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Best Taiwan Sim Card For Tourist And How to Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Taiwan (Updated 2022)

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In this guide you will learn about the best Taiwan sim card for tourist and how to buy the best-prepaid sim card in Taiwan. Click here to get a discount booking activities with Klook in Taipei!

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Taiwan with T Star Taiwan prepaid sim card for 950TWD=$31 USD with unlimited data valid for 30 days.

Read here Taiwan itinerary  and things to know before visiting Taiwan!

Click here to read to travel Taiwan on a budget and Instagrammable places in Taiwan and Taiwan tourist spots 

There are many things to do in Taipei like visiting Taipei 101 Observatory and day trips to Sun Moon Lake and Jiufen

WHERE TO STAY IN TAIWAN

You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for $15-25 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $40-60 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $100 USD.

Book your accommodations in Taiwan through Agoda or Booking.

Click here to get a discount booking activities with Klook in Taipei!

Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

TAIWAN SIM CARD FOR TOURIST AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN TAIWAN

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First thing we have to say about Taiwan prepaid sim card that internet and data connection in Taiwan is amazing especially if we compare with the Philippines where we were coming from.

The best thing you can do to connect online is get a prepaid sim card in Taiwan. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get your Taiwan tourist sim card in Taipei airport. You can get in the kiosks or phone shops.

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BUYING TAIWAN PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD TAIPEI AIRPORT)

For us when traveling the best way is buying our Taiwan sim card in Taipei airport. Since you get to a new country and as sooner you are connected you will start checking maps and checking information.

You can buy your Taiwan prepaid sim card in Taoyuan airport with unlimited data packages same price than the phone stores in Taipei.

Where to Get Taiwan Tourist Sim Card

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Apart from buying your Taiwan sim card at Taipei airport you can buy your Taiwan sim card in the official shops. You will find many of them in the cities. Just bring your passport and a second ID or driver license (they require both). They will explain their packages to get your prepaid Taiwan sim card.

They usually speak English and Taiwanese people are so friendly that they will help you to activate your Taiwan prepaid sim card and advice you the best plan that you need for your trip.

Best Taiwan Prepaid Sim Card

There are 4 main phone companies when looking for the best Taiwan prepaid sim card: Chunghwa Telecom, T Star, Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecom.

It’s simple to buy them and people are helpful. You will have to bring your passport and show them an ID from your country, student card or driving license.

Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan Sim Card

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Chunghwa sim card Telecom is one of the most popular and largest company to buy Taiwan sim card and the one that we will recommend you depending in the packages that you are looking for. Check here prices and packages!

You can get unlimited data packages for traveling in Taiwan with a prepaid Chunghwa Taiwan Sim Card for 1000TWD=$33 USD valid for 30 days.

Taiwan Mobile Sim Card

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Taiwan sim card Mobile is the second largest in Taiwan and it’s pretty similar to Chunghwa Telecom. It could be also a great option for prepaid sim card in Taiwan. Check here prices and packages!

You can get unlimited data packages for traveling in Taiwan with prepaid Taiwan Sim Card Mobile for 1000TWD=$33 USD valid for 30 days with unlimited data up to 60 GB data.

T Star Taiwan Sim Card

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T Star sim card Taiwan is one of the smallest phone company in the country. If you are visiting remote areas maybe you will not get the best coverage. But it’s working fine in the cities. Check here prices and packages!

The data packages with T Star prepaid sim card in Taiwan for 450TWD=$15 USD with unlimited data for 10 days and for 950 TWD=$31 USD with unlimited data valid for 30 days.

They have unlimited data for $1 USD per day which is amazing when traveling to a new country.

Far EasTone Taiwan Sim Card

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Far EasTone Taiwan Sim Card don’t offer many options for packages. Check here prices and packages!

The best thing that you can purchase them in Convenience Stores like 7 Eleven and Family Mart. You can get unlimited data packages for traveling in Taiwan with Far EasTone Taiwan Sim Card for 1000TWD=$33 USD valid for 30 days.

GT Taiwan Sim Card

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GT Taiwan Sim Card is the smallest phone operator in the country. Check prices and packages!

You can get a GT Taiwan prepaid sim card for 700 TWD=$23 USD with 5 GB data valid for 90 days.

BEST TAIWAN PREPAID SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD TAIWAN)

My Taiwan Prepaid Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card in Taiwan with T Star Taiwan prepaid sim card for 950TWD=$31 USD with unlimited data valid for 30 days.

If you prefer to organize and booking online your Taiwan sim card with Klook Far EasTone Telecom or Chunghwa Telecom.

BEST TAIWAN SIM – BUY AN eSIM AND GET AFFORDABLE DATA RATES WHEN TRAVELING IN TAIWAN – **Use the code GAMINTRAVELER on your checkout to get a discount on your eSIM data plan.

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!

BUYING EASY CARD

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We have to say that for us was the best way to travel around Taiwan in Taipei, Taichung and Koahisung was using the Easycard. You just need to charge credit and you can use in MRT, buses from Taoyuan airport to Taipei Main Station. Plus you can use for buying in 7 Eleven and convenience stores in the country. So i’s pretty convenient.

You can purchase in convenience stores everywhere in Taiwan. 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 15-20% discounts in your MRT like from Taipei airport to city and bus trips in the city.

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 Taiwan. Click here to get unlimited MRT Pass!

BUDGET TRAVEL TAIWAN

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For food budget travel in Taiwan we have to say that’s affordable. You can get meals in popular night market in every city. You can spend $4-5 USD per person trying different choices like tofu, dumplings, oyster omelette and tasty soups.

Milk tea si the most popular in Taiwan and it costs $2 USD. For decent meals expect to pay $7-10 USD per person in a restaurant. Apart from Milk Tea smelly tofu is a popular meal to try in Taiwan.

You can always get meals and snacks in 7-Eleven that you can find everywhere. It costs $2-3 USD and you will not have to be worried of cooking!

TOUR/ENTRANCE FEES IN TAIWAN

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There are many places for hiking in Taiwan free of charge. There are tourist spots in Taiwan that you can’t miss like 101 in Taipei costs $20 USDClick here to book online your ticket for Taipei 101 Observatory with Klook.

Also Taroko National Park is free of charge you just need to many your transportation. You can rent a motorbike to go around. Most of the temples are free in Taiwan. You will have to pay around $3-5 USD for entrance tickets in museums in Kaohsiung and Taipei.

If you go to Alishan the entrance to the park is $5 USD per person. Click here if you want to book a day tour from Taichung with Klook!

WHERE TO STAY IN TAIPEI

You can sleep in a dorm room or a room from $15-25 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $40-60 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $100 USD.

Book your accommodations in Taiwan through Agoda or Booking.

Click here to get a discount booking activities with Klook in Taipei!

Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

Feel free to use our links with discounts for BookingAgodaAirbnb and Klook. By using our links, you will help us to continue with the maintenance of the website and it will not cost you anything. Thanks for the love guys. 

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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