Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Guide (TPE)

Airport info
Code: TPE
Address:
9 Hángzhàn South Road, Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County 33758, Taiwan
Location:

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is situated 40km (25 miles) west of Taipei, in Taoyuan County.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +886
Telephone:
(03) 398 2143 (Terminal 1) or 398 3274 (Terminal 2).
Timezone: GMT ++08:00
Map:
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport map

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.

Airport news

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.

Information

There are information desks (tel: (03) 398 3728) and tourist services counters in both terminals – English is spoken.

Transfer between terminals

Shuttle buses and the driverless Skytrain shuttle provide regular free transportation between the terminals.

Driving directions

From Taipei, take National Freeway 1 (Sun Yat-sen Freeway) southwest towards Taipei and Taichung/Chungli, before turning westbound onto National Freeway 2.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

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.

Public transport road

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.

Terminal facilities

Money

There are bank branches in both terminals. These outlets also offer ATMs and currency exchange services.

Communication

There are post offices in both terminals. Wireless internet access, telephones and mobile phone hire are also available at several points within each terminal.

Food

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.

Shopping

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.

Luggage

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.

Other

Other facilities at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport include a museum, medical centre, hairdresser, prayer rooms, massage services and shower facilities. There is also a nursery and playroom for parents travelling with young children.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

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).

Disabled facilities

Disabled travellers may park free of charge for the first day of their stay in the airport car parks. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.

Car parking

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).

Car rental

There are car hire counters in the arrival lobbies of both terminals. Contact Easy Rent (tel: (03) 398 3636; www.easyrent.com.tw) and Ching Bing Auto Leasing (tel: (03) 398 3636; www.chingbing.com.tw) for more information and for reservations.

Hotels

There is a transit hotel situated in the airport complex, while a full-service property can be found within a short distance of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. A larger accommodation choice is available in either Taipei or in Taoyuan, which are both more than 30km (20 miles) away.


Evergreen Transit Hotel

(03) 383 4510.

Situated in the 4th-floor transit area of Terminal 2, this is a small hotel for transfer passengers. It offers a sauna area, showers, exercise room and basic business facilities.

Terminal 2, Level 4F, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan County, Taiwan

Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport

(03) 398 0888.

Just 1.5 km (1 mile) from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the 4-star Novotel operates a free shuttle link and express flight check-in service. The hotel also has extensive meeting facilities, as well as a pool, fitness centre, restaurant and a variety of retail outlets.

Edited by Gavin Haines
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