Taipei airport: Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Taipei Taoyuan International Airport

Taoyuan Airport is the busiest airport of Taiwan. The airport processes over 25 million passengers a year. The other, smaller airport of the Taiwanese capital, Songshan Airport, is mainly used for domestic flights and for flights to China.

The two terminals of Taipei Airport are connected by a so-called people mover. In 2011 the old Terminal 1 has undergone thorough renovations. There are plans to build a third terminal.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: TPE
ICAO airport code: RCTP

Transport

Local transport

Train

There's no train connection between the airport and Taipei yet, but it's in development. The train station will be opened in 2013. Travelers will then be able to reach Taipei's center in 35 minutes by train. The train will also connect the airport with Zhongli.

The high speed train station is located at 8 kilometers from the airport and can be reached by shuttle bus.

Car and bus

The airport is situated 40 kilometers west of Taipei's center and is easily accessible by rental car via National Freeway 1 followed by National Freeway 2 which leads directly to the airport. You can also get to the airport via the West Coast Expressway. The way to Taoyuan Airport is clearly signposted.

Buses run to various destinations in the Taiwanese capital. Allow approximately one hour to get to the center of Taipei. Buses also run to several other places, such as Taoyuan City, Jhongli, Taichung, Banqiao and Changhua.

Car rental Taipei Taoyuan Airport

There are two car rental companies present at Taipei Airport. In Terminal 1 you'll find the counter of Chingbing, in Terminal 2 there's EasyRent (part of Toyota).

Taxi

You can find taxis outside the Arrivals Hall. They have meters. An airport surcharge of 15% is added to the fare. You also need to pay the toll for freeways separately. For more information about taxis at Taipei Airport you call +886(0)3 398 2832 (Terminal 1) or +886(0)3 398 3599 (Terminal 2).

Airport Parking

There are large parking lots near both terminals. The first 30 minutes are free. If you park longer you pay NT$ 30 for the first hour and after that NT$ 20 for each half hour, with a maximum day rate of NT$ 490.

Services

Services

Hotels

There are two hotels at Taipei Taoyuan Airport: the Evergreen Transit Hotel (Tel. +886(0)3 383 4510), mainly aimed at travelers waiting for connecting flights, and the Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. Other hotels nearby the airport include the Cks Airport Hotel (Tel. +886(0)3 383 3666) and City Suites Gateway Hotel Taoyuan (Tel. +886(0)3 385 3017). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

There's a good range of restaurants, cafés, (snack) bars and shops at Taipei Airport: Western and Chinese restaurants, fast-food chains, coffee shops and a large number of duty-free shops.

Baggage

You can find baggage lockers in the Departure Halls of both terminals. In Terminal 2 there's a lost-and-found counter (Tel. +886(0)3 398 2538).

Information

In both terminals there are several information desks, accessible by telephone via +886(0)3 398 2143 (Terminal 1) and +886(0)3 398 3274 (Terminal 2), for inquiries about Taipei Taoyuan Airport, flight schedules and airport services. There are also counters of the Taiwanese Tourist Office.

Business

On the top floor of both terminals you'll find business centers with lounges. You can rent meeting space. More information via More Business Centre, Tel. +886(0)3 393 1111 (Terminal 1) or +886(0)3 398 3333 (Terminal 2).

Several airlines (Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, China Airlines, EVA Air, Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines) have VIP lounges in the terminal.

Disabled facilities

Taipei Taoyuan Airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, and also low-hanging telephones. Disabled travelers can also park one day for free.

Other services

You'll find branches of two banks (Bank of Taiwan and ICBC Bank) scattered around the terminals where you can change money. There are three First Aid stations, two in Terminal 2 and one in Terminal 1, which can be reached via +886(0)3 398 3486. In both terminals there are two smoking rooms. In addition there are a hairdresser, a massage parlor, children's playgrounds, and wireless internet (Wi-Fi). The aviation museum (open from 09.00 until 17.00, closed on Mondays) can be reached with the free shuttle bus.

Contact

Contact

Address

Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
No. 9, Hangzhan S. Rd.
Dayuan Township
Taoyuan County 33758
Taiwan R.O.C

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +886(0)3 398 5678
Fax: +886(0)3 398 5099
Email: via contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: TPE
ICAO airport code: RCTP

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