Taiwan Transport Guide

To travel around Taiwan, you can choose to travel by land via bus, rail and plane or opt for a ferry to get to the outlying islands. There’s also a range of urban public transport options and services available in Taiwan’s major cities, including car, motorcycle and bike hire.

How to get around Taiwan

Most visitors enter the country through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. There is regular ferry service between Taiwan and its outlying islands; however most travellers opt for air transport because it’s easier, more efficient and less likely to induce seasickness. On land, Taiwan has a long-established bus network, which will get you from city to city although advancements in trains, planes and automobiles have made the bus a less attractive option. Between major cities you’ll never have to wait more than an hour for a bus, but congestion is a problem on the highways. Exploring Taiwan by rail is a smart idea but if you haven’t got time to gaze out the window, you might shave some travel time by flying between Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung airports. If you want to brave the sea, you’ll find seaports in Keelung, Kaohsiung, Taichung and Hualien.