Taipei is concentrated in the north of Taiwan and made up of 12 districts, each with its own identity. Wanhua is one of the oldest, but also one of the trendiest. Neihu is where you'll find old and new Taipei, with temples and shopping malls standing side by side. Shilin is home to the National Palace Museum, which has nearly 700,000 pieces of imperial artefacts. Taipei is one of those cities that never seem to sleep. With a blend of Chinese culture with a fusion of Japanese, Southeast Asian and American influences. Night markets fill the streets with sights and smells of dumplings, beef noodle soup and shaved ice desserts. Eating out is cheap and casual so be sure to share dishes at a Taiwanese rèchǎo (stir-fried) place. Located between the Yangming Mountains and the Central Mountains, Taipei is blessed with gorgeous scenery. Head to the Beitou district for its hot springs or to Elephant Mountain hiking trail in Nangang. It is an alluring city, so be sure to plan a visit to Taipei.
Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Taipei (TPE)
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Visiting from Sydney to Taipei
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The flight time for direct flights from Sydney to Taipei is approximately 9 hours and 30 minutes, on our partner China Airlines.
When to visit
The best time to go to Taipei is between March and May. During this time, the average temperatures are 22°C, making it a lovely time to enjoy the cherry trees with their blossoms. June, July and August are the hottest and most humid times, with temperatures around 40°C. Taiwan’s summer is in the middle of typhoon season, which runs from June to October, with high wind and rainfall that may affect your travel plans.
What is the main airport called?
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport serving Taipei and northern Taiwan, China. The airport is located about 40 km west of Taipei in Dayuan District, Taoyuan. The airport is Taiwan's largest and busiest airport.
Arriving in Taipei
The staff at Taipei Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Then there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Taipei from Taipei Airport
With a range of transport available at Taoyuan Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from taxis, rental car, high speed train, bus, private transfer or hotel shuttle. Taxis are located at the west side of terminal 1 and 2 at the arrivals lobby at Taiwan Airport. Taxi is the easiest option, safe, though most expensive and takes around 50 minutes. It's possible to rent a car, as most signs are in English and Chinese, though there can be a lot of traffic. The Taiwan high speed train (THSR) is an efficient way to travel, however the quickest way is the Airport MRT. From the airport terminal, hop on the MRT and you will arrive in Taipei Main station in just 35 minutes. From there you can take the MRT to where you need to be. The shuttle bus is a cheap option to get to the city centre with different routes towards the Xinyi District. Alternatively, you may wish to book a private transfer or organise with your hotel for a car.
Getting around Taipei
Getting around Taipei is easy with many modes of transport available. Choose from public transport, taxi, bicycle and bus. The MRT is the quickest way to get around, it's clean, safe and trains run from 6am till midnight. Announcements and signs are in Mandarin and English, as are fares and routes at ticket machines. It's best to buy a day pass or an EasyCard. Yellow taxi cabs are fairly inexpensive, and you can find them all over the city or use TaxiGo. City buses are clean and comfortable and run frequently thoughout the city. YouBike is an excellent bike share system, where you can rent a bike and drop it off at another location. If you stick to one or two neighbouring districts, Taipei is a very walkable city. It is possible to rent a car, though you need an international license. Alternatively, you may wish to join a tour.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
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