Transportation from Songshan Airport to NCCU

Songshan airport is conveniently located within Taipei City, so it’s pretty easy to get to NCCU from here. You can take a cab or the MRT.

By Taxi

  • A one-way trip to NCCU costs around NTD 300.
  • If the cab driver doesn’t understand English, you can show him or her a note saying: “Sir/Madam, please take me to National Chengchi University. Thank you!” written in Chinese as shown below:

    司機先生/小姐,請您帶我到政治大學,謝謝。
    sījī xīansheng/xiǎojiě, qǐng nín dài wǒ dào zhèngzhì dàxué, xièxie.

    校址:11605 台北市文山區指南路二段 64 號 (School Address in Chinese)
    總機電話:02-29393091 (School Telephone Number)

  •  Once you get to NCCU, you can also ask the NCCU security guard for directions to your dorm. Here’s how you say “My dorm number is_____, can you please tell me where my dorm is located?”.

    我的宿舍是_____號, 可以請你告訴我在那裡嗎?
    wǒ de sùshè shì _____hào, kěyǐ qǐng nǐ gàosu wǒ zài nǎli ma

By MRT

  • From MRT Songshan Airport station, get off at MRT Taipei Zoo station (last stop on the Wenhu/Brown Line).
  • Take Exit 1, and take the bus to NCCU. You can take any of these buses: 236 / 237 / 611 / 282 / 295 / BR3 / BR6 / BR18 / 1503

Arriving at Taoyuan Airport? See this post about how to get to NCCU from Taoyuan Airport.

Transportation from Taoyuan International Airport to NCCU

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, or Taoyuan Airport, is located about 40 km west of Taipei. You can get to NCCU by taxi, bus or airport MRT. You might want to read this post, if you’re traveling from Songshan Airport to NCCU.

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Pre-Arrival Tips

Getting to the city/getting around:

  • Prepare a piece of paper with your address (or NCCU’s address) written in Chinese characters in case you need directions.

Money Matters:

  • Before leaving for Taiwan, you might want to get some cash ahead of time. Certain currencies (USD, CNY, EUR, GPB, JPY, HKD) are easier to exchange at banks, so either have some Taiwan Dollars (NTD) on you, or bring currency that’s easier to exchange.
  • Exchange rates at the airport are not the best, so you may want to wait till you get to Taipei to exchange your money. Also, we don’t recommend that you exchange your money at Taipei 101.
  • You might want to bring about 2,000-5,000 NTD with you in case you arrive over the weekend, or on a bank holiday. This should cover transportation, food, and other items that you think you’ll need when you arrive in Taipei.
  • Cash is more commonly used, especially at smaller restaurants and convenience stores, so it may not be convenient to depend on using debit or credit cards.

What to bring:

  • You may want to bring some medication from your home country with you in case you can’t find it in Taiwan.
  • Before bringing prescription medication into Taiwan, be sure to see if you’re allowed to bring them into the country, as certain kinds of medication are considered scheduled/controlled drugs in Taiwan.
  • Also be sure to bring a copy of your prescription from back home.
  • If you prefer tampons over pads, bring enough to last you during your stay in Taiwan. Although you can buy them here, they tend to be pricier.