Outside of NCCU there are plenty of buses and taxis that can take you anywhere you want to go.

Easy Card

If you are going to be here for a while, you should consider having an Student Easy Card (also known as YoYoKa). Its a card used for public transportation and can be used in any MRT, bus or even some boats around the DanShui area in Taipei. You can buy it at any MRT station or 7/11 stores for NTD 500, which will include NTD 400 credit for your trips, and the other NTD 100 is a deposit that will be given back to you when you return the card. Make sure to show proof that you are a student. The student easy card will automatically mark the student discount every time you pass it through any sensor. If you want more information about the Easycard, you can also visit THIS SITE.

BUSES

A useful app to have on your smartphone is Bus Tracker Taipei  unnamed which lets you know when buses are arriving to the stop.

Google Play Store link can be found here

App Store link can be found here

From NCCU you can go by bus to the :

  • Xinyi area ( Taipei 101) –  take the G1; 611; BR 18 . It will take about 15 min.
  • GounGuan ( centric area – food and entertainment) –  take the 236, 530. It will take about 30-40 min.
  • Taipei Main Station – take the 236,530. It will take about 45-60 min.

The bus fare is 12 NTD with your student easy card. Be sure to check if the bus goes to the station you want, by asking the bus driver and it is easier to have the station in Chinese.

The buses operate from 6.00 am – 11.30 pm and you can find further information on this website. You may be able to catch some buses around 12:30 depending on the bus route and the place you are at.

MRT

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Taipei has an excellent subway system called the MRT, tickets are cheap, you can buy plastic tokens or use an easycard with prepaid credit. There are 3 major lines, red and brown running north to south and the blue line from east to west. Taipei 101 is near Taipei City Hall on the blue line. The brown line is the one with the closest MRT station, Taipei Zoo station which is very close to our school, and you can take many different bus routes to get there from across the street of McDonald’s, in front of the HighLife.

The MRT fare depends on how far you travel, the range is from 10 – 50 NTD. The system is divided into 5 lines, the brow line is the one closer to school and the station name is Taipei Zoo. You can get a map of the whole MRT system at any MRT station booth. If you want more information about the MRT, please visit their website.

The MRT trains operate from 6.00am – 12.00 pm

TAXI

If you chose to take a taxi the fare will start from 70 NTD. After 11pm to 6am there is a surcharge of 20NTD. Remember most drivers don’t speak or read English, so it is better to provide them with the destination in Chinese characters or a map is helpful. If you call a taxi, you will get 20% off and there are 2 numbers you can call;

The Toll Free Taxi Hotline; 0800-055850

The English-speaking taxi :

+886-2-27997997

Taiwan Taxi ; 55688 (cell-phone)