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Getting There

By Plane

Taichung International Airport (RMQ) offers flights to/from Taichung.

By Boat

The Cosco Star leaves Xiamen every Thursday at 6:00pm and arrives in the north end of Taiwan (Keelung) at 08:30am the next morning. The ship also leaves Xiamen every Monday evening to arrive at the south end of Taiwan (Kaohsiung) the next morning and then central Taiwan (Taichung) the day after that. From Taiwan back to the mainland, the ship leaves Keelung every Sunday at 7:00pm, arriving Xiamen the next morning at 09:00am. The ship also leaves Taichung every Wednesday at 9:00pm for an overnight sailing to Xiamen.





Corner BackpackerNo.85, Rixin St., West Dist.Hostel79
Taiwan Taichung Youth HostelNo.628, Pu-Zih Rd DakengHostel-
Tomato RoomsNo.3, Ln. 162 Wenhua Rd., Xitun Dist.Hostel-
Urban Outpost186 WenHsin Rd. Section 1Apartment-
[Wil] [TaiwanHistorica] Holiday HomeNo. 60, Lane 21-73, ShinShing Road JhongSing VillGuesthouse-
Family Hostel2F, No. 216, Sec.2 Taichung Port Rd., Situn Dist.HOSTEL-
Cake Hostel2F, No. 126-4, Sec.2 Taichung Port Rd., Situn Disct.Hostel83
Tomer HostelNo.31, Lane 150, Wenhua Rd. Xitun Dist.HOSTEL74
Fashion Home 26No.26 Lane 162 Wenhua RoadGUESTHOUSE79
HideNo.16, Lane 150, Wenhua Rd., Xitun DistHOSTEL-
Chaoma Hostel6F, No. 190, Sec. 2, Taichung Port Rd. Situn DistrictHOSTEL69
BesorravineNo.200, Wenhua Rd., Xitun Dist.HOSTEL-
Hostel DandelionNo.6, Ln. 19, Yishu St., Longjing Dist.HOSTEL85
J&I HomeNo.9-11, Nanzi Ln. Sec. 2, Xitun Rd., Xitun Dist.HOSTEL-
The Moment Guest HouseNo.146, Wenhua Rd., Xitun Dist.HOSTEL-
Auntie Julie's House in TaichungRm. 11, 7F., No.32, Luchuan E. St., Central Dist.,HOSTEL-
WoW Backpacker3F., No.166-81, Sec. 3, Xitun Road Xitun DistrictHOSTEL-
iTC BackpackerNo.16, Mingli St. West Dist.HOSTEL-
No Parking Taichung Guesthouse3F, No.19, Ln. 75, Fengjia Rd Xitun DistGUESTHOUSE77
Fengchia Walking HouseNo.170 Wenhua Road Xitun DistGUESTHOUSE-
Eiffel Tower Hostel TaichungNo.35, Fuxing N. 1st St.,, Situn District, TaichunHOSTEL-
N joy TaichungNo.602, Zhongmei St. West Dist.HOSTEL91
Hostel 17No. 17, Lane 153, Zhi-shan Rd Xi-tun DistrictHostel-



Keep Connected


Internet cafes are plentiful, although you may have to wander around before finding one. Rather, Internet cafes in Taiwan should be called gaming cafes. These are often found on the first or second floor of a building, and equipped with very comfortable chairs and large screens. Each hour of Internet access/game play is cheap, coming in at around $20. For free internet access in big cities, try out the local libraries. In addition, a wireless internet accessing net covering all of Taipei City is available and Kaohsiung City is currently under construction. There is also a common wifi network available at every McDonald's.


See also: International Telephone Calls

The international calling code for Taiwan is 886. The emergency numbers include 110 (police) 119 (medical, fire) and the standard GSM emergency number 112 is supported in mobile networks. Numbers starting with 0800 are commercial toll-free numbers. Mobile phone coverage is generally excellent in Taiwan, with the exception of some remote mountainous areas. Among the major providers are Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone and Vibo. Taiwan has both GSM 900/1800 and 3G (UMTS/W-CDMA 2100) networks and roaming might be possible for users of such mobile phones, subject to agreements between operators. If you bring your own cellphone, buy a local SIM-card for the lowest prices and be sure your phone is unlocked.


Chungwa Post is the national postal service of Taiwan. It offers fast and reliable postal services, both domestic and internationally. Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to 5:00pm during weekdays, though some keep longer hours or are open on Saturday (morning). Prices for sending postcards or letters (up to 20 grams) start at NT$5 within the country, while postcards by airmail to other countries start at around NT$10-12 per item, and letters are slightly more expensive. There is a wide range in prices regarding international parcel sending, and other companies like DHL, TNT, FedEx and UPS offer similar services.


Accommodation in Taichung

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