Local Transportation

Traveling around Taipei city


The Taipei MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) currently has nine lines in the greater Taipei area. You can either use an EasyCard or purchase a single-journey ticket at the ticket machines or simply visit the information kiosk at the MRT station.

*The closest MRT station to GIS NTU is Gongguan Station.


Taking the bus is another way to get around the city, and different bus routes offer more destinations than the MRT system. You can pay with an EasyCard or with cash. The fare for a journey within a single zone is TWD 15. If you pay with cash, please note that bus drivers do not provide change so please prepare exact change in advance. Most buses run until 11pm.

For route maps and bus schedules, please visit the Taipei Bus and Transportation Information System.


There are many taxis in Taipei. The initial flag fall is TWD 70. The price goes up TWD 5 for each additional 250m. An additional TWD 20 may be charged after 11pm. Women passengers have a choice of using radio-dispatched cab services at night.


Travelling to other cities

Long-distance bus

To purchase long-distance bus tickets, passengers can choose to buy directly from bus drivers (cash only and no change will be given) or at the Main Bus Station, which neighbors Taipei Railway Station. Below are the main two bus companies, the websites are in Chinese only.
King Bus 國光客運 (KuoKuang)
U-bus 統聯客運

Taiwan Railway

There are seven railway lines operated by Taiwan Railway. Each line has its own characteristics and sightseeing routes. There are two lines that travel down the west coast and three lines servicing the north. The other lines go through the southern and eastern parts of Taiwan.

Taiwan High Speed Rail

Taiwan High Speed Rail takes only 1.5 to 2 hours to travel from Taipei to Kaohsiung (Zuoying Station). This is a good choice if you want to travel to Central or Southern Taiwan in the fastest possible way.