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Transportation

There are two airports in the Northern Taiwan: (1) Taipei Songshan Airport  (2) Taoyuan International Airport.

The Taipei Songshan Airport is a mid-size commercial airport which is located just in Taipei City. Only flights departing from Haneda Airport, Gimpo Airport, and several Chinese Cities could land in this airport. Other International Flights will all land in Taoyuan International Airport which is located about 40 km west of Taipei in Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan.

Please see below for the commute routes between the airports and Taipei City.

How to commute between the Airport and Taipei City

The Taoyuan International Airport website offers comprehensive transportation information including ticket prices from Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei City. No matter which type of transportation you choose, it usually takes 1~1.5 hours to reach Taipei City.

The Taipei Songshan Airport website also offers verious ways of transportation for visitors to choose from. Since the Airport is already inside Taipei City, the required travel time depends on your destination.

How to commute between the Airports and the Workshop Venue

★ From Taoyuan International Airport to the Workshop Venue

There are two recommended ways to travel from the airport to the Workshop Venue (Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica):

  1. Take the Highway bus 1843 (Kuo-Kuang Motor Transportation) from the airport, get off at MRT Nangang Exhibition Center Station. Then take the city bus outside MRT Nangang Exhibition Center Station (Exit 5), and get off at Hu Shih Park Stop (the detail of how to take the city bus can be found in the next paragraph). 
  2. Take the taxi at the airport. Get off at the workshop venue (Institute of Economics) inside the Academia Sinica. The taxi fare is about USD$40 (the amount may be different depend on route and time). 

★ From Taipei Songshan Airport to the Workshop Venue

There are two recommended ways to travel from the airport to the Workshop Venue (Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica):
      1. Take the MRT from MRT Songshan Airport Station to MRT Nangang Exhibition Center Station (Brown Line). Then take the city bus outside MRT 
          Nangang Exhibition Center Station (Exit 5), and get off at Hu Shih Park Stop (the detail of how to take the city bus can be found in the next 
          paragraph) 

 





      2. Take the taxi at the airport. Get off at the Academia Sinica (The detailed information about workshop venue will be announce soon). The taxi 
          fare is about USD$10 (the amount may be different depend on route and time). 


How to commute between the City and the Workshop Venue

To the Workshop Venue

Via MRT Nangang Exhibition Center Station: Take the Bannan (Blue) line or Wenhu (Brown) line to the MRT Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station (Exit 5), walk across the Academia Road, and take bus 205, 306 (Green), or 620. Get off at "Hu Shih Park Stop". It will take about 1 minute walk from the gate to the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica. In stead of the city bus, you may also choose to take the taxi. The taxi fare is about USD$4 from MRT Nangang Exhibition Center Station to Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica.

From the Workshop Venue

To MRT Nangang Exhibition Center Station: At Institute of Economics of Academia Sinica, take bus 205, 306 (Green), or 620 to MRT Nangang Exhibition Center. You can also choose Taxi (ask the staff to call a cab for you). 

Transportation

Taxi

Taxis are available 24 hours a day. Credit cards are rarely accepted. It is not necessary to tip taxi drivers. All of the taxis are yellow and have digital meters.

Public Transportation

★ By Metro (MRT):

★ By Bus:

  • Fares: Coin-NT$15 (per section)
  • Bus fares can also be paid with a MRT EasyCard (with a transfer discount for users transferring between metro and bus).

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