Taxis operating by shifts are located at the west side of the Arrival Lobbies of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. All taxis and drivers must pass a strict evaluation process by the Aviation Police Office before being allowed to service airport travelers. The comprehensive management protocol ensures safety for all travelers. The airport taxi charges according to the meter plus a 15% surcharge with highway tolls are not included. Typical cost of a taxi ride to Hsinchu is around TWD1,500 (USD50).
A large number of taxis are available in most major cities. Basically, taxi fares in all major cities are set by the local city government itself, and there are few variations. The meter may not be used for out-of-town or long-distance travel; travelers are advised to confirm the charging method before getting in a taxi. Most drivers do not speak English, so it is a good idea to have hotel personnel write both your destination and your hotel's name and address in Chinese, along with the projected cost of each one-way trip for you.
To avoid communication problems with taxi drivers, please have a Chinese note of your destination for taxi drivers.