Travel Information

Taipei:

For general information of Taipei, please refer to http://www.taipeitravel.net/en/

Currency:

The exchange rate is around TWD 30 to USD 1. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport upon arrival, or at government-authorized banks and tourist hotels.
Useful currency converter website: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

Transportation to Academia Sinica:

  From Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport From Taipei Songshan Airport
By Taxi TWD1,300 ~ 1,500 (Approx. 60 minutes) TWD 300 (Approx. 30 minutes)
By Bus

Step 1: 

(From Taoyuan International Airport) 

From Taoyuan International Airport Take [Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport # 1843] heading to Nangang Exhibition Center (Bus Ticket Price TWD 115 / Approx. 80 minutes)

Step 2:

Take a taxi from Nangang Exhibition Center to the Guest House of Academia Sinica. (Approx. TWD 100 / Approx. 10 minutes)

Step 1:

(From Taipei Songshan Airport) Take the Metro to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station (Metro Ticket Price: TWD 35 / Approx. 20 minutes)

Step 2:

Take a taxi from Nangang Exhibition Center to the Guest House of Academia Sinica. (Approx. TWD 100 ; Approx. 10 minutes)

Limousine Service

http://www.chingbing.com.tw/en_lim.htm

https://www.easyrent.com.tw/English

http://www.tsa.gov.tw/tsa/en/page.aspx?id=1066

Address of Activity Center of Academia Sinica in Chinese:

台北市南港區研究院路2段128號中央研究院學術活動中心 (02)2785-2717

Visa:

To enter Taiwan, a visa is required for participants from some countries. A valid passport with expiration at least 6 months beyond the date of entry is also required. For more information, please refer to the following link, 

Visa

http://www.boca.gov.tw/np.asp?ctNode=776&mp=2

Visa-Exempt Entry

http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1443&ctNode=779&mp=2

大陸地區專業人士申請來臺從事專業活動送件須知

https://www.immigration.gov.tw/ct_cert.asp?xItem=1089292&ctNode=32595&mp=1

If you need a visa or invitation letter, please write to Miss Su (jingxuanphys.sinica.edu.tw) no later than July 31st, 2015.