Taichung International Airport (RMQ) offers flights to/from Taichung.
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 Backpacker||No.85, Rixin St., West Dist.||Hostel||85|
|Taiwan Taichung Youth Hostel||No.628, Pu-Zih Rd Dakeng||Hostel||-|
|Tomato Rooms||No.3, Ln. 162 Wenhua Rd., Xitun Dist.||Hostel||-|
|Urban Outpost||186 WenHsin Rd. Section 1||Apartment||-|
|[Wil] [TaiwanHistorica] Holiday Home||No. 60, Lane 21-73, ShinShing Road JhongSing Vill||Guesthouse||-|
|Family Hostel||2F, No. 216, Sec.2 Taichung Port Rd., Situn Dist.||HOSTEL||-|
|Cake Hostel||2F, No. 126-4, Sec.2 Taichung Port Rd., Situn Disct.||Hostel||65|
|Tomer Hostel||No.31, Lane 150, Wenhua Rd. Xitun Dist.||HOSTEL||75|
|Fashion Home 26||No.26 Lane 162 Wenhua Road||GUESTHOUSE||86|
|Hide||No.16, Lane 150, Wenhua Rd., Xitun Dist||HOSTEL||-|
|Chaoma Hostel||6F, No. 190, Sec. 2, Taichung Port Rd. Situn District||HOSTEL||69|
|Besorravine||No.200, Wenhua Rd., Xitun Dist.||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Dandelion||No.6, Ln. 19, Yishu St., Longjing Dist.||HOSTEL||89|
|J&I Home||No.9-11, Nanzi Ln. Sec. 2, Xitun Rd., Xitun Dist.||HOSTEL||-|
|The Moment Guest House||No.146, Wenhua Rd., Xitun Dist.||HOSTEL||-|
|Auntie Julie's House in Taichung||Rm. 11, 7F., No.32, Luchuan E. St., Central Dist.,||HOSTEL||-|
|WoW Backpacker||3F., No.166-81, Sec. 3, Xitun Road Xitun District||HOSTEL||-|
|iTC Backpacker||No.16, Mingli St. West Dist.||HOSTEL||-|
|No Parking Taichung Guesthouse||3F, No.19, Ln. 75, Fengjia Rd Xitun Dist||GUESTHOUSE||68|
|Fengchia Walking House||No.170 Wenhua Road Xitun Dist||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Eiffel Tower Hostel Taichung||No.35, Fuxing N. 1st St.,, Situn District, Taichun||HOSTEL||-|
|N joy Taichung||No.602, Zhongmei St. West Dist.||HOSTEL||90|
|Hostel 17||No. 17, Lane 153, Zhi-shan Rd Xi-tun District||Hostel||-|
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.
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