SOCA 2009
transportations
Transportation

takemetothesinicaIf you don't speak Mandarin/Taiwanese, or afraid that the taxi driver cannot speak English, It's recommended to bring hard copies of takemetothesinica.pdf along with yourself which is the address and contact details in Chinese for getting to destination: Academic Activities Center of Academia Sinica, which is the place for on-campus accommodation and where the workshop venue is near-by. It's quit handy for you to communicate with him or her until both sides come to a deal before boarding.
Only local currency New Taiwan Dolloars (NT$) are accepted in all stores and taxi. The current exchange rate is US$ 1 = NT$ 32.4.
By Taxi
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Taxi queues are outside the Arrival Halls of both terminals. To ensure the safety of passengers, only the taxis and the drivers approved by the Aviation Police Bureau are permitted to operate in Taoyuan Airport.
2 Airport taxis charge according to the meter plus a 50% surcharge (highway tolls not included), and typically, it takes 50 mins to go to Academia Sinica with a fare approx. NT$2,000. They also provide transport service to anywhere in Taiwan (which is charged by a standardized fare rate).
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To reach your destination sooner, if possible, please show the hard copy of takemetothesinica.pdf to the taxi driver.
note Taxis are available at Taoyuan International Airport 24 hours a day.
For further information about Terminal I Taxis, please call (03) 398-2832.
For further information about Terminal II Taxis, please call (03) 398-3599.
To report a complaint about airport taxi service, please call (03) 398-2242.
By Bus
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Bus platform is on the southwest side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area in Terminal I, and on the northeast side of the Arrival Passenger Reception in Terminal II.
2 You can take any bus whose destination is Taipei City. Adult one-way ticket price varies from NT$110 to $145, and journey time is approx. 1 hr, depending on traffic condition.
3 After getting off at any bus stop at Taipei City, please transfer to take a taxi directly to Academia Sinica.
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To reach your destination sooner, if possible, please show the hard copy of takemetothesinica.pdf to the taxi driver.
note Specifically, if the bus line is Evergreen Bus, CitiAir Bus (previous: Toward You Air Bus), or Free Go Bus that you are boarding, it's recommended to get off at bus stop MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing. This is the nearest stop to Academia Sinica. And then please transfer to take a taxi directly to Academia Sinica.
By Taiwan High Speed Rail
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You can take a UBUS at Taoyuan International Airport which is bound for HSR Taoyuan station.
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A scheduled bus run is 15 - 20 min. from 06:20 am to 22:50. Adult one-way ticket price is NT$30, and journey time is approx. 15 min., depending on traffic condition.
3 Please get off at bus stop Taoyuan station, and transfer to take a HSR train to Taipei station. Adult one-way ticket price is NT$160 (standard class) or NT$350 (business class), and journey time is approx. 22 min.
4 After getting off at Taipei station, you can transfer to take a taxi directly to Academia Sinica.
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To reach your destination sooner, if possible, please show the hard copy of takemetothesinica.pdf to the taxi driver.