Taiwan Taoyuan Airport - Taipei Airport (TPE)

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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (IATA: TPE, ICAO: RCTP) formerly Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, also known simply as Taoyuan Airport, is an international airport located in Taoyuan, about 40 km (25 mi) west of Taipei, Taiwan, being the main internatonal airport serving both Taipei and northern Taiwan. It is the largest and busiest airport in Taiwan.

 

 

 

Taipei Taoyuan Airport (IATA: TPE) is the biggest airport in Taiwan.
Taipei Taoyuan Airport (IATA: TPE) is the biggest airport in Taiwan.
The airport is located 40 kilometres west of Taipei.
The airport is located 40 kilometres west of Taipei.
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport served 38 Million passengers in 2015.
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport served 44.8 Million passengers in 2015.
The Taipei Airport is growing very fast, a new Terminal 3 is planned.
The Taipei Airport is growing very fast, a new Terminal 3 is planned.
There are two Terminals, Terminal 1 and 2.
There are two Terminals, Terminal 1 and 2.
Is the main international hub for China Airlines, EVA Air, Uni Air and Tigerair Taiwan. Another airport serves Taipei city, Taipei Songshan Airport, much smaller and centralized in chartered, domestic and some international flights. Taiwan Taoyuan Airport is the largest airport of Taiwan.
The top 5 busiest international routes from Taoyuan Airport in 2016 were: Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore. The passenger traffic in Taiwan Taoyuan airport has grown a lot during last years. In 2017 it handled more than 44 million passengers being the 34th busiest airport worldwide in terms of passengers traffic.

 

Terminals

There are currently 2 operative terminals in Taoyuan Airport: T1 and T2.

Present & future

Terminal 3 is planned to be built during next years (by 2020 it will be completed) and Terminal 4 construction has been posposed.

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Terminal 1

Renovated in 2012 it has 18 gates and is divided in Concourse A (north) and Concourse B (south). Both concourses are linked to each other by a main building.

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Terminal 2

Opened in 2000, it has 20 gates and it’s divided in Concourse C (south) and Concourse D (north). Terminal 1 and 2 are connected by two people mover lines, connecting concourse A to D, and B to C.

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Transportation

See below the available transportation options from and to Taipei Airport:

- MRT: MRT connects Taoyuan Airport with Taipei Main Station in 35 minutes. More information

 

- Train: Although Taipei Airport doesn't count with an own railway station, connections to both TSHR Taoyuan Station and Taipei Railway Station are available. More information

 

- Bus: There are several buses that link Taoyuan Airport to main cities and also to Taipei Railway Station from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. More information

 

- Taxi: Taxi queues are located outside the arrivals hall of both terminals available 24 hours a day. More information

 

- Car rental: Car rental services are available at Arrivals of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Book here

 

Inter-terminal transportation

Both terminals are connected by a free transportation people mover called Skytrain.

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Airlines and destinations

There are more than 50 airlines operating at Taoyuan Airport, with destinations worldwide.

 

The airlines with more passenger traffic in 2017 were:

- China Airlines (11,5M)

- EVA Air (10,6M)

- Cathay Pacific (3,9M)

- Tigerair Taiwan (1,8 M)

- China Southern Airlines (1M)

 

The countries with more passengers from Taiwan Taoyuan airport in 2017 were:

- Japan (10 M)

- China (7,8 M)

- Hong Kong (6,6 M)

- South Korea (3,4 M)

- United States (3 M)

 

Future Expansion

The airport is currently near its maximum capacity and congested.

 

Terminal 2 has been expansed to increase the terminal capacity by 5 million passenger.

 

The runways and jet bridges are being expanded in order to allow regular A380 flights.

 

New Terminal 3 and 4

There are some plans to build a new terminal at the airport, the Terminal 3. It will increase the capacity by 45 million passengers by 2020.

 

Contact information

Address: No. 9, Hangzhan S. Rd., Dayuan Dist., Taoyuan City 33758, TAIWAN, R.O.C.
Telephone: +886 3 398 3728

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