Travel and Visa
Reaching the Conference venue from Taoyuan International Airport
By MRT (Metro)
The Taoyuan Airport MRT connects Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Main Station. We recommend CHES participants arriving at Taoyuan International Airport to use this MRT line (Note: the direct trains are purple, the same as the distinguishing colors of the line, and local trains are blue) to Taipei Main Station. From Taipei main station, it is a 15-minute walk to the conference venue.
You can also take the red line MRT from Taipei Main station in direction Tamsui for one stop to Zhongshan (中山) and take a good 5-minute walk from there to the venue. The drawback is that you will have to navigate the Taipei Main Station underground corridors to the red line.
It is the fast way (about 45 minutes), runs according to meter, and will cost around 1400 New Taiwan dollars (NT$1400 is about 45 USD or 40 EUR). You will need Taiwanese money. Show the taxi driver the following paragraph:
Take King (Kuo-Kuang) Bus number 1819 to Taipei Main Station (台北車站), which takes about 55 minutes. There are buses every 10–15 minutes starting at Terminal 1 and stopping at Terminal 2. The 1-way fare is NT$115 or about 3.70 USD or 3.20 EUR. From there either take a taxi (see above) or take the MRT (red line in direction Tamsui) for one stop to Zhongshan (中山) and walk from there.
Visa Exempt Entry
For citizens of many countries, no visa is required to enter Taiwan. For a complete list of countries eligible for visa-exempt entry and additional information see the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Visa Exempt Entry.
Passport holders of Brunei, Turkey, and Macedonia can apply for a landing visa. For more information see the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Landing Visa.
If you are not eligible for visa-exempt entry or a landing visa, please refer to the information on conference visa. If you have questions or need help to obtain a conference visa, please contact Seiya Pan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.