Posted by: Teacher Peter | July 15, 2011

Riding the Bus, Airport Travel

Whether you’re headed to Tapei for the weekend or making a longer trip to the East Coast of the island or Kenting in the south, buses are your friend.

Airport:

Getting to Taoyuan International airport in Taipei.I recommend taking the HSR (High Speed Rail a.k.a. “GaoTie” ). Tell the taxi driver “gao Tie” (the Chinese word abbreviation of a longer phrase that means high speed rail) and they will take you to the only HSR station in Taichung. It’s a different station than the regular train.  The first HSR out of Taichung leaves at 6am. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Taoyuan and 50 min/1 hour to get to Taipei. Your ticket stub will have exact arrival and departure times.

Do you need to be there before 6:40am? Take the bus:

1.Fego Bus a.k.a “Flying Dog” or FreeGo. I haven’t found an English website for them yet. First bus to Taoyuan airport from Taichung leaves at 3am. Then, every 20 minutes.

http://www.freego.com.tw/

2. Other resources:

http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/Publish.jsp?cnid=1226

Taiwan Secrets is a great travel blog in general. Here’s their bus section:

http://www.taiwanese-secrets.com/taiwan-bus.html

http://www.toandfromtheairport.com/taipei.html

 

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