travel from Taipei to Kaohsiung in as little as 90 minutes on one of the world's fastest trains. Riding Taiwan's High Speed Rail is an experience in itself! Check out why I love the HSR in Taiwan.

Buses in Taiwan

One of the first things you'll realize when you get to Taiwan is the incredible amount of buses on the roads. They are ideal if you're looking for a cheap (the cheapest) way to travel in Taiwan. It's also one of the only ways to reach some of the small villages and mountain resorts in the mountains or along the east coast.
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Scooter / Motorbike

Traveling in Taiwan on two wheels is pure heaven. Sure, it comes with some dangers, but the rewards are worth it! In the cities, you can visit more attractions in less time and in remote areas you can get to places not covered by public transport. Click here for more info about riding a scooter in Taiwan.

Rent a Car in Taiwan

It is very easy to rent a car in Taiwan and the best place to do so is at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. You will need an International Driver's License and your normal provincial or state license as well to legally drive a car in Taiwan.

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Travel to Taipei
This guide tells you how to travel to Taipei by plane, bus, and train. Understand where the two main airports in Taipei are, and figure out how to get to the city center. See transportation fares from Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Hualien.

Transport in Taipei City
Understand how to get around Taipei by metro (MRT), bus, and taxi. Read about fares / schedules. Should you rent a car or scooter? How complicated / safe is it? Get answers about Taipei transportation now!

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