Metro de Taipei

The Taipei metro, known as MRT, is the first and only system in Taiwan. Opened in 1996. It serves the capital of Taiwan and its 2.7 million inhabitants. It consists of 5 lines serving 117 stations, plus two shuttles. The total length of the system is 131.1 km. The metro is operated by Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC). MRT is used daily by almost 2 million people and annually by more than 630 millions (2013)

The Taipei Metro tries to be environmentally friendly. It is a reliable and safe system. The system is underground and elevated sections.

Taipei Metro timing and hours

The subway in Taipei starts operating at 6 am and is open until midnight. The frequency of the trains varies from 1.5 minutes to a maximum of 15. During the holidays and special events extends its hours of operation.

Taipei Metro lines and stations

The lines of Taipei Metro have a radial arrangement. That is, they circulate from the center to the periphery. Metro lines are recognized by their color and name.

Line 1 or Wenhu Line

It's the brown line. It stretches from Taipei Nangang to Exhibition Center station. It serves 24 stations in 25.7 kms of line. It has underground and elevated stations. It opened in March 1996 and operates at a speed of 80 km/h.

Rush hour on this line is 07:00-09:00 and 16:00-19:00 from Monday through Friday. During rush hour service frequency is 2.5 minutes. Normal business hours, from 09:00 to 16:00 and 19:00 to 23:00, the frequency is 4 minutes. After 23:00h, the frequency is 12 minutes. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 6:00 to 23:00 the frequency is 5 Minutes and after 23:00h about 12 minutes 23:00

Stations: B11 Nangang Exhibition Center, B10 Nangang Software Park, B9 Donghu, B8 Huzhou, B7 Dahu Park, B6 Neihu, B5 Wende, B4 Gangqian, B3 Xihu, B2 Jiannan Road, B1 Dazhi, BR1 Songshan Airport, BR2 Zhongshan Junior High School, BR3 Nanjing Fuxing, BR4 Zhongxiao Fuxing, BR5 Daan, BR6 Technology Building, BR7 Liuzhangli, BR8 Linguang, BR9 Xinhai, BR10 Wanfang Hospital, BR11 Wanfang Community, BR12 Muzha, BR13 Taipei Zoo

From the line Wenhu several attractions can be reached such as: Left and Right Banks of the Jingmei River Bikeway, Erge Mountain System, Taipei Zoo, The Mountain Theater of U Theatre...

Line 2 or Tamsui-Xinyi Line

It's the red line. There are 30 stations on a 32.3 kms route. The commercial speed is 80 km/h. This line has a branch, the Branch Xinbeitou.

Monday through Friday has several rush hour periods. From 7:00 to 9:00 and from 17:00 to 19:30 there is a frequency of 3-6 minutes. From 19:30 to 23:00, from 3.5 to 8 minutes. In non-peak hours, from 6:00 to 7:00 and from 9:00 to 17:00 the frequency is between 4 and 10 minutes. After 23:00 there is a train every 12 minutes. On weekends and holidays there is a train every 8-10 minutes and then, after 23:00 one every 12 minutes

Stations: R33 Tamsui, R32 Hongshulin, R31 Zhuwei, R30 Guandu, R29 Zhongyi, R28 Fuxinggang, R27 Xinbeitou, R26 Beitou, R25 Qiyan, R24 Qili'an, R23 Shipai, R22, R21 Zhishan, R20 Shilin, R18A Jiantan, R17 Yuanshan, R16 Minquan West Road, R15 Shuanglian, R14 Zhongshan, R13 Taipei Main Station, R12 National Taiwan University Hospital, R11 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, R10 Dongmen, R9 Daan Park, R8 Daan, R7 Xinyi Anhe, R6 Taipei 101/World Trade Center, R5 Xiangshan

From the Tamsui line-Xinyi attractions like Fort Santo Domingo are reacheables.

Line 3 or Songshan - Xindian Line

It's the green line. It's a 20.7 kms route serving 20 stations. It has a branch, the Xiaobitan branch. Its average speed is 80 kms/h.

Monday through Friday has several rush hour periods. From 7:00 to 9:00 and from 17:00 to 19:30 there is a frequency of 3-6 minutes. From 19:30 to 23:00, from 3.5 to 8 minutes. In non-peak hours, from 6:00 to 7:00 and from 9:00 to 17:00 the frequency is between 4 and 10 minutes. After 23:00 there is a train every 12 minutes. On weekends and holidays there is a train every 8-10 minutes and then, after 23:00 one every 12 minutes

Stacions: G22 Songshan, G21 Nanjing Sanmin, G19 Taipei Arena, G18 Nanjing Fuxing, G17 Songjiang Nanjing, G16 Zhongshan, G14 Beimen, G13 Ximen, G12 Xiaonanmen, G11 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, G10 Guting, G9 Taipower Building, G7 Gongguan, G6 Wanlong, G5 Jingmei, G4 Dapinglin, G3 Qizhang, G1A Xiaobitan, G2 Xindian District Office, G1 Xindian

There is access from line 3 to attractions such as Songshan Ciyou Temple, Rainbow Bridge, 'A Winding River, Flowers in Bloom, the Dome of Light' ...

Line 4 or Zhonghe-Xinlu Line

It is the orange line. It serves 26 stations in a 29.3 km route.

