Taipei Taoyuan Airport Reviews

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Taipei Taoyuan Airport Reviews

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (IATA: TPE, ICAO: RCTP) is an international airport serving the capital city of Taiwan, Taipei, and the northern parts of the country. Located about 40 km from Taipei in Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, the airport is Taiwan’s largest airport. It is one of five Taiwanese airports with regular international flights, and is by far the busiest international air entry point amongst them. It is the main international hub for China Airlines and EVA Air.

The airport opened for commercial operations in 1979 and is an important regional trans-shipment center, passenger hub, and gateway for destinations in China and the rest of Asia. The airport was formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (CKS International Airport) until the name was changed in 2006 to its current name.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is one of two airports that serves Taipei and northern Taiwan; the other, Taipei Songshan Airport, is located within Taipei City limits and served Taipei as its international airport until 1979. Songshan now mainly serves chartered flights, most of which are to and from mainland China (see cross-strait charter), domestic flights, and some international flights. Taiwan Taoyuan handled a total of 27,836,550 passengers in 2012.

Services:

Art Gallery – Location: Terminal 2
ATMs / Cash Machines – info not available
AV Center – there is a small theatre where they show licenced movies all day. Location: Terminal 1, 2F, Airside, Zones A & B
Car Rentals – Yes. Locations: Terminal 1, north side of the arrivals lobby • Terminal 2, north side of arrival passenger reception area.
Children’s Play Area – Locations: Terminal 1 (Airside, central area of the 3rd floor Departure Hall) • Terminal 2 (Landside, on the north side of the 1st floor) • Terminal 2 (Airside, 3rd floor, boarding concourse D) • Terminal 2 (Airside, south side of the 3rd floor in boarding concourse C – this location is Hello Kitty themed). Hours: open 24 hours.
Cloud-based Reading Services – Computers, wireless internet and comfortable seats are available to catch up with emails while you wait for your flights. Locations: Terminal 1, 2F, Airside, Zones A & B
Cultural Activities – The Cultural Experience Area gives visitors the opportunity to experience traditional art and cultural during their time in the airport. Receive a free zodiac souvenir card and, learn calligraphy and draw on round Chinese traditional fans and paper umbrellas. Location: Terminal 2, Gate D3. Here are a few more cultural activities that are available: Taiwan Tea Tasting Area (Terminal 2, Departure Concourse) • Pili Puppet Legend Gallery (Terminal 2, Gate D7) • San Cai Tang – Taiwan Craft Shop (Terminal 2, Gate D6) •
Currency Exchange – There are banks offering foreign exchange services (landside and airside).
Food / Restaurants – At the time of this guide update, the only 24-hour food or beverage outlet is the 7-Eleven located in Terminal 2, Food Court on B2.
Information Desk – info not available
Library – As part of the airport’s themed lounges, the e-library is co-planned with the National Museum of Taiwan Literature. Here you will find books, tablet computers, e-books and mobile charging stations. Access: free.
Luggage Storage / Lockers – There are two left luggage offices: Terminal 1 (on 1F, in the Customs Inspection lounge, Arrivals) • Terminal 2 (on 1F, in the Customs Inspection lounge, Arrivals). Rates: start at NT$200
Massages – Locations: Terminal 1, 2F, Zones A & B
National Museum of History – Exhibitions and displays from the National Museum of History can be found at Terminal 1 ( on the South Departure Corridors) and Terminal 2 (3rd floor Departure Hall, north side • 3rd floor Departure Hall, south side). Hours: 8am – 6pm
National Palace – Exhibitions and displays from the National Palace can be found at Terminal 1 (north Departure Corridors) and Terminal 2 (Airside, 3rd floor, in the Departure Corridor • Airside, 4th floor). Hours: 9am – 5pm
Prayer Rooms – There are Christian, Buddhist and Islamic prayer rooms. Locations: Terminal 1 (Airside, Boarding Concourse) • Terminal 1 (Airside, Boarding Area) • Terminal 2 (Christianity – Airside, 3rd floor, north side of the boarding concourse and 3rd floor, south side of the boarding concourse) • Terminal 2 (Buddhism – Airside, 3rd floor, south side of the boarding concourse) • Terminal 2 (Islam – Airside, 3rd floor, south side of the boarding concourse). Hours: open 24 hours.
Rest Zones – you can find recliing lounge style chairs at various gates inside the terminal. At the Scenic Zone, they have padded reclining chairs. Location: Terminals 1 & 2, 3F, Airside.
Showers – Location: Terminal 1 (Arrivals Hall North, 3rd Floor). Hours: open 24 hours
Smoking – There are four Smoking rooms located airside: Terminal 1 (3rd floor, south corridor • 3rd floor, north corridor) and Terminal 2 (3rd floor, central area • 3rd floor, central area). Hours: open 24 hours.
Themed Waiting Lounges – There are themed lounges such as the cute Hello Kitty Wonderland lounge (C3, the “e-Library Lounge” is where you can read a book while you wait (C5), sample some local tea at the “Unforgettable Yummy” lounge (C6), write a postcard at the “Postal Waiting Lounge (C7). Access: free
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Taipei Taoyuan Airport. Terminal 1 – there are 3 areas airside with internet facilities. 1st floor, in the north end of the departures hall. North Departure corridors. South Departure corridors. Terminal 2 – WiFi is available at 2F in Mila Coffee

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours

Website:
Taipei Taoyuan Airport Official Website

Taipei Taoyuan Airport Map

Taipei Taoyuan Airport Weather Forecast

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