2018 Taipei Taiwan

Conference Venue
Howard Civil Service International House

Airport Information
Taipei is served by two airports – Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for most international flights and Taipei Songshan Airport for domestic flights as well as some short-haul flights to Asian destinations.

From Taoyuan Airport to Taipei city

  1. *Bus, 60 – 75 mins

Tickets sold at bus counters (also the pickup point). The counter at the Terminal 1 is at B1 Arrivals. The counter at the Terminal 2 is at the northeast arcade of the 1st floor Arrivals lobby.

  1. *Taxi, 40 – 55 min

Taxis operating by shifts are located at the west side of the Arrivals Lobby of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

  1. *Taoyuan Metro: Participants could take MRT from the Airport (A12-Termianl 1 or A13-Terminal 2) to Taipei Main Station (A1) and then connect to other lines.

  1. *Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR in short, a fast train), 55 – 60 min

Step 1: take the shuttles (Ubus No.705) from the Airport to THSR Taoyuan Station
* Shuttles from the Airport to THSR Taoyuan Station

  1. - Bus fare: NT$30 (USD $1)
  2. - Tickets are sold at: Ubus service counters at Arrivals Lobby of Terminals 1 and 2. (Ubus統聯客運 is a bus company that provides shuttle services from Airport to THSR Taoyuan)
  3. - Intervals: 5 – 10 minutes intervals during peak times.

Step 2: take THSR to Taipei Station.
*THSR Taoyuan Station to THSR Taipei Station
* Train fare: NTD160 (USD $5.27), 18 min

Traveling around Taipei

  1. Metro Taipei: Taipei is served by an efficient MRT system. Fares start at NT$20 (discounted to NT$16 with an Easy Card).There are total 5 routes of Metro Taipei.

Wenhu Line (Brown Line)

Tamsui-Xinyi Line (Red Line)

Songshan-Xindian Line (Green Line)

Zhonghe-Xinlu Line (Orange Line)

Bannan Line (Blue Line)

  1. *Youbike: Taipei also has an extensive public bicycle rental system (YouBike), fares start from NT$5 for first 30 minutes.
  2. *Bus: Taipei is well served by buses, signage and announcements are provided in English. Fares start at NT$15.
  3. *Taxi: Taxis are cheap and plentiful, fares start at NT$70 and are normally less than NT$200 to most downtown locations.

Visiting Taipei

Taipei is situated in the north of Taiwan, and is the political, economic, and cultural capital of the island.The top 5 attraction ranked by TripAdvisor are Elephant Mountain, Longshan Temple, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei 101 and Yangmingshan National Park.Taiwan is also famous for its varied cuisine. Be sure to enjoy it during your visit.

Taiwanese Cuisine