Taiwan's largest airport located in the north of the island near Taipei, Taoyuan Airport services routes to international destinations from terminals 1 and 2. The main hub for EVA Airways and China Airlines, flights from Taoyuan mostly serve neighboring countries such as Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines, as well as Hong Kong and the mainland of China. Other long-haul routes fly direct to the United States and Canada, as well as Europe and others, transiting through major airports such as Bangkok or Singapore.
Passengers traveling to Taipei may choose the Airport MRT, bus, or taxi, while passengers traveling to the southern areas of the island may choose bus or high speed rail. Passengers traveling to the east coast areas of Taroko, Hualien, and Taitung may choose to travel first to Taipei Main Station, then transfer to a train.
The airport is located in Taoyuan City at the northwest terminus of national highway NH2, which connects to national highways NH1 and NH3. Car rentals are available at the airport, however, visitors should consider the driving situation in Taiwan and choose public transit or a driver service.
Passengers transiting through Taoyuan Airport may choose to visit Taipei City during the transit time window. Entering Taiwan is easy for many foreign nationals via visa-free entry, and transportation to the downtown is quick and punctual. Many cultural and shopping destinations are located within the vicinity of Taipei Main Station, and the Taipei MRT is an efficient and fast way to get around the city area.
Advance check-in service is available at Taipei Main Station (A1) and New Taipei Industrial Park Station (west of the city) from select airlines near the station platforms. Passengers departing from Taoyuan Airport may check in baggage on the same day up to 3 hours before departure. This service is most useful for those checking out of hotel accommodations at noon time with a flight later in the day. More detailed information about this service can be found on the Airport MRT page.