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Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT around Taipei)

The Mass Rapid Transit system (abbreviated as MRT) in Taipei, together with the metropolitan area's dedicated bus route network, forms a convenient transportation system. The MRT currently has 10  lines in operation. These lines are dotted with a variety of attractions and scenic spots. As a result, visitors can take a leisurely journey through most of the attractive parts of Taipei by using the MRT service.

Auto ticketing slots can be found in MRT stations, providing ticketing services (Coin changers are equipped in all stations.) "Single-journey Ticket" price  depends  on the travel distance. A 200-dollar "One-day pass" purchased from service booth will allow unlimited travels among all MRT lines within one day. The price of a One-Day Pass includes a refundable deposit of NT$50. The deposit can be claimed at the Information Counter of any station by returning the card within 3 days from first use. Please take advantage of One-day pass if you are in desire of visiting spots along MRT lines.

Taiwan High-Speed Rail (along the west coast of Taiwan)

Taiwan High Speed Rail (abbreviated as HSR) is a high-speed rail line that runs approximately 345 km (214 mi) along the west coast of Taiwan, from the city of Taipei to the southern city of Kaohsiung, which is the second largest city in Taiwan. The line opened for service on January 5, 2007, using trains with a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), which offer journey times from Taipei to Kaohsiung in approximately one-and-a-half hours.

Taiwan Railways (around Taiwan)

The island-wide railway network including western line, eastern line, north line and south line, provides a lot of convenience to the passengers, and there are several classes for choice---economic class, Fu-shing class, Jue-kuan class and Tsi-chiang class. Tourists can have their own choice according to their traveling time, consuming ability and the purpose of taking this vehicle. Besides this, there are some small trains at slower speed for some routes, such as lines of A-li, Gigi, Ping-shi, and Nei-wan. Tourists who visit Taiwan for the first time, by taking these routes, are expected to enjoy a very interesting and impressive experience, since they have the chance to see all the beautiful sceneries during the whole journey.

Driving Car Rental

Visitors with international licenses may drive a car in Taiwan. However, for those who are not familiar with the road conditions, it is recommended to rent a car with driver. Cars can be rented at service counters in major airports, train stations and downtown locations. Some of international hotels also provide car rental service which is convenient to visitors who need just airport pick-up or a journey in a few hours.

Some car rental companies allow customers to return cars at more than just one outlets with additional service charge applied. Most car rental companies offer favorable rental packages, but most rental fees do not include insurance, so it is best to make sure of the company's particular policy before taking a car out.

In Taiwan, cars are driving to the right; drivers and passenger in the front must fasten seatbelts. For car-rental traveling, visitors are advised to familiarize Taiwan's driving regulations. After obtaining legally effective drivers' license, an adventure in Taiwan is ready ahead of you.

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