Before the program


Airport to City

Group Airport pick-up service is provided. We will take you directly to your accommodation place. If you are not using our service, please refer to the following:

Most international flights land at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). The journey from Taoyuan International Airport to central Taipei is about 40 kilometers.

From Option Route Time Fare (estimate)
Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) Taxi rank is located outside the Arrivals Lobby 20min TWD 250
   Take MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line (文湖線) to Technology Building station (科技大樓站), and then take a taxi 30min TWD 120
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) Taxis operating by shifts are located at the west side of Terminal 1's and 2's Arrivals Lobby 1h TWD 1,300
   Take bus (Kuo-kuang Line 1819 or CitiAir Bus 1961) directed to Taipei Main Station (臺北車站), and then take a taxi 1h30 TWD 350
   Take bus (Kuo-kuang Line 1819 or CitiAir Bus 1961) directed to Taipei Main Station (臺北車站), and transfer to MRT Xindian Line (新店線), get off at Gongguan station (公館站) 1h30 TWD 220

Where Should I Arrive?

If you cannot arrive at the airport then, please refer to the following information to get to the Taipei Teachers Hostel and check-in.

Currency Exchange

Living expenses vary, depending on each student’s individual lifestyle, but TWD$12,000-$15,000 is considered adequate to cover monthly living expenses in Taiwan.

You can exchange USD, HKD and JPY for the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD) at most banks in Taiwan, and the head office of the Bank of Taiwan offers currency exchange services for many other currencies. Please consult the banks in your home country prior to your departure to see whether you can use your credit cards / bank cards to withdraw money in Taiwan and if there is any transaction charge.

On Campus Banks

  Location Services Contact
Hua Nan Bank 1F of Department of Geography on Golden Rain Ave Money deposit, money transfer, currency exchange, and online banking Tel : +886 (0)2 2363 1478
Fax : +886 (0)2 2363 9657
Chunghua Post Bank 1F of Xiao-Fu Commissary and at the Gongguan MRT Station ( Exit 3 ) NTU Branch
Tel : +886 (0)2 2363 3435

Gongguan MRT Branch
Tel : +886 (0)2 2368 8574


Update: 2015 / 11 / 05