Things to do
How to get there
By Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR)
The THSR line’s Miaoli Station has one or two services an hour from places like Taipei (46 minutes, NT$430) and Taichung (17 minutes, NT$270). To get to the normal TRA Miaoli station in the city center, take a local train from nearby Fengfu Station to Miaoli Station (4 minutes, NT$15).
By Taiwan Railways (TRA)
Miaoli Station is a stop on some Limited Express trains. There are usually one or two services an hour from places like Taipei (1 hour and 20 minutes, NT$255) and Taichung (37 minutes, NT$120). Local trains are also quite frequent and quite a bit cheaper.
By highway bus
Highway buses are often a lot cheaper than the THSR, but not that much better than Taiwan Railways. There are daily departures from many cities, with buses from Taipei costing around NT$210.
Miaoli Station on the Taiwan High Speed Rail is a few stops from Taoyuan Station (23 minutes, NT$280), which itself is near Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on the Taoyuan Metro (17 minutes, NT$20).