If you are landing at the Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, the most convenient way is to take the metro to the Taoyuan High-Speed Rail (HSR) Station (桃園高鐵站). Then, you can take the high-speed rail which will bring you directly to Kaohsiung (Zuoying HSR Station，左營高鐵站). Detailed steps are as follows:
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
Taoyuan International Airport -> Taoyuan High-Speed Rail (HSR) Station (桃園高鐵站)
If you arrive at Taoyuan International Airport, there is a MRT stop at Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Please take the Commuter Train towards Zhongli Raiway Station (中壢車站). Alight at Taoyuan HSR station (桃園高鐵站).
- Ticket price: Single journey ticket full fare at NTD 35(0.98 € or 1.17 USD). Tickets are sold at the Taoyuan Airport and the THSR Taoyuan Station and tickets can be purchased at the ticketing counter at the airport.
- Intervals: 5 – 10 minutes intervals during peak hours.
- Trip length: 20 minutes
- Timetable and fares can be found here.
High Speed Rai (HSR)
High-Speed Rail (HSR) is one of the fastest ways to travel to/from Kaohsiung to other cities. Tickets and timetable information are available on-line or at the station.
Taoyuan HSR Station (桃園高鐵站) -> Zuoying HSR Station (左營高鐵站)
- Early bird discounts (35% off, 20% off, or 10%) are offered with limited quantity no later than 5 – 28 days before the departure date (including the departure date). For more information on tickets and fares, please visit the official website here.
- Tickets are sold at the Taoyuan High-Speed Rail station.
- Trip length: about 1.30 hours
- Timetable can be found here.
- Click here to book the tickets online.
|Ticket price||Full-fare||Children/Disabled||Group tickets|
(37 €, 43 USD)
(19 €, 22.20 USD)
(35 €, 42 USD)
(56 €, 66 USD)
(31 €, 37 USD)
(53 €, 63 USD)
(36 €, 43 USD)
(18 €, 22 USD)
HSR Tickets & fares
Kaohsiung International Airport is located in the Siaogang (Xiaogang) District of Kaohsiung City, about 10 km from the city center. The most convenient way to travel around is with the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT). Otherwise, travelers could also opt for the bus (Number 12 takes you directly to the Kaohsiung train station) or a metered-taxi. Otherwise travelers can opt to take a taxi to desired destination.
At the courtesy of the City of Kaohsiung, the use of public transportation will be free for one month for all Congress participants with the use of iPass, a public transport card.
During registration, the participant’s kits will include iPass, which allows you to use all public transportation including MRT, LRT, bus, ferry and other forms of shared transportation including bicycles and cars. One can top-up their iPass at the nearest convenience stores including 7-Eleven, Family Mart in order to allow using this card also for purchase of food and similar.
For additional information on directions to the Congress venue, please visit here.
Please also consult the website for public transportation in Kaohsiung, where you can find timetables, ticket prices, and network information.
Nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 90 days: Andorra, Australia (effective from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2017), Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, Vatican City State.
Nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days: Malaysia, Singapore.
Nationals of Thailand (effective from August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2017)—except those holding diplomatic or official/service passports—are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days.
Nationals of Brunei (effective from August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2017)—except those holding diplomatic or official/ service passports—are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days. In addition, effective from December 1, 2016, to July 31, 2017, those holding a Brunei Certificate of Identity are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days.
Please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs for further details.
If you are a EcoMobility World Congress participant, please indicate your need for visa support when you register.
|Emergency Numbers(Free Service)-Police||110|
|Emergency Numbers(Free Service)-Fire, Ambulance||119|
|Tourist Information Hotline||+886-2-2717-3737|
|Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 Service Counter, Tourism Bureau||+886-3-383-4631|
|Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2 Service Counter, Tourism Bureau||+886-3-398-3341|
|Tourist Service Center, Kaohsiung International Airport, Tourism Bureau||+886-7-805-7888~9|
Most restaurants and stores in Kaohsiung are open 7 days a week.
Weekdays: 09:00 – 15:30
Weekends and Public Holidays: Closed
Daily 11:00 – 21:30/22:00
|Restaurants & Retail Shops|
Daily 11:00 – 22:00
|Convenience Stores (e.g. 7-Eleven, Family Mart)
Daily 24 hours (some stores open at 07:00 – 23:00)
|Government Offices and Organizations, Foreign Diplomatic Missions |
Weekdays: 8:30 – 12:00, 13:30 – 17:30
Weekends and National Holidays: Closed
Weekdays: 08:30 – 17:30
Weekends & Public Holidays: Closed