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Travel to Taiwan

Flying to Taiwan

The national airline is China Airlines ( The other major Taiwanese carrier offering international flights to Taiwan is EVA Air ( Other airlines servicing Taiwan include Emirates (, KLM ( and Turkish Airlines (

Expect prices to rise in the run-up to peak holiday times, particularly Chinese New Year. Fares can often be cheaper in the summer months.

The major airport is: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Main Airports

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) (; Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) (

Airport Guides

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport




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


+886 3 273 3728

AddressDayuan Township
9 Hángzhàn South
Taoyuan County

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Kaohsiung International Airport




The airport is 9km (4 miles) from the town centre.


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Flight times

From London - 14 hours (including stopover); New York - 16 hours.

Air passes

Star Alliance Asia Airpass: allows travel to more than 270 destinations in 19 countries including Taiwan ( 

oneworld Visit Asia Pass: allows travel to more than 50 destinations in 17 countries including Taiwan (

Departure tax


Travelling to Taiwan by Rail

Driving to Taiwan

Getting to Taiwan by boat

Keelung (, Taichung ( and Kaohsiung ( are the three key ports. There are three ways of arriving from mainland China – a two-stage journey from Fuzhou in China to Taiwan’s Matsu Islands, then from there to Keelung; a direct ferry service from Xiamen to Keelung; or a fast ferry from the Chinese island of Pingtan to Taichung.

Water note

The long-running service from Taiwan to Japan run by Arimura Sangyo Lines has been discontinued. The ferry from Macau to Taiwan has also been suspended indefinitely.

Ferry operators

Cosco ( - website in Chinese only) runs services from China to Taiwan.

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