Airport Transportation (CKS International Airport)

Taxi is available at all times from the Chiang Kai-Shek (CKS) International Airport to Taipei City. Costs are approximately NT$1,200(US$34~35). There are 6 shuttle-bus companies that provide transportation between the CKS International Airport and the Taipei Train Main Station everyday in every 30 to 40 minutes. Costs are approximately NT$110~140 (US$4~5), takes about 60 to 90 minutes. Then take a taxi to hotel or venue.

Getting to Taipei Downtown and Shopping Areas
by taking MRT and Bus

The nearest MRT station is Taipei City Hall station.
You can go there either by walking or taking a taxi, approximately cost NT$100 (US$3).
For further MRT route information, please check out the website at

By MRT (Taipei Mass Rapid Transit) to Academia Sinica

Please take the MRT Blue Line to Nangang Station, Exit 1. You will need to transfer to bus 212, 270 Blue 25 and get off at Academia Sinica Stop. Click here to view the Taipei MRT Route Map. For bus route map Click here to view.

Taxi in Taipei

Taxis are available 24 hours a day in Taipei. It is recommended that you have the name of your hotel written in Chinese on a piece of paper before you leave your hotel, as few taxi drivers speak English. In the CKS International airport, you could go to the information desk of Tourist Information Desk right in the lobby to ask for assistance or any further information. In Taipei city, the rate for taxis is NT$70 for the first 1.65 kilometers and NT$5 will be added to every additional 3rd kilometers. A 20% surcharge is added from 23:00 to 6:00 next morning.

Map of Academia Sinica

Click here to view the Map of Academia Sinica.