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9 hour layover at TPE

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9 hour layover at TPE

I'm researching for friends who will pass through TPE this coming fall on the way to the Philipines.

They have a 9 hour layover. Is there anything close enough for them to do? They will be a party of 5, speak no Chinese and have never visited Taipei or Taiwan before.

Any change to go into the city? Your recommendations please.

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1. Re: 9 hour layover at TPE

Clearing customs and getting into downtown Taipei takes at least 1.5 hours, so for both ways you are looking at 3 hours minimum, and more if traffice is bad. That leaves you with 6 hours to explore the city.

Obviously you can't do anything in depth in 6 hours, but that should be enough time to explore the area around Taipei train station, maybe even XMD.

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2. Re: 9 hour layover at TPE

Are they still offering the bus tour from the airport out into the city? I too have a 9 hour layover in Taipei on my way to Singapore

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