The One Day Pass for Pingxi Line (AKA Pingxi Line One-Day Pass) allows unlimited use of trains on the Pingxi Line in New Taipei for one whole day. It’s a convenient way to see many attractions along the line without having to worry about charging your IC card.
The Pingxi line extends from Ruifang Station on the main line to Jingtong Station at the end of this branch line, but the pass also includes use of the small branch line from Ruifang Station to Badouzi Station on the northern coast. Ruifang Station is the main station that visitors from Taipei will use to join up with the Pingxi Line. Note that the One Day Pass for Pingxi Line does not include transportation from/to Taipei.
What does it cost?
How do I use it?
When you purchase the ticket, make sure you are clear what day you want to use it, as this is stamped on the day pass. You can then just show your pass to a ticket attendant when you enter any station on the line.
Is it worth it?
A one-way ticket from Ruifang at the start of the line to Jingtong at the end of the line comes in at NT$30, so a return would be NT$60. You’ll almost certainly stop off at a few places along the track as well, such as to see the cute cuts at Houtong Cat Village or to see the popular Yanjingdong Falls. There are also hiking routes from some of the trains stations. You are therefore highly likely to save a little bit of money by getting the One Day Pass for Pingxi Line, and it’s also a nice souvenir to take home. Alternatively, if you are visiting other places with Taiwan Railways, the longer TR Pass might be worth considering, especially the super cheap student version.
Where can I buy it?
In Taipei you can buy the pass at Banqiao, Taipei or Songshan stations. It’s also possible to buy it at one of the main stations on the Pingxi Line (Ruifang, Pingxi, Jingtong, and Shifen).
Official website: Taiwan Railways Administration