Things to Know First
New Taipei City is one of Taiwan’s six special municipalities. In the summer, the temperature here is about 28–35°C; in winter, it’s about 5–20°C. In summer, we recommend light, breathable clothing. For winter, consider a jacket and sweater.
Facilities and Time Zone
There are many iTaiwan Wi-Fi hotspots in New Taipei City’s public areas, giving you easy access to the Internet. The standard voltage is 110V. The time zone here is GMT+8.
The Airport MRT fare from Taoyuan International Airport to New Taipei City is about NT$160. An average meal might cost NT$100 to NT$200. Prices for a 3-star business hotel room are around NT$1,500 to NT$3,000 per night. We recommend using electronic receipts (invoices) to make transport and small payments easier. For a 3-day-2-night trip to New Taipei City, not including shopping, a basic budget might be NT$7,500 to NT$9,000.
How to get to New Taipei City
From Taoyuan International Airport, take the Airport MRT and then get off at New Taipei Industrial Park Station (A3) or Taipei Main Station (A1). Those are both good stopping-off points for destinations around New Taipei City. You can also take bus or car to New Taipei City; this way takes about an hour by highway. If you’re starting from Kaohsiung or Taichung, try taking the HSR (High-Speed Rail) to Banqiao Station, which also makes a great starting point for your New Taipei City journey.
Taoyuan Airport MRT
Taoyuan Airport to New Taipei Industrial Park (A3) - Direct Bus takes 29 minutes, while the Regular Bus takes 42 minutes.
Taoyuan Airport to Taipei Main Station (A1) - Direct Bus takes 35 minutes, while the Regular Bus takes 53 minutes.
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Kaohsiung Zuoying Station to Banqiao Station - Direct Bus takes 1 hour and 26 minutes.
Taichung Station to Banqiao Station - Direct Bus takes 39 minutes.
New Taipei City has a great public transit system, including seven lines of LRT (Light Rail Transit) and MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) service. Combine that with a dense network of bus routes, and YouBike public bicycle sharing service (which you can use your credit card to pay for), and you can explore every major destination and tiny alley that New Taipei City has to offer. Transit services such as Taiwan Railways, the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle, Taiwan Tour Bus, etc. are also great options to connect you to popular attractions. Taxi fares start at about NT$85–100 per trip.
The Taipei FunPass is a package that includes both transit fares and entry tickets for popular tourist attractions. The Taipei FunPass offers you many great options for your travel plans. With a Taipei FunPass in hand, you can travel around New Taipei City, Taipei City, Keelung City, and Taoyuan City freely and conveniently.