Getting to and around Taipei
EVA Airways offers direct flights to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Newark, and often offers special fares, as does Cathay Pacific, which flies via Hong Kong. Most major U.S. and Japanese airlines connect through Tokyo. The airport is about an hour from central Taipei; metered taxis cost around $36, while the express bus costs around $4. The subway system (known as the Metro) is the best way to get around Taipei (fares start at NT$20, or 60 cents). Addresses in Taipei can be complicated and few taxi drivers speak English; get your concierge to write addresses down in Chinese.