The public transportation in Taiwan is very modern, efficient and convenient.
Taxis are the most flexible way to get around in Taipei and Hsinchu all day long and are cheaper than the rate in most of the world. Taxis are all metered inside Taipei and Hsinchu. The fare between Taoyuan International Airport and Hsinchu city is around US$ 50-60. No tipping is necessary.
Hsinchu City buses serves daily from 06:00 to 22:00 throughout the city and are very well linked to train station and HSR stations. GPS-based screens at the bus stops provide time information of the next incoming bus.
Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) – equivalent to the European TGV/ICE high speed trains and Japan Shinkansen – runs daily between 06:30 to 24:00. THSR inks the north and south part of Taiwan at a total length of 345 km with 90 minutes of traveling time.
Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) operates trains on two main lines – Western and Eastern daily from 06:00-24:00. TRA has changed to place an emphasis on tourism and short-distance commuter service with remodeled scenic routes with additional dining cars to tourist attractions.
The Taoyuan Metro Corporation is a joint venture set up by the municipal governments of Taoyuan City, New Taipei City and Taipei City which runs a mass transportation service through these three cities along the Taoyuan Airport MRT Line.
The Taipei Metro, more commonly known as the MRT, serves metropolitan Taipei. It consists of 5 lines, 117 stations and 131.1 km of revenue track nowadays.
- Taiwan The Heart of Asia 交通部觀光局
- National Parks of Taiwan 臺灣國家公園
- Hsinchu City Travel 新竹市觀光旅遊網
- Hsinchu County Travel 新竹縣旅遊網
- Taipei Travel 臺北旅遊網
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