Taipei Metro System
Taipei Metro System
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  • Fountainhall
    Bangkok, Thailand193 contributions
    Stations Seem To Be Everywhere
    I can recall visiting Taipei several times before the Metro opened. The streets were full of motoercycles and getting around was far from easy. The Metro now is not only one of the most extensive in any capital city; it is incredibly inexpensive. It is rare now for me to take taxi in the city.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 2, 2023
  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,711 contributions
    Try to avoid peak periods
    The Metro is cheap, but fast, clean, and gets the job done. I used it extensively with an Easycard. You can buy individual paper tickets, but Easycard allows a lot of flexibility and allows for other purchases. I took the Red line all the way north and used the light rail to the sea coast. Stations have signs and announcements in English and platform doors direct you to doors for fast boarding. Lines are colour-coded and stations are numbered, in case you cannot remember names. There is no eating or drinking on the Metro, so it is very clean. The Taoyuan Airport Metro line is quick and costs 150NTD, but the airport is a long way out. There are Priority Seats for elderly, disabled, or pregnant.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 16, 2023
  • MizuhoK
    Hino, Japan3,269 contributions
    Efficient, convenient, cheap and punctual
    Taipei subway offers excellent service. Efficient, cheap, convenient and punctual. The red line may be useful for tourists since many tourists sites along with. The color codes are easy to understand the route, too. Easy card is recommended for transport, you can use it for payment in convenient store.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 22, 2023
  • Steven S
    Pattaya, Thailand740 contributions
    In short, stress free travel
    I was hugely impressed by this capital city metro system. I used the metro a number of times. Each time I was sitting on the train I was observing everything around me trying to think of something that they should have/failed to address. Each time I came up with norhing. All the metro stations provide all the information you could possibly need to travel from one station to the next. This would have to be one of the most stress free metro systems I have ever used.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 26, 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom2,946 contributions
    World class transport system
    We used the metro extensively while staying in Taipei as it made traveling between attractions a much more efficient use of time. Used an Easycard as it is much easier than buying tickets and later in our trip we used these extensively on buses all around Taiwan. Purchased the cards on arrival at the first metro station after departing the airport. All the trains are ultra clean, no eating or drinking allowed and signage/schedule of train arrivals is excellent.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 23, 2023
  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,549 contributions
    Efficient and cheap
    Overall this is an efficient and fast system. We bought the 1 day pass one day as we were travelling all over and then used our old Easycard the other day. This was still valid after 5 years! Easy to use and all lines are colour coded. Just bear in mind that the Taoyuan MRT line is totally separate.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Javier T
    San Jose, Costa Rica37 contributions
    Taipei metro: a good experience.
    Metro in Taipei is very well organized and with an extended network, deserving the major important city attractions, and complemented with the bus network for particular places. The payment is very simple: buy an EasyCard (TW$100) and charge it with the amount you may need (TW$100 per trip, approximately). This can be done at the machines in the entrance or with the person at the information service, who speaks basic English. Entrances and exits are numbered, so it is a good idea to take a look at which one is better for your needs. Information is displayed in Mandarin characters and in English, with a panel and an audio that complements it. The stations and the trains are very clean, without any bad odor (which is the main problem with metros in Europe).
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 16, 2023
  • rama1
    Melbourne, Australia1,191 contributions
    Clean, efficient, well signed, cheep.
    We have used many mrt lines in Asia and this one is amongst the best. Well signed in English and the ticket booths are easy to use. Punctual trains which are clean and affordable. Stations are everywhere.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2024
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Angelo N
Da'an, Taipei28 contributions
Dec 2019
I live in Taipei for 10 years and I commute with the Taipei MRT every day to.
It's cheap, fast, clear, easy and often the multiple exits leaves you in a convenient spot to either walk or take a next way of transport.
If you are first time visitor to Taiwan or Taipei and you arrived either on the International Aiport of Taoyuan or the City airport of Songshan you can take the MRT that takes you straight to the heart of the city. You can pay with cash to get your token or get the public transport card and put money on it and travel with ease.
If you still have any questions, every station has info desks they also can assist to put value on your card or help with people who are disabled or need help of any kind.
Most stations have clean toilets and also breast feeding areas. Also free wifi is provided once you sign up with your phone, as well as charging outlets.
The Airport Mrt to taipei is very modern, easy to store away your luggage and sit comfortably as well charging next to your seats. Once arriving at Taipei Main Station it can connects to (High Speed) Trains throughout the country. Every sign is written in Chinese and English or "pinyin - romanized Chinese". Lines have their own color and numbers so its very easy your station. There are also some apps to get you from A to B or visit their MRT official website. Everything in the mrt trains is mostly cleaned everyday and it's not allowed to eat food or chew gums.
Very pleasant ride every time, although you might wanna try to avoid rush hours when Taipei citizens go to work or get off work or public holidays that might bring in some big crowds.
Written January 2, 2020
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Musicfan0816
Greater Newcastle, Australia15 contributions
Jan 2020
The system is very well designed and built. It takes you to almost everywhere in Taipei. Buy a YouYou(?) card at any station booth. The card can also be used for riding bus. Very convenient and money saving. The only complaint was that the customer service lady at Banqiao station became impatient, rude and loud when we were asking her some fare information. This happened in the morning on January 11, 2020. Guess she couldn't understand why we would ask for details considering we were total strangers in this city. Other than this unpleasant experience, everything is good using the system.
Written February 1, 2020
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
Dec 2019
A MRT travel card allows travel on bus and Metro for 24, 48 and 72 hours and is the most effective way to get around. We were heading from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei Main Station, so we travelled from Airport Terminal 2 (A13) by taking the purple line express (Jichang Line) to Taipei Main Station (A1).

