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TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (formerly known as CKS International Airport) and Taipei City: See the [website]

Taxi is the most convenient way to travel within Taipei City. If you take taxi around Taipei downtown, it will cost less than 200 NTD, starting with 70 NTD. An additional 5 NTD (approx. 0.15 USD) will be charged for the first 1.25 km and for each additional 250m or 100-seconds thereafter.

Currency

The Country’s currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD). The current exchange rate is approximately NTD 30.15 to USD 1 (September 16, 2014, subject to change). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at hotels, airports* and a number of government-designated banks. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and traveler’s checks may be accepted by a number of tourist-oriented business and at most international tourist hotels and banks.
* There is no currency exchange after 21:30 in the bank of Taoyuan International Airport.

 Tipping and Taxes

Tipping is not customary in most places in Taiwan . The one exception is tipping the bellboy when you check into a hotel. A 10% service charge and a 5% value-added tax are added to room rates and meals.

 Electricity

110 Volts A.C. Taiwan uses electric current at 110 volts AC/60 Hz with two- ( in most cases )or three-prong USA-type sockets. Appliances from Europe, Australia or South-East Asia will need an adaptor or transformer. Many hotels also have sockets for 220-volt appliances.

 Time Zone

Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).