Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Flying into Teipei’s Taoyuan International Airport, you’ll be about 45 minutes from Taipei downtown, and arriving at one of the busiest airports in the world.
Opened in 1979, Taoyuan International Airport has two main terminal buildings, and continues to expand, update and improve. A full renovation in 2012 gave Taoyuan International a large check-in area as well as a hotel within the terminal. There are also plenty of other places to stay nearby.
Facilities at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Some people fly to Taoyuan International Airport just for the shopping. With a choice of luxury boutiques, brand-name stores and local handicrafts, you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained before your flight.
Free WiFi is available at Taoyuan International Airport as are free showers and various themed waiting rooms – one you should definitely try to check out is the Hello Kitty Wonderland lounge at departure gate C3.
Get to Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
To get to the airport, choose from taxi, city bus or airport shuttle which connects to the high-speed rail network to Taipei’s Main Station. There are also various car hire companies at Taoyuan International, so you could book a car in advance and pick it up when you land.
To get into Taipei city centre in just 35 minutes, hop on the mass rapid transit (MRT) train, which links Taoyuan’s terminals with Taipei and nearby Taoyuan City.
Where to Stay in Taipei
Taipei is divided into 12 distinct downtown districts. Stay in Wanhua, the oldest district, to be near historic temples, theatres and funky neighbourhoods devoted to Japanese subculture, or Xinyi, the city’s business capital and home to Taipei 101 Tower.
Most hotels in Taipei are independently owned, with very few well-known international hotel brands in the city, except for in the business districts and close to the airport.
Whether you’re looking for a five-star spa resort in the mountains around Beitou Hot Springs Park, or a quirky B&B near the popular Fisherman’s Wharf in Tamsui in New Taipei City, use Expedia’s search tool to find the perfect place to stay in Taipei.
Things to Do in Taipei
An exciting modern city, Taipei is the capital of Taiwan, based in the north of the island between the Yangming and Central Mountains. You could spend days soaking in the hot springs, hiking mountain trails and exploring downtown parks alone. But then there’s the skyscrapers, the massive shopping malls and the world-famous night markets to enjoy, too.
Taipei is a unique blend of Japanese and Chinese cultures along with plenty of reminders of Dutch, French, Spanish and English rule. Arrange a tour or rent a bike and enjoy a Taipei adventure visiting temples, art galleries and museums covering everything from balloons and drinking water to cake and pastry. You’ll be spoiled for choice for entertainment in Taipei.