Our hotel was near Taipei Main Station so taking the MRT was very easy. The cost one way from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei Main Station was NT$150 and took 40 minutes.
Written March 19, 2020
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Bulatai
Sydney, Australia204 contributions
Feb 2020
The MRT is very efficient and excellent to use. The easiest way is to purchase an Easy card and you can check you balance or add value at any station via the machines where you can select English or else go to a booth where the staff can assist,

All stations have the train line and stations and maps of the exits and attractions in Chinese and English.

The trains are on time and the platforms have the stations listed for that linel in Chinese and English.

On board all carriages are clean and spotless and the stations are announced in Chinese and English.

So easy to travel around Taipei.
Written February 14, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
Jul 2021
It's hard to imagine Taipei without the Mass Rapid Transport system (MRT). It began in 1996, it goes just about everywhere and it keeps on expanding. The old days of crammed buses and traffic jams are a distant memory. I would never own a car in Taipei, it simply isn't worth it, The MRT even goes to the Taoyuan International Airport.
Written July 13, 2021
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libralena
Singapore, Singapore93 contributions
Feb 2020
very clean, efficient travel option. signage, instructions, maps are very clear - easy even for first timer to Taipei to use the metro. System is well thought out, even flow of passengers are designed well so did not experience any human jam. impressive.
Written February 24, 2020
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Fountainhall
Bangkok, Thailand193 contributions
Feb 2023
I can recall visiting Taipei several times before the Metro opened. The streets were full of motoercycles and getting around was far from easy. The Metro now is not only one of the most extensive in any capital city; it is incredibly inexpensive. It is rare now for me to take taxi in the city.
Written March 2, 2023
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia27,711 contributions
Mar 2023
The Metro is cheap, but fast, clean, and gets the job done. I used it extensively with an Easycard. You can buy individual paper tickets, but Easycard allows a lot of flexibility and allows for other purchases. I took the Red line all the way north and used the light rail to the sea coast. Stations have signs and announcements in English and platform doors direct you to doors for fast boarding. Lines are colour-coded and stations are numbered, in case you cannot remember names. There is no eating or drinking on the Metro, so it is very clean. The Taoyuan Airport Metro line is quick and costs 150NTD, but the airport is a long way out. There are Priority Seats for elderly, disabled, or pregnant.
Written March 16, 2023
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104countriesdonesofar
Stockholm, Sweden373 contributions
Apr 2020
Its huge, it's big and it will bring you to most places around Taipei. Its clean and signs are both in English and Chinese. At this moment, when the Corona is out there, one needs to use a face mask when traveling with the MRT. Busy hours are weekdays 8.30-10 and 18-19.30. Good air conditioners in all stations and cars.
Written May 10, 2020
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Simon B
London, UK98 contributions
Oct 2022
Taipei’s metro (MRT) is cheap, efficient and easy to use. As a non-Chinese speaker, the directions are clear, the stations numbered and the lines colour coded. A single journey is $30 TWD and you can buy plastic tokens at a kiosk or from a machine. There are instructions in English and several other languages. The traffic is Taipei is often congested which is another reason to use the metro.
Written October 15, 2022
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