MRT Train Now Available from Airport!
March 2017 by Tom Olmsted
|Well marked signs to and from airport|
|Vending machines for tickets $NT160|
|Manned ticket/information booth|
|Best to buy ticket from vending machine|
|The pink/purple color of the Express train|
|The seats are comfortable, but not a lot of legroom if you are tall.|
|There are racks for luggage at the ends of each car.|
|The stops are clearly marked in the train|
Exit by going up the escalators to the Main train station. Remember, in Taiwan, if you stand on the escalator, keep to the right so people can pass you on the left. Signage is clearly marked in English. Keep going straight to the Main train station. Follow other signs for taxis. If you are staying in the downtown Taipei area, it will probably be best to get a taxi to your hotel. They are cheap. Drivers won's speak English, so have your hotel information, preferably in Chinese characters. You will also need cash. $400NT (about $14US) should get you anywhere in the city proper. Probably a lot less.
Do you have time to kill before taking a High Speed Rail (HSR) train or are you hungry? Then head up to the 2nd floor of the Main train station to see the humongous selection of food restaurants and snacks!