Taipei

When To Visit

Taipei is all year round tourist destination. There is no severe cold in winter and no brutal summer heat. Summers are warm and humid with a maximum temperature of 29ºC and sudden rain showers frequently occur. You may need sunblock and umbrella sometimes.

Taipei Climate

Taipei TemperatureTaipei Climate

Before Your Travel

Time Zone ( GMT )

Taipei Time Zone – GMT +8

Visa

Visa is Not Required for residents of Australia, Malaysia & Singapore for stays up to 30 days.

Electricity

Electricity in Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings have sockets with 220 volts especially for the use of air conditioners.. Most hotels provide adapters.

Water

Tap water is drinkable, but drinking unboiled water is not recommended. Most hotels provide boiled drinking water. Bottled water is easily available at convenience stores and supermarkets.

Tipping

Tipping is not customary in Taipei. Some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill and sales tax is included in the listed price in Taipei City.

Language

Mandarin is the official language on the island and is spoken by most people. Taiwanese or Hokkien, a Chinese dialect from Fujian Province in China, is spoken by 70% of the population.

Planning to go Taipei?

Getting around Taipei is easy with its efficient public transport system such as MTR & Buses.

Just print a MTR System Map and you are all set to go!

Taipei Metro Map

Download the Map : Taipei Metro

Arriving Taipei

From the Airport

1. High Speed Rail

Bus runs approximately every 15 minutes from the airport to the Taoyuan High Speed Rail station. From there, you can catch one of the HSR trains to Taipei Main Station. The bus is NT$30 and the train is NT$160.

2. Bus

Express airport buses cost between NT$120 and NT$150 depending on the bus company, and there are stops at both terminals.

Most Taipei routes are divided into West and East, with each company operating a service every 10 to 15 minutes on each route.

The western line bus terminates at Taipei Main Railway Station while the eastern line terminate at the Taipei Grand Hyatt Hotel.

For More Bus Info : Bus Route & Fare to Taoyuan International Airport

2. Taxi

Taxi queues are outside the Arrival Halls of both terminals. To ensure the safety of passengers, only the taxis approved by the Aviation Police Bureau are permitted to operate in Taoyuan Airport.

A typical taxi fare to Taipei is approx. NT$1,100

Check Out by Tommy Ooi

  • 15 Must Visit Taipei Attractions ( coming soon )

  • Taipei Hotels Review ( coming soon )

  • Dining in Taipei ( coming soon )

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8 Comments

  1. Hey Tommy,

    I am planning to go to Taipei in the end of April next year. How’s weather over there? will it be cool or hot?
    Thanks

  2. Hi Vivian,

    From the graph above you can see end April temperature would be around 26 Celsius to 30 degree Celsius which is one of the best weather to travel Taipei. Also there April is one of the lowest rain fall month hence mostly you will enjoy your travel..

    I’ll be going to Taiwan in end April 11 as well.. Hope you enjoy it..

  3. Hi Tommy, I enjoy reading your write out on 15 must visit in Jeju and looking forward for you to update your 15 must visit Taipei Attraction.

  4. I’m going to tapei this coming april 23,we stay at RainBow hotel ximdeng.So when we arrival,what should we take bus or taxi better.Because we have 5 people,

    • Hi Wendy,

      I would suggest airport train or bus would be convenient for people of 5. As you need taking 2 taxi for 5 people.

      Hope it helps

  5. Do you have the following (coming soon):
    – 15 Must Visit Taipei Attractions ( coming soon )
    – Taipei Hotels Review ( coming soon )
    – Dining in Taipei ( coming soon )

    Thanks for the tips and recommendations!
    really useful for my Hong Kong Trip!
    Im going to taiwan this oct so back to ur website looking for recommendations!
    any updates on taiwan? 😀

  6. hi tommy, your review is awesome, especially the Tokyo one, hehe..
    any update on these?
    – 15 Must Visit Taipei Attractions ( coming soon )
    – Taipei Hotels Review ( coming soon )
    – Dining in Taipei ( coming soon )

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