Getting In, Out of, and Around Taiwan


Taiwan is a beautiful tropical country surrounded by the Taiwan Straight, the South China Sea, the East China Sea, and the Pacific Ocean.  Taiwan is a fairly small country at just over 13,000 square miles (comparison 272.9 times smaller than the United States / If Taiwan were duplicated, it could fit into the United States 272.9 times) so it is fairly easy to get to and around using airlines, railways, the subway systems, intercity buses, taxis, cars, scooters, and boats.


There are 3 international airports in Taiwan and 15 domestic airports (total of 12 airports). A full list of international airlines can be found here. Domestic airlines include Far Eastern Air Transport, Mandarin Airlines, TransAsia Airways, and UNI Airways. (*Please note TransAsia Airways and Mandarin Airlines have websites with English options).


Tickets for numerous cities and towns across Taiwan can be purchased online (and in English). For the High Speed Railway, visit this site (serving Taipei, Banqiao, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, and Zuoying).  For other destinations in Taiwan, visit the the Railway site. I personally advise purchasing tickets online before your arrival to Taiwan as seats can sell out quickly during peak travel seasons. It is better to be safe by purchasing ahead of time than to have to cancel your travel plans to a city.

Intercity Buses:

Highway bus service is provided by private companies and a complete listing can be found here.

Happy Traveling!

By |2018-05-04T11:57:22+00:00February 12th, 2012|Taiwan|2 Comments


  1. My Kafkaesque life Feb 12, 2012 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Thanks for mentioning me. My blog is like a puzzle, it’s far from completed. I have so many stuff to write about traveling in Taiwan, but so little time, because we work here like crazy 🙂 I hope by end of year I have covered most famous spots in Taiwan and Taipei and also write some useful tips. Wish you all the best and thanks again.

  2. The Stinky Tofu Feb 5, 2014 at 3:38 am - Reply

    If you got pictures during your travels in Taiwan, we would love to share them w/ our readers. Or even if you have your own thoughts about it. Feel free to hit us up and we’ll share 🙂

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