The most convenient place for renting a scooter in Taichung City is next to the High Speed Rail (HSR) station. It’s one of the only places where you can rent a scooter without an ARC (Taiwan’s resident card).
Most scooter rental shops around the Taichung train station have old scooters that may not be the most reliable machines – old tires, weak brakes, broken suspension…
The scooters at this shop by the Taichung HSR Station are in OK condition, and all you need to provide is your passport and your international driver’s license.
Scooter rental cost at this shop is 500 to 700NT$ per day. The shop is open from 8am to 9pm.
To get to that scooter rental shop, walk to the first floor, take the exit at the back where all the taxis are, cross the road, and turn right. It’s a 3 minute walk from the HSR station.
Address: 191, Zhanqu 2nd Road, Wuri District, Taichung City, Taiwan 414
Things to consider when renting a scooter in Taichung
When you rent a scooter or bigger motorcycle anywhere in Taiwan, you should first make sure that the scooter is in good condition. Check the tires, brakes, and if there are any scratches on the bike, take some pictures so you don’t have to pay any extra fee when you return the machine.
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