How to get from Taipei to Jiufen (Travel Guide)

Last updated on May 6th, 2020 at 11:14 am

How to get to Jiufen

If you are staying in Taipei. One of the most popular day trips is Jiufen Old Street. We will write how to get from Taipei to Jiufen by train, by bus or if you prefer joining a tour what to expect there.

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Jiufen is in Riufang District and it will take from 45 minutes to one hour and a half to reach there depending of the option that you choose.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT TAIPEI

Taipei is located in North Taiwan so the weather is really nice it can be cold in January and February. In Taipei and the weather it’s not so hot like Tainan and Kaohsiung. The best time to visit Taipei is from November to April when the weather is dry and not so hot the temperature. November to April: The weather is dry and temperature is not so hot. The coldest months are January and February. May to October: The weather is so hot and it’s rainy season. The typhoon season is starting from July to September when is the most rainy season in Taiwan.

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ATMS AND CASH IN TAIWAN

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There are few ATMs in the airport that they don’t charge commission. There are a couple of places to exchange money in the airport. Outside the airport it can be difficult to exchange money in Taiwan. You will be able to do it only in banks. The exchange rate $1 USD= 30 TWDClick here to know more about the current exchange rate in Taiwan!

How to get from Taipei to Jiufen

How to get from Taipei to Jiufen by Train (Plus Bus)

If you want to get from Taipei  to Jiufen by train. You have to head to Ruifanng from Taipe Main Station by train. The train costs 60-80 TWD and it takes 30-60 minutes. There are trains leaving every 15-20 minutes so you just go there and wait for your next one.

Once in Ruifang you have to walk 3 minutes to reach the Police Station where you can get the bus going to Jiufen. Make sure you ask them and you get the bus in the right direction. The bus costs 15-20 TWD and it will be 10-15 minutes bus ride. Once getting in Jiufen you can get off in the Police Station or next stop in the stairs where you can go up to Jiufen Old Street. There are a few buses going there 825, 827 and 1062 just check the sign and ask to the driver if it’s going to Jiufen.

Total travel time Taipei to Jiufen by train plus bus will be 1 hour or hour and a half and the price will be around 100 TWD. And you can get even cheaper if you use your Easy Card since they always give 15-20% discount.

How get from Taipei to Jiufen  by Bus

If you want to get from Taipei to Jiufen by bus. You have to go to Zhongxiao Fuxing Station in the exit 2 and get the bus 1062 going to Keelung. The bus ticket costs 100 TWD. It will take 1 hour and a half depending on the traffic. In my opinion this is the easiest way to get to Jiufen. But it’s also depending where you stay in Taipei. That’s why we will give you different options.

The buses start at 6 am until 9 pm and you can pay with the Easy Card. The buses are leaving every 10-15 minutes.

How to get from Taipei to Jiufen By Taxi

If you want to get from Taipei to Jiufen by taxi. It will the most comfortable way. It will cost around 1000-1200 TWD and you can fit until 4 people. If you can get a taxi fitting 6 people you will pay around 200 TWD. The travel time will be less than an hour. Sometimes they offer the service in the line of the bus as we did in Kaohsiung going to Fo Guang Shan Monastery.

How to get from Taipei to Jiufen tour

Well to be honest this is the easiest way to get from Taipei to Jiufen is joining a tour. Apart from visiting Old Street in Jiufen you will be able to enjoy waterfalls on the way. Explanations of the guide and also you can extend your trip to Pingxi.

We did this option with My Taiwan Tour and it was so much fun. We rode a van doing stops visiting waterfalls and the largest chimney in the world. Beautiful landscapes with a perfect tour guide giving you explanations around the area. It took around two hours to reach Jiufen Old Street. But the way was really nice and we spent enough time for taking pictures and watching around.

Gold Waterfalls in Taipei

Once in Jiufen we walked around and we had lunch. There are many places to eat and to buy souvenirs. It’s so affordable and beautiful for pictures. It can be so crowded. We stayed around two hours eating street food and lunch! Since we still had to visit our last destination Pingxi.

Jiufen Old Street. how to get to Jiufen, Pingxi Old Street, Taipei to Jiufen

Jiufen Old Street. how to get to Jiufen

Jiufen Old Street. how to get to Jiufen

Jiufen Old Street. how to get to Jiufen

After walking around Jiufen we visited Pingxi to learn how to make a lantern and fly them. It was a cool experience and you can see a few pictures below. People are flying the lanterns in Pingxi Old Street and you have to stop when the train is coming. The town is so beautiful and we really loved the vibe there. Check out our pictures before how colorful they are!

Jiufen Old Street. how to get to Jiufen, Pingxi Old Street, Taipei to Jiufen

Jiufen Old Street. how to get to Jiufen, Pingxi Old Street

Jiufen Old Street. how to get to Jiufen, Pingxi Old Street

Jiufen Old Street. how to get to Jiufen, Pingxi Old Street

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BUYING EASY CARD

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We have to say that for us was the best way to travel around Kaohsiung since you just put load and you can use in MRT, buses and even going to places like Fo Guang Shang Memorial which is outside the center. You can also use it in Taipei. Plus you can use for buying in 7 Eleven and convenience stores in the country. So i’s pretty convenient.

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You can purchase in convenience stores in Kaohsiung. Also available in the airport you will pay 100 TWD which is $3 USD non refundable. It’s comfortable and every time that you use your Easy Card you get 15% discounts in your MRT and bus trips. You can recharge in convenience stores or in MRT Stations. You can use that money to buy in convenience stores in Taiwan. It’s great since there are Family Mart 7 Eleven all over Kaohsiung and Taiwan.

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Where to Stay in Taipei

For accommodation, you can find accommodation prices starting from $20-30 USD depending on how much you want to stretch your budget. Until luxury hotels in Taipei that can cost $100-300 USD for a room if you wish more comfort when visiting Taipei. Click here to get the best deals via Booking and Agoda.

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You can also try AirBnB in Taipei with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

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Hope you find useful this blog post how to get from Taipei to Jiufen by bus, train, taxi and joining n organized tour. Let us know in the comments below if you have questions.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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