International conference attendees will fly into Taoyuan International Airport. From there, they may travel to their hotel easily by bus or taxi.
Bus: The Evergreen Bus drops off passengers directly at the Taipei Tech (National Taipei University of Technology) campus, which is itself located next to Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT station. The Evergreen bus (5201/5202) charges 125 NT (approximately $4 U.S.), and the ride is between 50–60 minutes. You will need to buy your ticket at the Evergreen booth and tell them your destination (they will tag your luggage) before going to wait for the bus. (See our Survival Chinese for Forgotten Books.) As you ride, you will know you are close to your destination when you see an elevated MRT line to your left (the Brown Line). This will mean you are on Fuxing Road. The bus then turns left on Zhongxiao E. Road. In the past, the English announcement of Taipei Tech’s bus stop has been mistranslated as “National Taipei University of Science and Technology,” but the station announcement was correct in July 2017. If your hotel is near Zhongxiao Fuxing Station (at the intersection of the Blue and Brown MRT lines), you may also choose to get off at the previous stop.
Taxi: A taxi fare is based on the meter, but it will generally cost a minimum of 1000 NT ($35–40 U.S.). It is not customary to tip taxi drivers (or waiters, for that matter) in Taiwan, but many people will not ask for change if, for example, the fare were 1190 NT; 1200 would do.
MRT: The Taoyuan Airport Metro begins operation in 2017 and provides an easy and fast way to travel between Taipei City and Taoyuan Airport. While in Taipei, you can also take the Taipei Metro for your in-Taipei travel, particularly since Taipei Tech is directly next to a station that serves both the yellow and blue lines (Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, exit 4). Please visit the Taipei Metro site for information. The MRT ride takes you to Taipei Main Station, where you will need to transfer; thus, the MRT ride may take slightly longer than the bus ride.
If you plan to use the MRT or public bus for more than two trips, you may want to purchase an Easy Card at the station (200 NT minimum). Easy Card works for both Taipei Metro and the Taoyuan Airport Metro.
Getting to Taipei Tech
Taipei Tech is located at the center of Taipei City. The campus is right beside the Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station of the Taipei Metro system (exit 4) and is two stations away from Taipei Main Station, the major traffic hub that connects the railway (TRA), the high speed railway (HSR), and other metro lines.
This Taipei Tech Campus Map gives directions from exit 4 of the Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT to our conference locations. The blue line on the map directs you to the GIS Taipei Tech Convention Center in the Everlight Building (our Friday conference location), and the red line on the map directs you to the General Studies Building (our Saturday conference location). As seen on the map, paid parking is available under the Everlight building.
The GIS Taipei Tech Convention Center is on the second floor of the Everlight Building. (The first floor is rented out to an Audi dealership.) Turn north into the open-air area and take the elevator to the second floor. The Everlight Building is a seven–ten minute walk east of the Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT, depending on your walking speed and the traffic lights at the Jianguo elevated road. (You can also arrive at the Everlight Building by walking west for ten–fifteen minutes from Zhongxiao Fuxing Station on the blue and brown lines; you will not need to cross any major roads from that direction.)
On Saturday, when classes are not in session, we will be holding the conference in our own department. When you arrive, please proceed to the English Department, which is housed in the General Education Building. The English Department is less than a five-minute walk from exit 4 of Zhongxiao Xinsheng station.
Station Name: Taipei Tech, on Zhongxiao East Road
Buses: 202, 202 Shuttle, 205, 212, 212 Express, 232, 257, 262
By Taipei Metro
Blue Line or Yellow Line, exit at Zhongxiao-Xinsheng Station Exit No. 4
There are paid parking lots and extremely limited street parking around the campus. The Everlight Building (located on the East Campus) also allows paid parking.
There are many hotels near Taipei Tech. The Google Map below shows some of your options, and prices (per December 2015 Trip Advisor rates and subject to change) are listed below the map. You can easily get to the Taipei Tech campus from any hotel along the Taipei Metro Blue Line or Yellow Line.
Blue-Line stations include Taipei Main Station, Shandao Temple Station, Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (Taipei Tech’s Station), Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, and Zhongxiao Dunhua Station). Yellow-Line stations include Songjiang Nanjing Station, Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, Dongmen Station, and Guting Station.
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Note 2: Neither Taipei Tech nor Taipei Tech Department of English officially endorses any of these hotels. They are listed primarily for their close proximity and easy access to the Taipei Tech campus.
Hotels by price (from high to low)
*Note: Listed walking distances are to the Taipei Tech campus. Please allow additional time to get to the conference rooms.
The Westin Taipei ($250 USD) Green/Brown line (Najing Fuxing Station)
Howard Plaza Hotel ($204 USD) 20-minute walk (or more) to Taipei Tech, closest to Zhongxiao Fuxing station (7-minute walk) on the Blue/Brown line)
Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel ($204 USD), Blue line, Shandao Temple Station or a 20-minute walk
Hotel Proverbs ($200 USD), Blue/Brown line, Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, 15-minute walk
HOTEL QUOTE Taipei ($134 USD) Green/Brown line (Nanjing Fuxing)
Sonnien Hotel ($127 USD) 10–15 minute walk from Ren’ai Road
Miramar Garden Taipei ($127 USD) 10-minute walk
Cesar Park Taipei ($124 USD) Blue/Red line (Taipei Main Station)
Home Hotel – Da’An ($118 USD) Blue/Brown line (Zhongxiao Fuxing) or a 20-minute walk
Evergreen Laurel Hotel ($117 USD) Yellow/Green line (Songjiang Nanjing)
The Corner House ($115 USD) Red line (Da’an Park Station) or a 20–25 minute walk from Da’an Park
Rido Hotel ($105 USD) Red line (Da’an Park Station) or a 20–25 minute walk from Da’an Park
Cosmos Hotel Taipei ($99 USD) Blue line (Taipei Main Station)
Welcome Hotel ($91 USD) Blue line (Shandao Temple Station) or a 15-minute walk
San Want Hotel ($87 USD) Blue line (Zhongxiao Dunhua)
Dandy Hotel – Daan Park Branch ($83 USD) Red line (Da’an Park Station) or a 20–25 minute walk from Da’an Park
KDM hotel ($82 USD) Across the street from Taipei Tech
Gala Hotel ($78 USD) Yellow line (Between Xingtian Temple Station and Songjiang Nanjing Station)
Leofoo Hotel ($74 USD) Yellow line (Between Xingtian Temple Station and Songjiang Nanjing Station)
ARK Hotel ($73 USD) Yellow line (Dongmen Station)
Hotel Eight Zone ($73 USD) 10–15 minute walk
National Taiwan University’s Hsiu Chi House ($65 USD/night for a single-bed room) is designed for short and long-term researchers at NTU, but they also provide accommodation to others. If you plan to use the archives at NTU during your trip, you might also check whether the discounts for visiting scholars at NTU might apply to you. (Between Taipower and Gongguan Station on the green line–about a twenty-minute MRT ride to Taipei Tech, with one transfer. Here is their e-mail address.)
<$50 USD (Hostels)
Eight Elephants & Dreaming Dragon ($36 USD for the sole single room. Shared rooms are also available for less) Yellow line (Guting Station)
Banana Hostel ($34 USD) Yellow line, Dongmen Station
I Love Taiwan Hostel (Walking distance from Taipei Main Station)
EZstay Taipei Hostel Blue/Red line, Taipei Main Station
Homey Hostel Blue/Red line, Taipei Main Station