the MRT subway system, Taipei is not hard to get around. Even
if you don't know any Chinese, there are announcements in English
on the train. But of course, when there's an incident, it may
just be in Mandarin since it is not recorded. But then, you can
just follow the locals in that case.
is the EasyCard, which is the contactless stored-value ticket.
It makes getting in and out very convenient since you don't have
to worry about figuring out the right ticket to buy each time
you ride the train. Just beep when you get in, and beep when you
get out. Then when it runs low or out of money, just add money
to it at a vending machine or at the ticket counter.
a lot of public buses, but unless you want to ride one just to
say you have done it, the MRT is much more tourist-friendly since
you don't have to figure out where you are. But just in case you
need to know, for some buses you pay when you get on, and for
some, you do that when you get off. (The EasyCard can be used
on buses as well.)
As for getting
from the airport, other than taking a taxi or a hired car, the
most convenient is still taking the airport
buses that go to Taipei and nearby towns and cities.
you would like to travel to other cities in Taiwan, you can go
by train (even high-speed train), bus, or by hired car.
The THSR (Taiwan
High Speed Rail) can take you to even Kaoshiung in the southern
part of Taiwan in just about an hour. The station is conveniently
located at the Taipei Main Station, where the MRT also has a major