New Taipei

New Taipei (新北市), while officially a city, is more like a region surrounding the cities of Taipei and Keelung in Northern Taiwan. It is considered a part of the Taipei Metropolitan Area.


New Taipei's districts


New Taipei is basically an extension of Taipei and is the home of more than 3,500,000 people. The city has quite a diverse environment, from the densely populated industrial districts of Sanchong and Shulin to the coastal regions around the district of Tamsui and the sparsely populated mountain districts near Shenkeng.

Before 25 Dec 2010, New Taipei was known as Taipei County.

Get in

By plane

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (台灣桃園國際機場) (IATA: TPE) is the main international airport on the island, and the closest major airport to New Taipei. However, be aware that this name was only adopted in September 2006, the old name, Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (often abbreviated as CKS), is still commonly used. Airbus operates an express airport bus route that directly connects Taoyuan International Airport, Tucheng and Banqiao. The bus runs every 30 minutes during the day and costs NT$135. Travelers going to other regions of New Taipei however may have to visit Taipei city first, and head to the destination from there.

By train

Banqiao Railway Station

There are several TRA stations scattered through New Taipei .

By bus

Inter-city buses arrive and depart from the Banqiao Railway Station's terminal. The inter-city bus terminal is just east of the Banqiao Railway Station, and the local bus terminal is in the west. Bus services are easily available, both to travel in the city and from or to nearby regions.

By subway (MRT)

Taipei Metro, commonly called MRT, is the most convenient transportation method between Taipei and New Taipei.

Get around

By bus

Every district of New Taipei is accessible by bus. Most of them are a part of Taipei's bus network. If you know how to take a bus in Taipei, you will have no problem taking a bus in New Taipei.

By subway (MRT)

Taipei MRT is an efficient tool to travel between the city's north, west and south sections.

By taxi

Taxis are the most convenient way to get around, and the price is not very high. Note that most taxi drivers speak little or no English.



New Taipei has a great variety of outdoor activities available. Hiking, cycling, Hot Spring, rock climbing, and much more.


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