In Taiwan, taxis are in yellow and can be found at taxi ranks in the city and at major locations such as hotels and airports. Taxis can also be hailed in the street in Taipei City.
Uber is also available.
The Taipei metro is often the fastest and most convenient mode of public transport in Taipei. Train arrives on average every 3 to 5 minutes, and the average time between stations in metropolitan Taipei is around 2 mins.
Smoking, eating, drinking, and chewing gum are not allowed inside the metro.
One-way tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines at the station before passing through the gate. Daily and multi-day passes and EasyCard travel cards (pronounced “yo-yo card”) can be purchased at the information desk or EasyCard customer service center.
View more information on the Metro (MRT)
Taipei buses cover the whole city and are a good way to explore Taipei in depth.
Fares: Fares can be paid in coins or with the electronic EasyCard travel card. One trip or segment costs NTD15.
If paying by EasyCard, swipe (tap) the card both upon getting-on and getting-off the bus and the bus fare will be deducted accordingly.
View more information on bus routes.
The YouBike network is integrated with the metro. YouBike stations are located outside every metro station and near most major sites in Taipei.
The official currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD), which is available in the following denominations:(coins) $1, $5, $10, $50;(notes) $100, $200, $500, $1000
Shops in Taiwan do not accept traveler’s checks, so visitors holding traveler’s cheques should have them converted into Taiwanese dollars at a bank.