About Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
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 provides all of the necessary information about the facility, including details of terminal services, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.
Construction of a new Terminal 3 is scheduled for completion in 2020.
There are information desks (tel: +886 3 398 3728) and tourist services counters in both terminals – English is spoken.
From Taipei, take National Freeway 1 (Sun Yat-sen Freeway) southwest towards Taipei and Taichung/Chungli, before turning westbound onto National Freeway 2; this road leads directly to the airport. The total drive time from Taipei to the airport is approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic.
Transfer between terminals:
Shuttle buses and the driverless Skytrain shuttle provide regular free transportation between the terminals.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is situated 40km (25 miles) west of Taipei, in Taoyuan County.
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Public transport road:
Bus:Several bus companies serve city centre destinations (journey time: 50-60 minutes; fare: approximately 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 are available outside the arrivals areas, 24 hours a day. This is the most expensive way of travelling to the city - fares to downtown Taipei cost in the region of NT$1250, depending on the time of day.
Public transport rail:
Rail:Regular shuttle buses link Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with the nearby Taoyuan HSR (High Speed Railway) station. From here passengers can jump on trains to Taipei, Tainan, Zuoying and other destinations. The shuttle fare to the station is NT$30, while a single fare from Taoyuan station to Taipei costs NT$160. For more information contact THSR (tel: +886 4 066 3000; www.thsrc.com.tw).
There are bank branches in both terminals. These outlets also offer ATMs and currency exchange services.
There are numerous places to eat at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, both before and after 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 both terminals (tel: +886 3 398 2538); those who have lost items in the terminal can also make enquiries via an interactive platform on the airport's website. Left-luggage services are available in both terminals.
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.
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 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: +886 3 398 2160 for Terminal 1; or +886 3 393 1999 for Terminal 2).
Car hire operators Avis, Ching Bing Auto Leasing and Easy Rent have representation at the airport with counters in the arrival lobbies of both terminals.