Monday through Friday has several rush hour periods. From 7:00 to 9:00 and from 17:00 to 19:30 there is a frequency of 3-6 minutes. From 19:30 to 23:00, from 3.5 to 8 minutes. In non-peak hours, from 6:00 to 7:00 and from 9:00 to 17:00 the frequency is between 4 and 10 minutes. After 23:00 there is a train every 12 minutes. On weekends and holidays there is a train every 4,5-10 minutes and then, after 23:00 one every 12 minutes

Stations: O43 Luzhou, O44 Sanmin Senior High School, O45 St. Ignatius High School, O46 Sanhe Junior High School, O47 Sanchong Elementary School, O59 Huilong/Lo-Sheng, O60 Danfeng, O1 Fu Jen University, O2 Xinzhuang, O3 Touqianzhuang, O4 Xianse Temple, O5 Sanchong, O6 Cailiao, O7 Taipei Bridge, O8 Daqiaotou, O9 Minquan West Road, O10 Zhongshan Elementary School, O11 Xingtian Temple, O12 Songjiang Nanjing, O13 Zhongxiao Xinsheng, O14 Dongmen, O15 Guting, Dingxi, O17 Yongan Market, O18 Jingan, O19 Nanshijiao

From Zhonghe-Xinlu line there is access to popular amusements such as Old storefront buildings on Dihua St., Dadaocheng Branch of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan,...

Line 5 or Bannan Line

It's the blue line. It stretches from Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center to Dingpu. It serves 23 stations in a 26.6 kms route.

Monday through Friday has several rush hour periods. From 7:00 to 9:00 and from 17:00 to 19:30 there is a frequency of 3-6 minutes. From 19:30 to 23:00, from 3.5 to 8 minutes. In non-peak hours, from 6:00 to 7:00 and from 9:00 to 17:00 the frequency is between 4 and 10 minutes. After 23:00 there is a train every 12 minutes. On weekends and holidays there is a train every 8-9 minutes and then, after 23:00 one every 12 minutes

Stations: BL18 Nangang Exhibition Center, BL17 Nangang, BL16 Kunyang, BL15 Houshanpi, BL14 Yongchun, BL13 Taipei City Hall, BL12 Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, BL11 Zhongxiao Dunhua, BL10 Zhongxiao Fuxing, BL9 Zhongxiao Xinsheng, BL8 Shandao Temple, BL7 Taipei Main Station, BL6 Ximen, BL5 Longshan Temple, BL4 Jiangzicui, BL3 Xinpu, BL2 Banqiao, BL1 Fuzhong, BL40 Far Eastern Hospital, BL39 Haishan, BL38 Tucheng, BL37 Yongning, BL36 Dingpu

From Bannan Line you can get to Discovery Center of Taipei, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park,...

Tickets and fares

The price is based on traveled distance. For example within 5kms you should pay NT $20, between 5 and 8kms NT $25 ... anf so on until the maximum rate is reached, which is NT $65 for a 31 kms trip. You can calculate the exact rate at online price calculator

Single tickets

Users can buy single tickets and/or tokens, which are valid for a single trip. In every station there are vending machines where you can buy them. The tokens are returned at the end of the trip.

One day pass

There are also passes for a day (One Day Pass) allowing unlimited travel on the subway in Taipei for a day, from the validation time of the same day until midnight. The price is NT $150. They can be purchased at any information desk at the Taipei Metro stations and are valid for a single user.

24 hours Metro Pass

The 24 hours Taipei Metro Pass is valid for 24 hours after first use. It costs NT $200. It can be purchased at the information desks of the Taipei Metro stations. It is valid for a single user.

Group tickets

Group tickets are also available and a discount of up to 20% applies for groups of 10 or more people. It's limited to groups of until 40 people, where the discount would be 30%. These tickets must be stamped by TRTC (Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation). They can be purchased at the information desks of the stations.

Single journey ticket for cyclists

There is a ticket that allows you to take your bike on the metro. It costs NT $80. It must also be stamped by the TRTC. The use of these tickets is limited to certain stations and tie slots. Not valid for the following stations:

  • Any Wenhu Line station
  • Tamsui Station
  • Taipei Main Station
  • Daan Station
  • Zhongxiao Fuxing Station
  • Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station
  • Nanjing Fuxing Station

Easycards

The EasyCard is a rechargeable smart card that can be used on the subway, bus, car parks, shops and government agencies. There are several types:

  • Adult EasyCard: with this card a 20% discount is obtained in a subway trip and a discount of NT $8 in bus transfers for an hour. Any passenger may opt to them at any store with the logo of EasyCard
  • Student EasyCard, valid for students, police and military personnel. With this card discounts of 20% on every subway ride, and discounts of NT $6 transfers the bus for an hour are obtained. You can apply at any store with the Easycard logo providing the corresponding accreditation
  • Concessionary EasyCard for people over 65, people with disabilities and children between 6 and 12 years. As in previous EasyCard 20% discount on travels by subway and a discount of NT $4 transfers by bus is obtained.

There are other passes and rates as the Taipei Pass. To view all updated information you can follow this link.

Park'n Ride in Taipei

Park and ride stations are in almost every station in Taipei. With EasyCard you can park in up to 21 stations.

Curious facts

There are areas reserved for women at stations (so they can be safe waiting for the next train at night). There intercoms in all stations and trains to contact security personnel.

There are free and paid access in all stations.

The public address system in the Taipei Metro is in 4 languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka and English.

Interesting links

Metro map of Taipei

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Taipei MRT map

  • Also Known As: MRT
  • Passengers/Day 2000000
  • Fares: NT$20
  • 24h operation: No
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Walk between platforms: Yes
  • Driverless trains: Wenshan (Muzha) VAL line (since 1996)
  • Screen Doors Platforms: PGDs in the busier MRT stations, PSDs in all VAL stations
  • Average Speed: 34km/h
  • Max. Speed: 90km/h
  • Operator: Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation
  • 20 NT$
  • Taipei Metro Official Website

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