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Flights to Taipei


If you are planning for your well-deserved vacation in Asia, Taipei makes a strong contender. Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China and is a state in Eastern Asia neighboring People's Republic of China or PRC to its north-west, the Philippines to its south and Japan to its north-east. It lies on the Taiwan Strait along with South China, Philippines, and East China Seas.

The city lies in the Taipei Basin which is an ancient lake bed. Bordering which, are the rivers, Keelung and Xindian. These two rivers join to form the Tamsui River which is on the western edge of the city. At a height of 3675 ft is the Qixing Mountain, which is an inactive volcano and is the highest mountain range. This is found on the northern side of Taipei in the Yangmingshan National Park. There are four ethnic groups that comprise Taipei’s population, namely, the HoklosMainlandersHakkas, and the aborigines. The Indonesians, Vietnamese and Filipinos form the rest of the local inhabitants. Taipei has developed in the fields of technology and electronics and has joined the global giants in these areas. Apart from these industries, Taipei also excels in financial services, biotechnology, and general merchandising. Tourism is also a major industry and a lot of tourists come into this city. 

 More about Taipei

Taiwan is an island state with an area of 35,808 sq km with Taipei as its capital city. It is an industrialized city and as part of Taiwan had been a colony of Dutch, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese empires from 1683 till 1945. 

During the latter half of the 20th century, Taipei developed rapidly along with industrialization in Taiwan and is known as one of the “Four Industrial Tigers” along with Hong Kong, S. Korea, and Singapore.

Tourism is one of the major industries here and provides a major contribution to its economy. During 2018, more than 47 million international visitors came here.

Tip: December to March is a slack time and could be the best time to visit if you are looking for good discounts and offers.

Flying to Taipei

The best option to travel to Taipei is by air. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is the primary international airport serving Taipei and the rest of Taiwan. It is located 40 km from Taipei in Taoyuan. It is the busiest and the largest of the four airports in the region serving Taiwan and also the 11th busiest airport by traffic of international passengers. There are many flights to Taipei as it is an important regional passenger hub and serves as a gateway for many locations in Asia. There are direct flights to Taipei by many airlines like EVA Airways and China Airlines which have a regional hub here that connects international destinations.

The airport is well connected and provides easy access and transport to the city center for tourists with major airlines providing easy access to most major cities across the world.

The airport is conveniently connected to the other parts of Taiwan with bus services to Taipei and other locations. Taoyuan Airport MRT link provides easy access to the airport with Taipei.

You can also take a taxi or go for car rentals for your local travel from the airport.

Tip: To get the best deals on this sector, try to plan your travel in advance and take advantage of the best fare offers.

Tourist Attractions and things to do in Taipei

Taipei 101 – Formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, this massive skyscraper was the tallest building in the world till 2010 when it was overtaken by Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It’s a unique experience to travel in its high-speed elevators that are capable to take you up at the speed of 60.6 km and can reach the top floors in less than one minute. It is also the largest certified green building in the world. Have an evening dinner in one of the many restaurants there are located here and view the city from the clouds from one of the indoor or outdoor observatories.

National Palace Museum – If you are interested in art & culture, the National Palace Museum is the ideal place for you to spend some time. It has a collection of more than 700,000 artifacts including artwork of Chinese imperial times making it one of the largest of its kind in the world. It showcases 8000 years of Chinese history with a focus on Ming and Qing dynasties.

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall – This is a beautiful memorial hall that was built in the memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the former President of the Republic of China. It is surrounded by green parks that make an ideal getaway for a peaceful evening. Nearby is the National Theater and Concert Hall.

Besides these, there are other places and parks that you can spend your time visiting in the city. These include Yangmingshan National Park, Lungshan Temple, and Xiangshan.

Tip: Slip out of the city to see the Kenting town. The place is breathtakingly beautiful and has wonderful beaches.

Where to stay, shop & eat in Taipei

Areas around the Taipei offer world-class shopping and great restaurants. Tonghua Night Market nearby provides a local shopping experience. Some of the best night clubs are also found here. Many upscale and luxury hotels are in this area along with some budget offerings as well. Zhongxiao East Road offers a mid-range and budget shopping experience in Taipei. It has the highest number of restaurants and street food stalls located here – from smoking steaks and barbeques to fine dining restaurants. Budget Hotels around Taipei Main Station are good if you want quick access to most places in the city conveniently. If you want to stay in a more lively area, better lookout for a hotel in Ximending, that is famous for its cafes, restaurants, and bars along with quirky shops that dot this area. This place is also LGBTQ friendly with some great street food and art. Beitou Hot Spring area is another place where you will be able to find expensive hotels if you are interested in hot springs and natural beauty.

Tip: It can rain at any time of the year in Taipei. It is best to carry a poncho or an umbrella with you all the time.

Language & Culture

Officially, Taipei is multilingual, however, Mandarin is the language that is primarily used here for education & business. It is spoken by the majority of the population in the city.

The city has a hybrid culture with elements of traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Confucius beliefs along with increasing adoption of western culture and values. 

Tip: If you are stuck anywhere, best to speak to someone in 7-11 stores that are in plenty and usually, has at least one English speaking staff. People otherwise are helpful here. offers the best in travel and tourism. You can do your vacation planning from the comfort of your home. It has one of the best customer support desks that you can rely on 24x7. The portal offers cheap tickets to Taipei along with other services like hotel room booking; local tours and travels so your experience is hassle-free and easy as a breeze. ensures a high level of customer satisfaction for each transaction that you have with them along with attractive offers and combo deals on flight hotel room bookings.

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Flights to Taipei & FAQ

  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.
  • What is the average flight ticket price from United States to Taipei?

    The average ticket price to Taipei is PLN1,011. Please use this price as a reference only.
  • How long is the flight to Taipei?

    • Approx. 14 hours 49 minutes to fly from Los Angeles to Taipei.
    • Approx. 22 hours 49 minutes to fly from New York to Taipei.
    • Approx. 14 hours 24 minutes to fly from San Francisco to Taipei.
    • Approx. 2 hours 1 minute to fly from Shanghai to Taipei.
  • How can I book cheaper tickets?

    You can book cheaper flights in the following ways:
    • Search for tickets to a city or airport near Taipei.
    • Look up different airlines that have flights to Taipei.
    • Browse different departure dates from the same month.
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    • Check for discount information on various social media sites.
    • Explore deals and discounts on airline websites.
  • What is the most popular month to visit Taipei?

    Understanding peak and off travel seasons to Taipei can help you arrange your travel plans accordingly. The most popular month to visit Taipei is March. The average price of flight tickets to Taipei in March is PLN1,020.
  • When are flight tickets to Taipei the cheapest?

    Flight tickets to Taipei are the cheapest in December compared to other months, the average price is PLN7,754.
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Taipei?

    • The distance from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to downtown is about 31km, by taxi about 50 minutes.
    • The distance from Taipei Songshan Airport to downtown is about 2km, by taxi about 20 minutes.
  • Which popular airlines have flights to Taipei?

    Popular airlines with flights to Taipei: EVA Air, STARLUX Airlines, and China Airlines.
  • What are some popular attractions in Taipei?

    Taipei has many attractions to offer: (1km from downtown) (1km from downtown) (1km from downtown) are the most popular attractions closest to downtown.