Taipei Metro (MRT)

Taipei Metro Information

Taipei Metro is the most popular means of  Public Transportation in Taipei, Taiwan, and is the first metro system in Taiwan. The system began operations on 28th March 1996, and presently has 11 lines that serve 103 stations. The system has a total track length of 121.4 kilometers. The metro is operated by Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC). As per December 2013 statistics, the system had a daily ridership of 1.99 million passengers and an annual ridership of 630, 881, 789 passengers.

Taipei Metro Map

Map of Taipei Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it. You can also Download Taipei Metro Map.

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Taipei Metro Hours

The metro service starts operations at 6:00 am and runs till 12:00 am. The frequency of trains is around 15 minutes. The service is extended during some holidays and events.

Taipei Metro Fare, Tickets and Card

Riders can purchase Single journey tickets or tokens, which are valid for one journey on the day of issue. These can be purchased from vending machines. These tokens are retrieved at the exit station.

Travelers can purchase One Day Pass that provides unlimited ride on Taipei metro for a single day, from the first validation till the end of service on that day. It is valid for one passenger and costs NT$150 and does not include a refundable deposit.

There is an option for a 24hr Taipei Metro Pass. The pass is valid for 24 hours after first use. It costs NT$200 and does not include refundable deposit. It is being offered at a promotional rate of NT$180 in the period between 18th October 2013 to 31st December 2014.

Group tickets are also available for people travelling in groups. A 20% discount is given to a group of 10 or more people, while a 30% discount is given to a group of 40 and more people. These tickets must contain TRTC’s stamp.

Cyclists can transit their bikes on the metro with a Single journey ticket for cyclists. The ticket costs NT$80. The ticket must have a TRTC stamp. The ticket is valid for one bicycle and has to be returned at the destination station. This ticket is valid only at certain stations and only during specific times of a day.

Travelers can use EasyCard, which is a touch and go IC ticketing system. It can be used on metro, bus, designated car parks and various stores and government agencies. These cards can be topped up any time. There are various types of EasyCards. An Adult EasyCard provides a 20% discount on a metro trip and an NT$8 discount for transfer between metro and bus and vice versa, within one hour. A Student EasyCard is valid for students, police and military personnel. This card also provides a discount of 20% on each metro trip, and a discount of NT$6 for transfers between metro and bus and vice versa, within one hour. A Concessionary EasyCard can be used by seniors 65 years of age and above, people with disabilities, and children aged 6-12 years. The card provides 20% discount on each trip and a discount of NT$4 for transfer between metro and bus and vice versa, within one hour.

For more information on tickets and pricing, visit

Tickets info on TRTC website or click here

Taipei Metro Parking

Park and ride facilities are available at most Taipei stations and passengers using easy card can park their vehicles at 21 stations.

Taipei Metro Rules and Tips

All the platforms have ‘Nighttime waiting zones for female passengers’ for safety.  Intercoms are present at all stations and trains, through which station security staff can be contacted.

Transit of bikes is allowed on the metro, for a fee. The stations also have paid park and ride facility. Free and paid Wi-Fi service is also available at stations.

Taipei Metro Lines

The rapid transit system operates based on spoke hub distribution paradigm. Most rail lines of this rapid transit system are running towards outward from central Taipei. An automated station announcement is made in four different languages, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka and English. The metro lines are recognized by its color and name. The red, green and orange lines are operated jointly.

  • Wenhu (line1) – The length of line 1 is 25.7km and it serves 24 stations. Line1 operates between Taipei Nangang exhibition center and Taipei Zoo.
  • Tamsui (line2) – The red line offer service to three different places. The metro route operating between Tamsui and Chiang Kai-Shekh memorial hall is 23.2km long serving 21 stations. The second metro route operating between Chiang Kai-Shekh memorial hall and Xiangshan is 6.4km long serving 7 stations. The third metro route operating between Beitou and Xinbeitou is 1.2km long serving 2 stations.
  • Zhonghe-Xinlu (line3) – The orange line offer service to two different places. The metro route operating between Nanshijiao and Huilong is 25.1 km long serving 21 stations. The second metro route operating between Daqiaotou and Luzhou is 6.4km long serving 6 stations.
  • Xindian – The green line offer service to three different places. The metro route operating between Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and Xindian is 9.3km long serving 10 stations. The second metro route (Xiaonanmen) operating between Ximen and ChiangKai-Shek Memorial hall is 1.6km long serving 3 stations. The third metro route (Xiaobitan branch) operates between Qizhang and Xiaobitan is 1.9km long serving 2 stations.
  • Bannan (line 4) – The blue metro line operates between Taipei Nangang Exhibition center and Yongning. Line 4 is 26.5 km long and it serves 22 stations.

Blue line, green line, the yellow line, red line and light green line are currently under construction.

Taipei Metro Pictures

Taipei Metro Resources

  1. Taipei Metro on Wikipedia
  2. Official website of Taipei