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Public Transportation Taipei Reviews

bonzifan bonzifan
1 reviews
Getting anywhere you want in Taipei Oct 03, 2016
As others have said, the MRT is the easiest way to get around the city. It is quick, clean and very easy to navigate. If you get a "YoYo" card and put 500NT on it you wont have to worry about topping up for a while because it's very cheap. It will also give you a deduction if you also catch a bus during your journey.

There are times when you will need to catch a bus. Busses aren't quite as obvious to use as the MRT but still pretty convenient and very cheap. When you get on a bus, look at the red sign over the driver. It will either say 上 or 下.

上 means you have to pay when you get on the bus. Swipe your card or put the exact money (usually 15NT unless it's gone up since I was there last) in the big coin machine.

下 means pay when you get off the bus. Just take a seat now and don't forget to pay when you get off the bus.

Sometimes if you do a longer journey on the bus, the sign will change from 上 to 下. This means you have to pay both getting on and getting off, doubling the fare.
On a bus going to Yangmingshan, a …
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crazytourist crazytou…
4 reviews
Taipei MRT Dec 27, 2008
The MRT is the way to go if your traveling around Taipei. Make sure and get an EASYPASS card if your plan on taking the MRT often. You'll be able to get a refund for any money left on the card. Be sure not to eat or drink while waiting on the platform or inside the subway. I didn't see the sign for this and began muching on a delightful steemed bun while wating for my lift. A Taiwanese lady was kind enough to come over and tell me that I wasn't allowed to eat there. She spoke mandarin so I couldn't understand her, but I was able to understand here jesters. She pointed to the sign which read in both madarin and english.."NO EATING, NO DRINKING, NO SMOKING" "FINE 1,500 NTD" I politelty said, "Xie, Xie (Thank you)" and I put my buns away. Keep your buns hidden as this keeps everything clean.
The Immaculate MRT, Taipei.
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yellowbird yellowbi…
4 reviews
Jul 08, 2007
The public transportation is very convienient in Taipei city.

You almost can travel most of the attractions by shuttle buses of MRT (Mass rapid Transit)station.

See this site for more information: http://www.trtc.com.tw/e/index.asp

Most people in Taipei use MRT. We usually buy "easy card" which can be refilled in all convenient stores(such as 7-11, you can see them EVERYE WHRE on the street.) and can be used to take buses and paying parking fee. You need 200 NTD (or 100? I'm not sure.) deposit to buy. But it can be refund as you give the card back to MRT company. Besides, using easy card has 20% discount on each trip.

If you just stay for a few days and are afraid of getting lost ,there is one-day pass (180 NTD), three days pass (440 NTD) and five days pass (700 NTD)available.

The operation hours is 6:00- 24:00.

Although there are lots of fun at night, don't get too late!

(You're quite safe at night INSIDE the sation . But no one can insure your security when you walk outside the station. )
MRT staion in Taipei.
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