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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

 Code: TPE

 Location: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is located on South Hangzhan Road, Taoyuan County in the northwestern area of Taiwan. It is about 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) from the downtown area of Taipei City.

 Brief Intro: Originally built in 1979, the airport was formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport. It was given its current name in 2006. Expanded in 2009, it now has three runways: a main runway, a secondary runway and a southern runway. It has two terminal buildings, T1 and T2, while there are plans for the building of a third terminal to alleviate congestion in Terminals 1 and 2. Currently, the airport services chartered flights to and from different areas in Taiwan, mainland China and many other international destinations. Service hotlines in Vietnamese, Thai, English and Indonesian are provided.

Taiwan Taoyuan Airport
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport

 Terminal Buildings and Airline Companies
 Terminal Building 1 (T1) came into use in 1979 to relieve the overcrowded Songshan Airport. With 18 boarding gates, T1 services about 14 airline companies, including Air Macau (NX), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Airlines, Garuda Indonesia (GA), MRT Airlines (3K), Korean Air (KE), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Mandarin Airlines (AE), Philippine Airlines (PR), Spirit of Manila Airlines (SM), Thai Airways International (TG), TransAsia Airways (GE) and Vietnam Airlines (VN).

 Terminal Building 2 (T2) was opened in 2002 with 20 boarding gates. There are more than 25 airways operating flights here, Air China (CA), AirAsia (AK), AirAsia X, Air Nippon Airways (NH), Air Japan (JL), Asiana Airlines (OZ), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Delta Air Lines (DL), Dragon Air (KA), BR Eve Air (BR), Uni Air (B7), Hainan Airlines (HU), KLM (KL), Mandarin Airlines (AE), Pacific Flyer (7G), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Thai AirAsia (FD), Tiger Airways (TR), United Airlines (UA) and Xiamen Airlines (MF).

1. T1 and T2 are connected by two short moving walkways, with one from Concourse A to D, and the other from B to C. Please make sure you go to the correct terminal building. A special roadway and buses are available to allow for convenient shuttling between T1 and T2.
2. The check-in counter is closed 30 minutes before the flight departure. Passengers should arrive at the airport 1.5 hours (domestic flights) or 2 hours (international flights) in advance.

inside the plane cabin Bus: Several bus companies provide frequent routes to and from the city center of Taipei, Taoyuan City, Jhongli, Taichung, Banqiao, Changhua, THSR's Taoyuan Station, as well as other areas.

 Evergreen Bus:
Ticket Fare: TWD 135
Duration: 50 minutes
Interval: 15~20 minutes
Taipei City - Airport (6:00 - 0:30 the next day): Five regular buses separately run from Evergreen Marine Corp (5:00), North Fuxing Road (5:30), South Fuxing Road (5:50), East Zhongxiao Road (6:10) and Songjiang Road (6:30) directly to the airport in the morning.
Airport - Taipei City (5:00 - 23:00): This bus stops at Jiuquan Street, MRT Minquan West Road and MRT Shuanglian Bus Station.

 Kuo-Kuang Bus:
Route: Taoyuan Airport - Songjiang IC - Xing Tian Gong - Minquan Longjiang Crossroad - Minquan Fuxing Crossroad - Songshan Airport
Time: 6:25 - 24:00
Ticket Fare: TWD 125 for a single trip, TWD 230 for a round trip
Duration: 50 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes

Route: Taoyuan Airport - Taipei School for the Hearing Impaired (North Chongqing Road) - Kulun Street - Taini Building - Ambassador Hotel - Taipei Railway Station
Time: 5:40 - 0:30 the next day
Ticket Fare: TWD 125 for a single trip, TWD 230 for a round trip
Duration: 55 minutes
Interval: 15~20 minutes

 CitiAir Bus
Route: Taipei City Hall Bus Station - Grand Hyatt Taipei - Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel - Howard Hotel - MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Bus Station - MRT East Nanjing Road Bus Station - Rongxing Garden - Capital Hotel - Taoyuan Airport
Time: 4:40 - 23:00
Ticket Fare: TWD 145
Duration: 60-70 minutes
Interval: 30 minutes

Route: Sheraton Taipei Hotel - Grand Formosa Regent Taipei - Ambassador Hotel - Gloria Prince Hotel - The Grand Hotel - MRT Minquan West Road - Taipei School for The Hearing Impaired - Taini Building - Taoyuan Airport - Dayuan IC - Dayuan Township
Time: 4:40 - 23:00
Ticket Fare: TWD 90
Duration: 60-70 minutes
Interval: 20~30 minutes

Route: Banqiao Passenger Station - Houzhan Commercial Center Station - Renai New Village - Oriental Institute of Technology - Huoraoli - Yuanlinli - Tucheng City Farmer’s Association - MRT Yongning Station - Taoyuan Airport
Time: 4:40 - 23:00
Ticket Fare: TWD 135
Duration: 60 minutes
Interval: 30 minutes

 Shuttle: High-speed Ubus shuttles link the two terminals with HSR Taoyuan Station.

 Taxi: Taxi ranks are outside the arrival halls of both terminals and are available 24 hours a day. They are metered and subject to a 50% surcharge. It costs about TWD 1100 - 1200 from the airport to the Taipei downtown area.

 Services and Facilities
 Money and Communications: Passenger can find two banks providing ATMs and bureaux de change. There is also a post office in each terminal, as well as an internet room and telephones in the Departure Hall of T1. Mobile phone hire and wifi access are also available.
 Dining: Chinese and western restaurants, fast-food outlets, cafes and bars are abundant.
 Shopping: Shops at the airport include newsagents, shops selling local crafts and souvenirs and duty-free.
 Conference: On the fourth floor of T1 and T2 Departures, passengers can find the More International Business Centre & Premium Lounge providing conference rooms.
 Luggage: Lost property offices are located in the basements of T1 Departures and T2 Arrivals. A left-luggage service is available in both terminals.
 Hotel: The Evergreen Transit Hotel is located on the fourth floor of the transit area. It is used for passengers waiting to transfer to another flight. There are hotel reservation counters and hotel representatives in the Arrivals lobby of both terminals. Tel: 03-383 4510
 Car Parking: Car parks are located on the ground level at the eastern and western sides of T1 and T2. Parking information is available by calling (03) 398 2160 for T1 or 393 1999 for T2.
 Disabled facilities: Disabled passengers may park their cars free of charge for the first day of their stay in the airport. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
 Others: These is also a museum, a medical center, a nursery and children's playroom, a barber's, a first aid station, three prayer rooms, two beauty salons, a massage service center, and shower facilities.