Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Guide (TPE)
Code: TPENo. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +886Timezone: GMT ++08:00
9 Hángzhàn South Road, Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County 33758, Taiwan
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is situated 40km (25 miles) west of Taipei, in Taoyuan County.
(03) 398 2143 (Terminal 1) or 398 3274 (Terminal 2).
The largest of Taiwan’s four international airports, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport serves the city of Taipei. This airport is among the world’s 20 busiest airports in terms of passenger numbers. Our Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport guide encompasses airport contact details as well as information on terminal facilities, public transportation and nearby hotels.
The MRT direct rail link between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and central Taipei was originally due for completion in October 2013, but construction issues have caused severe delays to the project. A new opening date has not been announced.
Construction on a new Terminal 3 is due to begin in 2014, with an expected completion date of 2018.
There are information desks (tel: (03) 398 3728) and tourist services counters in both terminals – English is spoken.
Shuttle buses and the driverless Skytrain shuttle provide regular free transportation between the terminals.
From Taipei, take National Freeway 1 (Sun Yat-sen Freeway) southwest towards Taipei and Taichung/Chungli, before turning westbound onto National Freeway 2.
Rail: Regular shuttle buses link Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with Taoyuan THSR (tel: (04) 066 3000; www.thsrc.com.tw/en) mainline rail network station for national rail services to Taipei, Tainan, Zuoying and other destinations. The shuttle fare to the station is NT$30, while a single from Taoyuan station to Taipei by rail is NT$160.
Bus: Several companies serve city centre destinations (journey time: 50-60 minutes; fare: around NT$125). There are also buses to Taoyuan (journey time: 40 minutes), Zhongli (journey time: 40 minutes) and Taichung (journey time: 2 hours) among other areas. Bus ticket counters are situated in the arrival areas of both terminals.
Taxi: Taxis (tel: (03) 398 2832 or 3599 – Terminals 1 and 2 respectively) are available outside the arrivals areas, 24 hours a day. Fares to Taipei and Taichung are metered and vary according to traffic conditions and road tolls.
There are bank branches in both terminals. These outlets also offer ATMs and currency exchange services.
There are post offices in both terminals. Wireless internet access, telephones and mobile phone hire are also available at several points within each terminal.
There are numerous places to eat at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, both pre- and post-security screening. These include a good mix of Taiwanese, Chinese and Western restaurants, as well as fast-food outlets, cafés and bars.
Shops at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport include newsagents, duty-free outlets and retailers selling local crafts and souvenirs. These can be found throughout the terminals, although there is a larger concentration in the departure areas.
Lost property offices are located in the basements of Terminal 1 Departures (tel: (03) 398 2538) and Terminal 2 Arrivals (tel: (03) 398 2538) – lost items can be tracked via the airport’s website. Left-luggage services are available in both terminals.
The More International Business Centre & Premium Lounge (tel: (03) 393 1111 or 398 3333; www.moregroup.com.tw), on the top floor departure areas of Terminal 1 and 2, offers conference rooms for hire and a range of business services. VIP and airline lounges are also positioned on these levels.
Meeting facilities are also available at the nearby Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport hotel (tel: (03) 398 0888; www.novotel.com).
Car parks are located on the ground level of the east and west sides of Terminals 1 and 2. Additional underground parking is available at Terminal 2. For further information, contact the airport parking office (tel: (03) 398 2160 for Terminal 1 or 393 1999 for Terminal 2).