Songshan Airport (臺北松山機場) is a medium sized airport in the heart of Taipei City. It is therefore the quickest and most convenient way to get there, but has far fewer flights and is generally more expensive to travel via than Taoyuan Airport.
There are daily flights from this airport to mainland China, Tokyo (Haneda), Seoul (Gimpo), as well as some of Taiwan’s smaller islands like Kinmen and Penghu. Due to the central location, Songshan tends to appeal more to business travelers.
How to get from and to the airport
By Taipei Metro
The airport has its own station, Songshan Airport Station. To get there from Taipei Station, take the blue line to Zhongxiao Fuxing, then head up on the brown line to the airport station (18 minutes, NT$40).
Various city buses stop at the airport, with routes going to many major destinations in the city, so all you need is your EasyCard or iPass and you’re ready to head on one. It’s still probably easier to take the metro, but the bus might be a good option if the metro trains are packed, such as around rush hour. The current list of intercity buses can be found at the official Songshan Airport website.
By rental car
CarPlus provides rental cars and can be found at the international flights arrival hall.
There is a taxi rank located just outside the airport. Fares are metered and based on distance traveled, but should not cost too much if you are staying in central Taipei.
There is an excellent observation deck on the 3rd floor of the main passenger terminal, open from 9am to 9pm and free to enter. It’s a quiet place to chill before or after your flight, or to do a bit of plane spotting, and also has a small cafe and free wifi.
Airport website for more information on your flight and facilities: tsa.gov.tw
Taipei Metro website for train timetables: metro.taipei