Late night bus from Taipei Taoyuan International airport to City Center

Late night bus from Taipei Taoyuan International airport to City Center

 

Our flight was supposedly at 10pm but when I did the online check in thing, it said that our flight was at 11:10pm. Usually, Cebu Pacific would send text messages for any flight changes and they didn’t. We wereΒ at the airport at 7pm thinking our flight was at 10pm. This means that we will arrive later than expected and will probably not have time to catch the 12:30ish bus that I was researching online. Our flight landed on time around 1am and we were out of immigration and the gates since we didn’t have any check in luggage at around 1:45ish am. We considered taking a taxi but we thought it was really expensive at TWD 1200-1400 so we wanted to check other options.

 

 

WHERE TO GET THE BUS AT THE AIRPORT

 

We went to the bus depot on lower ground to check any bus from Taipei Taoyuan International airport to City Center.

 

 

It was empty. We went outside and saw people in line and unfortunately, it’s for another city. We asked the driver but he told us to call the bus company. We saw a sign on the Kuo Kang Bus booth on departures for 2:00, 2:30 and 3:30 if I’m not mistaken. So we decided to wait for the 3:30 one and if it didn’t come, we would have to taxe the taxi. Good thing it was there at around 3:15. We had to pay the exact amount of TWD 125 per person to the driver.

 

THE BUS

 

Late night bus from Taipei Taoyuan International airport to City Center

 

The bus is not new but it was functional and didn’t smell. Haha. It would also display the stop in English.

 

Late night bus from Taipei Taoyuan International airport to City Center

 

These are the seats. Our bus was not full since it was really late at night. The last stop was at Taipei Main Station. We had to take a taxi to Ximending for our hotelΒ  and it was not far. Our meter read 100 but the driver asked for 120. We found out through my friend who lives there that there’s an additional 20 for late night fares. We thought he asked for a tip. Haha. So, I’m glad that there are cheap and safe options to get to the city from the airport even if it’s really late at night. You don’t have to take a taxi unless you wanted to. Too bad I can’t say the same for Manila.


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  • Hi Ems! I’m going to Taiwan in March and faced with the same dilemma of arriving at around 1AM but now I know what to do. Thanks to you! I need your recommendation tho, my plane leaves MNL at 3/13 but will technically arrive at 3/14. I originally booked a hotel beginning 3/13 so I can just check in early morning of 3/14. In Booking dot com I request for check in at 7AM for 3/13 and the hotel actually approved it so do you think it’s wise to just start the booking at 3/14 and then try to see if they will allow us to check in at 7AM?

    • Hi Patricia,

      You will be at the hotel at maybe around 3am. That’s 4 hours in between. If you can stay up that long and time is not an issue, that’s fine. πŸ™‚ I suggest to communicate with the hotel if they can guarantee you a 7am check in. I have put in different times in hotels before and by the time I get there, they usually base it on room availability (their rule in the fine print) so I had to come back at check in time or leave my bags there.

  • Ok I read through your post and it looks like we can actually get to Ximending at around 3AM. Haha so I guess I’ll keep the 3/13 booking. But did you exchange your money to NTD at the airport?

    • Haha I just replied to your last comment. πŸ˜› Yes, I think keeping the booking would be best. We did not notice the money exchange booths if they were still open at that time. We were lucky that my cousin had some NTD to buy us some bus tickets. We changed our money at Ximending during the day. Another option is using international ATM to get local money. πŸ™‚

      I hope you enjoy Taipei! πŸ™‚

  • oh wow! thanks! and i was so worried to be staying at the airport until early morning in time for the first bus. now i know i can go to the city as soon as i arrive.

    I’ll be in taiwan this thursday, feb 9.

    thank u.

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