Getting to Academia Sinica: from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

By Taxi:
Taxis queue outside the Arrival Halls of both Terminal Ι and Terminal II of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Airport taxis charge according to the meter plus a 50% surcharge (highway tolls not included). Typical fare to Taipei downtown is around NT$1,100. From the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, you may take a taxi directly to Academia Sinica for around NT$ 1,700.
By Bus:
Where to buy tickets/board the bus:
Ticket counters are located in the Arrival Passenger Reception Areas of both Terminals.
Terminal I Bus Platform: On the southwest side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area.
Terminal II Bus Platform: On the northeast side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area on the first floor of the terminal.
Adult single fares vary from NT$ 110 to $140.
The journey time is about 1 hour in moderate traffic.
Four bus companies now provide frequent services between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and downtown Taipei.
  • Taiwan Bus Corp. (Kuogong Line): to Taipei Railway Station and Taipei Sung Shan Airport. You may get off at either stop and then take a taxi to Academia Sinica for approximately NT$300.
  • Evergreen: to ZhongXiao-FuXing MRT Station. If you only have light packages, this is a good way to save money. You can get off at ZhongXiao-FuXing MRT Station, take MRT “Blue Line” and get off at the terminal stop “Kunyang”. Walk out the station and take a taxi to Academia Sinica for about NT$120.
  • Toward You Air Bus: to ZhongXiao-FuXing MRT Station, Hyatt Hotel & Far Eastern Hotel. Get off at one of the above stops and take a taxi from there to Academia Sinica for around NT$220.
  • Fe Go Express: to Taipei Sung Shan Airport. Take a taxi from Sung Shan Airport to Academia Sinica for around NT$300.

Getting to Academia Sinica from Taipei City:

There is a very convenient transportation system in Taipei, consisting of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and dedicated metropolitan buses. You can take a leisurely journey through much of Taipei by using MRT and the metropolitan bus.

By City Bus:
205, 212, 212-Straight Line, 270, 270 (Shuttle), 276, 306, 306 (Shuttle), 620, 645, 645(Extended), S1, S12, S12 (Shuttle), S5, BL25, get off at Academia Sinica stop.

Take Blue Line (Banqiao-Nangang Line) to Nankang Station (Exit No 2). Then Take bus 212-Straight Line, 270, 270 (Shuttle), BL25, get off at Academia Sinica Stop.

Taipei MRT Route Map

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